Kelsey Tamakloe, Legal Assistant

Kelsey Tamakloe

Senior Legal Assistant

Kelsey Tamakloe is a Senior Legal Assistant in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.

While at Yale, Kelsey’s studies concentrated on prison abolition and restorative and transformative justice. Her senior thesis chronologized the transition of women’s shelters and rape crisis centers to the full control of the American carceral system and explored alternatives to the carceral system by examining the methodology of organizations rooted in transformative justice praxis.

Outside of school, Kelsey was editor-in-chief of Down Magazine, an online publication, written by BIPOC students for BIPOC students. She also helped first-year students better transition into college life as a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center and as a First-Year Counselor for Saybrook College.

Kelsey plans to attend law school in the future.


  • B.A., Yale University, Certification in the German Language

Dedication, Years of Experience, and Extensive Knowledge

“Before we contacted Sanford Heisler Sharp, our family was on the verge of quitting our pursuit of justice. Thankfully, we met Christine Dunn and Kelsey Tamakloe, who immediately treated us with respect and empathy. They listened carefully to our traumatic experience, decided to take on our case, and fought passionately to acquire compensation for the wrongs committed against our family. Throughout the process, Christine and Kelsey communicated frequently, providing us with updates as soon as they were received. Their team never made us feel like a burden when we emailed or called with questions. Through their dedication, years of experience, and extensive knowledge of the law, they acquired a substantial settlement to help our family begin the road to recovery. We would recommend Sanford Heisler Sharp to anyone seeking a law firm committed to justice for their clients.”
– Former Client