Kelli Anne Viloria recently ventured into the private practice of law, focusing primarily on family law and victims of crime litigation. Prior to that, for nearly 14 years, Kelli was a criminal prosecutor for the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, she successfully prosecuted several hundred offenders from arrest to conviction in the Reno, Sparks and Washoe County area. She has now turned her focus to helping families who are struggling with domestic related legal matters.
At the District Attorney’s Office, Kelli’s passion was in prosecuting crimes of domestic violence, especially those crimes involving abuse and sexual offenses, mostly against women and children. She was honored with an award by the Alliance for Victims’ Rights with their Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims, as the 2010 “Outstanding Member of Criminal Justice System” which she was also nominated for in 2008. In November of 2010, and in recognition for her outstanding work in the community, Kelli was awarded “Law Enforcement Professional of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Reno.
Kelli’s desire for helping victims of domestic violence fueled her attendance at numerous courses sponsored by the National College of District Attorney’s, the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence and Understanding Educator Sexual Abuse, Statewide Sexual Violence Prevention/Intervention and participating in courses related to Sexual Assault, Homicide: Behaviors, Motives & Psychology, Prosecuting Gangs and Violent Crimes and the Short Course for Prosecutors. Kelli worked for the Major Violators Unit, the Domestic Violence Protection Team and felony trial teams, spending thousands of hours working with victims and in court. Kelli has also taught courses to law enforcement officers, fellow prosecutors and to Nevada State District Court Judges. She also has lectured for the Nevada Youth Empowerment Program and local schools in the Washoe County area.
Kelli received a Juris Doctor degree in May 1996 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Janet J. Berry in the Second Judicial District Court, Reno, Nevada. There she honed her passion for criminal and domestic violence law. Kelli is also a graduate University of Nevada, Reno having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1990.
Kelli currently serves as Chair of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force and Chair of Koz’s Kids, in partnership with the Reno Rodeo Foundation, for children currently living at Kids Kottage. She served as former Chair of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, member of the Child Protection Enforcement Team, and member the Drug Endangered Children Team. She is also a member of Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows and Northern Nevada Women Lawyers.
Finally, Kelli and her husband, Tom, also a local attorney, have a very active 8-year-old son. They enjoy balancing their very busy careers with Little League, martial arts, running, hiking, skiing and traveling. The family loves the outdoors, and having been born and raised in Reno and as Nevada alumni, are huge fans of Nevada Wolf Pack and the Reno Aces! Go Pack!