SUPPORT STAFF

Director of Marketing and Operations
Marie Cottrell
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Outreach Paralegal
Lex Salomone
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Lex has their Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Holyoke College in Gender Studies and Politics with a focus in grassroots community organizing. Before joining our team, they worked as a Community Based Learning Fellow with Gardening the Community and the Hampden County Court Service Center. Outside of the office, you can find Lex in their garden or practicing their classical singing.  

Supervising Paralegal
Lori Sorkin
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Lori has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her J.D. from New York University.  She is the mother of two teenagers, and when they are not keeping her busy you will find her working in her beautiful garden or on working on some wonderful new home renovation projects.

Legal Assistant
Emily Sorkin
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Meet our new legal assistant, Emily Sorkin. Emily is currently working towards an undergraduate degree in biology from
Chatham University to further study zoology and human medicine. Emily enjoys caring for her parrots and before joining the firm, she coached ice skating.

Community Relations Coordinator
Randi Goodman
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Randi helps ensure that our legal team is not only helping our individual clients, but also stays involved and integrated into the community at large, maintaining our social media efforts and building our relationships with other small business, organizations, and colleagues. She is an outside the box thinker which makes her a perfect addition to the AFL team.   Randi is also a dedicated camper with Surprise Lake Camp in NY, having spent the majority of her summers there from childhood to adulthood.  She continues to do so, working remotely for AFL while directing one of the camp’s many amazing programs so that she’s not only advocating for children in her “day job” but also working with children one-on-one at a camp that made such a difference to her throughout her life.

Randi’s advocacy runs even deeper in that she’s the Mama to two amazing special needs children who keep her advocating in her “free” time as well running in multiple different directions at once after them – and she does it all with a smile!  

Client Support Advocate, Paralegal
Ali Whitney
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Ali has her Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in Child Advocacy & Policy with a double minor in Psychology and Social Work. She is working towards completing her Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Seton Hall University.  When Ali has free time she is usually trying a new restaurant or refinishing furniture just for fun.

Law Firm Administrator
Monica Trogani
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Monica is responsible for keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. She comes to us from Ricoh USA Inc. and before her time in the corporate world, she was a professional ballet dancer and rehearsal director, so she brings an artistic flare to our team.  She is also the lead singer in a band!