Staff

CENTRAL OFFICE

Latricia Scott Adams
Team/Unit: Volunteer Attorney Project
Position: Director
Year Started: 1989
Nazarene University – BA

Christina Albrecht
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense Unit
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2016

Erin Bartling
Team/Unit: Migrant Farmworkers Project
Position: Project Director
Year Started: 2006
University of Kansas – BA

Laura Bornstein
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2011
Georgetown University Law Center – JD/Rice University – BA

Jim Brightman
Team/Unit: Public Benefits
Position: Attorney
Year started: 2016
BS Truman State, JD University of Missouri-Columbia

Kaitee Brown
Team/Unit: Public Benefits
Position: Advocates for Family Health Project – Director, Attorney
Year Started: 2014
University of Kansas School of Law–JD/University of Texas at Austin–MSW/University of Kansas–BSW

Tama Byrnes
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Finance Director
Year Started: 1994
Avila University – BS

Lisa Clark
Position: Program Administrator
Year Started: 1998
Ottawa University – BA

Julia Cotter
Team/Unit: Federal Rights
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2014
University of Oklahoma College of Law – JD/Austin College – BA

Karen Cutliff
Team/Unit: Development
Position: Marketing Coordinator
Year Started: 2006
Stephens College/George Washington University/Kansas City Art Institute

Joseph Dandurand
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Executive Director
Year Started: 2017

Effie Day
Team/Unit: Public Benefits Team
Position: Attorney
Year Started: 1970

Crissy 
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2012  Practice Area: Family Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law – JD/University of Kansas – BA BS

Jaqueline Domian
Team/Unit: Foreclosure Prevention Unit
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2013
University of Missouri Kansas City – JD, BA

Danielle Elam-Jobe
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense
Position: Mental Health Court Project Director
Year Started: 2007
University of Missouri Kansas City – JD,  Central Missouri State University – BS

Adrian Fitzmaurice
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Director of Human Resources
Year Started: 2017
Emporia State University – BSE
Kansas University – Graduate Studies

Megan Frederickson
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2012
Florida State University College of Law – JD/Florida State University – BS

Christina Frommer
Office: Central
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense Unit
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2011

Jessie Goatley
Team/Unit: LITC & Foreclosure Prevention
Position: Legal Secretary
Year Started: 2017

Kara Harms
Team/Unit: Federal Rights
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2011  Practice Area: Social Security
University of Kansas School of Law – JD/Creighton University – BA

Vince Hayes
Team/Unit: Federal Rights
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 1986  Practice Area: Social Security
Missouri Western State University- BS, BA, AS

Warren Hayter
Team/Unit: Municipal Court Unit
Position: Staff Attorney
Year started: 2014
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law – JD / University of Missouri – BS

Meridith Hogan
Team/Unit: Migrant Farmworkers Project/Immigration
Position: Equal Justice Works Fellow (Attorney)
Year Started: 2018
Washburn University School of Law – JD

Charity Holliday
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Accounting Assistant
Year Started: 2007
William Jewell College – BS

Kathleen Holmes
Team/Unit: Development
Position: Director of Development
Year Started: 2013
Webster University – BA/University of Missouri Kansas City – MA

Alicia Johnson
Position: Deputy Executive Director
Year Started: 2010
UMKC School of Law – JD/Missouri Western State University – BS

Karen Karnes
Team/Unit: Public Benefits
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 1987
Truman State

Susan Kephart
Team/Unit: Foreclosure Prevention Unit
Position: Attorney
Year Started: 1979
University of Missouri-Kansas City – JD, BA

Sandra Kincaid
Team/Unit: Public Benefits Team
Position: Legal Secretary
Year Started: 2000

Lisa Kivett
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Computer Supervisor
Year Started: 1987
William Jewell College

Carol Klinkenberg
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2005  Practice Area: Family Law
Washburn University – BS/Johnson County Community College – Post-Secondary Paralegal Certification

Charlotte A. Krebs
Team Unit: Volunteer Attorney Project
Position: Case Coordinator
Year Started: 2015
Webster University – MA in Management; Drake University – BFA in English/Education

Julie Larson
Team/Unit: Migrant Farmworkers Project
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2017
University of Kansas School of Law – JD/North Park University – BA

Pat Lukenbill
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Legal Secretary
Year Started: 2011

Susan McRill
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense Unit
Position: Attorney
Year Started: 1990
UMKC School of Law – JD/William Jewell College – BS

Dale Meyer
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense Unit
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 1990  Practice Area: Municipal Defense
Central Missouri State University – BA

Annabelle Mona
Team/Unit: Volunteer Attorney Project
Position: Case Coordinator
Year Started: 2018
Lewis & Clark College – BA Sociology/Anthropology

Josh Murphy
Team/Unit: UW Elder Care
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2015
UMKC School of Law – JD/ Iowa State University – BBA, MBA

Sara Olazar
Team/Unit: Housing Plus
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2006
St. Mary’s University – BA

Lana Partridge
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Assistant to Executive Director
Year Started: 2017
Degree in Paralegal Studies

Madison Peak
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2018 Practice Area: Family Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law – JD/Kansas State University – BS

Kathy Reinke
Team/Unit: Housing Plus
Position: Legal Secretary
Year Started: 2007

 

 

Dayanne Reyes
Team/Unit: Migrant Farmworkers Project
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2018
University of Missouri – BA

Terry Rinehart
Team/Unit: Foreclosure Prevention
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2016
University of California-Berkeley-Paralegal Certificate/Northwest Missouri State University-MS,BS/University of Missouri-EDS/Rockhurst University-MBA


Silya Shaw

Position: Central Office Managing Attorney
Year Started: 2014
University of Missouri-Kansas City—JD/American University—MA/Park University—BA

 

Megan Simpson
Team/Unit: Mosaic Life Care Medical-Legal Partnership (Special Project)
Position: Project Director and Attorney for the Mosaic Life Care Medical-Legal Partnership
Year Started: 2012 Practice Areas: Adult/Minor Guardianships, Public Benefits, and Social Security
University of Kansas School of Law – JD/University of Kansas – BM

Gwen Sowder
Team/Unit: Federal Rights
Position: Legal Secretary
Year Started: 2009

River Tempelin
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Accounting Assistant I
Year Started: 2008

Evan Thompson
Team/Unit: Administration
Position: Grants Manager
Year Started: 2015/
William Jewell College – BA

Claudia Trujillo
Team/Unit: Public Benefits
Position: Advocates for Family Health Project – Paralegal
Year Started: 2009

Megan VanAusdall
Team/Unit: Municipal Defense
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2018
Southern Illinois University School of Law – JD

Warren Wade
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Supervising Attorney
Year Started: 2008  Practice Area: Family Law
University of San Diego School of Law – JD/SUNY at Stony Brook – BS

Maura Weber
Team/Unit: Advocates for Family Health
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2008
Vanderbilt University – BA/University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law – JD

Jane Worley
Team/Unit: Housing Plus
Position: Supervising Attorney
Practice Areas: Subsidized and Public housing, Eviction Defense
Year Started: 1979
University of Kansas – JD. BA

Kimberly Shipp Wright
Team/Unit: Domestic
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2009  Practice Area: Family Law
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law – JD/Xavier University – BA


JOPLIN OFFICE

Shelley Boston
Position: Intake Specialist
Year Started: 2012

Sarah Canada
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2015
Missouri Southern State University

Autumn Deer
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2007
Missouri Southern State University – BS

Shannon McKinney
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2015
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law – JD/Missouri State University – BS

Pamela Roychaudhury
Position: Managing Attorney
Year Started: 2001
University of Missouri-Columbia- BA/University of Missouri School of Law-Kansas City – JD

Jeffiner Thompson
Position: Attorney
Year Started: 2008
University of South Dakota School of Law –JD/Concordia University Nebraska – BA

Cheryl Vasquez
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2018
Missouri Southern State University – BS, BA; University of Arkansas School of Law – JD

Matthew Williams
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2016
University of Missouri – Columbia – BA; University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law – JD

Heather Walker
Position: STOP VAWA Attorney
Year Started: 2016
Missouri Southern State University –BA/University of Tulsa College of Law – JD


ST. JOSEPH OFFICE

Tiffany H. Sadler
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2002
Missouri Western State University – BS

John M. Keiffer
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 1993
Olney Central College, Southern Illinois University, Missouri Western State University AA, AS

Janice Dydell
Postition: Paralegal
Year Started: 2016
BS, AS: Colorado Technical University

Kenisha Sanderson
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2016
JD: UMKC /BA: Quinnipac University

Elisa Hamm
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2015
Mount San Antonio College – AS/Missouri Western State University – BS

 


WARRENSBURG OFFICE

Kimberly Basinger
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2006

Susan Hanrahan
Team/Unit: Public Benefits
Position: Paralegal

William Shull
Position: Managing Attorney
Year Started: 1979
Practice Area: Domestic Relations
University of Missouri at Columbia – JD, BA

Virginia Vanegas
Position: VOCA Paralegal
Year Started: 2018
Education: Rockhurst University


WEST OFFICE:

Dennis Chanay
Position: Staff Attorney, Economic Development Unit
Year Started: 2017
Education: New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011; Univ. of Kansas, B.A., 2008

Michael Duffy
Position: Managing Attorney of West Office and Economic Development Unit
Year Started: 1977
Tufts University B.A., 1970. Antioch School of Law J.D., 1977.

Kayla Hogan
Team/Unit: Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project
Position: Project Director
Year Started: 2014
Tufts University in 2014, BA

Diane E. Jimenez
Position: Paralegal I/ Secretary of West Office and Economic Development Unit
Year Started: 2018

Abby Judah
Team/Unit: Economic Development Unit
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2016
University of Missouri-Kansas City – B.A., J.D.

Brandon Mason
Team/Unit: Economic Development Unit
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2018
University of Missouri-Kansas City – B.A., J.D.

Demetria Parks
Position: Paralegal, Economic Development Unit
Year Started: 2017
Education: UMKC, B.A., 2017

Brenda Romo
Position: Paralegal, Economic Development Unit
Year Started: 2015
Education: UMKC, B.A., 2015

Edwin Sagastume
Team/Unit: Immigration
Position: Paralegal
Year Started: 2016

Josh Walburn
Position: Staff Attorney, EDU
Year Started: 2017
Education: Washington Univ. School of Law, J.D.; Princeton Univ. B.A.

Jennifer Wieman Earles
Team/Unit: Immigration
Position: Staff Attorney
Year Started: 2008
University of Missouri-Columbia B.A. University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law J.D.

 

 

 

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