Highly sought-after criminal defense lawyer - dauntless, experienced and committed advocacy.
Kelly was admitted to practice in 2001. Criminal defense has been Kelly’s niche since the outset of her career. She started out at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office in 1999 as an intern and after her admission to the bar, Kelly continued as an Assistant Public Defender. After gaining experience and enhancing her litigation skills, she opened her own successful criminal defense practice. Concurrent with her private practice, Kelly was a Professor of Legal Writing at Lincoln Law School in California.
Now Kelly has over18 years of criminal defense experience under her belt and can handle all facets of Washington State Prosecutions. She also understands that regardless of the charge, it has potential life changing ramifications. As such, she states it is critical that each case not only receive her individual attention but that her clients are comfortable and educated throughout the process.
After being retained, Kelly goes through an in-depth examination of her client’s case. Kelly states that every case presents its own unique set of facts, which is where attention to detail is paramount. It is within those facts that Kelly piles up the missing pieces to weaken or sometimes even negotiate to dismiss the prosecution’s case. Should the case proceed to trial, she effectively argues the deficiencies of the prosecutor’s case while tailoring her approach based upon the selected jury.
When you combine Kelly’s attention to detail, experience and communication skills, you get one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Washington.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honor for Homeless Advocacy||Sacramento Housing Alliance||2003|
|Licensed||United States Courts||2001|
|Temporary Law Library and Research Services||Foster Pepper, PLLC||2019 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||California Department Of Social Services||2015 - 2019|
|Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitrator||Sacramento County Bar Association||2013 - 2019|
|Professor of Legal Writing||Lincoln Law School Of Sacramento||2003 - 2017|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Kelly McNertney||2002 - 2015|
|Attorney||Sacramento County Public Defender||2001 - 2002|
|Intern||Sacramento County Public Defender||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2019 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2019 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2019 - Present|
|National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC)||Member||2019 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2019 - Present|
|Loaves & Fishes||Boardmember, Vice President||2007 - 2011|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Boardmember||2005 - 2008|
|Volunteers in Parole||Mentor, Advisory Board Member||2002 - 2007|
|Lincoln Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Univ of Iowa||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Seminar Review for First Year Students||Legal Writing for Contracts and Torts||2008|
|Seminar Review for First Year Students||Legal Writing for Contracts and Torts||2007|
|Seminar Review for First Year Students||Legal Writing for Contracts and Torts||2006|
|Seminar Review for First Year Students||Legal Writing for Contracts and Torts||2005|
|Seminar Review for First Year Students||Legal Writing for Contracts and Torts||2001|
|People v. Ronnie Wilson||Not guilty of armed robbery|
|People v. Armando Rios||Motion for New Trial GRANTED!|
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