People constantly ask me whether I knew I wanted to be an attorney when I was a kid. Truth? I had no idea. In fact, I never seriously considered it until after college, when I moved to New York City to work as a paralegal at a law firm. I was the definition of confused for two years, but also so intrigued that I decided to apply for and attend law school. I attended Brooklyn Law School from 2011-2014, during which time I was the Business Manager of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and a member of the Appellate Division of the Moot Court Honor Society. I was also co-president of the BLS chapter of the Unemployment Action Center, which provides representation at administrative hearings to individuals seeking unemployment benefits. I graduated in 2014, with a Gold Pro Bono Award for completion of more than 500 hours of pro bono legal services during law school.
I spent the summer of 2014 studying for the New York and New Jersey bar exams. [Full disclosure: I didn’t study for New Jersey; I skimmed the supplement and, on the morning of the exam (which was day 3 of testing), I asked a friend what I needed to know.] Either way, I passed both exams and was admitted to the New York and New Jersey State Bars in 2014. In 2015, I was qualified and licensed to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Now, I’m an attorney practicing civil defense litigation at Biedermann Hoenig Semprevivo, P.C., with a focus on employment, personal injury, property damage, and Labor Law claims. I am also a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Domestic Violence Committee of the New York City Bar Association.