Legal Aid Works® Staff
Ann H. Kloeckner, Esq.
Ann joined Legal Aid Works® in 2011 to take the helm from Bill Botts upon his retirement. Ann hails originally from Vermont and most recently from Texas, with a non-linear career path emphasizing public service and advocacy on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. With law licenses in four states (PA, NJ, TX, and VA), Ann is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Villanova University School of Law, where her stint at a legal aid clinical program nurtured her passion for equal justice and her tolerance of a nonprofit lifestyle. She enjoys mentoring new attorneys and maintains a robust schedule of public speaking engagements throughout the seventeen-county service area. Ann was appointed in 2016 by the Virginia Supreme Court to a three-year term as a member of the faculty of the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, which is mandatory for every newly licensed attorney in Virginia.
John R. Rellick, Esq.
John began his career with us in 1984 when our name was Rappahannock Legal Services. He was raised in a coal mining town of 300 residents in Western Pennsylvania where his mother was the town Postmaster and his father the town grocer. It was there that he learned to love the rural lifestyle. But he also enjoys the big city. John graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He is a past President of the Northern Neck Bar Association, a former Governor of the Virginia State Bar Senior Lawyers Conference Board of Governors, and, in 2013, was named by the Virginia State Bar as recipient of the Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award. John has drawn strength and inspiration during his career from the courage, determination, faith and resilience of the many clients he has served.
Tamara X. Moore, Esq.
Tamara, the managing attorney of the Culpeper branch office, came to Legal Aid Works® in 2007. She represents clients in their petitions for custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, protective orders, and lawful status in the United States. Tamara is a graduate of George Mason University and received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
William (Willy) C. Herbert, III, Esq.
Since 2007 when William joined Legal Aid Works®, his practice focus has been Family Law. A general practice attorney in Ashland, Virginia from 1983 to 2007, he was also an adjunct faculty at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, teaching Introduction to Criminal Law. As Commissioner in Chancery, his controversial Commissioner’s Report was upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court (Jim Carpenter Company v. Jill Meyers Potts, et al., 1998). A member of the Virginia State Bar, Sixth District Committee, from June 1993 until June 1999, William also served as Chair for one year. Additionally, he was President of the Hanover Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctorate from the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond in 1983 and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics In 1978 from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his spare time he thoroughly enjoys spoiling his grandchildren and teaching a Youth Sunday School Class at Ginter Park United Methodist Church.
Daniel Turczan, Esq.
Daniel joined Legal Aid Works® in 2012 and represents clients in the areas of housing, public benefits, and consumer law. Previous to joining LAW, he served in the United States Marine Corp as an infantryman. He received his J.D. from the SUNY Buffalo School of Law.
Shannon Clark, Esq.
Shannon Clark started working as the Tappahannock VOCA staff attorney in January 2017. She grew up in Hague in the Northern Neck and attended Regent University School of Law. Shannon was thrilled to accept this position as it combines her passion for the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area served by LAW with her passion for empowering victims through the practice of family law.
Jasmine Moore, Esq.
Jasmine Moore is a staff attorney in the Fredericksburg Office, practicing Family Law and Immigration Law. In her role, she assists clients with their petitions for protective orders, child custody, visitation and support, as well as aids clients seeking legal status. Jasmine is a 2012 graduate of Fayetteville State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a 2016 graduate of Charlotte School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor. Jasmine is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends. She is excited to be working with Legal Aid Works® and continuing its efforts in providing equal access to justice.
Alexander O’Dell, Esq.
Alex joined Legal Aid Works in March 2019 as the Culpeper VOCA staff attorney. Originally from Oregon, Alex graduated from the University of Oregon before getting his law degree from William and Mary Law School in 2013, graduating cum laude. Alex has been practicing since 2013 in a variety of areas and is excited to make family law his full-time focus. Alex thinks that it is an honor and a privilege to help clients with some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Dianya Pu, Esq.
Dianya joined Legal Aid Works® as the Fredericksburg VOCA staff attorney in August of 2018. In her role, she provides a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence survivors, under the federal Victim of Crimes Act. She assists clients seeking protective orders, and provides advocacy in family law cases such as divorce, child custody, and visitation, as well as child and spousal support matters. Dianya received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2017, graduating with honors. Dianya is excited to work with Legal Aid Works® and further its mission of providing quality legal services to low-income individuals in our community.
Alexander J. Reidell, Esq.
Alexander Reidell joined Legal Aid Works® as the ACES (Advocates for Credit, Employment, and Shelter) staff attorney in the Fredericksburg Office in November of 2017. He provides legal advice and representation throughout the 17 counties along the Rappahannock River in housing and consumer debt matters, with a focus of foreclosures. He received degrees in Political Science and Economics from Arizona State University in 2012, and received his Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Alexander is excited to be part of the Legal Aid Works® team and the state-wide ACES project, and hopes to leave a lasting positive impact in the lives of his clients and in our community.
Originally from Colombia, Ana moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia with her family in 2013. Ana is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree and has completed a volunteer training program at Empowerhouse to familiarize herself with the services they provide. Ana has extensive experience in customer service, as well as managing large volumes of information in digital databases while working with Q Integrated Companies, a local real estate agency.
Ana enjoys the challenge of learning something new every day and is excited to expand her knowledge in social services so she can better serve her community!
Originally from Mexico, Elvia moved with her family to the United States in 1998. She has been living in Virginia since then. Elvia graduated from George Mason University in August 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to joining LAW in April 2019, Elvia worked as a legal assistant at an Immigration Law Firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Elvia is very excited to be part of the VOCA team at Legal Aid Works and to work directly with the Culpeper Domestic Violence shelter, SAFE.
Raised in the Northern Neck, Kristen graduated from University of Mary Washington in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish. Prior to joining LAW in December of 2018, she gained some experience in the legal setting while working as a Bilingual Legal Assistance at an Immigration Law Firm in Richmond, VA. Kristen is very excited to now be a part of the team at Legal Aid Works® and to work directly with the Northern Neck Domestic Violence Shelter, The Haven.
Originally from from Andalusia, Spain, Patricia moved to Fredericksburg in 2014. Patricia has extensive customer service experience with a background in both manufacturing and the restaurant industry. Patricia is very excited about the opportunity to help this community.
Director of Development
Katerina Vollten joined the team at Legal Aid Works® in February of 2019. Katerina holds prior experience in both resource development and program management across a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations. Katerina has her Masters in Social Work and Business in a Global Society from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Science from New York University. Katerina is passionate about initiatives that help alleviate poverty and increase access to services in her community, and looks forward to the opportunity to do just that at LAW!
Jean joined Legal Aid Works in July of 2019. She is a life-long resident of Virginia who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Reynolds Community College in May of 2019, with two degrees in Paralegal Law. Jean brings with her over 30 years’ experience in business management and a passion for helping provide access to legal support for those in the community who traditionally cannot afford legal help.
Intake Specialist/Pro Bono Coordinator
A life-long Virginia resident, in 2015 Kim celebrated her 10th anniversary as pro bono coordinator/intake specialist for the Tappahannock branch office. Kim brings to our legal aid setting her people skills and background handling case preparation for a prominent social security disability law firm. She also served our Virginia school system for a number of years as counseling office secretary and Registrar in a busy high school setting.
Anne V. Menegalli
Anne joined Legal Aid Works® in January of 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in finance, business administration and management. She is responsible for overseeing Legal Aid Works® financial operations and ensuring that Legal Aid Works® funding streams are judiciously and effectively managed. Her experience includes more than 15 years of financial management in the nonprofit sector. Before relocating to Virginia in 1987, she was a legal assistant/secretary for a firm in NYC, working in landlord/tenant law. Additionally, Anne has worked with the homeless for more than 15 years and is determined to see equal justice become a reality for all.
Pro Bono Coordinator
Carolyn joined Legal Aid Works® in June of 2015 as the Pro Bono Coordinator, recruiting and working with private attorneys who take cases Legal Aid Works® attorneys cannot take due to their case load. Her first experience with legal aid was as an administrative assistant in the early 90s with Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation in Tacoma, Washington. Due to funding cuts there, she became a patent paralegal with an Intellectual Property law firm in Seattle. With a thirst for adventure, she made the decision to move to the East Coast and moved to VA in 2006, where she continued her career in a Washington, DC firm. Carolyn is very dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our community and is committed to helping individuals and families receive access to legal services they need, yet cannot afford.
Intake Specialist/Administrative Assistant
Michelle joined Legal Aid Works® as the Intake Specialist/Administrative Assistant in the Fredericksburg office in July of 2017. She brings more than 20 years of administrative and customer service experience to her position. Michelle is a native Virginian who loves spending time with her husband and children. Eager to learn how she can help those in need and make a difference in this community, she is thrilled to be a part of the Legal Aid Works® team where she can ensure that there is equal access to justice!
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