Our Advocates

We are pleased to introduce the current participants in CCLI's law practice incubator, recent graduates of Mitchell Hamline School of Law or its predecessor schools who have a strong commitment to low bono service, and who are developing community-based small law firms.

Kathleen Gomez

Kathleen was once told that people who can’t afford attorneys call police. Kathleen became an attorney after serving 20 years as a police officer. It’s her goal to ensure thatRead more

Karen Grossman

Karen Grossman has experienced first-hand the consequences of self-representation and is committed to providing quality legal counsel that is affordable. She calls her firm Uplifting Legal because, as she hasRead more

Taylor Kaspar

After experiencing first hand how the aging process affects the entire family, Taylor discovered a passion for working with the aging population. For this reason, Taylor runs a practice centeredRead more

Monica McCreery

Monica McCreery handles all types of cases in criminal law (and related issues including expungements and civil DWI issues), as well as housing law, family law, and other civil litigationRead more

Kristina Perez

Meet our newest advocate, Kristina Perez.  Kristina is a native of Winona, MN. She grew up with a single mother, 3 brothers, and a sister. She helped care for herRead more

Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez of Nexum Legal focuses on immigration and small-business law.  He can be reached at 612-888-2707 or by email marcos.ramirez@nexumlaw.com. Marcos writes, “As a believer in democracy, I fought for keepingRead more

Amy Rotering

After twenty years of serving clients in the financial services industry, Amy Rotering pursued a career that would allow a more direct impact on the people she was helping. DuringRead more

Joe Vaccaro

Joseph G. Vaccaro graduated magna cum laude from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. While there, he clerked for both the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office and the Neighborhood JusticeRead more