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Meet Our Team
Kelly and Edward are committed to providing high-quality, individualized services to their clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. They bring critical experience to the table. Edward and Kelly practice all aspects of business, such as formation, contract drafting and review, employment issues, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, and litigation. Edward additionally focuses on construction law, and Kelly focuses on estate planning and probate administration. Kelly and Edward navigate the complicated to create clarity & peace of mind.
Edward Jesson and Kelly Rains (now Jesson) met in Miami, Florida, where they attended law school. After working as civil litigators for many years at big law firms in South Florida, they decided to move back to Kelly’s home state, North Carolina, to hang their shingle. Edward is also a South Carolina Gamecock.
Danielle has joined Jesson & Rains as an associate attorney. Her areas of practice focus on estate planning, probate, and business law. Prior to joining Jesson & Rains, LLP, she worked on a variety of complex litigation cases for Fortune 500 companies to assist in protecting client’s sensitive and privileged information. She also practiced law in her hometown of Miami, Florida, and has experience in insurance defense, including cases concerning personal injury, appellate practice, and other aspects of general liability defense.
In law school, Danielle received a Certificate in Family Law, was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James P. Nilon of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. These experiences helped her become passionate about being a more empathetic attorney focused on providing clients with clarity as they plan for their futures and the futures of their families.
She is licensed in both Florida and North Carolina. She graduated law school cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.
Wanda Sue Lambert recently retired from William Peace University, Raleigh, NC after a 30-year career in finance. Sue grew up on a small farm in Johnston County in eastern North Carolina. She graduated from Princeton High School where she played varsity basketball and enjoyed playing piano.
Sue obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Wayne Community College, where she belonged to the honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Meredith College, in Raleigh, NC.
In her spare time Sue enjoys reading, visiting antique stores and coastal adventures.
Head of Client Services and Marketing
Cyrena Ivie is originally from Massachusetts. She graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Humanities. After graduation, she was commissioned as an Air Force Public Affairs Officer and was stationed at various locations, including Guam, Hawaii and Louisiana.
After her time in the service, Cyrena relocated to Charlotte and taught preschool while her children were young. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
In her spare time, Cyrena enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and three kids, playing soccer, gardening, and reading.