I am an attorney in Gastonia, NC, practicing family law, personal injury. I also handle will preparation, traffic matters, and some minor criminal defense work.
Before practicing law, I lived and worked in several different countries. I taught English as a second language in Germany and France. In the United Kingdom, I worked in the personal injury department of a Scottish law firm.
While in law school in New York, I was Co-President of my school's public interest organization and was active in environmental and public interest activities. I gained valuable experience throughout law school interning with a federal judge and with several different non-profits and governmental organizations. I continue to serve my community by providing pro bono legal services and participating in community groups.
Clients often come to lawyers when they are stressed or anxious. I truly enjoy helping clients and my best reward is to bring them relief from whatever legal problem they are facing. Our firm offers a variety of fee options (contingency, hourly, flat) depending on your legal matter. Please call or email me for a consultation.
Languages spoken: German, English
Hourly ($150/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (5 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Educational Achievement Program||North Carolina Advocates for Justice||2011|
|Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award||Legal Aid of North Carolina||2011|
|2nd place tie - Prof. William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest||New York State Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Program Certificate - Bronze||Hofstra Law School||2010|
|Pro Bono Leadership Award||Hofstra Law School||2010|
|Associate||Katzenstein and Lorance||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rotary International - Gastonia Evening||Co-Chair, Service Projects Committee||2011 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Young Lawyers Division, Military Issues Committee||2010 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Chair of Family Law Section 2014-15||2010 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Gaston County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Young Lawyers Division||2010 - Present|
|Generally Speaking (N.C. Bar Association)||What to Do When One Parent Wants to Relocate||2012|
|Hofstra University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Communication Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|