Estelle & Kennedy, APLC, A Professional Law Corporation is a full-service law firm committed to providing exceptional legal service, superior skill, tireless tenacity, and integrity beyond reproach.
The above mission statement encapsulates and summarizes the high professional standard maintained by attorneys, Michael L. Kennedy, Brandy Estelle, and all Estelle & Kennedy, APLC, staff. Clients frequently express their pleasure and satisfaction with their accessibility, professionalism and results. Estelle & Kennedy, APLC believes that every client is important and every case deserves priority treatment. Whether the client’s case involves family law, civil litigation (contracts, nuisance), water & mineral rights, easements & right of ways, labor/employment law, State Personnel Board action/adverse action, administrative law proceedings, immigration law, business law, entertainment contracts and disputes, criminal defense, estate planning (trusts/wills), conservatorship/guardianship, probate, or State and Federal appeals, Estelle & Kennedy, APLC provides superior service while always placing the client’s interest first.
Attorney Michael L. Kennedy, embodies a wide-range of experience that, coupled with keen legal knowledge and unparalleled skill, gives him a significant advantage achieving results for his clients. His diverse background includes both public and private sector employment; eight years of employment as a peace officer for the California Youth Authority; corporate ownership of a retail store chain and manufacturer of several nationally known products. In addition, in 2001 he founded Child Support Liberation, Inc., a powerful father’s rights paralegal firm dedicated to assisting fathers achieve legal equality through the courts concerning issues of child custody, visitation, paternity.
Michael L. Kennedy’s academic background includes an undergraduate Bachelor degree in economics from the University of California at Riverside, and a Juris Doctor degree from Newport University College of Law. His education and diverse experience has helped shape his view of justice and uniquely qualifies him to provide strong and effective client representation in the areas of administrative law/state personnel board hearings, family law, labor/employment law, civil litigation, water and mineral rights, easements and right of ways, business law, criminal defense, entertainment, and state and federal appeals.
Attorney Brandy Estelle, also embodies a wide-range of experience that, coupled with keen legal knowledge and unparalleled skill, gives her a significant advantage achieving results for her clients as well. Her extensive background in the practice of law includes over fifteen years of legal work in both public law and private practice. Her extensive background in real estate includes over ten years as the real estate broker of Creative Vision Investments, commonly known as CVI Realty.
Brandy Estelle’s academic background includes undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her education from these prestigious universities, followed by over fifteen years of private practice legal work, coupled with her diverse experience in public service with Public Counsel, the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, has also helped shape her view of justice and uniquely qualifies her to provide strong client representation in the areas of transactions, water and mineral rights, real estate (easements and right of ways), family law, criminal defense, probate, estate planning, civil litigation, contracts law, landlord/tenant relations, entertainment, business law, and state and federal court appeals.
In 2001, Attorney Estelle was admitted to the State Bar of California and to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California. She later gained admission into the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, Second Appellate District, and in April 2008, Attorney Estelle was duly admitted as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Attorney Anne C. Tressler, has worked in the field of law since 2007 and has garnered experience in many different areas, focusing primarily on family law, contract law, personal injury law, general civil litigation and employment law.
Attorney Anne C. Tressler’s academic background includes a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with minors in English, Spanish and Ethnic Studies. Anne C. Tressler obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in 2010. After taking the Bar Exam for the first time, Anne C. Tressler was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2011. Her experience as a member of the Moot Court team in law school prepared her for the rigors of practice and honed her skills as an effective communicator that serves her well in court and in her interactions with opposing attorneys.
Danielle K. Little, a former prosecutor, has gained diverse experience in many areas including, civil litigation, appellate and writ practice, personal injury, labor and employment, civil rights, criminal defense, premises liability, government employee rights, consumer law and insurance defense.
Attorney Little graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology (emphasis in Criminology, Law and Society) and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. After practicing law in New York, Ms. Little took the California Bar Exam and was admitted on her first attempt in 2005. Ms. Little is also admitted to practice law in the Central and Northern Districts of California as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Besides her family, Ms. Little’s other passion is writing and in 2004, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Non-Fiction.
Attorney Little is a fierce, aggressive advocate of clients’ rights, and works tirelessly to apply her knowledge of and passion for the law on behalf of her clients.
Jackie Abellada graduated cum laude from University of California – Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in 2003. She worked at a bankruptcy firm for a year before undertaking her formal legal studies at Fordham University School of Law in 2004, thereafter, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 2007. Since then, she has worked and volunteered at various non-profit organizations, including the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco, California; the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles, California; and the Children’s Law Center in LosAngeles, California. She has also worked at small private practice firms in Los Angeles County. She has experience in family law, juvenile dependency law, contracts, and civil litigation. She enjoys legal research, legal writing, yoga, and her adorable pup.
Barbara Moore is a seasoned civil litigator, with experience in multiple practice areas, including personal injury, business, contracts, landlord/tenant, real estate, mechanic’s liens, title insurance, family law, criminal defense, bankruptcy, employment, general civil litigation and writs and appeals.
Barbara graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Law. She earned her J.D. from Whittier College, School of Law. During law school, Barbara served on the Whittier Law Review as a staff member and served as the Managing Editor during her last year.
Barbara was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1989. Shortly thereafter, she was admitted to the United states District Court (Central and Southern California Districts), the United States Ninth District Court of Appeal and the United States Bankruptcy Courts (Central and Southern California Districts). Prior to joining Estelle & Kennedy, APLC, Barbara worked for various insurance defense firms in Orange County for numerous years, where she developed experience in premises liability, governmental tort claims, auto v auto, suspect claim litigation, and business and civil torts (i.e., fraud, unfair competition, conversion, assault and battery, wrongful death, products liability, etc.). Thereafter, Barbara moved to the Inland Empire, where she worked a various firms, developing diverse experience in civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, business, contracts, real estate, landlord/tenant and employment law, writs and appeals, and title insurance (i.e., foreclosure of mechanic’s liens, clearing clouded title, easement disputes, etc.). Barbara has successfully handled numerous dispositive motions, trials and appeals. Her experience has also allowed her to successfully and effectively negotiate countless settlements on behalf of clients.
Barbara is always prepared to advocate for her clients and provide them guidance through the legal process in a professional, competent and compassionate manner.
Attorney Miruna Lujan’s academic background includes an undergraduate Bachelor degree in Economics/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside, and a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law. During law school, Miruna was a student attorney for the Western State Family Law Clinic, providing family law services to low-income families free of charge. She also worked with a group of students every year to do simple tax returns for low income families.
After taking the Bar Exam for the first time, Miruna was admitted to State Bar of California in 2007. She spent close to seven years working for a national consumer rights firm. Since then, she has handled family law, unlawful detainers, consumer law and general civil litigation. She is also admitted to practice in the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California.
Attorney Jessica Munoz has practiced as an attorney since 2007, and has diverse experience in many areas including Family law, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Real Property and Immigration.
Attorney Munoz has Bachelor of Science Degrees, in Criminology and Social Sciences from the University of California Irvine, and graduated Cum Laude from Western State College of Law. Ms. Munoz has a license as a Real Estate Broker.
Ms. Munoz is a zealous advocate and is passionate about using her legal expertise to resolve her client’s legal issues. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she is able to serve diverse segments of the community. Ms. Munoz enjoys participating with civic and legal organizations to improve her community.
Attorney Erica Carter Walden’s background includes an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in psychology; experience as an entitlement specialist, project manager, and plan processor for a real estate developer/builder; and many years as a civil litigator.
Attorney Walden graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2001 and began working for an insurance defense law firm. Eventually, Attorney Walden’s practice expanded to include probate, estate planning, real estate, employment and general civil litigation.
Ms. Walden enjoys counseling clients and advocating zealously on their behalf. She also enjoys working with students as a professor of psychology in the Los Angeles Community College District.
Attorney Christie M. Mulligan’s graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (emphasis in Criminal Justice) and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2001 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She took the California bar exam and passed it on her first attempt. She then moved up to Northern California and started her legal career as a criminal prosecutor at the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office in 2002. From 2007 until 2017 Attorney Mulligan was a sole practitioner in Redding, California, focusing primarily on family law. Attorney Mulligan is a highly skilled litigator and zealous advocate for her clients.
Attorney Mulligan is an animal lover and enjoys going on outdoor adventures in her free time. She works with numerous animal shelters, rescue organizations, and charities that focus on rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need.
Attorney Marisa Thu Le has years of legal experience in multiple areas of law including business law, probate, trusts and wills, estate planning, entertainment and general civil litigation.
Attorney Marisa Thu Le graduated from UC Berkeley with honors, earning her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications. She earned her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law with honors and academic awards. She is admitted to practice in the State of California. Marisa Thu Le’s parents fled Vietnam after the Vietnam War. She is the first in her family to graduate law school. As a fluent Vietnamese speaker, she is able to serve a diverse community. She enjoys being active in the community and attending fundraising and art events.