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Kellie Pantekoek, Esq.

Senior Legal Writer

Kellie Pantekoek, Esq., Senior Legal Writer

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Kellie Pantekoek wrote and edited article and blog content for and Kellie has more than a decade of experience in legal research, writing, and editing. A licensed attorney, Kellie ran her own family law practice and now serves as a volunteer attorney and mediator.

Kellie is passionate about technology’s role in making justice more accessible to all. Kellie attended undergrad and law school in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

Latest Articles

  • Food Poisoning: A Legal FAQ

    An FAQ on food poisoning (or foodborne illness), food contamination, and more. answers the question: Can you sue for food poisoning?

  • Adoption Statistics and Legal Trends

    Current statistics and emerging trends show us how many lives are touched by adoption in the U.S. and how the process is evolving. Learn more about adoption on

  • Can Felons Vote in Pennsylvania?

    People who have been convicted of felonies are able to regain their voting rights in the state of Pennsylvania. Learn the details in this article.

  • What to Do When Employees Do Not Want to Return to Work

    Currently, all 50 states have begun reopening their economies after COVID-19 closures, which means small businesses across the county — from restaurants to gyms to hair salons — have reopened or are preparing to reopen. Business owners know they need their employees to return in order to get back to business, but some are finding that not all employees are willing to return to work, often out of fear of being exposed to COVID-19.

  • How to Develop a Reopening Strategy that Avoids Liability

    Five steps small business owners should take to develop a reopening strategy that avoids liability.

  • Can I Sue My Business Partner for Abandonment?

    If your business partner is abandoning your business, leaving you in a bad position, you might be wondering if you can sue. This article explains your options.

  • Climate Change and the Law

    Learn what laws and policies are in place, in the U.S. and around the globe, related to climate change and global warming.

  • Can I Sue Vaccine Manufacturers?

    This article explains why drug manufacturers generally cannot be sued for vaccine injuries and outlines the claims process for the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

  • Ask a Lawyer: Can Bankruptcy Affect Your Job Prospects?

    Federal laws prohibit bankruptcy filers from being discriminated against by employers, and in some cases, potential employers. Find out more in this article.

  • Ask a Lawyer: Can Bankruptcy Clear Lawsuit Judgments?

    This FindLaw article explains when bankruptcy can discharge lawsuit judgments.

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