Kellinde is an Australian-Canadian award-winning scholar, lawyer and published author, who has worked in Australia, England, France, Denmark and Iceland. Her experience in many different situations and cultures gives her a unique perspective into clients’ needs.
Kellinde holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Wollongong, Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours majoring in Linguistics and English Literature and a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the recipient of eighteen accolades for excellence, including the Australian Bicentennial Award, Federation of University Women Award, British Library Centre for the Book Fellow, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Writer Residency, and Guest Author at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. She has had many articles and reviews published in international journals and is an experienced public speaker.
Kellinde commenced her law career at the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, where she was appointed to the prestigious position of Researcher. She clerked in intellectual property, commercial contracts, residential real estate law, wills and estates, and family law, all areas in which she has a keen interest. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Roll of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2006. In 2017 she successfully completed all mandatory Canadian law exams required by the National Accreditation Committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Kellinde is also a passionate skier who qualified as an instructor two seasons after learning to ski. She is the mother of two quite extraordinary individuals, Gérard and Sophie, who fill her with inspiration. In her spare time, she writes crime fiction novels for Australian publisher Brandl & Schlesinger.