"What do I love about the law?  I love solving problems. I love the research, the investigation, and helping our clients find smart resolutions to difficult problems."

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By the time Kelley was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2016, she had over a decade of experience in the legal field.  While still an undergraduate at Arizona State University, she worked as a research assistant conducting a study in jails and prisons to determine the factors affecting arrest rates.  As a result of her work, she was offered a position with a prominent Phoenix criminal defense attorney. 

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State in 2004, Kelley decided to attend law school at the University Of Wyoming College Of Law, where she participated in the Defender Aid Clinic, preparing motions for post-conviction relief.  During law school Kelley spent her summers as a law clerk, gaining considerable experience in the courtroom.

Following graduation, Kelley moved to Tacoma to be near her large, close-knit family.  She worked as a paralegal in DUI defense, personal injury, and mortgage banking firms before joining Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, LLP in 2012.  As a paralegal, Kelley quickly became an integral part of the Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust and Probate practice groups.

In 2016, Kelley took and passed the Uniform Bar Exam, joining the firm as an associate.  She continues working with the Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust and Probate group, and has expanded her practice to business law, litigation, election recall, and intellectual property to further assist the needs of her clients. 

Outside of the office, Kelley enjoys running, weight training, and spending time with her daughter and family.

Email: kduggan@vjglaw.com

Check out Kelley's blogs: 

To Protect and Preserve:  Washington Adopts the Uniform Power-Of-Attorney Act

When Death Occurs

Forever Young...With Stuff

Forever Young...With Children

Forever Young...But With a Plan