Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA - J.D., May 2008
Activities: American Constitution Society, Environmental Law Society, National Lawyer’s Guild,
President’s Commission of the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students, Faculty, and
Staff, Shelter Legal Services Foundation
Honors and Awards: Dean’s List (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008; Cumulative GPA - 3.1), American
Jurisprudence Award - Professional Responsibility (Spring 2007)
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI - B.S. Business Administration, magna cum laude (Cumulative GPA -
3.76), May 2005
Minor degrees in Biotechnology and Legal Studies
Activities: Bias Related Incidents Committee, Bryant Players, Peer Education, President’s Diversity
Council of Champions
Honors and Awards: Dean’s List (Fall 2001 - Spring 2005), President’s Award (4.0 GPA, Fall 2001, 2004)
Admitted to Practice
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (December 2008)
Law Clerk, Law Offices of Michael A. Laurano, Boston, MA
December 2009 - Present
Drafted appellee’s brief for wrongful death case in the United States Court of Appeals for the First
Circuit, Estate of Richard Castucci v. United States .
Law Clerk, Rhode Island Supreme Court - Law Clerk Department, Providence, RI
August 2008 - September 2009
Served the justices of the Superior Court and the judges and magistrates of the Rhode Island Traffic
Performed legal research and draft decisions and orders in the areas of administrative, civil, criminal,
domestic relations, and zoning law.
Drafted several of the proposed Rules of Procedure for the Traffic Tribunal.
Worked with associate justice assigned to Asbestos Calendar to organize case filings and determine
the number of asbestos cases currently pending in Rhode Island court system.
Judicial Intern, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston, MA
August 2007 November 2007
Assisted associate justice with the drafting of published and unpublished decisions in the areas of civil
and criminal law.
Edited and updated 2003 edition of “Massachusetts Evidence from A to Z” to reflect recent
developments in Massachusetts evidence law.
Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
May 2007 August 2007
Composed “Report and Recommendations” on matters referred to federal magistrate for preliminary
review, findings, and recommended disposition.
Researched novel or complex issues of federal law and drafted bench memoranda.
Prepared magistrate for upcoming hearings, trials, pre-trial conferences, and jury impanelments.
Research Assistant, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
February 2007 June 2007
Assisted associate professor with drafting and editing of forthcoming law review article, Policing
Research Assistant, National Police Accountability Project, Boston, MA
December 2006 February 2007
Authored section and appendices of amicus curiae brief for case in the Supreme Court of the United
States, Scott v. Harris, 550 U.S. 372 (2007).
Legal Intern, Middlesex County Probate and Family Court, Cambridge, MA
September 2006 November 2006
Assisted pro se litigants with the filing of divorce, paternity, and probate actions.
Participated in the court’s “Lawyer of the Day” program.
Investigative Intern, Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, Providence, RI
January 2005 June 2005
Gathered information relevant to the full and fair investigation of charges of employment, housing,
public accommodations, and delivery of services discrimination.
Interviewed complainants and recorded witness statements.
Performed basic legal research to determine whether charges of alleged discrimination were actionable
under applicable state laws.
Composed detailed summaries of research findings for ultimate review by Commissioners.
P rofessional Certifications
Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island - Mediation Skills Training, October 2009
Co-mediated several landlord tenant, small claims court, and juvenile justice cases.
Legal Areas of Interest
Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
and Liberties, Domestic Relations, Employment Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Healthcare Law,
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