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Biography

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Christel Marie Lugo obtained her Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2014. She earned a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from Swarthmore College, located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, in 2010.
 
During law school, Ms. Lugo worked with Mazzoni Center Legal Services, a public interest pro- bono legal services organization that serves the low-income LGBT population in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. While there, the work she did centered on LGBT civil rights. She also interned with the Honorable Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and with the Honorable. Rayford A. Means of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Due to her focus on public interest work during law school, she was inducted into the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society.
 
Following her time in law school, Ms. Lugo was awarded the Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Conwell Community Corps Legal Fellowship to continue her LGBT civil rights work with Mazzoni Center Legal Services. 
 
Ms. Lugo has been working with the Maduabum Law Firm, LLC, since 2015, and represents clients in Municipal and Superior Courts throughout North New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.
 
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Christel Marie Lugo obtuvo su doctorado en Derecho de Temple University Beasley School of Law, ubicada en Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, en el 2014. Ella obtuvo su licenciatura en literatura inglesa y español  de Swarthmore College, ubicada en Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, en el 2010.
 
Mientras estudiaba Derecho,  la Sra. Lugo trabajó en Mazzoni Center Legal Services, una firma jurídica de interés público que sirve gratuitamente a la comunidad LGBT de bajos recursos en Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Durante su tiempo trabajando allí, se enfocó en la defensa de derechos civiles. También hizo una pasantía con el Honorable Jack A. Panella en la corte superior de Pennsylvania, y con el Honorable Rayford A. Means en el tribunal de primera instancia de Philadelphia. Debido a su trabajo enfocado en interés público mientras estudiaba Derecho, fue admitida al Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society.
 
Después de graduarse, la Sra. Lugo obtuvo una beca, Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Conwell Community Corps Legal Fellowship, para continuar su trabajo de la defensa de derechos civiles en la comunidad LGBT con Mazzoni Center Legal Services.
 
La Sra. Lugo ha estado trabajando en el Maduabum Law Firm, LLC, desde 2015, y ha representado a clientes en las cortes Municipales y Superiores a través del norte de Nueva Jersey. Es socia del colegio de abogados de Nueva Jersey, así como también el colegio de abogados hispanos de Nueva Jersey y la asociación nacional de abogados defensores. También es socia de National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.
 

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctorate - 2014
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: English Literature and Spanish

Pro-Bono Activities

  • North Penn Legal Services, 2011 to 2012

References

  • Barrett Marshall, Esq.

Past Positions

  • Mazzoni Center Legal Services, Legal Fellow, 2015

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 2014 to Present
  • New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association, Member, 2014 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2020 to Present
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, Member, 2014 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2014
  • Pennsylvania, 2014

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 60%
  • Personal Injury 25%
  • Family Law 10%
  • Immigration 5%

Honors

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Conwell Community Corps Legal Fellowship
  • Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society 2014-Present