Kaylin M. Pelletier-Koenig, Esq. serves as a Staff Attorney for Operation Stand Down Rhode Island and is a Rhode Island native. Kaylin graduated magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and minor concentrations in Psychology, Sociology, and History. Kaylin then went on to attend and graduate magna cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate in December 2017. At Roger Williams Law she was a member of the Honors Program, an Associate Editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review, and Justice of the Madison Chapter of Phi Alpha Law Fraternity, International. Kaylin is admitted to practice law before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Massachusetts Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and is accredited as a VA Claims Representative. For OSDRI, Kaylin provides free and reduced-fee legal services in multiple civil legal fields. Kaylin’s primary focus is Social Security Disability Law where she assists veterans at all levels of the SSDI/SSI application and appeals process from initial claims to appeals before the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. In addition, she also handles private and subsidized evictions in Rhode Island District and Superior Court and other miscellaneous housing law matters. Kaylin additionally assists veterans with SNAP application and appeals, uncontested family law matters, criminal record expungements, and assistance with Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal cases.
Prior to joining OSDRI’s team, Kaylin was an Associate Social Security Disability Attorney at Marasco & Nesselbush in Providence, RI where she learned the ins and outs of Social Security. From there she was chosen to serve as an Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corp Fellow via a cooperative between OSDRI and Rhode Island Legal Services, an organization for which she had been working and volunteering since her second year of law school. Kaylin is the wife of a Rhode Island Army National Guard paratrooper and the granddaughter of a Vietnam-Era Air Force Veteran.