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Kelly Bagla, Esq.


Kelly Bagla, Esq.

CEO of Bagla Law Firm, APC

“Grab the world by the pearls! It’s yours for the taking!”

Kelly Bagla has been nominated as the top CEO of 2024. Her integrity is exemplary, setting a standard for ethical business practices. With over 20 years of experience, she has become a cornerstone of the San Diego County business community, providing not just legal services but also creating jobs and fostering economic security.

Kelly’s commitment to teaching high net worth individuals and business owners how to protect their businesses proactively demonstrates her dedication to empowering others. 

Clients affectionately refer to her as “Queen of Business Law®” a testament to her unparalleled guidance and expertise. Kelly Bagla embodies the qualities of a top CEO—innovation, leadership, and a deep commitment to making a positive impact on both the business world and the community at large.

Kelly Bagla’s involvement in San Diego’s prestigious organizations reflects her deep commitment to serving the community through her law firm. She actively supports veterans, offering them a 20% discount on her legal services as a gesture of gratitude for their service. Her pro bono work with the Veterans Chamber of Commerce demonstrates her dedication to supporting those who have defended the country.

Kelly’s love for dogs is evident through her support for Last Chance At Life, a rescue and adoption organization. She regularly donates to help dogs find loving homes, especially those in need of medical care. Her passion for animal welfare aligns with her belief in giving back to the community and making a difference in the lives of others.

Through her involvement in these organizations, Kelly Bagla has shown that her commitment to service extends beyond her legal practice, making her a respected figure in San Diego’s communityB

Kelly is the author of six books, including the New York Times Bestseller, “Go Legal Yourself!®” Each of her books and multiple enterprises has been designed to empower business owners in pursuit of the American Dream. 

Beyond her role at Bagla Law Firm, Kelly is a multifaceted entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of three additional businesses that advance her mission to inform, equip and inspire entrepreneurs worldwide. Kelly knows the challenges, risks, and responsibilities of being a business owner. She has the dual perspective of running businesses from both the entrepreneurial and legal angles. She knows first-hand how to mitigate risks, avoid lawsuits and safeguard assets. As Kelly affirms, “I believe it takes an entrepreneur to understand the needs of an entrepreneur!”

Kelly is madly in love with her Marine husband, Brent, and their 3 beautiful dogs!

Legal Awards 2020
Lawyers of Distinction
2020 Legal Awards Winner - Bagla Law Firm
Attorney of the Month 2019
Most Successful Businesswomen
Law Firms to Watch
Best of Carlsbad Award 2022
Best of Carlsbad Award 2022

10 Elite Women in Business 2022

2022 Best of Carlsbad Award

3 Consecutive Years!

Business Hall of Fame - Bagla Law Firm

The 20 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch 2020

20 Most Successful Businesswomen

Business Women Of The Year Award

Business Women of the Year Awards

Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Award

Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Award