Kelsey Middleton

Associate Attorney

Los Angeles


633 W. 5th St.
26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


J.D., UCLA School of Law
B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Kelsey Middleton is an associate attorney in Vicente Sederberg’s Los Angeles office, where she focuses on licensing and regulatory compliance. Kelsey is responsible for assisting a dynamic range of cannabis clients in obtaining state and local cannabis licenses, permits and approvals, and navigating the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory landscape of the cannabis industry. She routinely helps clients prepare the requisite applications and documentation for state and local licensing and permits, and facilitates communications with cannabis industry regulators to promote efficiency and compliance throughout the licensing process.

Prior to joining VS, Kelsey interned at the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation where she analyzed proposed cannabis legislation and approaches for enhancing the efficacy of cannabis social equity programs. 

Kelsey obtained her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, where she was the co-founder and co-president of the Cannabis Law Association, and External Relations Chair of the Black Law Students Association.


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