KelliAnn is the HR Administrator and Office Manager at Team TLA. She is also a certified paralegal and obtained her paralegal degree at American River College along with her Language Studies, Social Science, ASL & Deaf Culture, and ASL Interpreting degree, graduating at the top of her class. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business with a certificate in Human Resource Management graduating Summa Cume Laude from University of Phoenix. She is currently working towards obtaining her MBA.
She has worked in family law since 2016 and has learned the importance of exhibiting compassion and understanding to the clients she encounters as she knows they are facing a challenging time in their life. KelliAnn is highly organized and applies her organizational skills not only in her legal work but also in her administrative role which includes managing the billing department for the firm.
In her spare time she enjoys time with her family, reading, and anything Disney.
Jennifer is part of our legal administrative team. She is currently a student at American River College and is working to complete the required coursework to for a degree in psychology and will be transferring to Sacramento State University in 2021. Jennifer's' future goal is to obtain her Masters in psychology and then go on to attend law school. Jennifer ultimately is working to become an Attorney and to practice family law. In her free time as a full time employee and part time student, Jennifer enjoys movies, going to the gym as well as spending time at home.
Lisa has been a certified paralegal for over 25 years, having obtained her paralegal certificate from Sawyer Business College, Santa Clara, CA. Lisa is a Northern California native, starting her career in the Bay Area in the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate fields.
Upon moving to the Sacramento area in early 2000, she entered into the Family Law arena. She brings with her experience in all aspects of family law, juvenile dependency, and appeals. Her vast experience in dealing with all surrounding counties of the court systems and knowledge of the forms and requirements for filing are crucial in completing, expeditiously, one’s case. She has the skills to work side by side with the attorney and understanding of the complexities of the family law dynamics which are essential in providing compassionate and detailed care for each client. Lisa has been a California Notary Public for over 20 years.
In her spare time, she enjoys Sunday drives with her husband, hikes and long walks with her dog, Jagger and kayaking in all the great northern California waterways.
Kristine works on our administrative team. She has worked in the legal field for 31 years-almost exclusively in family law. Prior to joining Team TLA, Kristine was employed with the same law firm for 18 years as a family law paralegal as well as office manager. She received her paralegal certificate from McGeorge School of Law and was formerly a California Certified Legal Secretary as well as the President of Legal Secretaries Association of Stanislaus County. She is highly organized and pays close attention to detail. She is also a certified interior decorator, loves to dance, hike, and travel and go wine tasting.
Sara works on our legal administrative team. Her family law journey started in 2006 during which she crossed paths with attorney Tiffany L. Andrews. Sara demonstrated a commitment to professionalism, passion for the law, and respect for colleagues and clients, leading her to accept an offer to work and build the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews in 2012. In 2015, Sara left the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. as she was accepted and attended Regent University School of Law, where she obtained a master’s degree. While in school, she participated in Regent University’s Legal Clinic assisting victims of domestic violence with restraining orders and criminal proceedings in Virginia Courts, and was accepted at Uganda Christian University, in Mukono Uganda where she worked on international human rights issues pertaining to women and children. Sara utilizes a trauma-informed approach in her legal interactions and is committed to providing professional and ethical service to clients. Sara enjoys trying new foods and restaurants, watching movies, spending time with family, and traveling.
Amanda has worked in the area of family law since 2017 after graduating from Valparaiso University School of Law. Prior to that Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is her hopes to take the bar exam in the near future to achieve her goal of becoming an attorney. Amanda has recently relocated to Sacramento County and is getting used to the “city” life. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals, taking road trips and all things Disney.
Garrett is on our legal administrative team. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University of Sacramento in 2020. He has had experience working in Law Enforcement as a Community Service Officer for over 2 years. His goal is to give exceptional service to the community, by helping those in stressful times. In his free time he enjoys hiking, going to the gym, playing golf, kayaking or spending time with friends and family. Garrett’s overall goal is to work in law enforcement or go to law school and become and attorney.
Melissa is a full-time student at UC Davis, pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Native American Studies. Her academic journey is driven by a strong ambition: to obtain a law degree and embark on a career in litigation. Beyond the classroom, she finds joy in spending quality time with her family. Melissa is truly in her element when she is outdoors, connecting with nature.
Dawn is a Northern California native and a veteran paralegal of 28 years. Navigating her own family law matters while a young adult with a young child, she discovered her passion for serving her communities through the legal industry. She is a solutions-oriented problem solver with a graceful and empathetic approach.
Prior to graduating from the paralegal program at UC Berkeley in 1996, Dawn attended Southern California College of Business & Law in Brea, CA and was personally solicited to clerk for the Contra Costa County Superior Court's family law & juvenile divisions in Martinez, CA which is the area she is from. When she started her firm employment, she worked her way up from the records department/reception desks to office manager and ran a thriving LDA off
ice for 6 years in Stockton, CA. In 2017/2018 she created and hosted a radio talk show called “Reclaiming Your Life” through Voice America where she had an international following and became a sworn officer of the San Joaquin County Superior Court as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children) where her passion for children and protecting them shined.
Dawn has had the distinct pleasure of opening law firms with sole practitioners from the ground up in all aspects of operations and has been an integral staff member of mid and large sized law firms in California. She has forged her way to an elite level in her legal craft through hands-on approaches, in the trenches experiences, working side-by-side with attorneys and judges gaining their mentorships and, through continuing education through the State Bar of California and Association of Legal Administrators.
She is now a proud mother and grandmother of two amazing grandsons (Camron age 6 and Nathan age 3). Dawn loves anything outdoors, sports, being intellectually stimulated, travel, meeting new people and being the best version of herself every day.
Esperanza graduated from California State University of Chico with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and a paralegal certificate. She enjoys reading fiction novels on her free time and hanging out with her friends and family. She also volunteers with the Friends of the Roseville Public Library. Esperanza's goal is to help others in need in their hard times with her skills and hope to make their experience in family law as smooth as possible.
Brianna is our intake specialist here at the firm. She has worked in the customer service field since 2017. Before joining Team TLA, Brianna worked for CLC which allowed her to connect clients with attorneys to help them with any of their legal needs. Her goal is to explore and grow her knowledge within family law by expanding her legal skills to eventually become a paralegal.
In Brianna's spare time she is at one of the many sporting events for her kids, as she has 3 kids in 3 different sports, and when she is not doing this she is spending time with her family. She loves all things spooky.
Sujey began her career in the legal field over 16 years ago. She began working for Yolo County Superior Court at the family law facilitator’s office. She soon noticed the high demand for interpretation in matters involving the Hispanic community. She assisted by translating in Spanish for non-English speaking parties. In 2012, Sujey continued her legal career and worked for a criminal defense and immigration law office in Sacramento. She worked with families and children seeking asylum. While there, she interviewed clients who arrived in the U.S. seeking refuge from being persecuted in their native countries. She was empathetic and compassionate toward these clients, as she had first-hand experience of families being torn apart by violent and indigent conditions. Sujey's goal has always been to make a difference. She understood the importance of her role as paralegal and interpreter to properly convey their stories to the state and federal courts. Through her work, she helped children feel safe and protected and assisted counsel in petitioning to have legal remedies and status conferred to clients. Sujey continues her education as a criminal justice major. She joined our team in February 2023 and looks forward to growing in the legal field.
“I will always be thankful that you represented me.”- Rachel L.
Thank you for all your work and support on my file I appreciate everything you have done for me and all the recommendations you gave me. You truly helped me through one of the most difficult times and helped me get to a better place. I will always be thankful that you represented me.
“Child & family advocate”Tiffany is an amazing lawyer. She shines in the courtroom. I recommend hiring her for child & family law and cps dependency court cases. She is well respected in her profession and has solid knowledge of the law.- Ann
“Tiffany was there for me, even AFTER my case was filed.”Long Story short, My particular case started off as a Divorce & Child Custody case; but soon after Divorce papers were filed; I (a male) became a Victim of a brutal Domestic Violence from my Ex. Tiffany took care of all the necessary documents needed to finalize my Divorce & Child Custody case while I was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds & internal injuries. Tiffany helped & filed documents so that my children wouldn't be taken as wards of the state; & gave temporary custody to a familial relative while I recovered from my injuries. Not once did she leave my side as an attorney while I was in the hospital recovering from what my Ex-wife did... If I could recommend a Family Attorney to anyone in Northern California... I would recommend Tiffany Andrews; there is no doubt about this in my mind.- Arnell
“Dedicated and Professional”Ms.Andrews represented My husband and I for a very emotional child custody case in early 2010. She was professional, prepared and most importantly fought for our side to be heard by all parties involved.- Previous Client
We are thankful for all the hard work that she put into our case that lead to a positive ending for our case. We would recommend Ms. Andrews for any legal issues that you may have in family court.
“Got my life back, so awesome!”This lady knows her stuff! She is quick and on top of the case at hand. When we were waiting for my very late (now) ex to show up for court, she was furiously working and we got the case settled, done, over! She also tells it like it is. I learned so much from her and her very courteous staff. If I was freaking out a bit, they never lost their cool. Thank you so much for everything!- Lyn
“Kind and Professional”Tiffany Andrews is very kind, understanding and extremely professional. I was certainly grateful to have her by my side through the entire court process (child custody). Not only is she remarkably knowledgable, she goes above and beyond for you; which is why I always go to her regarding any questions I may have. I would highly recommend Tiffany!- Satbir
“Tiffany cares about her clients and fights for their rights.”Tiffany worked on my foster/adoption case - that was long, difficult, and drawn out. She researches every angle, is intuitive, intelligent and fights for her clients' to get the best possible outcome. Also, she genuinely cares about her clients best interests and provides guidance and counsel throughout the process.- Lora
“Very Helpful and Knowledgeable”Tiffany gave me practical advice concerning a child welfare case in Solana County, CA. She understands California dependency law and was available to answer my question on short notice. I highly recommend her.- Christopher