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JOANNE KELLY

Ms. Kelly grew up in the Central Valley of California and relocated to the Monterey Peninsula.

Preparatory Education

Dominican College of San Rafael, B.A.
California State University, San Jose, California
General Secondary Teaching Credential (current)

Legal Education

Monterey College of Law, Monterey, California, Juris Doctor

Admitted to practice in the State of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California and the United States Supreme Court. Member of the Monterey County Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Consumer Attorneys of California, the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of California Family Law and Law Practice Management Sections.

Legal Background

Ms. Kelly was a sole practitioner before joining Fischer, Norris & Schrader, LLP in 1999. Ms. Kelly was the appellate counsel in Carlson vs. Eassa, (1997) 54 Cal App. 4th 684.

Ms. Kelly focuses her practice on family law. She has been counseling Monterey families for more than twenty years. Ms. Kelly also practiced criminal defense law for several years with an emphasis on juvenile defense. Ms. Kelly attends and participates in legal conferences and seminars involving child custody and visitation, dissolution of marriage, community property, spousal and child support, and family law developments. Ms. Kelly has served on numerous community boards, including Chairperson of the County Alcohol Advisory Committee.

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