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We Do Law Differently

Renaissance Legal Solutions, PLLC was born out of the culture shift that took place during “the great lockdown.” Just as many others at that time, RLS founder and managing partner Felina Rivera ached to do more than just earn a paycheck, living her life “on the clock” for a boss to manage how and where she spent her days. And so, Rivera launched her solo practice on April 20, 2021 in Rivera’s spare bedroom with four paying clients and several pro-bono projects in the works.

­­­Meanwhile, feeling the same strain as Rivera, attorney Kindra Dotson launched her solo practice in late 2021, officing often times out of the local library – whatever it took to make it work for her and her family, she was willing to do. As single moms, balancing kids’ schedules, household duties, as well as the financial burden each carried, work-life balance became more important than ever during the pandemic, and so Rivera and Dotson joined forces and officially launched Renaissance Legal Solutions, PLLC on January 1, 2022, with the plan to do the practice of law differently.

The term “renaissance” refers to more than just an era of history. Derived from the Latin word ‘Renaistre’, it means rebirth, revival or new beginning. It is also often used to refer to a “Renaissance man” and the notion that “a man can do all things if he will.”

Founding partners Rivera and Dotson, though not men, certainly fit the definition of “Renaissance women”, putting their whole hearts, minds, and souls not only into the legal work they do, but into the children they provide for, the art and causes they love, and the people surrounding them who make the work they do possible.

And so, it was with the idea that law could be practiced in a way that made sense for both partners as well as those they serve, that Renaissance Legal Solutions was created. Post-pandemic America looks and operates differently, and so should the practice of law. At Renaissance Legal, we care about delivering quality services to all of our clients, as well as providing pro-bono services to the industries and causes our attorneys and staff care about.

We understand, like us, you are trying to create a life worth living, with balance, and integrity – something to be proud of and to share with your loved ones. Whether you are taking a leap of faith with a new business venture, or protecting the company you’ve had for years, our team of experienced attorneys are here to help you achieve your business and personal goals.

When you or your business are facing legal action, we come equipped with more than 40 years of combined litigation experience and are confident in our ability to represent your interests through what can be a very difficult ordeal. And we always advocate for creating protections for your company through providing thoughtfully drafted contracts and agreements to memorialize business deals and protect you from costly future litigation.

Renaissance Legal – with a client-centered approach to law and a heart for service, we are here to provide you with the best representation possible, we are here to do law different.

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me complete my case. Anna was fantastic and I'm so happy I was able to find your law firm.”


The Renaissance Legal Team

Managing Partner

Felina N. Rivera

Felina N. Rivera is the owner and managing attorney at Renaissance Legal Services, PLLC. Her practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and cannabis law. Ms. Rivera has represented an extensive array of clients in the areas of business law, tax law, insurance defense, personal injury, consumer litigation, and cannabis law. Within her cannabis law practice, Ms. Rivera assists clients with all aspects of their businesses, including guiding clients through the licensing application process, zoning and building permits, industry contract negotiations, and OMMA and OBNDD compliance.

Ms. Rivera graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, in 2013. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Oklahoma, the State of Colorado, the Western District of Oklahoma, and the Federal Tax Court. In addition to her legal career, Ms. Rivera is also an active musician. She can often be found playing guitar and singing at local live music venues throughout the state. Ms. Rivera lives in Norman with her daughter, Sofia, and their rescue pup, Daisy.


Kindra N. Dotson

Kindra N. Dotson is a founding partner of Renaissance Legal Solutions, PLLC. She is an experienced trial lawyer, and an impassioned advocate for women, children, and underprivileged communities. A lifelong Oklahoman, Kindra developed a distinguished academic career at Oklahoma City University graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Composition, with a minor in Spanish.

Before returning to her alma mater for law school, Kindra worked in Child Welfare Services for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The systemic failures of Oklahoma’s child welfare system motivated Kindra to see the law as a better way to help to make a difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s marginalized people groups.

While at OCU School of Law, Kindra was honored as a staff member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and the Dean’s list. She was a member of the Native American Law Student Association, and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. Kindra is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Western of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Courts of the Chickasaw Nation.

As an active trial lawyer with more than fourteen years of intense, concentrated experience, Kindra has managed complex litigation. She has both successfully settled and tried a wide variety of litigation matters. Kindra has been an integral part of appellate advocacy teams as well, resulting in the following published cases: Ramick v. Howard-GM II, 2018 OK CIV APP 23, 414 P.3d 397 and Tyree v. Cornman,2019 OK CIV APP 66, 453 P.3d 497.


Nathan D. Richter

Nathan D. Richter was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Mustang High School (1996), the University of Oklahoma (BS 2000), and Oklahoma City University School of Law (JD 2007). Before beginning his legal career, Nathan was a geneticist, and also served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003 where he received the Joint Forces Commendation Medal and other awards.

Nathan has served in a variety of leadership positions. Nathan Co-Founded and now serves as the Chief Legal Officer of Nature’s Key. Nathan also served as CEO for Nature’s Key from 2020 to 2023. Nathan is a trial lawyer, who primarily practices in the area of civil litigation. His practice encompasses all facets of the cannabis industry, from business formations, to legal matters involving the highly regulated industry, to business dissolutions and other business litigation. He also has experience litigating complex commercial matters, product liability actions.

Nathan is the former President of the Canadian County Bar Association (2012), Chairperson of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors, and a Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board Member. He has served on the OBA Rules and Bylaws Committee, as well as the Mock Trial Committee and Military Assistance Committee. He now participates in the OBA Cannabis Committee.

Nathan also has a passion for volunteer work. He is a volunteer with Trinity Legal Clinic providing pro bono legal services to Oklahoma’s indigent population at OKC’s City Rescue Mission. Nathan also is the former President and board member of Youth & Family Services, of El Reno, a youth shelter helping displaced youth in Oklahoma. Nathan also volunteers with the Lawyers for Heroes program serving our veterans. Nathan is a member of numerous professional organizations. Nathan is also a member of Life.Church, Mustang.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and hunting. Nathan is married to Kristin, and they have two children: Harrison and Kailyn.


Anna Y. Sanchez

Anna Y. Sanchez is an associate attorney at Renaissance Legal Solutions, PLLC. Anna is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma State Court, California State Court, and Federal Tax Court. Her practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, cannabis law, and tax law.

Ms. Sanchez graduated with highest honors from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Sociology/Law & Society in 2015. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Ms. Sanchez served as President of the Environmental Law Society and Treasurer of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Pepperdine Chapter.

Since law school, Ms. Sanchez has gained experience advocating for clients in the areas of environmental law, tax law, cannabis law, and civil litigation. She has represented clients undergoing audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and assisted clients in successfully obtain forgiveness of federal tax liabilities up to $200,000, including successfully representing a client in the the forgiveness of over $20,000.00 in tax liability through Innocent Spouse Relief. Anna has also dedicated a significant amount of her practice to serving underprivileged individuals by providing representation to low-income taxpayers through the Pepperdine Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and other legal non-profit organizations.

Anna is originally from San Bernadino California and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She moved to Oklahoma in 2021 with her husband and son. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time outdoors with her son and husband, as well as cooking and baking, with emphasis in making traditional Oaxacan dishes.

Office Manager

Sonia Menhusen

Sonia joined Renaissance Legal with 17 years of administrative experience in Oklahoma's public schools as well as 7 years of experience in law office administration. She has worked in nearly every civil arena including employment, education, family, probate and estate, and cannabis law. Sonia is an integral part of the Renaissance Legal team, always working collaboratively with attorneys, staff and our clients. She is the master of keeping the team on track and oversees the day-to-day and administrative functions of the firm.

Sonia makes family her top priority and enjoys tending to her fur babies (which include chickens and horses!). In her free time, she also pursues her love of and passion for community and art through frequent non-profit volunteerism.


Yisel Stevenson-Kim

Yisel Stevenson-Kim is a skilled and dedicated paralegal with over 10 years of experience in the legal field. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended Southwestern Christian University where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and leadership.

With over a decade of paralegal and legal assistant experience, Yisel successfully prioritizes a diverse range of tasks and manages the caseloads of multiple attorneys.

In her spare time, Yisel enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and traveling.

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