Jeff Been is an attorney and Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society. Jeff previously served as Project Director for the HIV/AIDS Legal Project. Prior to his work with Legal Aid, Jeff served as a prosecutor, judicial law clerk, staff attorney for the US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and on the faculty at the Indiana School of Law. He was also Director of the AIDS Legal Project for Indiana Legal Services. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Jeff is an author of several articles on constitutional rights. He is a member of the Indiana and Kentucky Bar Associations and has served as a board member on various civic and professional organizations, including the Louisville Bar Association and the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.

Jeff is the recipient of several awards for his professional service, including the Brandeis School of Law’s Dean Service Award, the Louisville Bar Association’s Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award, and the Kentucky Bar Association’s Donated Legal Service Award.

Email: jbeen@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3100
Fax: 502-614-3700

Laura Brent is a staff attorney with the Housing Unit of the Legal Aid Society. Prior to joining Legal Aid in July 2008, Laura practiced law at Mapother & Mapother and Korn Law Firm.  Laura is admitted to practice in Kentucky and South Carolina. 

Email: lbrent@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3101
Fax: 502-614-3701

Sarah Caragianis
 is the senior attorney in our Family Law Unit. Before joining Legal Aid in March 2008, Sarah, a Lebanon, Kentucky native, worked as a staff attorney at Jefferson County Family Court.

Email: scaragianis@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3141
Fax: 502-614-3741

Leslie Clemons is a staff attorney who concentrates her practice on government benefits. Leslie is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Maine. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2006, Leslie, a Bath County, Kentucky native, practiced civil law in Bath County and served as an Assistant County Attorney there. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General in Maine's Office of the Attorney General and as a Law Clerk for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In her spare time, Leslie serves as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.

Email: lclemons@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3137
Fax: 502-614-3737

Tracey Leo Darbro is a staff attrorney in our Family Law Unit. Prior to her admission to the Kentucky Bar in April of 2010, Tracey served as a paralegal in Legal Aid’s Intake Brief Services Unit. Tracey previously worked at Legal Aid as a Tenants’ Counselor law clerk. While in law school, she served as an IOLTA Fellow at the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

Email: tdarbro@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3143
Fax: 502-614-3743

Sean Dennis is leading our efforts to establish a statewide network of volunteer attorneys to assist with veterans cases. A former AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Fellow, Sean is admitted to practice in Kentucky.  Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2014, Sean, a native of Michigan, served as an Army Chaplain in the 101st Airborne Division with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Email: sdennis@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3133
Fax: 502-614-3733

Lori Goodwin is a staff attorney with the Family Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society.  Lori is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Legal Aid in March 2008, Lori, a Louisville native, was a teacher at a small, private middle school. In addition to her work at the Legal Aid Society, Lori is a member of the Louisville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Email: lgoodwin@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3140
Fax: 502-614-3740

Gwendolyn Horton is a staff attorney with the Housing Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society. Gwyn concentrates her practice in landlord-tenant law. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society in 2005, Gwyn was a staff attorney at the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, where she twice received the Ace Award for excellence in advocacy.

Email: ghorton@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3113
Fax: 502-614-3713

Hammad Khan is the Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Fellow at Legal Aid. Hammad obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky. In 2013, Hammad graduated, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. Hammad is licensed in the state of Illinois and is currently pursuing full licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Born in Pakistan, Hammad speaks four languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Email: hkhan@laslou.org
Phone:  502-614-3181
Fax:  502-614-3751

Lisa Kilkelly is the senior attorney in the Community Development Unit of the Legal Aid Society. Lisa focuses her practice on non-profit organization law, including corporate, tax, and administrative matters. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Previously, Lisa served Legal Aid as staff attorney for the Housing and Rural Units.  Lisa, a native of Louisville, joined the Legal Aid Society in 1988.

Email: lkilkelly@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3116
Fax: 502-614-3716

Nick Maraman is a staff attorney with the Consumer Unit of the Legal Aid Society. He concentrates his practice on consumer bankruptcy and tax law. Prior to his current position, Nick served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow at Legal Aid, helping clients remove legal barriers to employment. A native of New Albany, Indiana, Nick is a graduate of Wabash College and Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Email: nmaraman@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3190
Fax: 502-614-3750

Ronald Marstin
 
is the Managing Attorney of the Intake-Limited Services Unit. Ron concentrates his practice on domestic relations, government benefits, and general civil legal matters. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Before joining Legal Aid in 1991, Ron, a native of Australia, was a journalist in Eastern Kentucky.

Email: rmarstin@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3117
Fax: 502-614-3717

Eileen L. Ordover is a staff attorney in Legal Aid's Community Development Unit, where she represents nonprofit organizations in a variety of matters.  She previously served as Project Director for the HIV/AIDS Legal Project.  Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2004, Eileen, a native of New York, worked as an attorney at the Center for Law and Education in Boston, where she represented low-income students, parents, and community groups. She is the author of Education Rights of Children With Disabilities: A Primer for Advocates and is a Founding Director of the Center for Accessible Living.

Email: eordover@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3125
Fax: 502-614-3725

Jenn Pence is an AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works Employment Opportunity Fellow. She assists clients in removing legal barriers to employment. Jenn is a 2015 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, and she is admitted to practice law in Kentucky. Jenn was selected from her graduating class as the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, and she was also the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Ellen B. Ewing Fellowship in Family Law awarded by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Prior to coming to Legal Aid, Jenn was the Title IX Outreach Coordinator for the CASE Project.

Email: jpence@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3169
Fax: 502-614-3769

Neva-Marie Polley is the Managing Attorney of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Neva was a Legal Aid staff attorney who concentrated her practice on family law from 2005 to 2010 and was the recipient of the Marshall Eldred Award for Excellence in Advocacy in 2010. Prior to joining Legal Aid, Neva worked for the Louisville Metro Public Defender where she twice received the Excellence in Advocacy award from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. Neva is an alumna of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of law, a graduate of the Louisville Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, and has served on the Board of the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, receiving the Outstanding Member of the Year Award in 2010.  Most recently, the Louisville Bar Association honored Neva the 2014 Judge Richard A Revell Award, given to attorneys who have been at the forefront of new family law developments and who have made significant contributions to public service in the area of family law.

Email: npolley@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3128
Fax: 502-614-3728

S. Stewart Pope is an attorney and Advocacy Director at the Legal Aid Society. He focuses his practice on housing and consumer law. Stewart is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2000, Stewart worked as an attorney at Thomas & Dodson. He also ran his own private practice. Stewart, a native of Louisville, has served on several foreclosure prevention task forces, and he teaches paralegal courses at Daymar College.

Email: spope@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3122
Fax: 502-614-3722

Beth Robinson is the staff attorney for the Doctors & Lawyers for Kids program. A 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Beth has extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence. She was the recipient of the prestigious Ellen B. Ewing Fellowship in Family Law awarded by the University of Louisville and was recognized for her exemplary work in the Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic. As a volunteer for the Center for Women and Families, Beth serves as an on-call hospital/rape crisis advocate.

Email: brobinson@laslou.org
Phone: 502-314-3109
Fax: 502-614-3709

Stephanie K. Schulte is an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Fellow. Stephanie is a 2014 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Prior to becoming a Veterans Fellow, Stephanie participated in the Legal Aid Society Apprentice Program.

Email:  sschulte@laslou.org
Phone:  502-614-3132
Fax:  502-614-3732

Jeffrey Staton is a staff attorney who joined Legal Aid in December 2008. Prior to joining Legal Aid, Jeff worked for the State of Minnesota Public Defender representing indigent clients charged with serious criminal felonies. Jeff also has experience representing clients in a wide variety of criminal and civil cases, and he has worked as an advocate for the mentally and physically disabled.

Email: jstaton@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3146
Fax: 502-614-3746

Lindsay E. Volk is an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Fellow. A 2013 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, Lindsay is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Missouri. Prior to becoming a Veterans Fellow, Lindsay was an active volunteer in Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyer Program, working in the Doctors and Lawyers for Kids Program, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, and the Pro Se Divorce Clinics. While in law school, Lindsay worked as a research clerk at Friedberg & Bunge, a civil litigation firm in San Diego. Prior to law school, Lindsay worked at Legal Aid as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Foreclosure Conciliation Project, helping Louisville families facing foreclosure.

Email: lvolk@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3147
Fax: 502-614-3747

Stephanie Willis is a staff attorney with the Consumer Unit of the Legal Aid Society. She concentrates her practice on consumer debt litigation. Stephanie is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2004, Stephanie, a Louisville native, worked as a staff attorney at the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office.

Email: swillis@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3135
Fax: 502-614-3735

John Young is the senior staff attorney in our Consumer Unit. He concentrates his practice on consumer law, family law, tax law, and general civil legal matters. John is admitted to practice in Kentucky. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2001, John , a native of Ohio, worked for the Rural Legal Aid Society in Xenia, Ohio, and the Department of Public Advocacy in Somerset, Kentucky.  In addition to his work at Legal Aid, John participates in the Louisville Bar Association’s Latino Legal Clinic.

Email: jyoung@laslou.org
Phone: 502-614-3136
Fax: 502-614-3736



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