Angela Kinley, AKA “My Blonde Attorney,” is an Atlanta, GA based private practice attorney who runs her own law firm specializing in family law, DUI defense, civil litigation and corporate law. She is also a noted legal expert who provides legal commentary and expertise for news and entertainment networks locally, nationally and internationally. Career highlights include trying a case that was broadcast internationally on HLN and its affiliates – Tameka Raymond v. Usher Raymond in August 2013, appearing on Good Morning America, CNN and various programs on HLN as a legal analyst as well as lecturing for local bar associates on the practice of law in juvenile court and working with disadvantaged children and families in the juvenile justice system. In an effort to differentiate herself from the pack of lawyers filling up the Atlanta market, Angela created “My Blonde Attorney” to make herself memorable and let clients know that she had a lighter side (not usually seen in most attorneys). Playing up the “Legally Blonde” angle has served her well, appearing as “My Blonde Attorney” in Atlanta’s Jezebel Modern Luxury Magazine as an “influential insider” as well as on several HLN shows including HLN After Dark and On the Case. She is also in development of her own television series “My Blonde Attorney” which chronicles her daily life as an attorney, activist, friend and media personality.
Angela was born in Manistee, Michigan and lived there until she graduated from high school. She went to college at the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University and received her JD from Valparaiso Univeristy School of Law outside of Chicago before settling in Atlanta, where she has run her own practice since 2007. Angela has encountered numerous teachers/professors over the years that have ridiculed and dismissed her because of her blonde appearance — the film “Legally Blonde” came out just before she went to law school. Her first year civil procedure professor actually referred to her as “Elle Woods” in front of her entire class — she later apologized at the honors dinner during graduation week! In fact, Angela pursued a law degree largely because her teacher in second grade told her that she would never be a lawyer after announcing her career goal in class one day. So rather than fight the stereotype, she fully embraces her My Blonde Attorney persona where she continues to break down stereotypes.
In addition to her practice and legal commentary work, Angela continues to lecture for local bar associates on the practice of law in juvenile court and working with disadvantaged children and families in the juvenile justice system. An avid sports fan (she is a Green Bay Packers shareholder, season ticket holder for the Atlanta Hawks and golfer), Angela hopes to expand her legal analyst work to one day work for ESPN (to combine her love of sports with law) and expand her law firm so she can return to her earlier work of helping disadvantaged children caught up in the legal system. She is also active in charity work: Angels Among Us and Georgia SPCA – animal rescue groups in Atlanta. She sponsored the 1st Annual Ludacris Foundation golf tournament benefitting disadvantaged children in Atlanta, sponsors the Susan G. Komen Atlanta 3 day walk and is the team leader for the upcoming Atlanta Humane Society Walk for the Animals in October. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her partner Joe (who works in finance) and their two dogs Stella and Sampson.