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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, Estate Planning Considerations chapter, 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

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

Five Acres Person of the Year, 2019
Cal Poly Honored Alumni, 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 being a volleyball and lacrosse mom, playing golf, scrapbooking and traveling with her family in their motorhome.