Legal Services for Seniors
NO-COST LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MONTEREY COUNTY SENIORS

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

Attorneys

 
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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.

 

 

 
 
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Deputy Director

Sarah Chronister

 

Sarah Chronister, a long-time staff attorney for Legal Services for Seniors now serves as Deputy Director, along with her duties as a staff attorney..

Monterey Peninsula Staff Attorney

Karen Blank

A new Monterey County resident, Karen’s wisdom and experience in Probate law is Invaluable to Legal Services for Seniors.

 
 

 
 
 
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director of litigation

Natalie Herendeen

Natalie handles our financial elder abuse and many other litigation cases, representing clients in Superior Court. 

 

~ 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.

 

...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.

...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.

Peter Jesse, Development Director. Peter brings his years of donor development expertise to Legal Services for Seniors.

Our Board of Directors

Legal Services for Seniors

Board of Directors
2019-2020

Carol Hilburn, President
Carmel
Fenton & Keller
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George McInnis, Past President
Salinas
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Kelly O’Keefe, M.D. Co-Vice President
Salinas
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Tom Pesce, Co-Vice President
Senior Relationship Manager
Salinas
Pinnacle Bank
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Allison Barrientos, Treasurer CPA, CFP
Monterey
Integris Wealth Management

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Nan Lesnick, Secretary
Monterey
Lesnick Company

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LSS Board Members
 
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Rudy Fischer

Pacific Grove
rudyfischer.com
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Louis Frizzell, CPA

Salinas
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Martha Gustavson, CPA
Carmel
Hayashi Wayland

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Etta Hadden
Carmel

David Nee
Investment Specialist, Professional Fiduciary
Carmel
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Rob Simpson
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
www.nheh.com

 


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.