Brandie joined ARM Lawyers in 2020 and focuses primarily on family law matters including divorce, custody, support, and protection from abuse matters. Brandie has successfully tried custody trials, including relocation hearings, while handling a number of other matters in Monroe and the surrounding counties.
After law school, Brandie began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan Mark, of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. As a judicial law clerk Brandie was exposed to a variety of legal issues and proceedings, including juvenile court matters as well as civil and criminal proceedings.
As a former court appointed Domestic Relations Advocate in Monroe County, Brandie is well-versed in the law for collecting and enforcing child and spousal support. She frequently appears before the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in dependency proceedings on a regular basis, helping to make sure the county’s children are protected from abuse and neglect, while also ensuring the children are not removed from their homes unnecessarily.
Over the past several years, Brandie served as an instructor for the National Business Institute’s continuing legal education seminars on family law related topics. She also assisted with drafting the written materials for the programs.
Prior to attending law school, Brandie lived in areas of Upstate New York, North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan. While living in North Carolina, Brandie volunteered as a mentor for Lifestyle Insights Networking Knowledge Skills (L.I.N.K.S.), at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. As a mentor for L.I.N.K.S., Brandie educated hundreds of Marine Corps spouses regarding the history and culture of the United States Marine Corps and other topics related to military life.
During her three years living in Okinawa, Japan, Brandie worked as an assistant language teacher (ALT) at Gushikawa Junior High School. As an ALT, Brandie taught English to junior high school students. Her time as an ALT in Japan gave Brandie the opportunity to be submersed in the Okinawan culture and become a part of the community.
Brandie received her law degree from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law and her bachelor of arts in history from Buffalo State College.
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