Kenya D. Bates

Kenya D. Bates



Kenya is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, Master of Law (LLM) in Taxation in 2009, Juris Doctor in 2006 and earned her BA in 2001. Kenya has over five years legal experience representing creditors’ rights including mortgage servicers, originators in mortgage foreclosures and evictions in Pennsylvania & New Jersey. Kenya’s default experience is inclusive of residential and commercial foreclosures and title resolution. In addition to representing creditors, Kenya also has extensive experience in the area of tax law including estate planning and employee benefit law. Kenya is devoted to ensuring success and accuracy in high volume default work and compliance with all legislation and client requirements. Her philosophy and passion drive exceptional communications with borrowers, clients, and team members. “Helping a borrower work to resolve issues during tough times and providing our clients with win-win creative solutions is extremely rewarding”. Kenya is passionate about proactively evaluating existing protocols and identifying new processes to ensure each case is handled timely and thoroughly, therefore, maintaining a 90% plus rating on client scorecards in an extremely regulated industry.


Kenya devotes much of her time to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, assisting low-income taxpayers and small businesses with income tax preparation and training hundreds of volunteer tax preparers in Tax Law. Kenya is excellent in breaking down complex things into understandable content and processes. Kenya’s devotion to serving her community continues with the Sunshine Arts, a small Community Art Center were Kenya served as Treasurer. In that role she drafted the organizations financial policies and procedures, monitored for compliance and provided reports to the Board of Directors. In addition, Kenya is active in her community garden, recently writing a grant for and program managing a Pilot Study with a national organization, Share our Strength, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. In that capacity, Kenya built partnerships with the housing authority, local schools, community associations, and local officials. Kenya’s grant and approval consists of a local community garden providing groceries, vegetables, fruits and kitchen essential kits, access to garden to grow food and a series of online cooking classes, and meal planning for small children and expectant moms. Kenya is always eager to contribute her time to encourage developmental growth for individuals, communities and her clients.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey; Pennsylvania

Admissions: Pennsylvania and New Jersey, United States District Courts and Pennsylvania Eastern, Middle and Western Districts