Meet The Team
Those at The Elira Law Firm LLC who work efficiently, consistently, and adequately to make change and represent you.
Kinda Monkhouse is an expert in both immigration law and real estate closings. She is an immigrant born and raised in Guyana, South America, who immigrated to the country ten years ago. Since then, Kinda has committed her time and energy to ensure that every immigrant achieves their American Dream. Within her first eight years of living in the United States, she obtained her BS in Criminal Justice and her MS in Public Administration while graduating cum laude from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
After the completion of her Master's program, she enrolled and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina. Kinda graduated from law school with pro-bono honors, earned with assisting indigent immigrants through their immigration journey. Aside from her professional accomplishments, Kinda is now dedicated to helping those in need, and funds an annual scholarship in her native country while also spending her time mentoring young women interested in entering the practice of law.
She now proudly considers Atlanta, Georgia home and when not litigating in court and finalizing real estate deals, she hits the tennis courts or spends quality time with her teenage son Kiand.
Faith Deredge is a litigator who represents clients in personal injury and general negligence matters; primarily, auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, and premises liability. Ms. Deredge earned her BA in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park in 2014 and her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Ms. Deredge was an active leader in the community. She was elected as Vice President of the Black Law Student Association. She also served as a staff editor of the Temple Law Political and Civil Rights Society and Practice Points editor for the Minority Trial Committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section. In addition to her many commitments, she also volunteered for the National Lawyers Guild Expungement clinic.
As a law student, Ms. Deredge was the recipient of multiple honors and awards including the Carl Singley Scholarship, the Horn-Tucker Scholarship, and Temple Law’s Black Law Students Association Scholarship. She also received awards and recognition from the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Women’s Lawyer Division of the National Bar Association. Her previous work experience includes positions with the Philadelphia City Council, Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.