Listee Features — Law

LILA MOLAISON SAMUEL

Drawing upon more than 25 years of professional expertise, Lila Molaison Samuel, Esq. has practiced almost exclusively in the area of family law, representing cases regarding child custody and visitation, divorces, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act jurisdictional issues, and community property partitions. Before entering law school in her late 30s, Ms. Samuel flourished in several other fields, including work with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for two years. Before embarking on her legal journey, Ms. Samuel earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Louisiana State University and a JD from Loyola University’s School of Law. After graduating from law school in 1991, she became board certified to practice family law through

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NATALMA “TAMI” MCKNEW

Natalma “Tami” McKnew, JD, is an esteemed attorney with more than 40 years of distinction in franchise law, antitrust, intellectual property and trademark litigation. Her path to the legal field was not immediately apparent, as her first love was English literature – having initially earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Master of Arts in linguistics and literature from the University of California Los Angeles. By the late 1970s, she was living in Boston with her husband, a doctoral candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and working at Massachusetts General Hospital. She decided to return to academia, but struggled to find a suitable doctoral program in the area. At a friend’s

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Stuart Skok

STUART KNOTTS SKOK

After more than 20 years of experience in a variety of co-managed law firms, Stuart Knotts Skok decided to step out on her own last year. She opened her own practice, Stuart Skok Law LLC, in 2017, and is proud of the place she has built in the matrimonial and family law industry. Ms. Skok strongly believes in creating a unique strategy for every case because they are all different; none are too big or small for her. Clients know that when they come to her, they are hiring just her, not an associate or anyone else, and that she will be fully committed to providing the best solution possible. To further stand out from her peers, Ms. Skok has

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Patricia Rosendahl

PATRICIA MCGARVEY ROSENDAHL

A seasoned attorney with many years of experience in construction, contract, environmental, international, maritime and civil law, Patricia McGarvey Rosendahl excels of counsel with Greenberg Traurig LLP. In her practice, she focuses on construction and environmental matters while advising clients on governmental regulations and environmental aspects in public and private construction projects, oil and gas recovery projects, insurance coverage matters and remediation projects, among other issues. Prior to her current appointment, she gained valuable expertise in the field as an attorney with Coats Rose, with which she served between 2005 and 2011. During the early years of her career, Ms. Rosendahl worked for the Texas Department of Health, where she was recruited to numerous task forces by the Texas attorney

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Mary Platt

MARY F. PLATT

Mary F. Platt, Esq., has served as of counsel at Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, PC since 2014. During her career, she has represented corporate clients in a variety of matters involving contract claims, shareholder and partner disputes, attorney malpractice claims, toxic tort claims, product liability claims, antitrust claims, intellectual property, insurance coverage, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She has extensive experience working on individual cases, as well as class actions pending before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has represented individuals and companies across many industries, including pharmaceutical, software, chemical, oil and gas, and real estate. Ms. Platt also has experience serving as a mediator. As a judge pro tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce

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Tracee Duthie-McNeely

TRACEE DUTHIE

Inspired by the show “Matlock” at the young age of 4, Tracee Duthie pursued a career in law, which has culminated in her current role as an attorney with Van Law Firm in Las Vegas. Since 2018, she has specialized in general civil litigation, insurance defense litigation, additional insured litigation, construction defect litigation, personal injury law, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, product liability and HOA super priority liens. In addition to delivering a successful brief to the Nevada Supreme Court, Ms. Duthie has tried cases before district and justice courts, as well as bench trials. Throughout her career, she has successfully settled multi-million dollar cases, and advocated in the defense and plaintiff arenas. Prior to joining Van Law Firm,

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ANDREA HALVERSON HARPER

Inspired by her father, an anti-trust lawyer, Andrea Halverson Harper was encouraged to follow in his footsteps. She first affiliated in the field as an accountant manager for Carmichael Lynch from 1995 until 1997 before joining JuryScope as a consultant for two years. She subsequently became an associate with Vinson and Elkins, where she held the role of an associate from 2002 until 2011, upon which she became counsel. Three years later, Ms. Harper became the assistant general counsel for Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, where she remains today. In pursuit of her legal ambitions, Ms. Harper earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1995. Following this accomplishment, she received a JD from the University of Virginia School

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Victoria Kurtz

VICTORIA WATSON KURTZ

Having aspired to be a lawyer since she was 12 years old, Victoria Watson Kurtz, Esq., serves as an associate attorney with Johnston Law, with which she specializes in all areas of employment and labor law, contract law, and general medical malpractice and complex personal injury practice. Since 2018, she has also worked as a yoga instructor. Prior to obtaining her current positions, she found success as the associate general counsel for Hire Quest, LLC from 2017 until 2018, a law clerk for the Steinberg Law Firm and a student research assistant for Prof. Jorge R. Roig of the Charleston School of Law from 2016 until 2017. Earlier, she was active as a clerk for the Akim Anastopoulo Law Firm

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SONIA K. HAN LEVOVITZ

An expert in sales and trading, asset and wealth management, Sonia K. Han Levovitz has been on the path to become a lawyer since college. Today, she is very happy where she is, and loves the firm and wants to continue to do her job as well as she can every day. Since 2006, Ms. Levovitz has been the managing director/senior vice president and of general counsel of equity derivatives at Jefferies Group LLC in New York, as well as a secretary for Jefferies Investment Advisers LLC since 2010. Her company is an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company, which provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage, securities research and asset management. This

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