Anthony Laureano – PREP Social Worker

Anthony Laureano PREP Social Worker (518) 898-6681 Anthony received his Maters of Social Work from the University at Buffalo in 2023 and quickly joined the PREP team post-graduation. You will find him in our Buffalo office, and interestingly, he was born and raised in the city of Buffalo. Anthony has always had an interestContinue reading “Anthony Laureano – PREP Social Worker”

Emma Thorp – PREP Social Worker

Emma Thorp PREP Social Worker 518-859-6810 Emma received her Masters of Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St Louis in May of 2023 and joined Prisoner’s Legal Services immediately after graduating. She is based out of the PREP office in Brooklyn. Emma is passionate about legal advocacy and empowering individualsContinue reading “Emma Thorp – PREP Social Worker”

Washburn Martin – Assistant Controller

Washburn Martin Assistant Controller (518) 445-6050 ext. 1119 Washburn Martin is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a BBA in Accounting from Siena College. He joined PLS in 2021 as the Assistant Controller. Prior to joining PLS, he worked asContinue reading “Washburn Martin – Assistant Controller”

Gina Andrade – Immigration Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

Gina Andrade Immigration Paralegal/ Administrative Assistant (518) 694-8699 ext. 2112 Gina is currently a graduate student at UAlbany and she will be completing her Master’s in May. She received her bachelor’s degree from UAlbany as well.  This fall Gina will be pursuing her PhD in the Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Department atContinue reading “Gina Andrade – Immigration Paralegal/Administrative Assistant”

Evan DeWandler – Immigration Staff Attorney

Evan DeWandler Immigration Staff Attorney (716) 844-8266 ext. 1325 Evan  grew up in Rochester, NY.  He graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a BS in Communications and began his first career in corporate and educational media.  After serving on some short-term international missions trips, he felt called to help those less fortunate and decided aContinue reading “Evan DeWandler – Immigration Staff Attorney”

Luke Millar – Immigration Law Graduate

Luke Millar Immigration Law Graduate . Luke is a recent graduate of Washington and Lee Law School  where he interned in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. This unit provided Luke with experience in representing detained individuals in removal proceedings.  Luke also worked as an Immigration Research Assistant and interned for Harvard University’s Immigration and RefugeeContinue reading “Luke Millar – Immigration Law Graduate”

Grace Devane – Legal Secretary

Grace Devane Legal Secretary (518) 438-8046 ext. 1100 Grace Devane recently joined PLS after graduating in May of 2022 from St. Lawrence University where she earned her B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. Throughout her college experience, Grace volunteered with a correctional facility participating in weekly game nights and eventually leading fitness classesContinue reading “Grace Devane – Legal Secretary”

Jonathan Feldman – General Counsel

Jonathan Feldman General Counsel (518) 438-8046 ext. xxxx Jonathan Feldman is General Counsel for PLS.  He worked for the Empire Justice Center for 24 years – as a Senior Attorney from 1997-2018, and as Legal Director from 2019-2022.  His primary focus has been civil rights, especially education law.  He has litigated impact cases inContinue reading “Jonathan Feldman – General Counsel”