The Team

Who We Are

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." -Apostle Paul

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Catherine Wallace

Executive Director

Cathy Wallace is the Executive Director for ChildLaw Services, Inc. Cathy loves being a part of young people's journey and seeing them successful.Cathy believes in doing something meaningful, giving back, and doing no harm. Cathy's favorite books are East of Eden, the Hunger Games Trilogy, and Blue Sword. When Cathy is not hard at work, she is enjoying time with her family cooking, reading, or being outdoors. 

Monica Holliday

Legal Director

Monica Holliday is the Legal Director for ChildLaw Services, Inc. Monica has a love for working with children and advocating for their best interest. Monica's favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird and The Bible. When Monica is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, hunting and fishing with her brothers, traveling and experiencing different cultures. One fun fact about Monica is that she is an avid Backstreet Boys fan!

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"People will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."   -Maya Angelou

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Elizabeth Davis

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Davis is one of the staff attorney's at ChildLaw Services, Inc. Liz grew up in Charleston, WV and has been practicing law since 2015. Liz enjoys working with children and seeing the immediate, positive impact her job has on the children she serves. Elizabeth's favorite books are Frankenstein and Freakonomics. When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys playing with her dog, shopping, being outdoors, and listening to podcasts. It is well known in the office that Elizabeth loves Harry Potter!

Andrew Waight

Staff Attorney

Andrew Waight is one of the staff attorney's at ChildLaw Services, Inc. Andrew is originally from North Carolina and has been practicing law since 2017. Andrew enjoys the interdisciplinary type of work he is experiencing through ChildLaw. Andrew's favorite books are Journey to the Center of the City and Pride and Prejudice. When he is not working, Andrew enjoys watching sports, playing volleyball, running, and doing crossword puzzles. A little known fact about Andrew is that he is eligible for  Canadian citizenship because his mom was born in Canada. 

"We are a nation of laws, and not men."  -John Adams

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William Huffman

Staff Attorney

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Tiffany Kent

Staff Attorney - Morgantown Office

Tiffany Kent is a staff attorney at ChildLaw Services, Inc.'s Morgantown office. Tiffany is originally from Pennsylvania and has been practicing law since 2020. Tiffany loves working with children and believes that ChildLaw has the best clients. Tiffany's favorite book is The Call of the Wild. When she is not working, Tiffany enjoys watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her family and cat. A little known fact about Tiffany is that she used to play chess competitively in undergrad at Duquesne University.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank

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"There is no love without justice, but there is no justice without love." - Bob Goff

Emily Mowry

Staff Attorney - Martinsburg Office

Emily Mowry is a staff attorney at ChildLaw's Martinsburg office. Emily grew up in rural northeastern Pennsylvania and decided at an early age that she wanted to become a lawyer for children after watching the Kids for Cash and PennState abuse scandals unfold in her nearby communities and seeing how badly children need their own advocates in the legal system. Emily's favorite childhood book is Anne of Green Gables, and her favorite "grown-up" book is Just Mercy. Emily spends her personal time caring for her two dogs and one cat, running, reading (of course!), playing piano, and spending time with her husband and soon-to-be-born daughter.

Stephanie Legg

Integrative Wellness Therapist

Stephanie Legg is the founder and lead therapist of Elevate Integrative Wellness Therapies. She is living and leaving her #leggacy by helping others find balance, growth, healing and wholeness through holistic approaches and trauma informed strategies. With a MA in Counseling from Marshall University and a BA in Psychology from West Virginia State University, a Licensed School Counselor, RYT500 Yoga Teacher Certification, and spiritual leader, she understands how to work with people where they are along

 

Stephanie's passion lies in serving as an advocate for children. She served pro bono as the Executive Director of Covenant OutReach Inc. for 12 years and continues to volunteer through their many programs. She has developed a unique approach to assessing community and situational needs. She and her husband, Pastor Neil Legg, enjoy partnering with local public schools to support and empower students through their educational, social, and emotional journeys. 

She practices a REALationship centered, eclectic approach that empowers people, strengthens families, and ultimately communities. 

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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

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Michelle Hale

Program Manager

Michelle Hale is the Teen Court Coordinator at ChildLaw Services, Inc. Michelle has always had a passion for children, having adopted six children out of the foster care system. Michelle worked in socially necessary services providing much needed services such as supervised visitations, supervision, life skills, and parenting for a number of years, and has worked with the youth in her local church. Michelle enjoys reading and watching movies with her family. 

Kerry Bridges

Victim's Advocate / Paralegal

Kerry is a retired military medic/trauma nurse. She recently moved to the West Virginia from Nantucket Island and is working as a Paralegal at ChildLaw Services. Kerry has a long history for standing up and defending those who cannot after serving 23 years in the United States Military. She is excited to join the ChildLaw Services family in defending children in this amazingly resilient state.

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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away." -Maya Angelou

Kelli Brooks

Victim Advocate / Paralegal

Kelli is a victim advocate at ChildLaw Services, Inc. Kelli has lived in Princeton her entire life and has extensive nonprofit experience. Kelli has worked in the community for over 10 years and has a passion for helping others, specifically at-risk youth. Kelli has a blended family with a loving husband and four wonderful children. Kelli's favorite book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. When Kelli is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and encouraging their interests, riding motorcycles, reading, and playing with her dog. A little known fact about Kelli is her obsession with Grey's Anatomy. If Grey is on, Kelli is watching!

Betty Horne

Victim Advocate - Morgantown Office

Betty has been with ChildLaw Services since October 2021. Before joining ChildLaw Services Betty worked many different jobs including a twenty year stint with WVU Libraries.  Betty grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. Living in poverty as a child has grown her compassion for others, especially children. Betty has two grown daughters and two grandsons who are the light of her life.  Betty's hobbies include cooking and gardening.

“Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good.” — Romans 12:9

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Karen Kelley

Victim Advocate

After several years of office management in the private practice realm, Karen has joined ChildLaw Services, Inc. as a part time victim advocate. Karen is devoted to children throughout the state and makes a tremendous impact with her work. Karen enjoys baking, spending time with her four dogs, and gardening. A little known fact about Karen is that she volunteers much of her time at the local food pantry.  

Nancy Manning

Victim Advocate

Nancy comes to ChildLaw with 30 years of experience in the legal sector. Nancy has a passion for children, having reared three of her own and now helping with two of her grandchildren. When Nancy is not working, she enjoys doing things around her family farm, reading, and riding horses. A little known fact about Nancy is that the farm on which she lives has been in the Manning family since 1863! 

"Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived"  -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Cadence Young

Victim Advocate - Charleston Location

        Cadance Young is a Victims Advocate in Child Law’s Charleston office. They started in January 2021 and, in addition to their Victims Advocate role, they have overseen projects such as Kids Run the Nation. Currently the sole Victims Advocate in the Charleston office, Cadance is both independent and creative in handling their duties to serve our clients and often collaborates with their lead attorney’s, making them a true team player!

Cadance is also working to expand their current knowledge of the legal field they participate daily by taking a course led by Executive Director Cathy Wallace. Cadance considers themselves a ‘forever student,’ eager to build on their academic foundations in paralegal studies, with a specific focus on juvenile court systems and trauma support-based advocacy. Their hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action has contributed to their success in the Victims Advocate role.

When not at work, Cadance spends their free time reading fantasy novels, hiking, and, in the summer, cliff jumping into the local lakes. Cadance has 5 cats, but their favorite one (yes they have a favorite, don’t judge) is a big fluffy cat named Pa. He is usually referred to as “mr. man, kity cat man, papaw, possum, and biggest chonk.” They like playing fetch together and going to walks, or “drags” as Cadance calls them since Pa prefers to be pulled along.

Special Recognition:

Kit Kat Benetar

Cat Extraordinaire

Kit Kat Benetar is the infamous ChildLaw office cat. She has been voted most likely to take a nap during the work day. Stop by our office to say hello and grab a few free hugs!

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