Traci Owen Vella


Traci Owen Vella is an associate in the firm and a native of Heflin, Alabama. She earned her law degree from the University of Alabama in 1996 and her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Auburn University in 1993.


Traci is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American and Alabama Bar Associations and the National Association of Counsel for Children. She devotes her practice primarily to family law, including divorce, alimony, custody, paternity and child support cases. She is one of two Alabama reporters for the American Bar Association, Family Law Sections, Law in the Fifty States, which summarizes family law issues around the country. 


Prior to joining Vella & King, Traci was associated with the law firm of Leslie McWilliams in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she worked as an advocate for children while establishing a successful family law practice, including divorce, adoption, custody, child support, paternity and juvenile law. She was a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association and frequently served as a Guardian ad Litem for the Chancery, Circuit and Juvenile Courts.

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