Bree R. Kennedy
Bree R. Kennedy represents clients in both complex family law cases and in the amicable resolution of matters through agreements and mediation. Bree was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2000. She is also licensed in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. Bree primarily practices in the area of family law including divorce/separation, custody, child support, adoption, name changes, and related matters. Bree believes that a focused, well-developed strategy is vital in the family law practice. Bree recognizes that her clients are going through difficult times, and is a staunch advocate in the courtroom. Bree believes that it is important for her clients to think and work through a variety of possible resolutions to their case which enables them to make tough decisions. In family law matters, there are many tough decisions to be made by litigants. Bree believes that an honest assessment of a client’s case is important and leads to realistic expectations and client satisfaction.
Bree is a certified family law mediator. She believes that mediation is an outstanding tool in litigation and is thankful for the many talented mediators in the area.
Bree received her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.
Bree was born in the small delta town of Cleveland, Mississippi. She has lived in Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina. She is a member of Congregation Beth Yam, the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Association of Justice, the Hilton Head Bar Association and the SC Women Lawyers Association. Bree has three children who attend Hilton Head Island public schools and an adult step-daughter who lives in Winter Park, Florida. She enjoys watching her children’s sports teams, reading, walking on the beach, and visiting with friends and family.
Pamela W. Blackshire
Pamela W. Blackshire, licensed since 1991, limits her practice to Family Law issues, including divorce/separation, custody, support and related matters. Pam received a Juris Doctor with distinction from West Virginia University College of Law and has been admitted to practice in South Carolina and West Virginia. While at the College of Law, she was a member of the Moot Court Board and was a Baker Cup Finalist, a distinction awarded to the top two appellate advocates in the class. In addition, she was a recipient of the Stanley E. Preiser Trial Advocacy Scholarship, the largest of its type at the College of Law.
Pam recognizes the challenging and emotional issues in family law disputes, and she strives to serve clients with solid guidance, compassion and advocacy. While a zealous advocate for her clients in the Family Court, she recognizes that clients are often best served by reaching a settlement and avoiding expensive and contentious litigation. Pam’s thorough preparation and extensive family law knowledge helps cases settle in the most fair and reasonable fashion.
Pam has been a certified Family Court Mediator since 2015. She formerly served on the Collaborative Law Task Force of the South Carolina Bar and was a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Hilton Head Bar Association and the SC Women Lawyers Association.
A resident of the Lowcountry since 1994, Pam is an active member of St. Luke’s Church, where she has served as a Vestry member and Sunday School teacher. She enjoys Clemson football and spending time with her husband and three adult children.
Kristina Drewer, office manager and legal assistant, has been with the firm for over 5 years. As soon as you meet Kristina, you will see what a people person she is! Highly organized, efficient and skilled, she is a great asset to our team. Kristina moved to the Lowcountry from New York. Outside of work, Kristina enjoys spending time with her daughters and extended family.
April Douglass has been working as a Legal Assistant at Kennedy & Blackshire, LLC since October 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Television Production from Ferris State University in Michigan. April was born and raised in Midland, Michigan and worked in the non-profit field for over 12 years before moving to Bluffton. She likes spending her free time with friends and family, and enjoying the beautiful weather South Carolina offers.
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8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours by appointment