Alesia is a member of the Professional Liability Department and focuses her practice on the defense of professionals, particularly attorneys, in legal malpractice suits and Dragonnetti claims.
Prior to attending law school, Alesia worked as a corporate underwriter for a mortgage company in Philadelphia, PA. There, Alesia performed second level loan reviews and credit and risk analysis of loan applications. Additionally, Alesia served as the underwriter on a remediation program under which borrowers were refinanced out of pre-foreclosure loans. Alesia gained knowledge of real estate law such as the Truth in Lending Act and obtained experience in the areas of mortgage lending and in particular, mortgage foreclosure.
In 2012, Alesia earned her juris doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Alesia was on the executive board of the Villanova Law Moot Court Board, and ran the annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition in 2012. She was also a quarter finalist in the Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition in 2011 and a quarter finalist in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in both 2011 and 2012. Also while in law school, Alesia earned the Dorothy Day Award for pro bono service, primarily for her work with the Face to Face Legal Clinic, where she continues to volunteer.
Prior to entering law school, Alesia attended St. Joseph’s University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006. She received several academic honors including the Presidential Scholarship Recipient and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Pro Bono Activities
•Dorothy Day Award recipient for pro bono activities during law school.
Year Joined Organization
Communications between attorneys and their expert witnesses are currently not discoverable in Pennsylvania.
Law Alerts • July 1, 2014
An equally divided Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that there can be no discovery of communications between attorneys and expert witnesses in Pennsylvania. Affirming the Superior Court decision, which denied defendants’ discovery motion..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Dismissed
Feb 16, 2015 Won dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit based on an underlying civil rights and RICO case. The owner of a restaurant claimed that, after he gave a smaller discount than usual to an inspector for the Department of Agriculture, she retaliated by...