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Austin Backus

Associate attorney


Austin Backus is an Associate Attorney at Moretz Law Group, P.A. passionately assisting clients with any issue their business may face. Mr. Backus’ practices in the areas of business law, commercial real estate law, homeowner’s association (HOA) law, as well as general civil litigation.

Mr. Backus has counseled a variety of business clients, both small businesses and large corporations, and is proficient at generating creative legal solutions that are uniquely tailored to his client’s needs.

Coming from a family with a history of active duty military service has given Mr. Backus a deep appreciation for those who have served our country in the armed services, and his experience also includes work with the Veterans Legal Assistance Project where he helped to facilitate private legal counsel to impoverished veterans excluded from VA health and disability benefits.  Mr. Backus’s courtroom experience and litigation skills were sharpened through a clerkship for Judge Joe J. Volpe in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and prior work as a criminal defense attorney. 

Mr. Backus holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Law, a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama, and is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar.

When he is not fighting for his clients, Mr. Backus enjoys watching college football (Roll Tide!), exploring local breweries, and spending time with his dog and family.

Kellee Kraus

Of Counsel Attorney


Kellee is a graduate of North Greenville University and graduated cum laude from Charlotte School of Law. Kellee practices in the areas of homeowners association law and corporate law and is licensed in South Carolina.



Susan Kellems, NCCP

North carolina certified PARALEGAL


Susan is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and has 11 years of experience as a commercial real estate paralegal. She serves as the head paralegal at Moretz Law Group for all real estate matters.

Gabrielle “Sam” Moretz

BOOKKEEPER and paralegal


Sam has over 20 years of experience as a real estate paralegal and bookkeeper.