Anna grew up in Stowe, Vermont then moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for college and law school. After earning her Juris Doctorate and gaining admission to the Florida Bar, Anna continued to live and work as an attorney in Fort Lauderdale until she returned to Vermont in April 2017. Anna was admitted to the Vermont Bar in October 2017. She loves nature, hiking, kayaking, reading, writing, painting, all animals, her boyfriend, family, friends and her cat, Marie.
I am ecstatic to be back home in Vermont, a state that I love, and to be working in an area of law that allows me to connect with my clients on an individual basis and provide them with the most thorough, detailed, qualified and personalized legal representation that I can.
Whether looking for help with trust and estate planning or looking to buy or sell a home or parcel of land for personal use or development, I believe clients deserve focused and individually tailored representation by an attorney who promises to remain steadfastly and enthusiastically devoted to providing the highest quality representation possible.
High quality representation is not only tailored to the specific needs of each individual client but also is created through meaningful, helpful, trusting, and open communication between attorney and client to identify the goals of the representation early on so that every action of the attorney is efficient, logical, and advances the goal(s) of the client.
Anna is admitted to practice in the states of Vermont and Florida, as a member of The Vermont Bar since October of 2017 and a member of The Florida Bar since September of 2016. She attended both undergrad and law school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Anna’s past professional legal experience includes positions both in Florida and in Vermont. For the year preceding law school, Anna worked as a legal assistant for Nichols and Associates, P.C. , a real estate and estate planning law firm in Stowe, Vermont, where she gained valuable knowledge and insight into the day to day operations of a small Vermont law firm. As a law student, Anna also worked as an intern for a small criminal defense firm in Miami, Florida.
While in law school, Anna was actively involved with the school’s Public Interest Law Society, holding the position of 1L Class Representative during her first year, Vice President, Vice Auction Chair and Journal Editor during her 2L year and President during her final year. The Public Interest Law Society held many fundraisers and events to benefit various local charity organizations aimed at providing assistance to low-income individuals in need of food, clothing, toiletries, eyeglasses, children’s Halloween costumes, school supplies, and not for profit legal services.
Anna took a heightened interest in and enrolled in many classes focused on various aspects of international law while in law school including, European Union Law, International Law, International Human Rights Law, and Immigration and Nationality Law. Anna wrote for and edited the Florida Public Interest Law Journal, a Florida Bar section published journal. She also wrote a number of academic memorandum and papers on various areas of the law, including a seminal paper during her final year of law school entitled “The Importance of Positive Right Integration into United States Law: It’s Influence on Political Conceptualization and Development.”
After graduating from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Anna sat for and passed the Florida Bar Exam in July 2016. She was then sworn into the Florida Bar, of which she remains a member in good standing eligible to practice law in the State of Florida since September 2016.
Anna worked as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fourth District, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from September 2016 through March 2017. The focus of her work at Regional Counsel was in the area of Dependency Law, specifically representing an average caseload of 80-100 clients consisting of parents accused of child abuse, abandonment or neglect in civil dependency and termination of parental rights court proceedings.
Anna developed her litigation skills initially during her trial advocacy and pre-trial practice classes while in law school and later during her time working for Regional Counsel. Anna gained invaluable and extraordinary experience during the six months she spent as an attorney working for Regional Counsel, as she maintained an average caseload of approximately 80 to 100 clients at a time, spending the majority of her time representing clients interests in court through every stage of dependency proceedings, and the rest of her time meeting with clients, preparing for trials and drafting, and filing various motions on behalf of her clients.
Anna left Regional Counsel at the end of March 2017 to move back home to Vermont to be closer to family. She began working at Gale & McAllister, PLLC in the beginning of April 2017, practicing in the areas of real estate and estate planning. Anna took and passed the Vermont Bar Exam in July 2017 and was admitted to the Vermont Bar in October of 2017.
Anna is now working full time out of Gale & McAllister's office in Stowe located at 254 Mountain Road. Please feel free to stop by any time for a visit!
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Juris Doctor, 2016
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, Pre-Law Concentration, 2011
Minors in International Law and Psychology
Stowe High School, Stowe, VT
Graduating Class of 2007