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.


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.

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.  

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.


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!

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.

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