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Kelly Hope Zinser

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Kelly is founder in Zinser Law Group, PC.  Kelly enjoys assisting her entrepreneurial clients in forming entities, strategic alliances or negotiating deals.  She helps her clients achieve cost effective and practical asset protection.  In addition to her 18 years of legal experience, Kelly has the real world experience of negotiating short sales with lenders.  As a real estate broker, Kelly has assisted numerous families in need.  Kelly’s real estate experience inspired her to start this law firm, so that she could offer a different approach to legal advice.  As a mom, Kelly knows that people need to do what is best for their families and she is there to help them.  She also brings a parent's perspective to estate planning by not only focussing on the money aspect of estate planning but also focussing on the needs of the children.

Want to know more?  Kelly is the member of two state bars:  California and Missouri.  Kelly graduated with honors from Tulane Law School and her undergrad, Washington University in St. Louis.  At Tulane Law School, she was the Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review.  Kelly also knows what judges look for from an attorney as she externed with the Honorable Morey L. Sear, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  She has also published legal articles in Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation.  

Kelly also has her own blog and she can be found on LinkedIn.



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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    21 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    10 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Roy Lee Comer

    I've known Kelly for several years now and she is a leader and always professional. She is knowledgeable of the law and compassionate towards all. She is an articulate advocate, and these are characteristics every client wants in their attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse Kelly.


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Contact info

Zinser Law Group, PC

18881 Von Karman
Suite 1175
Irvine, CA, 92612-1569


MOGood Standing, Active199501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Orange County's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2013
Orange County's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2012
Orange County's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2011
Orange County's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2010
Orange County's Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2009
Articles EditorTulane Law Review1994
Am Jur Award in Civil ProcedureTulane University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Broker - OwnerPlaya Properties2009 - Present
PartnerZinser Law Group, PC (formerly Olenicoff & Zinser, PC)2008 - Present
PresidentHUS Orange County Marketing Cooperative, LLC2005 - 2006
Broker-OwnerHelp-U-Sell South Coast2004 - 2009
AssociateBuchalter Nemer2002 - 2004
Vice President and CounselCoast Asset Management2000 - 2002
Corporate CounselWestfield Corporation1999 - 2000
AssociateTroop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey1997 - 1999
AssociateThompson Coburn1995 - 1997
Judicial Extern - Law StudentU.S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy SectionBoard Member2009 - Present
The Orange County Bankruptcy ForumMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2008 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember2004 - Present
National Association of RealtorsMember2004 - Present
Newport Beach Association of RealtorsMember2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy SectionChair2011 - 2011
Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy SectionProgram Chair2009 - 2010
Orange County Marketing CooperativePresident2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burton W. Wiand, as Receiver for Howard Waxenberg Trading LLC vs. H. BrowningSuccessfully negotiated settlement for client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Zillow.com7 Things Every Lease Agreement Should Include2014
FoxBusiness.com7 Things Every Lease Agreement Should Include2014
MarketWatch.comHow to sell an inherited home - Kelly is quoted2014
MainStreet.comThis Kind of Debt Can Lead To Bankruptcy - Kelly is Quoted2013
Forbes.comHow Pizza Crust Helped Me Realize My Entrepreneurial Dream2012
Personal Bankruptcy BlogOngoing Personal Bankruptcy Blog2010
Zinserisms BlogOngoing Blog2008
Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationNew Issues are the New Hot Issues - An Overview of NASD Rule 27902004
Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial InstitutionsSEC Moves to Increase Regulation and Oversight of Hedge Funds2004
Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationWhy Best Execution is in Your Best Interest2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Washington University in St. LouisArt History & International StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCI Law School SeminarShort Sales & Bankruptcy2013
Bankruptcy FundamentalsBankruptcy Fundamentals2011
Bankruptcy 101: The Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 7Bankruptcy2010