Kellie Chappell Gonzalez, BA, MA, JD is one of the founding partner of Waters and Gonzalez. She primarily focuses in real estate, family law, wills, criminal and traffic.
Kellie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from North Carolina State University. She then went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.
Kellie is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law. She received a diverse exposure to various venues of the legal system through her internships with Wake County District Attorney's Office, the North Carolina Attorney General's Office and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
While in law school, Kellie was selected as a Senior Editor for the North Carolina Central Law Journal as well as winning a spot on the Moot Court Team. For her outstanding performance in the National Organization for Women's (NOW) 5th Annual Sojourner Truth Moot Court Competition she was awarded recognition for being a semi-finalist. The competition featured contestants from law schools throughout the United States. She also served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association.
Prior to entering her legal career she was employed at North Carolina State University and with the Town of Cary. Before opening her own practice, Kellie was an associate at a local law firm.
She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, the Tenth Judicial District and the Wake County Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pitt County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy||Pitt County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy||2014|
|Greenville Citizens' Academy||City of Greenville||2014|
|Raleigh Leadership Academy||City of Raleigh||2013|
|Moot Court Competition Semi-finalist||National Association of Woman Attorneys||2002|
|Graduate Internship||Town of Cary Parks and Recreation||1999 - 2000|
|Administrative Assistant||North Carolina State University||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Junior Women's Association||Treasurer||2015 - 2016|
|Pitt County Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Women's Power Networking||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Winterville Chamber of Commerce||Member||2013 - Present|
|Junior Women's Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Junior League Raleigh||Member||2011 - 2013|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Law Section||N/A||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, General Practice, Small Firm and Solo Section||N/A||N/A|
|Wake County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Central Law Journal||North Carolina Central Law Journal Senior Editor||2003|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||Law||Law||2003|
|North Carolina State University||Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management||MA||2000|
|North Carolina State University||Communication||Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Health and Wellness||Estate Planning||2014|
|Estate Planning||How to Take Care of Your Family||2014|