I began my legal career with the intention of becoming a business law attorney, as I had received a Business Management Degree. However, while still in law school, fate stepped in and I was placed at the Division of Social Services, Legal Division. I assisted lawyers in defending the social workers who had removed children from homes. It was an eye opening and career changing experience. I witnessed children in horrific situations and wanted to help protect them. I realized that I would not be satisfied dealing with just business transactions and didn’t feel that I would be able to impact people as much in that capacity. I had a revelation that in every job I have held, I had helped someone, whether it was putting a smile on someone’s face serving coffee drinks and ice cream cones or reducing the credit card payments of a single mother to avoid bankruptcy. I had the fortuitous opportunity to work at Frame & Frame, LLC as a law clerk after my experience at DSS. I enjoyed being able to help reassure clients going through a divorce by explaining the process to them, taking some burden off the client who just received a cancer diagnosis by helping with their estate planning, or giving the client, who was in a horrible accident, some reassurance and walking them through the complicated process of a personal injury case. After I graduated from law school, I became engaged to my wonderful husband, Arthur and, at the same time, I left Frame & Frame, LLC to work as a contract paralegal with the US Attorney’s Office in the civil litigation department. Shortly thereafter, I became pregnant with my first child and, due to pregnancy complications, she was born prematurely. While in the hospital, I was attended by a lovely nurse, who looked familiar. We soon realized that I had placed her in an administrative role at a hospital and from there she went to nursing school, all because I had helped give her that opportunity. From that interaction and the birth of my daughter, I decided that it was time for me to become an attorney that created the same type of positive impact for my clients and to set an example for and make my daughter proud. Happily, I was invited back to work at Frame & Frame, LLC as an associate attorney and I am pleased to assist our clients with family law, personal injury, and estate planning. I feel energized every day from my interactions with our clients and I strive to make their day a bit brighter from having interacted with me. While nothing is ever guaranteed in the legal world, I endeavor to work hard on each case. In my spare time, I sing in my church choir, root for the Orioles and the Ravens, and enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and cat.
|Contract Paralegal||United States Attorneys' Office||2013 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||Frame and Frame, LLC||2010 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Department of Human Resources, Baltimore City Department of Social Services Legal Services Division||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Maryland Association for Justice||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|University of Baltimore||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2014|
|University of Baltimore||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Lenoir-Rhyne College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
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