Our Team

Attorneys & Staff

LegalWorks attorneys, staff, and volunteers are a special breed who care deeply about the equality of justice in our cities and towns. They are dedicated, smart, and empathetic to those caught up in our legal system.

James Levin

Founder / Lead Attorney

James Levin Lawyer
Michelle Tibbetts

Associate Attorney

Tameem Abdullah​

Chief Paralegal

Tameem Abdullah
Isaiah Pinckney

Paralegal / Law Clerk

Emily Cala

Paralegal / Law Clerk

Jane Norris


Clayreesa Barnes


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Annaliese Mobasseri


Of Counsel

Board of Directors

The LegalWorks Board of Directors helps us deliver on our mission while providing community connections crucial to the success of our organization.

Lenora Fletcher (President)

Clinical Director at Hitchcock House

Jacquelyn Gaimon

Supervisor, Resident Services, CMHA

William Grulich

Community Activist and CEO of Werner G. Smith, Inc.

Brandilyn Cook

Attorney, Lorenzon Law (Immigration Practice)

Al Harris

Owner & Chief Strategist, Escape Hatch

James Levin (ex officio)
Stephen Wexberg


Jacqueline Greene

Attorney at Friedman and Gilbert (Civil Rights Practice)

Richard “Tad” Pinkston

Staff Attorney, Public Defender of Lake County

Fred D’Ambrosi

Journalist & Marketing Consultant, Voice of America

Caroline Allen

Account Director, Belle Communication

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