ABOUT THE FIRM
Kevin Molony and Aaron Angell assessed early in their practice of enforcing judgments that two things stood out.
The first was how often judgments go uncollected. The second was that no other law firm was positioned quite like Angell Molony to practice exclusively in collecting judgments on behalf of banks, businesses and individuals.
By settling a large number of judgments into cash settlements over the past several years, we have grown into the go-to judgment collection law firm in South Carolina. With these successes, Angell Molony has extended in scope and size-with collection efforts taking us everywhere from the Caribbean Islands clear across the nation into Washington State and everywhere in between.
As our satisfied bank clients happily refer our services to other banks; they often express surprise about our results and sharp ability to produce a cash recovery.
Ultimately, by focusing our detailed approach and precise methods unique to our firm, Angell Molony is able to serve the needs of our clients ahead of our own while striving to confirm what we believe and that is simply that we do things much differently than others. The results speak for themselves and so do our clients.
Luke Hoopes grew up in Tampa, FL with his parents and four siblings, spending many summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Luke attended the University of Central Florida where he worked on the Master Planning team of the MEADS Program with Lockheed Martin, fought on the club MMA team, and earned his BS in Economics.
Fondly remembering his time in the mountains, Luke sought a JD in the Carolinas, attending Wake Forest University. While there, he studied abroad in Vienna, Austria; coordinated with the faculty to form a concurrent JD/MBA program; and graduated with both degrees while working as the Director of Business R&D for a security company.
After law school, Luke moved to Greenville, SC to be near family and practice law. He started with a firm in which he litigated collection matters on behalf of banks and financial institutions.
In early 2020, Luke joined Angell Molony, LLC as an Associate and is proud to help Judgment Creditors obtain what they are owed.
Kevin, known by most folks as ‘Beck’, grew up in Edgefield County, South Carolina with the other Kevin (Molony). Beck spent his undergraduate years at The College of Charleston, and graduated from there with degrees in Political Science, Communication, and a minor in American Studies.
Upon his graduation from The College of Charleston, Beck attended law school with Aaron and Kevin. While in law school, Beck completed a study abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria where he had the opportunity to take a course instructed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
After graduating from law school, Beck was a solo-practitioner, and primarily handled criminal defense cases and small civil claims. Beck was introduced to judgment collections law by Kevin, and he immediately took an interest in it. Beck became an associate at Angell Molony, LLC in the spring of 2019. Since that time, Beck has been working with Aaron and Kevin to chase down judgment debtors all over South Carolina, and has enjoyed every minute of it!
In his free time, Beck enjoys going to college football games and NASCAR races, and he is a board member of the South Carolina Groundwater Association. Beck now resides in Aiken, South Carolina with his wife, their new-born daughter and dog Zelda.
Real Estate Attorney
A native of Columbia, Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and earned his law degree from the Charleston School of Law thereafter. Following his graduation from law school, Jonathan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael G. Nettles of Florence, South Carolina. Upon completion of his clerkship, Jonathan returned home to Columbia where he worked as an Assistant Attorney General under both Henry McMaster and Alan Wilson.
Since leaving the Attorney General’s Office in 2012, Jonathan has worked to protect the financial and legal interests of South Carolina businesses, their owners, and families. His current practice focuses on both commercial and residential real estate transactions.
Jonathan and his wife Lauren reside in her hometown of Aiken, South Carolina with their twin boys and two golden retrievers.
Jonathan is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts of South Carolina.
Melissa De Los Santos
Melissa De Los Santos grew up in Texas. She attended Angelo State University and obtained a Bachelor’s of Art in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology. Melissa proceeded to work as a Loss Prevention Regional Manager covering 30-45 stores in the Southwest with a publicly traded Sporting Goods company.
After moving to South Carolina in 2013 with her husband and raising their three children, Melissa obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Greenville Technical College. Melissa earned her Certified Paralegal distinction from The National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA) in January 2021.
Melissa joined Angell Molony, LLC in 2021, working in the Greenville office.
Originally from Jackson Center, OH, April has called Aiken home with her husband and two children since 2007.
April began her career as a Judgment Clerk with the Aiken County Clerk of Court before joining up with Kevin Molony in 2016. April has been with Angell Molony, LLC since its inception and works out of their Aiken, SC Office.