I became interested in the law while working as a social worker in Baltimore City's foster care system. I worked diligently cutting through red tape, making tough decisions, and helping others. While in law school, I studied, worked part-time, and volunteered with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and SADFL (Student Animal League Defense Fund). I also became a certified legal intern my last semester which provided me a better opportunity to work hands-on with clients and their legal needs.
After becoming a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I began representing claimants before the Social Security Administration. I traveled a lot as I attended over one hundred hearings per year since 2012. Now, I settled down in Wilkes Barre, where I primarily fight for the sick and injured, focusing my practice on Social Security and Workers' Compensation.
Even with a busy career, I still find the time to enjoy adventures with the love of my lift, play with my rescue dog, and have fun with friends and family. As giving back to the community is important to me, I still volunteer my time as I chair the board of directors for NPLS (North Penn Legal Services) and am a designated coordinator for Wills For Heroes in Pike County. This is a great program where we execute free wills, living wills, and POAs for first responders and veterans.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Day Co-Chair Excellence Award||Pike County Bar Assoication||2014|
|Attorney||The Belt Law Firm||2016 - Present|
|Legal Partner||Citizens Disability||2012 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wills For Heroes||Coordinator||2015 - Present|
|North Penn Legal Services||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|PBA YLD||Council Member||2015 - 2016|
|PBA Bar Leadership Institue Class of 2014-2015||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Widener University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Towson University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Pike County Wills For Heroes||Wills For Heroes Training||2017|
|Wills For Heroes, Spring and Fall Event||Wills For Heroes Training||2016|
|Central Dauphin Middle School||Anti-Bullying Program||2014|
|Title II Claim||Claimant was successful|
Posted by Leslie
Sun Jun 18 2017
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