Our firm ONLY practices family law. We consider ourselves among the blessed, for we truly love our work. This is because we know our purpose, and we were gifted with abilities to achieve that purpose. We try the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take our clients’ trust for granted.
Kelly Chang Rickert
Kelly Chang Rickert (formerly Kelly Yi-Yi Chang) is the founder of the Law Offices of Kelly Chang, A Professional Law Corporation, a firm dedicated exclusively to Family Law. She has been certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist.
Ritzel Starleigh Ngo
Ritzel Starleigh Ngo is an attorney in Pasadena. Ms. Ngo is experienced in contentious dissolutions; parentage matters; child custody and visitation, spousal and child support; temporary and permanent restraining orders; including domestic violence, elder abuse, and civil harassment.
Nicole is an attorney specializing in Family and Collaborative Law as well as mediation. She graduated from Southwestern Law School, and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholar and Dean’s Merit Scholarships. As an Extern for the Honorable Scott M. Gordon, the former Presiding Judge of Los Angeles County Superior Court –
Shannon E. Payne
Shannon E. Payne is a contract attorney at the Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang. We are blessed to have her. With her unique background in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Shannon’s destiny was to be a family lawyer. She is a graduate of the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario,
Office Manager/Executive Assistant
Brett Emanuel is the firm’s Office Manager/Executive Assistant. Brett is an award winning writer/producer, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in Theatre Studies. He plays a lot of roles in life, but the most important is his role in our firm. From filing to computers, he is our problem solver.
Receptionist / Legal Assistant
Sarah is the voice of our firm. She is compassionate and enjoys helping people. Sarah graduated from UCLA with a double major in International Developmental Studies and Psychology. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in European Studies. She is fluent in Korean and French. You can find her all over the world;