Helpline Attorney; I was hired in July of 2020 to work with a team of NLSA attorneys responding to the housing crisis caused by Covid-19. In December 2020, I was hired full-time and shifted to the NLSA Helpline Attorney role in the Pittsburgh office. I advise on clients on landlord-tenant issues, property taxes, credit card debt, and utilities.
I started my legal career in 2006 at a boutique law firm founded by a former longtime NLSA attorney representing individuals in elder law and employment law matters. I moved to a small firm practicing municipal and employment law where I had the pleasure of advising major education providers in the Pittsburgh area, along with several local municipalities and unions. I transitioned to private practice and continued advising and representing individuals on employment and civil matters, as well as consulting on Pennsylvania employment law legal education materials for a renowned legal research company.
D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2006; B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude, in 1998.
Admitted, Commonwealth of PA; U.S. Dist. Ct. for the W.D. of PA, 2006; trained in Collaborative Law, through CLASP, September, 2016; Certified Mediator, the Pittsburgh Mediation Center, October 2004.
Awards: Dean’s List, UCIS Scholar for the European Union Studies Association; CALI Award for Jurisprudence
In my personal time, I play the flute semi-professionally for weddings and events and spend time with my friends and large family in our beautiful city of Pittsburgh. I also volunteer extensively as part of an anti-racist community initiative as a group leader and core team member, along with the music ministry with Saint Mary of the Mount.