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Kelley is a partner and chairs the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Her practice areas include estate and business succession planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorship and guardianship law, as well as nonprofit advising and mediation. Kelley splits her work week between the firm’s Pasadena and Westlake Village offices and serves clients throughout California.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1995
Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1999

Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
California Bar Association, Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section, Executive Committee, Member
Pasadena Bar Association, Member
Los Angeles Superior Court, Pro Bono Settlement Officer
Los Angeles Superior Court, Probate Volunteer Panel
Pepperdine School of Law, Advanced Wills & Trusts, Lecturer
CEB, Business Buy-Sell Agreements, Author
California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Contributor
Lorman Education Services, MCLE Lecturer

Anglea & Bannon, Pasadena, 2005–2012
Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett, San Luis Obispo, 1999–2005
Oakland Raiders, Law Clerk, 1997–1998

Board of Directors, Elizabeth House, 2018–present
Five Acres, Vice Chair for Advancement, Board of Directors, 2011-present
Pasadena Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Committee, 2015 – present
Cal Poly Athletics Director’s Advisory Council, 2015 – present
Cal Poly Varsity Club, President, 2015 – present
Cal Poly Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2017
Oaks Christian School, Endowment Advisory Council, 2015- 2017
Five Acres, Planned Giving Committee Chair, 2006-2011
Cal Poly Mustang Athletic Fund, Board of Directors, 2002-2005 
SLO County High School Mock Trial Competition, Co-Chair, 2001 - 2004
Central Coast Planned Giving Council, Executive Committee, 2004 - 2005
SLO County Economic Vitality Corporation, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004
Leadership San Luis Obispo, Class XII, 2003

Cal Poly Distinguished Service Award Recipient, 2017
Pasadena Magazine, Top Attorneys, 2010–present
Pasadena Community Foundation, Top Professional Advisor, 2013
Santa Clara University, Public Interest Law Student of the Year, 1999
Santa Clara University School of Law, Honors Moot Court Team, 1998
Cal Poly Athletics, Female Athlete of the Year, 1994
NCAA D2 Western Region First Team, Softball, 1994
California Collegiate Athletic Association, MVP Softball, 1994
Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame, 1991

Kelley and her husband, Dan, live in Thousand Oaks with their two children. She enjoys playing golf, softball, scrapbooking and traveling with her family in their motorhome.