About Minella Law Group

Minella Law Group was established in 2014 by Attorney Kathy Minella.  Kathy Minella began practicing family law right out of law school in 2010 working for one of the largest family law firms in Northern San Diego County.  She then ventured into a smaller boutique law firm where she ran the family law department.  Finally, in 2014 Kathy Minella opened the doors of the Minella Law Group.  Kathy Minella has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters all over San Diego County.  Minella Law Group is located in the heart of beautiful Bankers Hill conveniently located close to the Family Law Courthouse and major freeways the 5 & 163.


Kathy Minella moved to San Diego from Chicago in 2007 to began her career as an attorney.  She entered California Western School of Law where she finished her accelerated program in 2.5 years and immediately taking the California bar exam, passing on the first try.  While in law school Kathy volunteered at the Madge Bradley domestic violence clinic where she discovered her passion for helping people through difficult times.  She immediately knew that she wanted to practice family law and made that her goal.  Kathy has practiced family law exclusively since graduating law school.

Kathy is originally from Chicago where she was born and raised.  Previously, Kathy had her own business creating multimedia arts and graphical design.  Kathy is also an adjunct professor at Ashford University where she teaches in the criminal justice department helping others achieve their education goals.  She also is a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters acting as a big sis to her lil sis Santana.

In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs Coco and Charlie who are both 12 year old rescue dogs.  She enjoys cooking and visiting the local farmers markets as well as the local craft beer scene.  Kathy is a huge fan of the Chicago Bears but will root for her new home team the Chargers!

Kathy is a California certified family law specialist. 

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