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I began practicing Community Lawyering at Neighborhood Legal Services in 1996 with a focus on providing transactional and litigation services to low-income communities, small businesses, and individuals as well as organizatins in Essex County that demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of its residents.   Due to changes in funding availability, my focus changed in 2010 to providing eviction defense as part of NLS' Lawyer for the Day Program.   In 2012 I became lead attorney for the Foreclosure Prevention Project.   In 2014 NLS merged with its sister entity in Lowell and Northeast Legal Aid emerged with a subsidiary, Northeast Justice Center, to which I am affiliated.   


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 65%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%

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Northeast Justice Center

50 Island St Ste 203 B
Lawrence, MA, 01840-1869


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSessa, Glick & Quiroga1995 - 1996
Executive DirectorNorth Shore Community Action Programs1985 - 1991
Energy Programs DirectorValley Opportunity Council1979 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Salem v. Salem Heights Apt. Co.Property transferred to non-profit with perpetual affodability restrictions
Mendonsa v. Lowell Housing AuthorityConsent judgment resulting in enhanced relocation benefits and creation of affordable housing
Noundja v. Lynn Comm. Dev. Hous. Corp.Summary judgment for federal relocation benefits and settlement of conditions claims
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Publication nameTitleDate
North Shore HOME ConsortiumHOME Program Consolidated Plan2005
Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and PolicyCommunity Lawyering - Why Now?2003
Management Information ExchangeNLS' Community Counseling Helps Empower Low-Income Communities2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977