Neva-Marie Polley is an attorney and Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society.  Polley began work at Legal Aid in 2005 as a staff attorney in the Family Law Unit, where she served as an advocate for low-income domestic violence victims.  Polley developed and launched the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, a partnership with numerous social service organizations that helps victims of domestic violence obtain protective orders and seek safety through the court system.  The program now provides free legal representation to about 800 clients annually.  In 2013 Polley was named the Legal Aid Society Director of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement which places cases with volunteer attorneys in the private bar.  Polley revitalized the program and engaged private attorneys through innovative projects such as Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection), Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, the Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem Program, and the Economic Development Program. 

Polley began her career as an advocate for the poor at the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office in 1999.  She received her J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  She also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.

Polley is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the 2014 Judge Richard Revell Award presented to the Family Law Practitioner of the Year by the Louisville Bar Association; 2010 Member of the Year presented by the Women Lawyer’s Association of Jefferson County; 2010 Marshall Eldred Award for Excellence in Advocacy presented by the Legal Aid Society; 2000 and 2005 Excellence in Advocacy Award presented by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; and the 2003 R.P. McMurphy Award presented by the Louisville Metro Public Defender.

Email: npolley@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 Kentucky and Illinois. 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

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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