About Stimpson Law in Ann Arbor

Our experienced legal team has been serving clients in the greater Ann Arbor region (Washtenaw County and Lenawee County) for over a decade. With a thorough background in estate planning, trusts, wills, and probate, as well as family and business law, our team will walk you through the necessary steps so that you and your family are protected and represented accurately.

David M. Stimpson

Managing Partner

David’s involvement with the community and various areas of the legal system have enhanced his ability to represent clients with the perspective of a practitioner, family man, and leader in the community. He is the father of twin daughters, and in July of 2013, he was blessed with two more daughters through his marriage to his wife, Stephanie.

He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo and his Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University. David was a founding partner in his previous firm and branched off to form his own practice.

He has testified before the Michigan Senate and many more national, state, and local organizations throughout his career. In 2004, he was elected to the Lenawee County Commission and currently serves as the commission’s chairman and a member of the Criminal Justice Committee, overseeing the financial operations of the county. David also serves on the Local Finance Authority Board for the City of Tecumseh and the CDBG Loan Approval Panel.

Dave participates in several organizations outside of the county and legal community including the Michigan Association of Counties Human Service Committee, the State of Michigan Out of State Placement Task Force, and Michigan Child Welfare task force as well as several local service organizations. Dave was the past president of the Tricounty (Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee) Community Action Agency and serves as legal counsel to their board for non-profits. It oversees Head Start WIC and other housing programs. He also serves as legal counsel to several other non-profit and community-based programs from library boards to downtown development boards.

Brandi Klein


Brandi holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis on Writing from Adrian College. Her passion for writing has served her well with the multitude of drafting she performs as
the Family Law Paralegal at Stimpson and Associates.

Brandi assists the attorneys in many aspects of the family law cases from the initial client meeting to the entry of a final order, ensuring client satisfaction from start to finish. She is committed to providing client support with compassion and empathy and helping clients navigate what is often a stressful and difficult time in their lives. “The divorce process can be intimidating and emotionally taxing for our clients and I enjoy supporting them through those challenges and providing them peace of mind on their worst days.”

In her free time, Brandi can be found spending time with her husband and golden retriever.

Jessica Kelly

Associate Attorney

Jessica has assisted students, children, and families since 2002. Working in areas of K-12 education advocacy, special education, higher education regulation and policy, and public service, she has developed a full range of skills to serve clients and the community well. Jessica is building on that service by developing her legal practice in probate, estate planning, and general family law matters, and prides herself on her reputation for helping others achieve their goals.

She earned her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jessica additionally holds a Certificate from the College of William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy, and is expected to complete the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Certificate in Probate and Estate Planning in Spring 2021.

Jessica’s advocacy on behalf of students and families has included collaboration locally, at the state level, and in Washington D.C. where she has fought for equitable funding for public education and the rights of marginalized students. She has served as an Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Trustee since 2016, and currently holds the office of Vice President and acts as Chair of the Planning Committee. In 2021, she became the Vice President of the Washtenaw Association of School Boards in hopes of working in partnership with districts across Washtenaw County.

Her memberships and service include serving as Chair of the Ann Arbor Democratic Party since 2019 and being an active member in the Michigan Democratic Party, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, and Sierra Club. She has past involvement with Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Wayne State University Law School Women’s Law Caucus. Her most fulfilling role has been mother to 3 great kids whom she has been raising in Ann Arbor with her husband.

Krista Fenelon


Krista attended Washtenaw Community College to become a Medical Assistant before switching her focus and receiving her Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Mott Community College. She has spent the last six years gaining experience in several areas of law including Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Personal Injury, among others. Krista prides herself on her work and her relationship with clients; “I enjoy being the type of person people want to talk to.”

Outside of her day at Stimpson & Associates, Krista is also an Ordained Minister and Event Coordinator on the weekends.  Alongside her husband, she owns and operates an exotic reptile zoo.  Krista has three children.