MEET THE TEAM AT
K. KELSO LAW
At K. Kelso Law, we’re more than just a team, we’re a family. When you choose K. Kelso Law, you become part of the family. Our woman-founded, woman-operated, and woman-owned law firm is dedicated to listening to you and guiding you through any legal situation, no matter how difficult. Each one of our talented women is mentored by the lead attorney, Kate Kelso, as they pursue their dreams of practicing law professionally. Our team has been brought together by a passion for helping others, especially those in marginalized communities with less access to resources and fewer opportunities. That’s why we make it our goal to provide affordable and attainable legal guidance for everyone. We’re excited to get to know you and help you through your legal journey at K. Kelso Law.
KATE KELSO, ESQ.
CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL
Kate is a California bar-certified attorney with more than seven years experience currently operating an eponymous law practice: The Law Offices of K. Kelso.
Since graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., Kate, an ocean-minded South Florida native, consciously endeavors to hone her talents as a communicator, connecting with clients from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. Through targeted community outreach and dedication to volunteerism, Kate developed the philosophy on which K. Kelso Law is based: To provide comprehensive custom estate plans that are individualized and compassionate, to empower every client through wills, trusts, and estate planning as they contemplate and arrange their future.
Georgetown Law Center | Washington, D.C. | 2012
B.S, Arts, Communication and Romance Languages | University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill, NC | 2007
BOOKKEEPING AND BUSINESS STRATEGY
Nanci Masada-Okawa received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Los Angeles. She obtained a M.B.A. with a focus in Finance from the Claremont Graduate University, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.
Ms. Masada-Okawa started her career at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc., where she was a Senior Associate in the Reserve Asset Management Group. She then became a business valuation consultant at Deloitte & Touché LLP.
In 1998, Ms. Masada-Okawa joined Taco Bell Corporation in Irvine, CA as a Senior Business Planner in the Strategy and Business Analysis Group. She then joined OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions, and served as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Management Reporting and Analysis Group.
After working for OptumHealth for seven years, Ms. Masada-Okawa left the corporate world. In 2014, she started Masada Financial Consulting to assist small businesses with bookkeeping, financial advice and business strategy. Ms. Okawa is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Melika is currently pursuing her degree in Marketing Communications at California State University Fullerton with a strong emphasis in digital and social marketing. She is extroverted and is always striving to make the people she interacts with comfortable. When Melika is not busy producing marketing content, she fills her schedule by staying active at the gym and snowboarding when she has the chance.
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MILTON DE LA CUESTA
Milton, our office manager, comes from a family of dedicated human rights activists who fight to end human trafficking. Milton is an active member of Alas Arbiertas, a Mexico based non profit organization. Raised by women who constantly inspire him, he learned to value and pursue equal opportunity and justice. He now hopes to help other people achieve the same through volunteering and teaching others about finance and money management.
Whenever you call The Law Offices of K. Kelso Law, RLLP, our friendly team of future attorneys, under the mentorship of Kate Kelso, Esq., will be more than happy to assist you with every legal need.