SUPPORT STAFF

Director of Marketing and Operations
Marie Cottrell
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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.

Client Intake Specialist
Richard Barrett
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Richard has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Furman University and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Montclair State University.  Richard is originally from South Carolina and comes to us with a strong customer service background.  In his spare time, he likes to crochet, play Pokémon, and listen to podcasts.


Senior Paralegal
Annette Janeiro
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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 also has 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.

Bookkeeper
Mindy Graham
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New to our firm in 2021, Mindy brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and business administration. Born and raised in Illinois, she enjoys the outdoors and camping with her family, and has a passion for singing in her spare time.


Assistant To The Director Of Marketing & Operations
Kelsey Cox
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Kelsey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from Vassar College. She has been an avid media consumer her whole life and hopes to bring that knowledge to AFL. During her free time, she loves to get lost in the latest video game, tv show, or movie.

Community Relations Coordinator
Randi Goodman
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Randi keeps us involved in our local community maintaining our social media & relationships with small business, schools, & organizations. She is Mama to two amazing special needs children who help keep her grounded. She also runs Essex County’s Free Mom Hugs chapter in her “free” time & spends most of her summers at Surprise Lake Camp in NY.

Legal Assistant
Emily Sorkin
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Meet our 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.


File Clerk
Perseus Henderson
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