About Carla Kjellberg

post picCarla has been practicing family law for over 20 years. She has worked extensively throughout the seven county metro area.



After leaving my clerkship with Judge Miles Lord, I had two job offers, one from a large law firm, and the other from MPIRG. I was always proud to have chosen MPIRG. I worked for four years on issues of consumer and environmental protection.



Villanova University School of Law — J.D., Law, 1979 – 1982


Activities and Societies

The Order of the Coif



"Dear Carla, I want to recommend your services to anyone who is in need of family law. You are someone who is absolutely in touch with all aspects of the law, and more importantly with all aspects of-the-sometimes painful and confusion jungle of emotions that go with a serious life change, like divorce.


I can certainly say without reservation that had I not known you, my life and career would be significantly damaged due to the missteps I personally made on my road to obtaining a divorce. Your faithful guidance and strength, during some very, very dark times, enabled me to not only change my life, but it made me a better person.


I will never be able to thank you enough for all you did for me." —Charlie Maguire


"Carla successfully represented me in a divorce case. I made a lot of mistakes by representing myself in the initial divorce and signed away most everything that I was legally entitled to. I was greatly intimidated by my ex husband, even after the divorce. I felt that I had no one to turn to, because no attorney would take my case. But Carla is not your average attorney. Carla worked within my budget and fought like a champion. She made certain that I understood where I made mistakes; and challenged my ex and his attorney on every level. She assisted me in recouping several of the losses I incurred, even though the original divorce decree was deemed final. With Carla as my attorney, I felt that I could stand tall again." —Polly Meyer