The Schlitt Law Firm Alumni
We regularly hire recent college graduates and interns to work with us. Through this process, we have intelligent, creative and highly ambitious people to help fulfill our mission and we offer them a supportive environment where they can learn not only about the law, but about the professional working life. This approach has allowed us to work with many fantastic colleagues who generally work with us for about a year before moving on with their careers. We stay in touch and are always pleased to learn of their further accomplishments.
We set up our alumni page to recognize the work these colleagues have performed and to keep up with their careers. If you are an alumnus, we’d love to hear from you, just send us an email with your latest news.
Ashlyn Angell — Legal Analyst
Prior to joining the Schlitt Law Firm, Ashlyn worked at Reardon, Joyce and Akerson in Worcester, Massachusetts and for the North Carolina Republican Party. Ashlyn graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2013, where she was a four-year goalkeeper with the varsity women’s soccer program. After leaving the Schlitt Law Firm, Ashlyn relocated to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a Senior Project Assistant for Vinson and Elkins’ complex commercial litigation practice group. She will attend law school in the fall of 2016 upon returning from a quick bike ride across the European continent. She will be attending the University of Michigan Law School in the fall.
Cayla Calderwood – Legal Analyst
Hailing from Whidbey Island in Washington State, Ms. Calderwood graduated from Harvard University where she wrote her senior thesis on gang formation in Belize City based on her extensive field work in that country. During her time at Harvard, Cayla worked as a Dorm Crew Captain, where she managed employees preparing dormitories for alumni reunions and student arrivals. Cayla also dedicated extensive time to various student run conferences, like Harvard Model UN and the Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy (HACIA). Cayla played for the Harvard Women’s Rugby Team and was instrumental in moving it from a club to a team sport.
While at the Schlitt Law Firm, Cayla was recognized as a rising star when awarded the “30 Under 30 Award” by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. After leaving the Schlitt Law Firm, Cayla relocated to Maine where she did environmental research. She will be attending Harvard Law School in the fall of 2016.
Scott Hancox – Legal Analyst
Originally from Texas, Mr. Hancox graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York with a World Politics major and a concentration in European Studies. In addition to his studies, Scott was a member of the Judicial Board, the President of the Model European Union team, and a writing center tutor at the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center. During his four years at Hamilton College, Scott also worked at the World Affairs Council in Dallas, Texas; the Global Policy Group in Washington D.C.; and the Portolano-Cavallo Law Firm in Rome, Italy. Scott has relocated to sunny California and expects to enroll in law school in 2017.
Laurielle Howe – Legal Analyst
Prior to joining Schlitt, Ms. Howe interned at The Hoffinger Firm, LLP in Manhattan and at Northeast New Jersey Legal Services in Hackensack, NJ. Ms. Howe graduated from Amherst College in 2013 where she also worked as a library assistant and was an active member of an all-female a cappella group. After leaving the Schlitt Law Firm, Ms. Howe worked for Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP in Manhattan. She is currently enrolled at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA.
Pat Jones – Legal Analyst
Prior to joining the Schlitt Law Firm, Mr. Jones taught school at the Covenant Preparatory School in Hartford, Connecticut and worked in customer relations at the F.X. Matt’s Brewing Company in Utica, New York. He is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and also studied at St. Andrew’s University, the oldest university in Scotland. Mr. Jones left the Schlitt Law Firm to attend Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, he has interned at the U.S Department of Education and is currently a Summer Associate at O’Melveny & Myers. Upon graduation in 2017, he will be clerking for Judge Robert Chatigny, Federal District Court of Connecticut.
Thomas McHugh – Legal Analyst
Tom McHugh initially came to the Schlitt Law Firm as an intern and then earned a promotion to Legal Analyst. Tom graduated from Villanova University in 2012 with a degree in biology and a minor in business. While at Villanova, Tom led several organizations, including serving as President of the Blue Key Society and the Villanova Singers and Spires. Upon graduation, Tom spent a year as a program administrator working with disadvantaged youth with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He left the Schlitt Law Firm to attend law school at Notre Dame University. Tom interned with The Queens Legal Aid Society during his 1L summer and plans to return to New York City after graduating as well.
Nicole Peterson – Legal Analyst
Ms. Peterson is a 2014 graduate of Brown University where she earned a B.S. in Biology with a focus in immunobiology. Ms. Peterson interned at Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP in Providence, Rhode Island. While at Brown, Nicole was a dedicated sister and officer in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and worked in the Brossay Laboratory at Brown studying the innate immune system. A native of Southern California, Ms. Peterson enjoyed her time as a 4-H member and Avian Bowl competitor. Since leaving the Schlitt Law Firm, she has moved to Manhattan and worked in the health care group at Cooley LLP. You will also find Nicole at the winners table in the trivia circuit in New York City.
Christopher Marchese – Summer Intern
Chris joined the Schlitt Law Firm as a summer intern while attending Boston College and made an immediate impact. Chris has been a busy man since his summer with our firm. He has graduated from Boston College and spent time working at the American Enterprise Institute and at R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations. He currently works at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and plans to attend Boston College Law School in the fall of 2016.
Erin Purdie – Summer Intern
Erin worked with our firm during a summer off from her studies at Princeton University. Among her interests and activities at Princeton, Erin sang with an a capella group. She has gone on to graduate from Princeton in 2015 and currently works as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice in their criminal division.
Tony Kim – Summer Intern
Tony worked for us during a summer break from Boston College. He had previously worked for Congresswoman Grace Meng. Since leaving us, Tony has graduated from Boston College and gone on to work as a paralegal at Millberg LLP and Scott and Scott LLP in Manhattan.
Patrick X. Cronin – Summer Intern
Patrick worked with us during his summers while he attended Colby College. He graduated from Colby with a degree in government. While at Colby, he played varsity football and performed with the Improv Troupe. He also won a public speaking award. Since leaving Colby, Patrick has engaged in political organizing (working on the Obama campaign in Ohio and the Nassau County Democratic Campaign) and public advocacy (as the Field Director for Enroll America in New Jersey and as the Brooklyn Borough Lead for the New York City Tenant Support Unit). Patrick is also pursuing a career in comedy as a sketch writer and improv performer.
Matthew Parente – Intern
Matt came to our firm after graduating from New York University with a degree in politics. Since leaving our firm, he has relocated to San Francisco where has worked for New York Life and now works for Yelp Eat24.
Andrew Neter – Summer Intern
Andrew is a local Huntington resident who joined our firm as a summer intern. He is currently a student at St. Leo’s University where he is active in his fraternity, Sigma Lambda.
Shamus Mrotzek – Summer Intern
Another Huntington resident, Shamus is currently a student at the State University of New York at Albany where he is a key player on the rugby team. He is interested in attending law school after graduation.
James Cronin – Summer Intern
Winnie has joined us as a Legal Analyst. Winnie previously worked in finance, most recently as a Vice President for Goldman Sachs. She previously worked as an analyst at the Bank of New York and Drexel Burham Lambert. Ms. Chung began her career as a programmer working at Prudential Insurance.
Ms. Chung is a graduate of New York University and has a Masters Degree in Psychology from Capella University. She has also taken graduate classes from Harvard University.
Winnie manages our medical records, FOIL requests and depositions among other responsibilities.