Meet Attorney Kelli K. Satterly

Kelli K. Satterly


Kelli K. Satterly is a senior associate attorney with The Law Office of Dawn Dell’Acqua, APC. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After graduation, Kelli moved to San Diego to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude.

Kelli has practiced family law exclusively since passing the California Bar in 2005. She joined The Law Office of Dawn Dell’Acqua, APC, in 2016, where she has handled cases in every area of family law, including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child custody and visitation, move-away requests, child and spousal support, domestic partnerships, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence restraining orders, and post-judgment modifications.

Kelli is a seasoned litigator and is highly accomplished in the courtroom, having successfully argued a myriad of matters over the course of her professional career. Kelli is also a skilled negotiator who often achieves favorable resolutions via settlement so that her clients need not go through the stress and expense of a lengthy trial.

Kelli believes in giving every client the information they need about California family law and the legal process, explaining their options, and empowering them to make decisions. Her focus, always, is on each of her client’s individual needs and finding the most direct and effective way to achieve the desired outcome.

Kelli is married with three children that keep her busy during her free time.  She is an active attendant at Little League and travel ball games throughout the year.

Areas of Practice

Family Law:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Partnerships


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor (2005), cum laude
    • J.D. – May 2005
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts (2002)
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2002
    • Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association


Kelli K. Satterly
Location: San Diego, California
Phone: 619-325-4726
Fax: 619-325-4728
E-mail: E-mail Me