Kelli Y. Allen

Kelli Y. Allen

Comprehensive immigration, elder law, family law, and criminal defense services

Charlotte, NC

  • user-graduate Education Charlotte School of Law
  • Experience 11 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Family Law
Criminal Law
Immigration Law
Elder Law
Domestic Violence
Family Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina
    Since 2011

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written

Working hours

  • Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen provides personalized, comprehensive professional legal services.Kelli represents immigration clients worldwide. Her immigration law practice focuses on family-based visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, unlawful presence waivers, naturalization, DACA, U-visas, removal of conditions, and some non-immigrant employment visas. Kelli is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and previously clerked with the Charlotte Immigration Court.Our North Carolina elder law practice consists of long-term care planning, asset protection, establishing long-term care Medicaid eligibility without having to "spend down", preparation and submission of NC long-term care Medicaid applications, and representation before the Department of Social Services. The firm also provides evaluation and preparation of legal and documents such as Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and wills. Kelli is a member of Eldercounsel and the National Care planning Council.We provide family law services for clients in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina. Our philosophy is to provide emotionally-supportive, compassionate, realistic advice to our family law clients, and to promote a civil, dignified resolution to highly-charged, stressful disputes involving divorce, child custody & visitation, child support, alimony, and domestic violence.The Law Office of Kelli Y Allen provides criminal defense services in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. We are especially well-suited to providing criminal defense for non-U.S. citizens as our expertise in immigration law allows us to offer a comprehensive of both the criminal and immigration ramifications of the situation.We also assist individuals with debt relief through Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy.

Professional Experience

  • Owner/Attorney/Mediator
    Kelli Y Allen Immigration & Elder Law
    2011 - Current

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar # 42179


  • Charlotte School of Law
    J.D. (2010) | Law
    2008 - 2010


  • Nationally Certified Professional in Mediation
    National Association of Certified Mediators


  • All About Seniors Magazine

Speaking Engagements

  • Taming the Jungle of Long-term Care, Huntersville, NC
Legal Answers
  • Q. Is a Self-uniting/Quaker marriage license okay for immigration purposes? Will the marriage certificate be legal?
    A: In general, if the marriage is legal in the place where it is performed, USCIS will recognize it as a legal marriage.
    May 27, 2019


  • Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Outside financing programs available; in-house monthly payment options; Immigration services provided on a flat-fee basis; no hidden fees.