Sara M. Kelley

Sara M. Kelley

Chief Innovation Officer
Legal Engineer
Associate Attorney
San Diego, California

Areas of Practice

  • Family law
  • Dissolution (Divorce) of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Legal Separation of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Nullity of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Trial preparation
  • Requests for Orders (RFOs)
  • Motions to Compel
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Court Appearances
  • Discovery (Demands or Requests for Production of Documents, Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, Depositions)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certificate for Law and Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor - May, 2013
    • Honors: Certificate for Law and Intellectual Property
  • San Diego State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - December, 2001
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace Chapter, Associate Member, 2014 - 2016
  • American Constitution Society (ACS), Member, 2015 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dreams for Change, Inc., Nonprofit Co-Founder, Board Member and Volunteer, 2009 - Present

Legal Experience

  • Over 6 years of experience as an attorney. Additional areas of practice include civil rights, breach of contract, unlawful detainers, employment law, personal injury, business and nonprofit entity formation, and nonprofit reinstatement.

Fun Facts

  • Enjoys camping, traveling, and going to concerts with friends and family
  • Favorite job (before becoming an attorney): Taco Bell
  • Studied in China at Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School while attending TJSL
  • Full scholarship athlete (Women’s Crew) at San Diego State University