• Founder and Principal Attorney of Q Elderlaw, PLC
  • Associate Attorney with a large Michigan law firm
  • Communications Director and Grants Manager with the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Director of Training and Support with the Michigan Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Senior Director of Special Projects with the State Bar of Michigan's Access to Justice Program
  • Pro-Bono Coordinator with Legal Aid of Western Michigan


  • Accreditation for assistance with Veterans Benefit's
  • Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude (licensed in 1993)
  • Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic through Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Western Michigan University, Cum Laude


  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Supporting Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Pro-Bono Committee and Volunteer Clinic Attorney with the Kalamazoo County Bar Association Probate Clinic 
  • Board member of Lending Hands Inc.
  • Council Member of Older Adult Services Advisory Council for Kalamazoo County 
  • 2019-2020 Chair of the Elderlaw and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan

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Kelly J. McNerney Quardokus is the principal attorney and owner of Q Elderlaw PLC and has been practicing in the area of elder law for more than a decade in both a large and small boutique firm environment. Before entering private practice, Ms. Quardokus spent more than 14 years working for several statewide nonprofit organizations such as the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Michigan Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman, State Bar of Michigan, and Western Michigan

Legal Services. She continues to remain active statewide and locally to advocate for vulnerable populations, especially seniors and people with disabilities. Ms. Quardokus is active in the State Bar’s Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, serving as previous chair of the Section and past chair of the Legislative Committee for several years. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Supporting Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Ms. Quardokus serves as chair of the Older Adult Services Advisory Council for Kalamazoo County; is on the governing board for Lending Hands of Michigan; and is a member of the Kalamazoo County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition and Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues.

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