Education

St. Joseph’s University, Bachelors of Science, 1988

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 1994

Experience

Present

Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation

Attorney

1999 – Present

In-House Attorney, Philadelphia, PA

In-House attorney for a non-profit agency that provides residential services, day services, integrated daycare and Head Start to individuals with disabilities. I have responsibility for all legal related matters including government contracts, subcontracts, grievances, arbitrations and administrative hearings for harassment and/or discrimination claims. Work directly with external counsel regarding all legal related matters. Lead a management team in union negotiations and the collective bargaining process to a complete and final resolution of all issues related to the collective bargaining agreement. Responsible for compliance/quality control issues related to regulations from funding sources. Lead a team of investigators related to unusual incidents, such as abuse or neglect, that occur with the individuals receiving support.

1995 – 2004

Dischell, Bartle, Yanoff & Dooley, PC, Lansdale, PA

Attorney

Predominantly worked in handling divorce litigation matters. Duties included drafting court filings, legal research, drafting briefs, witness preparation and interviews, document preparation. Individually worked with clients and litigated before Masters and Judges in Montgomery County and Bucks County.

1994 – 1995

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

Law Clerk

Law Clerk for the Honorable Stanley R. Ott from January 1994 through August 1994 and for the Honorable William Furber from August 1994 through April 1995.

Duties included preparing draft opinions for submission to the Superior Court, reviewing pretrial appeals and discovery issues, preparing divorce decrees and researching and preparing legal memos on various criminal and civil issues.

1988 -1991

Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul, Philadelphia, PA

Paralegal

Complex civil and criminal litigation. Responsibilities included reviewing, coding and maintain voluminous document submission; participating in client and witness interviews and depositions; and preparing summaries of evidence and information obtained during interviews and depositions.

Licenses & Certificates

1994 – Admitted to the Bar in the State of Pennsylvania

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