Staff Attorney

Ian CharltonStaff Attorney Ian Charlton is a Staff Attorney in the Landlord-Tenant unit at Community Legal Services. His project focuses on preventing evictions for low-income Philadelphians by enhancing Municipal Court procedures and increasing access to the Court. Ian was previously a legal intern in the Landlord-Tenant Unit at Community Legal Services, the Consumer Housing Unit…

Senior Attorney

Mike CarrollSenior Attorney Professional Experience Michael J. Carroll is a senior attorney in the Community Legal Services Housing Unit. He has worked in legal services programs in West Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Carroll also worked as an Assistant Public Defender in New Jersey before coming to Community Legal services.   Prior Associations Mr.…

Senior Attorney

Montgomery L. WilsonSenior Attorney Professional Experience Monty Wilson is a senior attorney with CLS’s Consumer Housing Unit.  His practice focuses largely on municipal tax foreclosure & mortgage foreclosure defense in both state and federal court. He has also worked extensively with local community organizations and the City of Philadelphia to aid Philadelphia homeowners faced with…

Senior Staff Attorney

Thu TranSenior Staff Attorney Professional Experience Thu B. Tran is a Senior Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services, where she has worked since 2004.   Professional Associations Prior to CLS, Ms. Tran worked at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society for four years, as an immigration attorney. She received a two-year Public Interest Fellowship from the Independence Foundation to represent…

Senior Staff Attorney

Kerry E. SmithSenior Staff Attorney Kerry Smith is a senior staff attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, where she represents low-income consumers victimized by abusive, unfair, or predatory practices and homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure.  Ms. Smith also engages in regulatory and legislative advocacy on behalf of her…

Independence Foundation Fellow

Laura SmithIndependence Foundation Fellow Laura R. Smith is an Independence Foundation Fellow and Staff Attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit at Community Legal Services.  Her project focuses on consumer and economic justice for low-income Philadelphians by defending against abusive collections practices, preserving income, and improving access and due process in Municipal Court. Prior…

Staff Attorney

Jonathan SgroStaff Attorney Jonathan Sgro is a Staff Attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit where he primarily represents low-income homeowners facing foreclosure in state court and in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Previously, he was a Skadden Fellow in the same unit. His fellowship project involved direct representation of low-income and elderly homeowners facing…

Supervising Attorney

Peter SchneiderSupervising Attorney Professional Experience Peter D. Schneider is a supervising attorney at Community Legal Services Inc., in Philadelphia. Since 2003, he has been a member of the CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, where he presents low-income homeowners and consumers, primarily defending them against mortgage foreclosure.   Prior Associations Mr. Schneider was a supervising…

Staff Attorney

Rachel LabushStaff Attorney Rachel Labush has been a staff attorney at Community Legal Services since 2006.  Since 2008, she has been a member of the Consumer and Homeownership Unit, where her practice focuses on defending low income homeowners from foreclosure, and suing mortgage companies for servicing abuses, predatory lending and fraud.  With the National Consumer Law Center…

Managing Attorney - Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit

Michael FroehlichManaging Attorney Michael Froehlich joined CLS in 2006.  Since 2013, he has served as the Managing Attorney of Community Legal Service’s Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit.  He leads CLS’s work on behalf of homeowners and victims of predatory consumer scams.  He represents clients in court and advocates before regulatory agencies, Philadelphia City Council, and…