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Kelli Allen, Attorney


Atty. Kelli Allen

Kelli, a lifelong native of North Carolina, earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from Charlotte School of Law and a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. Kelli was previously the founder and director of a non-profit animal rescue which found new adoptive homes for over 1200 abused, neglected, and abandoned dogs.

Kelli's philosophy is that each client should be treated with dignity and respect, and endeavors to provide personalized service. Kelli understands that while there are many common issues, each case is different and must be fully examined to determine the best course of action. She seeks to educate each individual and will explain the pertinent law, options, and procedures, enabling each client to make an informed decision about his or her case.

Email: kelli@kyalaw.com

Accolades

Allison Feliciano – Paralegal/Office Administrator

Allison Feliciano

Allison Feliciano was born and raised in Long Island, New York. As a paralegal, she works closely with clients and is also responsible for the overall office operation. Allison is sensitive to the needs of our clientele and consistently endeavors to provide the personalized attention each person deserves. She enjoys her support role in the office as it allows her to work on behalf of those who are seeking assistance with challenging legal issues.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys attending her son’s sporting events, spending time with her friends and family, and travelling when time allows.

Email: allison@kyalaw.com

Mari Morales – Geriatric Care Coordinator

Adeleen Martinez

Mari is a native Texan who has lived in the Carolinas for the past 20 years. Throughout her life Mari has been of service to the community and finds fulfillment in volunteering and supporting worthy causes. She works to ensure that all of our clients are treated with professionalism and receive excellent customer service.

In her spare time, Mari enjoys time with her family traveling and educating children in the art of dance.

Email: mari@kyalaw.com

Denise Coleman - Legal Assistant/Medicaid Coordinator

Denise Coleman

Denise Coleman was born in Herndon, Virginia

Denise relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1997 through the years here in Charlotte, she has worked in the detailed and rewarding field of Physician Credentialing as well as assisting in some patient care.

Denise enjoys singing in the choir at church and knitting, but most of all enjoys the time with her family, especially her grandchildren & friends.

Denise is primarily responsible for preparing extreme hardship waivers, and preparing and submitting Medicaid applications. This gives her the opportunity to meet and help people, which is a passion of hers.

Email: denise@kyalaw.com

Matthew Pasco - Administrative Assistant

Matthew is an Administrative Assistant at Kelli Y Allen Immigration and Elder Law. Matthew was born on Long Island, New York. He moved to Mooresville, North Carolina for baseball and school. He played baseball at Catawba Valley in Hickory for 2 years before transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue his educational career. Matthew graduated in 2016 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in English. During that time, he gained law firm experience by interning with Phillips & McCrea, PLLC. He assisted with family, criminal, and immigration law. He takes pride in helping others, attending to their needs, and making sure all parties leave happy and accomplish their stated goals.

Matthew is very dedicated to this profession. While he knows that the immigration and elder law cases are often difficult for families, his goal is to ease the process to the best of his ability.

Alex Torres - Office Receptionist

Alex was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and moved to Charlotte, NC at the age of three. She is currently enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College for an Associates in Science; however, she has always had an interest in criminal justice. She loves interacting with people, helping others, and working as a team to ensure the well-being of others. As receptionist, her main priority is to provide exceptional first and last impressions to our clients.

In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

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