Kelli’s passion and drive to help represent those in need gives her a unique quality to have as an Attorney. She became licensed to practice law in May of 2003 with a Middle District Federal Certification. She has been practicing law for 18 years ,which has given her the skills and experience needed to help her clients find a solution to their needs accordingly. Her experience in law include bankruptcy, juvenile defense, family law, estate planning, criminal law and civil law and although she is well-versed in many areas of the law, since 2005 she has been primarily focused on Divorce and Custody cases.
Kelli started as a student in the Bishop McDevitt High School where she graduated alumna class of 1994.She started her career path in 1999, when she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public/Pre-law where she attended the Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg, PA with an astonishing GPA of 3.2. Kelli was recognized as being determined to work hard, and her commitment to success earned her a place on the Deans List. A fun fact about Kelli is that she and her fellow classmates started the first Pre-law Society in Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg campus back in 1997 when she was part of the alumnae.
Upon graduating, she went on to attend the New York Law School in May of 2005 where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree. Her educational background provided Kelli with the knowledge and experience she reflects today on her successful cases and the confidence she shows with each client.
Prior to Kelli becoming an attorney, she worked for the New York Law School where she was a Research Assistant whose responsibilities were not only conducting legal research in the field of labor and employment law, but also included drafting summaries on legal issues. In addition, she participated in assisting Professor Seth Harris with writing a Stanford Law Journal article titled “Coase’s Paradox and the Inefficiency of Permanent Strike Replacements”.
This led her on to become an Associate Public Defender where she worked in the Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office in Harrisburg, PA from 2003-2005. She then proceeded to have her own law office which took place in 2005 and since then has continued to practice law as a Juvenile Court Conflict Attorney for the Dauphin County Courthouse. Kelli is also the Vice President and General Counsel for the Natalie Cribari Drug Awareness Fund which was created to provide assistance for those individuals who struggle with addiction, and their families to help procure legal and addiction counseling and to obtain assistance.
Kelli was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, making her a native in her hometown which she proudly represents based on the amount of compassion that she shows to her clients, and the effort she puts in with each case that she has done. She resides in Hummelstown, PA where she lives with her husband who she’s been married with for 11 years, along with their two children; an older son who is high-functioning autistic and their younger daughter.
Both children are part of the Educational Learning Assistance Program. Not only does she provide the needed understanding and determination with each client, but based on her own personal experience she is able to have a deeper understanding and relate to her clients when it comes to those who are in need of assistance pertaining to a special needs individual, while also making sure they get the solution they are looking for.