Anne is passionate about empowering people to navigate complex legal systems to achieve their desired outcome and is grateful for the opportunity to do that in her home community as a civil litigation associate at Howard Stallings.
Anne began her legal career in 2016 in Massachusetts, where she launched a prisoner reentry program for Community Legal Aid. In this role, Anne helped individuals with criminal records overcome various civil legal barriers to getting back on their feet, largely related to housing and employment matters as well as correcting and sealing eligible criminal records.
In 2018, Anne left legal aid to clerk for Judge Amy Lynn Blake at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The following year, Anne moved back home to Raleigh to clerk for Justice Samuel J. Ervin, IV at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Anne’s three years as a law clerk have shaped her into the thorough, detail-oriented practitioner that she is, while her time in legal aid solidified her desire to work with clients as an advocate.
In her spare time, Anne enjoys hiking and running with her Great Dane, named Montana; serving as a hospice volunteer; pyrography (artisanal wood burning); and spending quality time with her beloved friends and family. Anne is also a member of the Civic Engagement Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Anne attended UNC Greensboro where she obtained degrees in Public Health Education and Women’s and Gender Studies. She later attended North Carolina Central University’s School of Law on a merit-based scholarship and graduated in 2016. During law school, Anne was highly involved in the Pro Bono Council and many of the pro bono programs. Anne coordinated the Healthcare Navigator Project; volunteered in the Elder Law Project and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program; tutored Constitutional Law; participated in the Trial Advocacy Board; and started a chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (now If/When/How). Anne was also on the Law Review and received various awards for her leadership, scholarship, and pro bono service.