I have been working in the legal field since shortly after graduating from college. I earned my Paralegal Certificate from the University of Connecticut in 1993 and worked as a paralegal at the Gaston and Ruane Law Firm in Connecticut. When that firm dissolved and Attorneys Jim and Jay Ruane went on to start Ruane Attorneys, I went with them. As such, I have been with the firm for its nearly 20 years in business.
I have been trained to work with clients in many different types of cases. This includes personal injury cases, worker’s compensation, criminal defense (including DUI defense), and pardon application cases. In recent years, I have really found my calling in pardon applications. I lead the pardon division at Ruane Attorneys and take charge of those cases in our office.
I feel it is a privilege to work with clients and help them get a fresh start. We all make mistakes, but we don’t want to be defined by those mistakes. We want the opportunity for a second chance. I feel that I can give our clients this opportunity by working hard on their pardon applications.
I pride myself on my ability to communicate and connect with our clients. I love people, and I love working with those who are facing difficulties. If I can offer comfort to those going through a difficult time, I find this very rewarding.
Sometimes clients come to me and say, “I have a stupid question.” I’m here to tell you that there is no question that is stupid when it comes to your case. You are likely overwhelmed and in a situation that you never expected. It’s normal for you to have questions and I am happy to answer them.
I take my job very seriously and treat every case as if it was my own. When dealing with the legal aspects of a case, there is a lot involved and there are always many questions that need to be answered. I am happy to answer those questions and assist you in your time of need.