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Kelsey DePaoli

Personal injury Attorney at Folsom, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Kelsey Hunter

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kelsey

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Kelsey DePaoli brings experience to a wide variety of personal injury cases, including vehicle collisions, wrongful death, dog bites, premise liability, public entity liability, and general negligence. Kelsey DePaoli is extremely knowledgeable in personal injury law and is a passionate advocate for the injured. Kelsey has assisted in many trials and is willing to go the extra mile to hold insurance companies accountable. She brings youthful insight, dedication and persistence to provide the justice that our clients deserve. Kelsey takes each case personally and is committed in helping you and your loved ones move forward with your recovery.

Kelsey graduated California State University of Chico with honors in Political Science. She was a member of the National Political Science Academy, she volunteered her time at Self Help Assistance and Referral Program in Butte County helping clients without attorneys represent themselves. In addition she volunteered at Legal Assistance of California, Community Action Volunteers in Action.

Kelsey graduated from Cal Northern School of Law, as well as the prominent Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. Kelsey enjoys being in a courtroom, and will not hesitate to take a case to trial. Kelsey began her legal career working for the Placer County Attorney Panel as a court appointed Attorney and represented many clients in need.

Kelsey presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, acting as a voice for the California Trial Attorneys. She is involved with the Women in Business group of Folsom, a member of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and the National College of DUI Defense. Additionally, Kelsey teaches various classes on personal injury law to chiropractors throughout the California area.

Kelsey also volunteered for the Placer County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates), CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over children and advocate for their best interest. These children have been neglected or abused and are in the legal system. Kelsey has spent many years in different capacities helping children in and out of foster care feel safe and work towards permanency in their lives.


The Law Office Of Black & DePaoli
1839 Iron Point Rd Ste 160
Folsom, CA, 95630-8834

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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely incredible experience!
I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Shon Christensen and the rest of the team at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli. Not only did they make the entire process so easy, but it was completed in less than TWO MONTHS! Shon provided excellent communication and updates throughout the entire process. He ensured we were being treated fairly and guaranteed the best possible outcome. The amount of effort, time, and dedication he put towards our case was truly outstanding. If you are looking for reliable, reputable, friendly, approachable, and honest representation - look no further. It is apparent Travis Black and Kelsey DePaoli truly care about their customers and ensure the best customer service is being provided from start to finish. I am so glad I came across this Law Office and I will recommend to all my family and friends for years to come. Thank you again for making this entire process so seamless!
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Posted by Carling | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Kelsey was so helpful during a time in my life that was super stressful. I am so happy with the work that she did with my case and would highly recommend her to anyone that has been in a situation similar to mine.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2014
our family is thankful..
I was appointed this attorney a year ago. Unfortunatly I needed an attorney again and found her online. If you need an attorney call her. She did so much for me and my family .


  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Black and DePaoli
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Placer County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Travis Black Inc
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Intern
  • Butte County District Attorney
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Continuing education course
  • 2013
  • CAL Northern SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • California St Univ Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • 2005


  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • The Litigator (CCTLA)
  • Learning to Thrive Personally and Professionally
  • 2020
  • The Litigator (CCTLA)
  • Practicing while Pregnant
  • 2019
  • The Litigator (CCTLA)
  • From One Young Lawyer to the Next
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • ICAC chiropractic continuing education
  • Minor Impact cases, whiplash, legal education, liens
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Trucking accident Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelsey and I worked together on a complex trucking case involving numerous parties and a set of very difficult defense attorneys. Kelsey's advocacy for her client's interest was aggressive, strategic, and ultimately successful, resulting in a large settlement. I highly recommend her as an effective, intelligent, and tenacious personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Other
"Kelsey is a phenominal attorney who brings her extensive knowledge and passion to the practice of law. Because of this, the results she obtains for her clients are outstanding. She is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and constantly strives to be the best legal advocate. She attends the nations top conferences so that she can always be prepared and knowledgeable when representing clients. I met her while we were both attending the Trial Lawyers College, and got to work with her on multiple cases. Her ability is unmatched by most in the legal community, and I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelsey is a great lawyer and really knows her stuff. I can ask her anything and if she doesn't already know the answer, she knows how to find the answer. So reliable and so hardworking, I am really lucky to be able to work with her."
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Folsom Personal injury Lawyer Kelsey DePaoli
Kelsey DePaoli
Personal injury Attorney
Folsom, CA
Licensed for 11 years