Khelya Okunor is a member of the California State Bar with experience representing individuals and businesses in general civil, business, labor and employment, and criminal matters.
Ms. Okunor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in 2013 and graduated from California Western School of Law as a distinguished advocate in 2017. While in law school, Ms. Okunor competed on Cal Western’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team and served as a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Judge Randa Trapp (Ret.) and the office of General Counsel/Legal Services at the San Diego Superior Court. Shortly after graduating, Ms. Okunor joined the Los Angeles Daily Journal as a ruling’s briefer with a focus on statutory interpretation, business, and employment decisions. Ms. Okunor then went on to practice in Los Angeles where she was involved in such notable cases as Rider v. McCann et. al. and People v. Skelly while handling general business, labor and employment, and other civil litigation matters.
Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Ms. Okunor enjoys mentoring first generation high school students through the Heart of Los Angeles’s college preparation programs. Ms. Okunor was crowned Miss Downtown Los Angeles USA 2020/21 and utilizes her title in conjunction with local agencies and organizations to address matters of public concern. When she is not serving her community or clients, Ms. Okunor loves to paint, cook, golf, hike, and spend time with close friends and family.