principal areas of law practice include family law, estate planning and collections.
believes in listening to the client, and then explaining the law and rights of the clients in such a way that it is clearly understood.
truly gets to know the client, and what his
particular needs are, before making specific recommendations and expeditiously developing and implementing a legal plan of action.
The client will know that Kelly is their advocate, and is using the full power and extent of the law to ensure as favorable an outcome as the facts can justify.
To further expand the services that she
can deliver to her
has expanded her
practice into the area of Collaborative Practice for divorces.
For some clients, this innovative method of resolving divorce issues has many benefits over the more traditional litigation approach to divorce.
Kelly is also an experienced mediator, and has completed extensive interest based training.
is currently mediating family law cases with great success.
All cases in which Kelly
has acted as the third-party mediator have been successfully resolved through the mediation process.
has the unique advantage of having practiced in numerous different areas of the law.
She has chosen to practice family law predominantly; it is a labor of love.
Kelly is a mother with a husband in the Air Force Reserve, and she understands the difficulties that are faced by the modern American family.
prides herself on being attentive to the client's needs, including promptly responding to client phone calls.
keeps the attorney-client line of communication open, she
has numerous clients who reside outside of Spokane County and outside of the state of Washington.
Addressing the needs of the client is a high priority for her
Prior to joining Burke Law Group, Kelly worked as an attorney at the Spokane law office of Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Sheldon, PLLC, for approximately six years.
There, Kelly principally practiced in the areas of family law, estate planning, collection law, employment law, and workers compensation.
has been in practice for approximately a decade.
She is a well-rounded lawyer with a wealth of practical knowledge of the law and legal procedure.
Community service and involvement is important to Kelly
She served on the Board of Directors for the Arc of Spokane for approximately eight years, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenhouse Community Center in Deer Park, Washington.
The Arc of Spokane
is a non-profit organization, which addresses the needs of persons with developmental disabilities.
The Greenhouse Community Center
serves low-income persons in the Deer Park area.
previously authored a column in the quarterly newsletter for Arc of Spokane, which served to educate on issues related to estate planning.
has worked for Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (SNAP), and she
frequently volunteers for the Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program Family Law Advice Clinic.
resides in the South Hill area of Spokane with her
husband and daughter.
has significant immediate and extended family in the local area.
has resided in the state of Washington for twenty-four years and in Spokane for seventeen years.
She is a graduate of Whitworth College (with honors) and the Gonzaga University School of Law.
family are also long-time supporters of the primary Catholic Schools in Spokane.
is involved in her
local church community as well as her
daughter's extracurricular interests.
Ms. Padgham's Honors, Activities and Affiliations:
Kelly Padgham graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whitworth College (magna cum laude).