We help consumers strategically eliminate serious debt.
Attorney Kaelyn Steinkraus focuses her practice on assisting consumers in creditor harassment cases. Many people believe that when they owe a debt, they have no rights, but both Federal and Florida State laws provide consumers with legal protections against overzealous creditors. This may include protection against harassing collection activities such as unauthorized robocalls, contacting friends, family or employers about a debt, making aggressive or threatening remarks, misrepresenting information about a debt, unlawful credit reporting, and other unlawful activities.
Kaelyn started with The Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. as a law clerk in 2014 after various legal internships throughout her undergraduate and law school careers. It was at this point that she knew she’d found her niche: helping everyday people that had been taken advantage of by big-business creditors. In 2016, Kaelyn accepted a position as an associate attorney with the Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. She was promoted to Partner in 2019 and continues to work tirelessly to represent consumers’ rights.
Kaelyn is a Florida native, raised in the small beach town of Vero Beach. She graduated from Vero Beach High School in 2008 and then attended the University of Florida, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2012. Go Gators! She then obtained her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Kaelyn was writing chair and advocate on the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team that competed in Vienna, Austria. The team advanced in oral arguments to the top 32 out of over 300 teams from across the world. Kaelyn was also a Guardian ad Litem in Pinellas County throughout her law school career.
In 2019, Kaelyn was appointed to the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee where she works on the Judicial Subcommittee. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Kaelyn is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and Solo and Small Firm Division. Kaelyn is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
While not practicing law, Kaelyn enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants around Tampa Bay, and spending time with her Australian Shepherds at the beach.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2016||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Attorney||Ziegler Law Offices||2016 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Ziegler Law Offices||2014 - 2016|
|Internship||Bush Ross, PA||2014 - 2014|
|Internship||19th Judicial Circuit||2011 - 2011|
|Internship||Thomas A. Kennedy, PA||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee||Chair of the Social Media & Outreach Subcommittee||2020 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|University of Florida||Bachelor of Science||2012|
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