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Ms. Keckler was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. She graduated with honors from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English in 2002. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Keckler studied abroad in Toledo, Spain at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset. After graduating from Ohio State, she volunteered as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at a local non-profit organization serving the immigrant and refugee community in northeast Ohio. In May 2006, she earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. During law school, Ms. Keckler pursued her interest in immigration law by working for a prominent employment-based immigration law firm and a non-profit organization providing legal assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in southwest Michigan.

After studying U.S. immigration law at Case Western, she began her legal career in the immigration field by working at a busy immigration law firm in Miami, Florida. In 2007, she joined an immigration law firm in Dallas, Texas where she helped to expand and develop the firm's practice. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Michael G. Matthews in April 2009, Ms. Keckler was the sole attorney at a new satellite office in Chicago, Illinois for that firm.




Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Contact info

Law Offices of Michael G. Matthews

1420 Ebenezer Road
Suite 104
Rock Hill, SC, 29732

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Allen Curtis Ladd

    I heartily endorse this lawyer. She is a competent advocate, who is organized, reliable and responsible. Kelly is bilingual; her Spanish is excellent. She serves her clients well.


    Allen Ladd Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Isaul Verdin

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I used to work with Kelly and had the great opportunity to deal with her on a regular basis. She is a highly intelligent attorney and has a great, compassionate personality. Thus, I recommend her without reservation.


    Isaul Verdin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


SCGood Standing200609/28/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityEnglish/SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts - English; BA - Bachelor of Arts - SpanishN/A
Case Western Reserve University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A