Kelly M. Walsh Esq.Associate Attorney
Kelly M. Walsh, Esquire, focuses her practice on family law, wills and estates, and personal and business tax law.
Having joined Scaringi Law in August 2015, Ms. Walsh brings a combination of diverse experiences to the firm in all three of her focus areas.
In the field of family law, Ms. Walsh worked as a certified legal intern with the Dickinson School of Law Community Law Clinic in Carlisle, Pa, assisting a steady stream of clients with divorce, child and spousal support and child custody cases under the direction of the clinic’s supervising attorneys. She also utilized her undergraduate psychology degree by volunteering at a halfway house for women recovering from drug addiction in Bloomington, Ind.
Taken together, these experiences have made Ms. Walsh very adept at assisting clients who are dealing with the upheavals that often accompany divorce, custody and support cases. She intends to apply her unique set of skills for the best interests of her clients and their children so they can move on with their lives.
In the area of taxes, Ms. Walsh worked in Dickinson School of Law’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, providing tax assistance for elderly and low-income clients and supervising other tax preparers for two of her three years in that program. This experience gives her a unique ability not only to prepare taxes for clients seeking the firm’s tax services, but also to help clients in other areas of the practice understand the tax implications of estate administration, divorce, child support and child custody rulings. Ms. Walsh can help clients seeking tax preparation services as well as assist those seeking IRS extensions or payment plan options.
Ms. Walsh also plans to develop and grow the firm’s tax services for corporate clients, with a special focus on assisting entrepreneurs, small businesses and family-owned enterprises. Her role will range from preparing taxes for businesses to advising firms regarding deductions, expenses and employee benefits, including the tax ramifications of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
In the area of wills and estates, Ms. Walsh draws upon her three-year experience as a volunteer for Wills for Heroes, which provides free basic estate planning, wills, powers of attorney and living wills for first responders.
Ms. Walsh has the background to work with clients in crafting estate plans that meet their specific needs. Unlike the cookie-cutter approach offered by Internet legal services, Ms. Walsh will ensure that her clients’ wishes are carried out and are able to withstand many potential legal challenges.
Additionally, Ms. Walsh brings experience handling disability law cases, including successfully assisting clients in obtaining Social Security disability benefits. She also has experience with land trust legal work and with workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation and common-law forfeiture issues.
Ms. Walsh is a 2015 graduate of Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., where in addition to her work with the VITA and Wills for Heroes programs, she sat on the Carlisle Family YMCA Board of Directors. She was also president of the Trial Advocacy Board; vice president of the Speakers Trust Fund of the Student Bar Association; and vice president of the Family Law Society.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2005 from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Ms. Walsh is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and the Cumberland County Inn of Courts.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Wills & Estates
- Personal Tax Law
- Business Tax Law
- Social Security Disability
- Pennsylvania, 2015
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle,
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- B.S. - 2005
- Major: Psychology
- Dickinson School of Law Community Law Clinic, Certified Legal Intern, 2014 - 2015
- Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Judicial Intern
- Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Judicial Intern and Research Assistant, 2013 - 2014
- Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Land Trust Intern, Summer 2013
- Morgan & Pottinger, P.S.C., Paralegal/Litigation Specialist, 2007 - 2013
- Cumberland County Bar Association
- Cumberland County Inn of Courts
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), advanced certified tax preparer and supervisor
- Wills for Heroes, Volunteer
- Marc A. Scaringi Esq.
- Brian C. Caffrey Esq.
- Melanie Walz Scaringi Esq.
- Erin K. Komada Esq.
- Frank C. Sluzis Esq.
- Erin Zimmerer
- Judith Twigg Walz Esq.
- Robert M. Sakovich Esq.
- Karen L. DeMarco Esq.
- Keith E. Kendall
- Stephen S. Werner
- Anthony E. Miley
- Matthew A. Thomsen
- Michael P. Bigley
- F. Clay Merris
- Joanna L. Toft