Protecting the Ones You Love Most

Planning your estate has probably been on your mind for a long time, but it’s easy to put off.

Imagining a life without you there is scary. You know you need to act to protect your children and estate, but it all feels so overwhelming and complex.

At Kelly Law Firm, we get it.

We understand you have questions and concerns. Since 2019, we’ve been helping people just like you make sure their wishes are met, even after they’re gone.

We’re committed to helping you examine your estate from all angles to make sure that your loved ones are cared for, can avoid lengthy probate proceedings, and are able to maintain their important relationships.

The process is simple:

Listen

We’re here to listen to your goals and concerns so we can explain your options and help you make the best decisions.

Plan

Working together we’ll hammer out all the details that will cement your plans and ensure your wishes are carried out.

Communicate

To avoid surprises and misunderstandings, you and your attorney can share your estate plans with anyone impacted.

You deserve to have your wishes honored. We’ll help you simplify your estate planning process so you can get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve made a plan for your loved ones’ future.

“Cristyn was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Although very necessary, I was dreading this process. Cristyn not only made it easy, but also explained things to me in a way that helped me make the right decisions.”

– Michelle

“We had been discussing estate planning for over a year now, but didn’t feel compelled to get started until we met Cristyn. Her professionalism, attention to detail and experience earned our trust.“

– Dawn

Meet Our Team

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Cristyn Kelly

Cristyn Kelly is the Managing Attorney of Kelly Law Firm. She formed the firm because at her very core, she is family-centered. Every member of the Kelly Law Firm team is hired because they each align with the firm’s core value of putting family first. Always. 

Background & Education

Prior to forming Kelly Law Firm, Cristyn clerked for a probate, civil, and criminal court Judge, spent time in the JAG office on Buckley AFB, and worked as in-house counsel. Cristyn also worked for another Estate Planning and Probate Law firm where she opened and operated the Colorado Springs branch of the same firm. She attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in Business Administration – Management.

Lifestyle & Family

Cristyn’s very heart is based around family. She has two beautiful children, Gabriella and Killian, and a fluffy furball (Hades, the cat). She is the oldest of seven, yes seven, siblings and loves to travel to visit them and take trips to new places with them! While a Missouri girl at heart, she loves the Rocky Mountains – and the lack of humidity and bugs Colorado has to offer!

Nicole D’Arpa

Nicole D’Arpa is an Estate Planning attorney who takes the time to hear your questions, goals, and concerns before recommending an Estate Plan that is perfect for you and your family. Her top priority is that you understand what and how your plan will accomplish everything you want it to, even after you’re gone.

Background & Education

Before working at Kelly Law Firm, Nicole worked in different types of law in Las Vegas and in Colorado before finding her perfect match with Estate Planning. She attended Denver Sturm College of Law where she had her first Estate Planning client and realized she loves to walk people through the process and ensure their peace of mind.

Lifestyle & Family

Nicole was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Colorado for law school. She quickly fell in love with the Rocky Mountains, breweries, and outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, hiking, snowboarding, golfing . . . really anything outside!

Emmajane Rankin

Emmajane Rankin is a legal assistant at Kelly Law Firm. Serving as the midway point between clients and attorneys when making appointments or calls, she aims to make your estate planning process as easy and accessible as possible.

Background & Education

Before returning to Colorado, Emmajane received her Honors B.A. in Political Science from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Being a recent graduate, Kelly Law Firm is essentially her first “real job” out of college and Emmajane couldn’t be more excited to learn all she can as a legal assistant under Nicole and Cristyn. Currently studying for the LSAT, Emmajane plans to attend law school in the future.

Lifestyle & Family

Kameron McKenzie

Kameron McKenzie is also a legal assistant at Kelly Law Firm. Serving as the midway point between clients and attorneys when making appointments or calls, she aims to make your estate planning process as easy and accessible as possible. She shares this position with Emmajane but focuses on the marketing side of the company.

Background & Education

Prior to joining Kelly Law Firm, Kameron went to the University of Kansas and majored in Environmental Studies with minor focuses in Business and Political Science. Kameron interned in her undergraduate years under two different law firms, one located in Kansas City and the other in New York City. She moved to Colorado Springs this year and has been at Kelly Law Firm since.

Lifestyle & Family

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