The firm

At Integrate Legacy Law, we guarantee impeccable communication while guiding our clients through a holistic process of defining and preserving the comprehensive mark they leave on the world, their legacy. We are a value-based firm and our top value is to leave our clients with a clearer sense of what legacy means to them and a plan for integrating their legacy into their lives before the luxury of time is no longer on their side.

Our sweet spot is working with Gen X'ers and Millennials who have substantial asset portfolios and work in the tech industry. Our other niche is addressing the unique issues that affect LGBTQ couples and their families. Niches and sweet spots aside, we work with anyone who is committed to planning smartly for the future of their finances and healthcare... all people welcome!

We serve clients throughout San Diego County from our offices in East County (El Cajon) and in downtown San Diego and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from our office in Jack London Square, Oakland.

The founder 

Kamela Love, Esq.
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Kamela Love founded Integrate Legacy Law with the commitment to guide her clients to identify their life purpose and then integrate that legacy into their lives in a way that makes a lasting difference. As an experienced communication and relationship coach, mediator, and spiritual counselor, Kamela integrates these skills with her legal training to provide a holistic approach to estate planning. She has a special knack for supporting clients through conversations with family members regarding end of life care, mental incapacity, and inheritance disputes.

Kamela facilitates restorative justice programming in mens' jails in San Diego through the Restorative Justice Re-entry Prep Program. She is the former President of the Board of Directors at Community Boards in San Francisco, as well as a volunteer mediator there. Additionally, she is an active member of Integrative Mediation Bay Area where she co-mediates with mental health professionals to help clients heal and transform the emotional side of conflicts. As a pioneer of the Collaborative Trust & Estates field, she works on interdisciplinary teams with other Attorneys, licensed Mental Health and Eldercare Professionals, and Certified Financial Planners to help clients solve family disputes outside of court in a supportive, loving environment. 

 

Kamela was raised in Asheville, North Carolina and moved to California to attend Santa Clara University where she graduated as Valedictorian.  During law school in Los Angeles, Kamela worked at a non-profit that provided free family law services to survivors of domestic violence, externed in the Major Crimes unit of the District Attorney’s office, and facilitated a transformational leadership class to incarcerated men, targeted at lowering recidivism rates. 

 

Kamela loves sailing, scuba diving, salsa dancing, camping, and traveling to as many foreign destinations as possible. Kamela practices mindfulness and wholeheartedly believes in work-life balance. She makes sure to visit her parents on a regular basis and loves exploring the outdoors with her min pin, Iggy.

 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Southwestern Law School

BS in Political Science, Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, Santa Clara University

BA in Spanish Studies, Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, Santa Clara University

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of California State Bar

Member of the San Diego County Bar Association

Member of the Foothills Bar Association (East County San Diego)

Member of the National LGBT Bar Association

Member of American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section

Member of East Bay Trust & Estates Lawyers

Member of Integrative Mediation Bay Area

Member of The Mediation Society

Member of Collaborative Family Law San Diego

Member of Collaborative Practice California

Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent Spanish

Basic Portuguese

Read & write Arabic

Watch the video below for an intro to Integrate Legacy Law and our founder, Kamela Love (formerly R. Kamela Laird).

Watch an interview with Kamela on KTNC-TV regarding her mediation work with Community Boards. This interview is conducted in Spanish on AL DIA network. 

The staff

Rebecca Alkana

Legal Assistant

Rebecca Alkana serves as a legal assistant for Integrate Legacy Law. As a third-year law student, Rebecca is committed to providing services that will maximize every client’s estate potential and help families preserve positive relationships for generations. 
  

Rebecca has a commitment to support people through legal public service avenues. She is currently a member of the CWSL Public Interest Honors Society and has previously interned for the Family Law Facilitator’s Office at the San Diego Superior Court, providing legal assistance to those struggling with complex family law related issues. During her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University, Rebecca worked as an intern for a business litigation and real estate law firm. She uses her knowledge and experience in these areas to effectively communicate with our clients about ways we can better serve them and the resources available to meet their needs. 

  

She enjoys baking, listening to Brazilian music, and spending time with her two dogs, Piroba and Frankie. 

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