Legal Services for Seniors


Passion. Experience. Diligence.




Executive Director

Kellie D. Morgantini

Executive Director and Directing Attorney. Kellie, a native of Southern Monterey County, attended Monterey College of Law and has been on Legal Services’ staff since 1998.




Monterey Peninsula Staff AttorneyS

Andrea Maroney & Sarah Chronister


Our Monterey Peninsula attorneys see clients in our Seaside office as well as weekly outreach hours in Carmel Valley, Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Prunedale. Sarah Chronister has been recently named as our Deputy Director. Andrea Maroney is our Probate Specialist.



director of litigation

Natalie Herendeen

Natalie, based in our Salinas office, handles our financial elder abuse cases, representing clients in Superior Court. Natalie has recently been named Legal Sevices for Seniors’ Litigation Attorney.


~ Our Pro Bono Attorneys ~

Albert H. Maldonado ~ Now a pro bono attorney, Mr. Maldonado formerly served as a Municipal Court and Superior Court Judge in Monterey County where he recently retired.

Elisabeth DeBartolo ~ Lis is a local attorney in private practice who gives back to her community through lending her legal expertise to Legal Services for Seniors.

Karen Blank - A new resident of Monterey County, Karen's wisdom and experience in Probate law is invaluable to Legal Services for Seniors.


...Our Legal Advocates...

Victoria Flores ~ is our  senior paralegal in the Salinas office.

Yvette Vazquez ~ bilingual in Spanish and English, is a paralegal in our Salinas office.

Jerennina Piguing - Jereninna is tri-lingual in English, Spanish and Tagalog. Jerennina is a legal advocate (and a certified law student with the California State Bar) in our Monterey Peninsula office as well as South County Outreach advocate in King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales. Jereninna is a Monterey College of Law graduate.

Reena Shah - Reena, a legal advocate in our Monterey Peninsula office, is a graduate of the Monterey College of Law.

Jessie Herrera - is a legal advocate and current (third-year) Monterey College of Law student. Jessie represents Legal Services for Seniors as our South Monterey County legal advocate in King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales.

...Our Support Staff...

Nancy Miccoli, Office Manager ~ Nancy has over 25 years experience in management and business development in our local real estate, accounting and title industry.

Our Board of Directors

Legal Services for Seniors

Board of Directors

Carol Hilburn, President
Fenton & Keller
George McInnis, Past President
Katherine Hogan, Co-Vice President
Office of the City Attorney
City of Salinas
Louis Frizzell, CPA, Co-Vice President
Salinas California
Allison Barrientos, Treasurer CPA, CFP
Integris Wealth Management

Leslie Finnegan, Secretary
Noland Hamerly Etienne and Hoss

LSS Board Members 

Martha Gustavson, CPA
Hayashi Wayland

Nan Lesnick
Lesnick Company

David Nee

Kelly O’Keefe
Tom Pesce
Pinnacle Bank


Our Legal Services for Seniors Board of Directors give greatly of their time, energy, talents and more to ensure the LSS's finances and legal programs are healthy and supported to ensure LSS is here to serve Monterey County seniors for years to come.