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!

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."          -Winston S. Churchill

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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 & Manager

Charleston Office

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!

Malorie Estep-Morgan

Staff Attorney - Princeton Office

Bio coming soon...

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William Huffman

Staff Attorney - Princeton Office

Bio coming soon...

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

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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.

Ashley Lynch

Staff Attorney - Charleston Office

Bio coming soon...

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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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“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C. S. Lewis

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Michelle Hale

Office Manager

Princeton Office

Michelle Hale works in administration and programs with ChildLaw Services, Inc. Michelle has always had a passion for children, having adopted six children out of the foster care system. Michelle believes that helping children who have experienced trauma means treating the "whole" child - from the inside out. Each child is unique and processes trauma in their own way, so it is vital to pay attention to the cues given by the child, as well as listen to their voice, their story, in order to help them heal. Michelle enjoys reading and watching movies with her family. 

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Nancy Manning

Paralegal & Victim Advocate 

Princeton Office

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 Office

        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.

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Amy Smith

Victim Advocate - Princeton Office

Amy grew up in the Princeton area. She has long had a passion for the people of our community and any community where she has lived. After graduating from college, Amy worked for a few law offices in the area, working alongside some of the local attorneys. Amy also spent many years as a missionary in Zambia, Africa serving the people there with community outreach and training for better homes and health for a greater future. Amy has two wonderful grown children who spent years serving alongside her in Zambia and she would not be the same person without them. She loves her pets and spending time with family and friends. Amy's desire has always been to help those struggling with life’s general trials and look to find solutions to create reconciliation and healing in families and among friends. "We all need each other, and we must look inside ourselves to be better humans to one another. When you see those going through the valley and you are on the mountaintop what is it to you to go back down and help the others? Go back down and help them to the top." - Amy

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Shae Mullins

Fellow of Strategic Development

Princeton Office

Shae Mullins is a Fellow of Strategic Development in ChildLaw’s Princeton office, meaning she
has a hand in a bit of everything. Shae is a recent 2022 graduate of Virginia Tech with a
Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She hopes to take what she has learned through her
education and time at ChildLaw and attend law school in the future. Shae’s favorite books are
The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the Harry Potter series. In her free time, Shae likes to spend
time with her family and friends, watch movies, read, and play with her dog Max.

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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