Our Team

California’s Go-To Family Law Legal Team

At The Law Offices of Kayleene H. Writer, PLC,  we set the stage for you to feel empowered by and confident in the professionals in whose care you place your case. We know you are looking for compassionate and assertive representation. We know you are looking for a professional setting where your needs are given top priority. Put your trust in us. We have the pleasure of working with some of the finest people in the legal field today. You can rest assured that our team of professionals will understand your needs and help you create realistic goals and then work diligently to reach them.


Our firm is led by Kayleene H. Writer, an attorney known as much for her candor and compassion as her legal knowledge and prowess. Ms. Writer is a talented litigator who is dedicated to serving her clients exclusively in matters of family law. Click here to learn more about Ms. Writer’s background and practice.





Jacqueline Soares


Jacqueline is an experienced and caring paralegal who has recently joined our team of professionals. Having worked in the area of Family Law for the past two decades, she has the knowledge and experience needed to guide clients through their case as smoothly as possible. Jacqueline is a “hands-on” paralegal with a kind demeanor; she makes sure each client is appreciated, acknowledged, understood and supported. Her well-rounded career and vast experience working closely with others allows her to g

uide clients to the next step in their case while having them stay focused on the task at hand. We are delighted to have Jacqueline join us as an integral part of our support team.

An entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, Jacqueline has founded, developed and managed a number of businesses: housekeeping services, custom lampshade design, home decor boutique, family mediation, legal document preparation, wedding officiant, house sitting services, and credit restoration (www.focusedcoach.com) – all while raising and mentoring four children and eight grandchildren. Jacqueline knows what it takes to build a successful and profitable business and has experienced it all – from initial concept and struggling start-up, to full-service and profitable reality. She is an inspirational speaker and wise advisor who thoroughly understands the daily challenges entrepreneurs face.

B.A. Sociology (pending) – California State University, Long Beach, CA

A.A. Liberal Arts – Coastline College, Fountain Valley, CA

Certified Paralegal – Coastline College, Fountain Valley, CA

Certified Parenting Coach – Parent as Coach Academy

Certified Mediator – The Mediation Center, Orange County, CA

Ordained Pastor – World Christian Ministry

Mariela King


Mariela has been with the Law Offices of Kayleene H. Writer, PLC, for the past decade. Prior to joining our team, she served under a variety of positions in the legal field, from office manager to legal assistant in the areas of criminal and family law. Mariela is a highly motivated individual who excels in all her endeavors. As a significant part of our team, she uses her excellent organizational skills in the area of client billin

g. In addition to preparing and sending out bills, she gives clients gentle reminders and when appropriate, assists with creating payment plans. Mariela’s high energy and fun outlook on life gives our support team and our clients a large dose of enthusiasm and joy.



Wendy Harris
Administrative Assistant

While clients experience excellent service when they are in our office, they often do not realize the work that must be done in order to allow our team to function at a high level of efficiency. Our administrative assistant Wendy quietly and effectively makes sure our computer systems, on-line research, internet connections, fax and phone lines are up to speed. Our team greatly benefits from Wendy’s experience in office management and customer service. Her work experience coupled with her desire to give excellent service to our clients, helps us meet and exceed our clients’ high expectations. It was our lucky day when Wendy became an integral part of our team.



Melanie Castro

Being greeted by our receptionist, Melanie Castro, is the first contact most callers have with the Law Offices of Kayleene H. Writer, PLC. Melanie makes sure each caller is connected with the correct person on our team. Her joyful demeanor compliments her extreme professionalism and commitment to serve each client to the best of her ability. We are very pleased to have Melanie on our team.