Chelly Pennington

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Chelly Pennington

Your trusted family attorney and serving as a NCDRC Certified Family Financial Mediator

Chelly Pennington _ Pennington Brienzi Law

Get to Know Chelly

Chelly Pennington moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2002, where she obtained her broker’s license and a paralegal degree. After working at a small general practice firm, her passion for practicing law grew. Chelly earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Campbell University in 2010 and the Juris Doctorate Degree in 2013 from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She was admitted to the North Carolina Bar that same year. 

While pursuing her law degree, Chelly was involved in the Women’s Law Caucus and worked in the Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law Clinics. She also authored several articles that were published in the North Carolina Bar Association publication.

Before establishing her own practice, she worked as an Associate Attorney at Congdon Law in Fuquay Varina. Her firm focuses on matters of Family law, Immigration law, Estate Planning, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury. Chelly is a member of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and the North Carolina Bar Association.

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Focussing on Mediations and Guiding Clients to the Best Possible Results

Chelly is committed to assisting you in making well-informed decisions, advocating for your rights, and delivering the essential legal support needed to secure the best possible outcomes for you and your family.


North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 2013 J.D.

Campbell University, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, 2010 Bachelor’s Degree

Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology 

Miller-Motte College, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2008 Associate’s Degree

Major: Paralegal Studies

Bar Admission

North Carolina, 2013

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