Kellie Sanders, Esq.
Offices: Raynham and Plymouth, Massachusetts
Attorney Sanders is a Senior Associate at Cohen Cleary, PC. Attorney Sanders concentrates her legal practice in the areas of DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Delinquency Defense, Education Law, Restraining Orders, Adoption, Divorce, Child Support Modification, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Litigation, Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons, Guardianship of Minors, Termination of Guardianship, Paternity, Visitation/Custody Dispute, 93A Consumer Protection, and General Litigation.
Born in Hammond, Indiana, Attorney Sanders lived in Indiana until she graduated from the Culver Girls Academy. She then went on to earn her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her undergraduate program, Attorney Sanders volunteered in many programs during which time she began to cultivate the desire to assist people. She served as the Board of Director’s Chair for the Wisconsin Public Interest Group where she raised money for local homeless shelters, organized the second largest youth voter turnout for the 2004 presidential election, and lobbied Congressmen in Washington D.C. concerning student rights. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and was elected as the graduation commencement speaker.
In the summer of 2007, Attorney Sanders began a two-year service commitment with the AmeriCorps Teach for America Program. She taught high school math at an underperforming turn around school in Charlotte, North Carolina. There she developed a passion for working with young adults.
In May of 2012, Attorney Sanders earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School, cum laude. While at Suffolk, Attorney Sanders was chosen as a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow, a program that allowed her to teach Constitutional Law and Literacy as well as coach Moot Court at City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury. Additionally, she earned the John E. Fenton Jr. Award for Public Service for her commitment to helping those in need of legal services. Prior to joining Cohen Cleary, Attorney Sanders worked as a Massachusetts Public Defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
Attorney Sanders is an active Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, The American Bar Association-Criminal Defense and Family Law Sections, Plymouth County Bar Association, and the Plymouth District Court Bar Association.
Attorney Sanders is an active member of the Plymouth and Bristol County Attorney’s Representing Children (ARC) program where she accepts pro-bono appointments from the Probate and Family Court representing children in high conflict custody disputes.
As of September of 2015, Attorney Sanders is a published co-author of Nature and Utilization of Civil Commitment for Substance Abuse in the United States: J. Am. Acad. Psychiatric Law, Vol. 43, Iss. 3 (2015).
In October of 2017 Attorney Sanders was selected by the American Bar Association to serve as a Moderator and Panelist for a webinar entitled: Civil Commitment: A Way To Address America’s Opioid Crisis?