The success of my practice comes from my ardent philosophy of providing clients, regardless of income, with the most elite, aggressive representation that always includes meticulous listening, diligent legal research, thorough motion practice, advanced legal writing, skilled negotiating, and comprehensive hearing and trial representation. Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a social worker (M.S.W.) for 20 years, making me uniquely qualified to advocate for children and adults with complex legal, cultural, economic, and clinical needs who are facing the overwhelming power of the state in the Department of Children and Family. In Care and Protection cases, I provide comprehensive legal services and rarely advise clients to waive their rights at the 72- hour hearing, a critical legal juncture where I have had excellent success in quickly reuniting children and parents.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court||2016|
|Domestic Violence Advocate||Women's Bar Foundation||2016 - Present|
|Legal Program Panel||Safe Passage||2015 - Present|
|Children and Family Law Trial Panel||Committee For Public Counsel Services||2014 - Present|
|Children and Family Law Appeals Panel||Committee For Public Counsel Services||2012 - Present|
|Criminal Appeals Panel - Superior Court||Committee For Public Counsel Services||2010 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Superior Court Of Massachusetts||2008 - 2010|
|Perspectives||Stepping Stones to Practice||2012|
|Western New England College||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Child Welfare and Social Policy||Child Welfare Law||2015|
|Adoption of Amanda||Won|
|Commonwealth v. F.R.||Won|
|Commonwealth v. S.W.||Won|
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