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About Kelly

Kelly has 15 years of legal experience working at large law firms, and as vice president and general counsel to an investment advisor. Her inspiration for opening her own law practice and focusing on bankruptcy, estate planning and business law came when she started a family of her own. Becoming a mom gave her a fresh, perspective on how to effectively provide legal and financial support to both individuals with relatively simple needs as well as to those with dynamic family situations requiring more complicated legal analyses and strategies. Kelly’s holistic approach enables her to discover what’s important to clients, and then provide a custom legal solution to meet their needs.

Kelly is also a licensed real estate broker. Whether you’re facing bankruptcy or have complex estate planning needs, successfully handling real estate assets is likely to be one of your biggest challenges. She has the real world know-how to negotiate short sales with lenders or advise clients on their real estate work-out options. Kelly is well versed in helping clients understand and weigh all their options to arrive at the best possible solution.

In 2009, Kelly was named on OC Metro’s list of Orange County’s Top Lawyers, specifically in the bankruptcy category. She also maintains the highest rating on Avvo – a 10 out of 10. Kelly also serves as the Program Chair and Chair Elect for the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Kelly is a member of three state bars – California, Illinois and Missouri and takes her ongoing legal training seriously. She stays current on various strategies and trends in the law through continuing education, and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Kelly is active in the Orange County Bar Association as a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section and the Trusts & Estates section. Kelly graduated with honors from Tulane Law School and also with honors from her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis. At Tulane, she was the Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review and she externed with the Honorable Morey L. Sear, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Kelly lives and works in Orange County, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children raising organic vegetables in her backyard, weekly nature walks in a nearby nature preserve and enjoying Orange County’s many beautiful beaches.

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