Jen is Children’s Law Center’s Pro Bono Director. As Pro Bono Director, Jen engages with hundreds of pro bono attorneys from area law firms, corporations, government agencies, and solo practice as they represent caregivers in adoption, guardianship, and custody cases, represent the best interests of children as guardians ad litem in contested custody proceedings, advocate for parents in special education cases, and bring affirmative housing conditions litigation when a child’s health is at risk. Jen also leads Children’s Law Center’s family law team, which includes attorneys and support staff who represent caregivers in adoption, guardianship, and custody cases, and children’s best interests in contested custody cases. She co-leads Children’s Law Center’s Advisory Board, which includes up-and-coming leaders at area law firms and corporations who promote pro bono service and greater giving within their firms. Jen has been with Children’s Law Center since 2011, working first as a staff attorney and then as a supervising attorney in the Guardian ad Litem Program. Prior to joining Children’s Law Center, Jen clerked two years for the Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Jen taught sixth grade History and English in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The George Washington University Law School, JD
University of Virginia, BA
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Council of Lawyers