Kelli K. Satterly

Kelli K. Satterly


Kelli K. Satterly
Location: San Diego, California
Phone: 619-325-4726
Fax: 619-325-4728
E-mail: E-mail Me

Meet Attorney Kelli K. Satterly

Attorney Kelli K. Satterly has always been oriented toward helping others, and majored in both criminal justice and psychology as an undergraduate student. She was drawn to family law, however, when she was introduced to that practice area as a first year law student. While in law school in San Diego, Kelli interned with a local family law firm while also participating in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program. These experiences confirmed for Kelli that helping families was what she wanted to do as a professional, and she has practiced family law exclusively since passing the California bar in 2005.

Kelli chose to focus on family law because she wanted to practice in a way that would allow her to have direct interaction with people, helping to solve their problems and calm their fears associated with so many family law matters.  She routinely handles dissolution and domestic partnership actions and issues related to child custody, visitation, support and other financial matters. Kelli enjoys litigation and is highly accomplished in the courtroom, having successfully resolved hundreds of matters.  Being a powerful advocate in court is important to Kelli and she derives great satisfaction from working hard on her clients’ behalf and reaching a resolution that she knows will meet her clients’ needs and allow them to successfully move on with their lives.

Clients appreciate Kelli’s understanding and compassion, as well as her realism and ability to strategize in their cases. While her clients know her to be caring, they also understand she will fight for them.  Colleagues admire Kelli’s logic and skill at breaking down issues, finding the most direct and effective way to achieve a client’s desired outcome.

Kelli believes in giving clients the information they need about California family law and the legal process, explaining their options, and empowering them to make decisions. She is an effective negotiator as well as a skilled litigator, and often achieves resolution via settlement negotiations so that her clients need not go through the stress and expense of trial. Kelli’s focus, always, is on pursuing whatever path will achieve the best result for her clients.

Kelli K. Satterly Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Partnerships


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor (2005), cum laude
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts (2002)

Admissions to Practice

  • California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association
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