Jennifer Ngai Lavallee
Jennifer Ngai Lavallee is a Supervising Attorney in the Consumer Law Unit. Jen represents homeowners facing foreclosure and consumers with debt collection matters in D.C. Superior Court. She also regularly engages in advocacy on legislative, regulatory, and court reforms to increase access to justice on behalf of low-income consumers faced with foreclosure and debt collection issues. Jen initially joined Legal Aid in October 2009 as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow focusing on foreclosure prevention in the District.
Before coming to Legal Aid, Jen was an Associate at the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where she focused her practice on consumer law issues and also served a firm coordinator for Legal Aid’s Generous Associates Campaign for several years. In addition, Jen has served as an intern for Bread for the City Legal Clinic and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.
Jen received her B.A., summa cum laude, from The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College and was the Student Marshall of the College of Communications at graduation. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar.
J.D., cum laude, George Washington University Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College
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