About Kelly Wenell
Kelly Wenell is an EB-5 immigration attorney and founder of Wenell LLC, a law firm based in St. Louis. Attorney Wenell’s practice is committed to providing client-centered, effective advocacy to individuals and businesses dealing with issues concerning immigration and family legal systems.
Attorney Wenell looks past the legal problems of her clients and views them as human beings. She provides an intimate yet professional approach to working with her clients and makes herself available for communication every step of the legal process. Her priority is to give her clients a life free from the stress of the legal system.
Before founding her own law firm, attorney Wenell developed her international, immigration, and family law experience. Before law school, she worked in the international tax department of KPMG LLP and assisted multinational corporations with their tax filing and planning needs. She then interned at the U.S. Department of State and Jewish Vocational Services of Kansas City. She also worked in the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco and experienced first-hand the process of foreigners seeking to enter to the United States on various visas. While serving at the Jewish Vocational Services of Kansas City, attorney Wenell assisted many refugee clients from Cuba, Iraq, Burma, Somalia, and Congo in adapting to life in Kansas City. The experience of working with those families consolidated attorney Wenell’s interest in becoming an immigration and family law attorney.
Attorney Wenell received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis. During law school, attorney Wenell received the Dean’s Service Award for her volunteer work in legal aid at Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants, Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Gateway Legal Services, and the Child and Family Defense Clinic.
Attorney Wenell is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Women Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Bar Association, Mound City Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.