Community Relations Administrator – Randi Goodman
Randi is the Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy, LLC Community Relations Administrator. Within that capacity, 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. Randi works to effectuate the firm’s goals of making a difference through providing training, sponsoring charity and pro bono opportunities, maintaining our social media efforts and building our relationships with other small business, organizations, and colleagues.
Randi 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 Services Coordinator – Esme Brooker
Esme is our client services coordinator and will likely be one of the first friendly voices you speak with on the phone. She is happy to help you find your way to where you need to be, and eager to get you started on your new path.
Esme has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University, as well as minors in Anthropology and Creative Writing. Prior to joining the AFL team, she worked as a College Leader at NYU’s Office of New Students, and as a Youth Advocate at NYU Steinhardt’s RISE research lab. Outside of work, she loves to cook and experiment with creating new recipes, and her all time favorite food is mac ‘n’ cheese. She currently lives in Montville, New Jersey.
Law Firm Administrator – Monica Trogani
As Law Firm Administrator, Monica is responsible for all of the firm’s administrative operations, to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. She comes to us from Ricoh USA Inc., where she worked as an Editorial Calendar Manager.
Before her time in the corporate world, Monica was a professional ballet dancer and rehearsal director, so she brings an artistic flare to life around the Argentino Family Law office. She is also the lead singer in a band!
Client Support Advocate/Paralegal – Alessandra “Ali” Whitney
Ali is our Client Support Advocate here at AFL. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in Child Advocacy & Policy with a double minor in Psychology and Social Work. Currently she is working towards completing her Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Seton Hall University. Ali supports the attorneys as a paralegal while also supporting clients through the emotional and challenging components of their matter. She is a team player and a true empath! When Ali’s not at the office, or in class, she is probably trying a new restaurant or refinishing furniture just for fun.
Paralegal – Lori Sorkin
Lori has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and her J.D. from New York University. She is a mom of two teenagers, and when they are not keeping her busy you will find her working in the garden or on home renovation projects.
Law Clerk – Derek J. Demeri
Derek is a recent law graduate from Rutgers Law School, Class of 2020 and has been dedicated to advancing equality in all its forms. Prior to attending law school, Derek co-founded the New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance, New Jersey’s only sex worker rights organization, and has been involved in the movement for sex worker rights nationally and internationally. In 2015 he traveled to Geneva, Switzerland with transgender rights activist Monica Jones to testify to the United Nations Human Rights Council about human rights violations that sex workers in the United States endure. In 2016, he worked as a Boycott Organizer for UNITE HERE! and focused primarily on supporting the Trump Taj Mahal casino strike in Atlantic City.
Once in law school, Derek worked as a law clerk for the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project, the District of New Jersey judiciary, the Los Angeles County Public Defender Office, and the Office of the Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce. Derek is excited to join the Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy family this summer. In his spare time, Derek will be studying for the Pennsylvania bar exam or relaxing on the beach. In September, Derek will be clerking with the New Jersey Appellate Court.
Outreach Paralegal – Lex Salomone
Lex is our Outreach Paralegal. They work to build AFL’s connections in the community while also supporting the attorneys as a paralegal. They have their Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Holyoke College in Gender Studies and Politics with a focus in grassroots community organizing. Before joining the AFL team, they worked as a Community Based Learning Fellow with Gardening the Community and the Hampden County Court Service Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Outside of the office, you can find Lex in the garden or practicing their classical singing.