Kellie Delaney especially enjoys helping nonprofits with formation, applications for tax exemption, and governance needs. She has expertise guiding nonprofits through the IRS Form 1023 process and obtaining the 501(c)(3) status. She has also handled many technology matters, negotiated contracts for small businesses, acted as corporate counsel for a young technology company, and served as in-house litigation case manager for a large health care provider. Her professional experiences are diverse: corporate attorney, lecturer in the writing program at UCSB, technical writer, product manager, and business owner. She works in Northern California.
“I love a good challenge and making things happen for my clients. When I can do that and also carve out time to be of service in my community, that’s what I call success.”
Kellie has served as a pro bono attorney for the ABA Immigration Justice Project and participated on the SDCBA Children at Risk Committee. She was a founding board member and now serves as an officer of SYV Fruit & Vegetable Rescue (“Veggie Rescue”), a nonprofit that gleans and redirects the “last harvests” from farms and farmer’s markets to charitable organizations and schools in Santa Barbara County, helping to improve nutrition for children and people rebuilding their lives (www.veggierescue.org).
She graduated with honors from California Western School of Law, where she was also awarded Problem-Solving and Dean’s Merit scholarships. While studying at Cal Western, Kellie had the privilege to serve as judicial intern for Hon. Michael B. Orfield (Ret.) at San Diego Superior Court. She holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine.
Born in Los Angeles, Kellie has lived all over the state of California. She is fortunate to travel through life with her talented husband and two sweet dogs. Outside work, she pursues passions for cooking, music, hiking, skiing, theater, friendships, traveling, and first novels.
You can reach Kellie at (760) 801-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.