Kala Swenson served as a Senior Family Law Paralegal at our firm from 2016-2019. Currently, she is a student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN. Kala returned to work at Smith Strong, PLC as a summer law clerk in the summer of 2020.
Kala graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelors degree in Paralegal Studies and Psychology. Prior to joining Smith Strong, PLC, Kala served as a paralegal at a prominent appellate practice group in Richmond, VA, where she served for over two years.
Kala grew up in the small town of Zimmerman, Minnesota, population 5,200, where she graduated from Zimmerman Middle and High School [Go Zimmerman Thunder and its proud mascot "Thor!"]. She moved to Richmond in 2014 upon graduating from college; and fell in love with the area, before she returned there for law school.
Kala frequently brought a dozen Duck Donuts to the office for our clients--rewarding our early visitors with the best selection. Her caring attitude extended beyond the donut offerings, however, as she carefully guided clients through difficult family law transitions.
In addition to handling her law school studies, Kala now serves as a law clerk for our office, assisting with the maintenance and drafting of forms and documents critical to the functioning of a well-run family law firm.