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LAWO believes an inclusive, supportive workplace creates the high-quality professional services our clients and client communities need to protect their rights and ensure their dignity. Our culture reflects:

  • Our commitment to being a nonprofit law firm that provides the highest possible services to our clients
  • Our commitment to serving individuals and households living, working, and creating communities in poverty
  • Our commitment to helping our clients achieve self-reliance, equal justice, and economic opportunity

We seek to have a diverse staff who are respected, valued, included, and represented at every level of our organizations and to have an environment where all employees are valued for bringing and infusing their whole authentic selves into their work. We believe we can effectuate lasting change in communities and systems as we model true equity reflected by who we are, the work we do, and how we do it. We seek to embrace and implement diversity, inclusion, and racial equity.

We are proud of all our staff.  Below is information on our amazing management team.

Patricia Y. Hernández - Director of Advocacy

Patricia Y. Hernández

Director of Advocacy

Toledo, OH

Debra M. Jennings - Managing Attorney

Debra M. Jennings

Managing Attorney

Toledo, OH

Melissa Larocco - Director of Pro Bono

Melissa Larocco

Director of Pro Bono

Findlay, OH

Veronica Martinez - Managing Attorney

Veronica Martinez

Managing Attorney

Toledo, OH

Kevin Mulder - Executive Director

Kevin Mulder

Executive Director

Toledo, OH

Lucinda Weller - Managing Attorney

Lucinda Weller

Managing Attorney

Toledo, OH