KELLY M. WALSH, ESQ.Associate Attorney
Ms. Walsh joined Scaringi Law in August 2015 and contributes a combination of diverse experiences to the firm in all of her focus areas.
In bankruptcy, Ms. Walsh is admitted to practice in both the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She devotes the majority of her bankruptcy practice to representing debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 cases, but has also represented creditors as well.
Attorney Walsh brings years of relevant experience to the practice, including seven years in the collections industry, prior to becoming an attorney. She applies her extensive experience negotiating between debtors and creditors, and skillfully, for both the debtor’s and creditor’s side.
This unique experience allows Ms. Walsh to better understand both parties’ goals and interests in the negotiation, and be the best possible advocate for her clients.
In the field of family law, Ms. Walsh again worked as a certified legal intern with the Dickinson School of Law Community Law Clinic in Carlisle, Pa. She assisted a steady stream of clients with divorce, child and spousal support, and child custody cases under the direction of the clinic’s supervising attorneys. Ms. Walsh maintains a passion for helping women and families. During her undergraduate studies in Bloomington, Ind., she organized a community service event to make and donate teddy bears to a shelter for battered women and children. She also applied her undergraduate psychology degree by volunteering at a Bloomington halfway-house for women recovering from drug addiction.
Woven together, these experiences have made Ms. Walsh keenly adept at assisting clients who are dealing with the upheavals that often accompany divorce, custody, and support cases. She intends to continue to apply her growing set of skills in fighting for her clients and their children, so they can move on to a new normal as quickly as possible.
In the area of tax preparation and tax debt resolution, Attorney Walsh worked in Dickinson School of Law’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, providing tax assistance for elderly and low-income clients. She supervised other tax preparers for the latter two years of her three years in that program. This experience gives her an exceptional ability to expertly prepare taxes for clients seeking the firm’s tax services. But, she quickly learned how to guide clients, in other areas of the practice, understand the tax implications of estate administration, divorce, child support and child custody rulings.
Kelly has helped clients, just like you, navigate through tax preparation, IRS extensions, payment plan negotiations, and a host of other personal and business tax services.
Attorney Walsh is currently growing the firm’s tax services for corporate clients. She continues to develop a highly-focused set of tax services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and family-owned enterprises. Her expanding responsibilities range from preparing standard and complex business taxes, to advising firms regarding deductions, expenses and employee benefits. She can even outline the tax ramifications of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Additionally, Ms. Walsh excels in the area legal of wills and estates. She spent three-years as a volunteer for Wills for Heroes, a dedicated program which provides free basic estate planning, wills, powers of attorney and living wills for first responders.
She also has extensive experience with land trust legal dealings, as well as workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and common-law forfeiture issues.
Ms. Walsh graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa. in 2015. 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.
Attorney Walsh is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Personal Tax Law
- Business Tax Law
- Civil Litigation
- Pennsylvania, 2015
- Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2017
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle,
- Juris Doctorate
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- B.S. - 2005
- Major: Psychology
- Minor: Biology
- 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
- Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), advanced certified tax preparer and supervisor
- Wills for Heroes, Volunteer