Attorney Shandra Kisailus
Shandra is the second generation of lawyers at Kisailus Law Firm LLC, having taken over the firm from her parents, Veronica and Clement. Kisailus Law Firm was founded over fifty years ago and in that more than half-century, the Kisailus family has guided clients through some of their worst times and worked relentlessly to achieve justice. Shandra is proud to continue this legacy of zealous advocacy.
Shandra was educated in city schools, having graduated from E.L. Meyers High School. She stayed local when she attended college at the University of Scranton, where she earned dual degrees in business management and philosophy. Shandra participated in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts honors program where she learned and lived the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” Following college, Shandra attended law school at Dickinson Law School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. There, she participated and took first place in the 1L mock trial competition. Shandra later chaired the 1L mock trial competition committee, organizing the competition on an annual basis in her second and third years of law school. Shandra was also a member of the Journal of Law & International Affairs where she worked as a comments editor. While working on her law degree, Shandra also clerked for the Honorable J. Wesley Oler, Jr. of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas as well as the Honorable William H. Amesbury of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.
Being an active member of community organizations is important to Shandra. She currently serves as President of Laurel Run Borough Council and has been a member of council since 2013. Shandra also chaired the Scholarship Committee of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association in its inaugural year, working with the Committee to award a $25,000 law school scholarship to a Luzerne County resident. Shandra also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Luzerne County Community College. She finds her work in educating the paralegal students extremely rewarding and encouraging.
Shandra is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Court of Federal Claims. She and her husband, Mike, have a son, Leo. Shandra especially enjoys spending her time at her husband’s business, Carter’s Dairy Freeze in Exeter, Pennsylvania, given her fondness of all things ice cream.
Prior to joining Kisailus Law Firm LLC, Ally spent 6 years working as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS/Pharmacy, which helped her become familiar with medical terminology and pharmaceutical uses, both of which help with her work at the law firm. While working at CVS, she helped clients get on the path to better health and now working at a law firm she is helping clients find justice. She loves that she is able to help the public.
Ally was born and raised in Kingston, Luzerne County. She is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and has an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting from LCCC. She is extremely proud to have graduated with a GPA of 3.8 while raising two small children.
Ally has three children who are her whole entire life: Carina, Eva, and Asher. She lives with her children, boyfriend Blake, and has two dogs and two cats that just add an extra bit of chaos to her life. When she isn’t working, she is spending the rest of her time with her family.