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Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC offers personalized, family-oriented service. We are a small firm, so you will always know who is working on your case and everyone in the office will know you. As our client, you become part of the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC. Our caring, compassionate staff will professionally handle all of your legal issues while also providing an extra source of support to you and your family.

Our Team Members

Denise Coleman Denise Coleman, Senior Paralegal/Medicaid Coordinator

Denise was born in Herndon, Virginia. She 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. As the Legal Assistant with Kelli Y. Allen, she assists the paralegal in administrative duties, this also gives her the opportunity to meet and help people, which is a passion of hers.

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


Benjamin Leach Benjamin Leach - Attorney

Benjamin was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and moved with his family to Charlotte when he was three years old. After graduating from East Mecklenburg Highschool in 2011, he moved northwest to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University and pursue his Bachelor of Science degree in History. After graduating Cum Laude from Appalachian State in 2015, Benjamin moved east to Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree at Campbell University School of Law. After graduating from Law School and passing the North Carolina bar exam in 2018, Benjamin moved back west to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to start his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Forsyth County. While serving as an ADA for two years, Benjamin gained valuable courtroom experience by conducting hundreds of District Court trials covering the broad spectrum of criminal offenses in North Carolina. Benjamin takes pride in standing up for his clients in the courtroom, and zealously advocating for his client’s rights under the law. He will go to bat for you and will not back down from a fight. In his free time, Benjamin is social and outgoing and enjoys spending time outdoors along the Carolina coast or up high in the Blue Ridge mountains.


Susan Healy- Associate Attorney

Susan was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and also received a Master of Arts degree in English from North Carolina State University.

Susan is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the State Bar of Michigan. Over the years, she has represented people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She served as an assistant Public Defender in the Mecklenburg County Office of the Public Defender and most recently worked as a Judicial Hearing Officer, hearing Special Proceedings cases in the Office of the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court.

Susan’s trial experience includes: Family law, such as divorce, child custody, child support, property division, and alimony; domestic violence matters; criminal trials; abuse/neglect/dependency hearings; and guardianship proceedings.

Susan understands that being involved with a legal matter can be daunting. She believes in explaining the legal process in understandable terms and keeps her clients informed at every stage of the process. This usually helps to reduce any stress and anxiety that clients are experiencing. Susan works diligently for her clients and strives to achieve the best possible outcome.

In her spare time, Susan experiments with cooking, devours good books, and enjoys the companionship of her sweet little cat, Belle.


Berna Chacon –Bilingual Legal AssistantBerna Chacon

I am originally from Guatemala and have been living in Charlotte, NC since 2006. I look forward to using my knowledge in communication science, customer service, and administration to ensure our outstanding service. I will largely be working with our Spanish-speaking clientele, but will happily offer assistance to all.


Kiana HunterKiana Hunter - Legal Assistant

My name is Kiana Hunter. I grew up in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I received both my Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It has always been my goal to have a meaningful career where I can help people and have a societal impact, which is why I take great pride in working at the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen. During my down time I enjoy exploring new restaurants, traveling and yoga.


Marcelle Hunter: Legal Assistant