Our staff is a vital part of the legal process.  Meet the people who are involved.

Kerri Donnelly

I am the paralegal for the firm.  I was born and raised in Ukiah California, and I attended college at California State University, Chico.  During this time, I interned at CLIC, a student-run free legal information center, and went on to become the director of the Family Law Program.  I moved to the Bay Area in 2015 and have worked with Vanessa ever since.

On a day to day basis, my duties in the office include but aren’t limited to, drafting and filing court pleadings, working with clients, and responding to whatever comes our way. I would say my biggest strength is being able to sympathize with clients during their difficult times.  As a child of divorce, I try my best to add value by providing the best service possible to clients.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking, discovering new places in the Bay Area, and walking around Lake Merritt. I’m a true crime podcast addict and enjoy unraveling mysteries.

Kaitlin Walsh

My name is Kaitlin Walsh and I am the Legal Assistant/Office Manager. If you call the office, you are most likely to speak to me first. I love being a part of this team and helping our clients during this stressful time.

My goal is to make sure that everyone who has contact with our firm has a positive experience. I am also the Notary for our office. A little about me -  I was born and raised in San Ramon California, and I attended college at Diablo Valley College. I briefly lived in Southern California after high school to attend cosmetology school. Upon my return, I worked for several law firms, which is when I discovered that I want a career in the legal industry.

I have experience in Criminal Law as well as Family Law and I am working to become an attorney. In my free time, I enjoy photography and spending time with my boyfriend and our two adorable puppies.

Marc Callado

I manage the digital presence for the Law Offices of Vanessa Candelaria, P.C.  This includes keeping our website up-to-date and maintaining active social media accounts to ensure that our clients can connect with us online.  My goal is to share our journey as a growing law firm making a positive impact in the community and to adapt to new technology that can assist our clients as we work together.
As someone who grew up in the East Bay, I'm proud to be part of a compassionate team that strongly connects with our clients and our community in this side of the Bay Area. In my spare time, I love running around Lake Merritt and organizing fun marketing campaigns such as photo contests and coffee passports!