Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio


Executive Director

B.A., Trinity College; J.D., Boston University School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Massachusetts, 1975 (Inactive)
Ohio, 1980

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Community and Professional Affiliation:
Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Pro Se and Indigent Representation
American Bar Association Task Force to Revise Standards for the Provision of Civil Aid
Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Board of Trustees (ex officio)
Vice President, Board of Trustees, Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation

Ohio State Bar Association, Nettie Cronise Lutes Award 2007 
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati – Career Woman of Achievement 2001 
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber /Leadership Cincinnati USA Class XVIII 1994 – 1995


Managing Attorney, Income, Work & Health Practice Group

B.A., Purdue University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1996
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Income Work & Health 
· Medicaid, Medicare
· Food Stamps
· Unemployment
· Social Security

Community and Professional Affiliation:
United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Financial Stability Council
Clermont County JFS Human Services Planning Committee
Cincinnati Works Legal Advisory Committee

We resolve serious legal problems for low-income people, promote economic and family stability and reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.


Director, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC

B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University; J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
· Community housing development
· Fair housing, landlord-tenant issues
· Predatory lending practices
· Foreclosure prevention

With over 30 years of experience in a broad range of litigation and advocacy representing low income people

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Board member of local nonprofits, Family Housing Developers and Cincinnatians for Affordable Housing.
Shriver Center faculty
CORT faculty

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (Cincinnati)
Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition