Kelsey L. O'Rourke
Ms. O’Rourke is a litigator and trial attorney. Kelsey’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, including business litigation, real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, employment law litigation, restraining orders, and landlord/tenant litigation. Ms. O’Rourke also provides advice to business owners and employers related to changes in the law, human resources inquiries and guidance in handling employee issues. While Ms. O’Rourke is a tenacious litigator, she is conscious of her clients’ time and resources; she advises her clients on the most efficient ways to resolve a dispute and ways to avoid litigation.
A unique area of Ms. O’Rourke’s practice is "One and the Same" or "OATS" order for declaratory relief. These petitions are critical to establishing jure sanguinis Italian citizenship when there are discrepancies on vital records. Ms. O’Rourke is one of the only attorneys in the state to practice in this area.
Areas of Practice
Ms. O'Rourke joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz in December 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in civil law firms in Sonoma County, Alameda County, and San Francisco County, where she gained invaluable experience in civil litigation, maritime law, and personal injury law.
Education and Memberships
Ms. O'Rourke obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the Honors Lawyering Program, the Dean's Honor Circle, the Pro Bono Honors Society, and the Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Ms. O’Rourke attended Sonoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Art History.
Ms. O'Rourke is licensed to practice in California and the Northern District of California. Kelsey is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Sonoma County Women in Law and The Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court.
Ms. O'Rourke was raised in Santa Rosa and is a graduate of Montgomery High School. She volunteers her time to several local community organizations.