Kelly Dona

Kelly Dona

Kelly was born in Kirkland in 1989. Kelly was a cheerleader and a member of the symphonic band at Juanita High School, where she graduated from in 2007. She then entered Chapman University in Orange, California in fall of 2007. With the desire to help others and explore the world, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Peace Studies and French. She was also a member of the Chapman University Honors Program.

During her four years at Chapman, Kelly was fortunate to take her French language skills to the next level and study abroad in France. She attended the International School for Foreign Students at the Sorbonne in the heart of Paris. Upon returning home, she finished her studies at Chapman and returned back to the Pacific Northwest after graduation in 2011.

Shortly after returning back to Kirkland, Kelly began working at Nordstrom as a sales associate. She thrived at Nordstrom, quickly becoming one of the top sellers in her department after just a few months. Striving to be as well known for customer service as they are for fashion, the Seattle-based company taught Kelly that great customer service is an indispensable skill.

After working at Nordstrom for just over a year and a half, Kelly decided it was time to follow her passion and find a career in law. She began working as a legal assistant for Pat Trudell at the firm Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen, and Lingenbrink in February of 2013. Kelly received her paralegal degree from University of Washington in 2014 and is now responsible for working with personal injury clients and handling their cases from the point of intake until they reach the point of litigation, involving everything from ordering medical records to interacting with clients and insurance adjusters.

In the summers, Kelly enjoys hiking and water skiing with her family. She also likes to practice yoga and is an avid member of the Cascade Bike Club.