I focus my practice on helping clients facing difficult situations in the criminal justice system, in schools and colleges, and in the workplace.Practice Focus
I joined Zalkind as an associate in 2022, after clerking at the Supreme Judicial Court and serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, where I tried numerous jury cases in the District Court. In my work with clients, I bring an in-depth understanding of all phases of a criminal case.
While in law school, I worked in an environmental law clinic that represented clients like a Native American tribe fighting energy development on sacred lands. As part of the clinic, I co-authored an amicus brief for a case in which a California appeals court upheld important regulations on coastal development. I also worked as a summer associate at a large law firm in Boston and at a small public interest law firm focused on land use and planning in the San Francisco Bay Area.Prior Experience
Before becoming a lawyer, I received a doctorate in Classics, with a focus in ancient philosophy, and taught college students for several years.Why I Became a Lawyer
I became a lawyer because I believe that due process and the rule of law are foundational ideals for our democratic society. Our adversarial system of justice relies on all people having access to creative, zealous, and empathetic advocates to advise and represent them. For every client, I fight to ensure that the law lives up to its ideals.
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2020
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015
A.B., Harvard College, 2009
summa cum laude
Deep Springs College, 2004-2006
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Justice Frank Gaziano, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (2020-2021)