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Support Staff

Brenda Brenda

Brenda works on our legal administrative team. She has worked in family law since 2008 and has lived and worked locally in California for 35+ years. Brenda attended Solano Community College in Fairfield and studied in the area of Human Services and believes that her life experiences have greatly lead her to be able to help others when they walk through the door. She enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life. In her words, “I love my job for the simple fact that I am paying it forward to others with compassion, dedication and with an amazing mentor."

KelliAnn KelliAnn

KelliAnn is the HR Administrator 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 is currently earning her BA in Business specializing in Human Resource Management.

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 role as HR Administrator which includes managing the billing department for the firm.

KelliAnn’s overall goal is to work with the Deaf community in the legal field, combining her interpreting skills with her legal experience and HR background. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family, and baking.

Karen Karen Nielsen-Balch

Karen works on our legal administrative team. She has worked in Family Law since 2002. Before obtaining her certificate in Paralegal Studies at American River College in Sacramento, she worked for many years as an administrator at a private arts college after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. Karen enjoys the challenge of incorporating her organizational skills with her goal of providing a quality service to the clients during this often stressful time of their lives. In her spare time Karen has a passion for travel and enjoys the detail involved in planning trips for herself, family and friends. Karen takes every opportunity to visit with her family on the East Coast, and feels a sense of pride and admiration in being a parent. Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family, and taking extended walks whenever possible, especially on weekends.

KarissaKarissa

Karissa is on our legal administrative team. She recently graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice‚Äč. She also has aspirations of going to law school and becoming an attorney. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fiance and two dogs whether it be hiking, camping, playing golf, or anything else that this amazing area has to offer.

LindaDeanna

Deanna is part of our team as an Intake Specialist.

JenniferJennifer

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.

KelliAnnLisa

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.

KelliAnnKristine

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.

LindaNicole

Nicole is part of our team as an Paralegal.

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