Social Worker

Maggie PotterSocial Worker Maggie Potter is a Social Worker in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services, where she has worked since 2012. Her role includes client casework, supervising student interns, community outreach, and policy advocacy. Some of her particular areas of interest include teen or young adult mothers, incarcerated mothers, trauma informed practice,…

Senior Attorney

William GibbonsSenior Attorney Professional Experience Mr. Gibbons started at CLS’ Law Center North Central in 1979 as a Managing Attorney. He then transferred to the Domestic Relations Unit and in 1981 co-founded the Dependency Unit, now known as the Family Advocacy Unit (FAU). He currently serves as a senior attorney in the FAU, working with…

Staff Attorney

Caroline BuckStaff Attorney Caroline Buck is a staff attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit. Her project focuses on improving family preservation efforts for families with teenaged children at risk of entering out-of-home placement in the child welfare system. Caroline was previously a legal intern in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services. During law…

Senior Attorney

Wesley AllenSenior Attorney Wesley Allen is a senior attorney in the Family Advocate Unit at Community Legal Services. Mr. Allen works with a team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers who, for more than 25 years, have been helping parents involved with the child welfare system maintain custody of or reunite with their children. Mr.…

Managing Attorney - Family Advocacy Unit

Kathleen Creamer Managing Attorney – Family Law Unit Kathleen Creamer is the Managing Attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services, which uses a holistic family defense model to help parents involved with the child welfare system maintain custody of or reunite with their children. She joined CLS as a staff attorney in…

Staff Attorney

Joline PriceStaff Attorney Professional Experience: Joline Price is a Staff Attorney in the Energy Unit at Community Legal Services. Ms. Price represents low-income residential utility customers struggling with their gas, electric and water service – working to restore and maintain access to those utilities. Prior to working at CLS, Ms. Price worked as a staff…

Of Counsel Attorney

George GouldOf Counsel Attorney Professional Experience George D. Gould is an Of Counsel Attorney in the Energy Unit at Community Legal Services. He previously managed the Energy and Housing Units. He joined the staff at Community Legal Services as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow in 1970. The Housing Unit provides representation in housing cases, including…

Of Counsel Attorney

Mr. Bertocci is a consulting attorney for CLS, where he has practiced law for more than thirty-five years in areas of consumer law.  Since 1995, he has focused primarily on low-income utility issues, representing individuals and organizations in matters before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and all residential ratepayers of PGW and PWD as Public…

Co-Director - Energy Unit

Josie B.H. PickensCo-Director – Energy Unit Professional Experience: Ms. Pickens is a Supervising Attorney and co-director of CLS’s energy and utility practice where she advocates for affordable water and home energy services for low income Philadelphians through direct representation and policy reform.  She has been an attorney in the Energy Unit since 2010.  Ms. Pickens…

Co-Director - Energy Unit

Robert BallengerCo-Director –  Energy Unit Mr. Ballenger is an attorney for CLS’s Energy Unit, where he works to restore and maintain clients’ access to essential utilities. Mr. Ballenger has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania since 2004, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2011 and in the United States…