Wendy decided to pursue a career in law to make a difference and to help people. After receiving her BA in Economics and Political Science, she worked as a legislative aid for Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn overseeing community outreach in the legislator’s district.
In 1994, she chose to attend CUNY law school because of the school's dedication to “Law in the Service of Human Needs' ' and simultaneously pursued a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She was admitted to practice to the New York Bar in 1999 and hired as an Associate a Levitan and Pardes, PC. working under retired Nassau Supreme Court Justice Sondra Pardes.
She has long served as pro bono counsel to the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). Since joining the VLP in 2004, Wendy has zealously dedicated herself to representing many clients in matrimonial and guardianship matters. Her professional and caring approach has helped these clients through tremendous adversity toward a new beginning in their lives.
She helped establish the VLP’s Uncontested Matrimonial Law Initiative to assist clients who for years have been seeking a divorce but cannot afford to hire an attorney. Inspired by the New York State Access to Justice Program, Wendy originally hoped to provide legal advice to low income clients in uncontested matrimonial cases in Nassau County. At the VLP, she is generously provides direct full representation of her clients. These individuals had been unable to navigate the complicated process of an uncontested divorce pro se.
Her hard work and determination helping low-income Long Island residents has earned her the honor of being named “Pro Bono Attorney of the Month” for January of 2015 by Nassau Suffolk Law Services and Nassau County Bar Association ProBono Attorney of the Year for 2019.
In 2016 Wendy established a low- bono law firm to bridge the gap in legal services for people of modest means. Her firm primarily serve clients who earn too much to qualify for pro-bono assistance, but don’t earn enough to hire a traditional law firm.
Wendy is a single mom of three children. She currently resides in Center Moriches.
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