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Kelly Mroz
Name
Kelly Mroz
Director
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Bio

Kelly A. Mroz earned her JD from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1999 then joined the Erie firm of Elderkin, Martin, Kelly and Messina. In 2008 she co-founded The Family Law Group, LLC, a boutique family law firm where she maintained a traditional litigation practice while also providing mediation and collaborative law services. Active in both the state and local bar associations, Kelly has served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors and House of Delegates as well as on the board of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

Kelly moved to the State College area in 2012. She manages the Student Legal Services and Off-Campus Student Support offices.

Penn State is her undergraduate alma mater and she loves being a part of its vibrant university community.

Certifications/Credentials

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1999; B.A., German Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996

Daniel McKenrick
Name
Daniel Mckenrick
Assistant Director
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Bio

Dan joined the Office of the Student Legal Services in the fall of 2014. Before joining, Dan served as an Assistant District Attorney in Centre County for over three years. Handling cases from beginning to end, Dan gained extensive experience in the area of criminal law. Dan also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Margherita Patti Worthington in Monroe County after graduating from law school.

Dan is active in the legal community, serving on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Conference of County Bar Leaders, former delegate on the PBA House of Delegates, PBA Young Lawyers Division Zone 11 Chair, Centre County Bar Association Board of Governors, and is a former President of the Centre County Bar Association.

Certifications/Credentials

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; J.D., Widener University Commonwealth Law School, 2010, cum laude; B.A., Crime, Law, and Justice, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006, high distinction; B.A., Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006, high distinction.

Etters, Christy
Name
Christy Etters
Office Manager/Paralegal
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Fries, Jesse
Name
Jesse Fries
Commonwealth Campus Staff Attorney
He, Him, His
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; J.D. Vermont Law School, 2014; B.A., Political Science, University of Louisville, 2010

BIO

As a Kentuckian, Jesse is still developing a love of all things Penn State. While his knowledge of “Fight on State” is lacking, he brings seven years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and general practitioner to Student Legal Services and the Commonwealth Campuses. Jesse serves as the primary contact and staff attorney for Commonwealth Campus students utilizing Student Legal Services. Jesse is excited to provide students from Abington to Shenango, and all points in between, with excellent legal services and advice. A legal “Jack of all trades,” he prides himself on helping students navigate legal issues of differing levels of complexity, always with an eye to protecting students’ futures. Jesse attended Vermont Law School (VLS) for his J.D. and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A die-hard University of Louisville Cardinal, he earned his B.A. in Political Science in 2010. Outside of SLS, Jesse is married to his wife Kristina, a professor of Rural Sociology. He enjoys playing sports poorly, adopting animals, and pretending to understand modern art.

Lear, Shana
Name
Shana Lear
Part-Time Administrative Support
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square Suite 303
State College, PA 16802
Contact
814-867-4388
Sarah Stoltz
Name
Sarah Stoltz
Staff Attorney
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Bio

Sarah joined Student Legal Services in 2014.  She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Aloysius College in 2005 and earned her Juris Doctor in 2009 from Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law.  Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela A. Ruest at the Centre County Court of Common Pleas before becoming an instructor at South Hills School of Business in State College in 2011.  She continues to teach law and English courses at South Hills while practicing law as a part-time Student Legal Services attorney.

Certifications/Credentials

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; J.D., Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law, 2009; B.S. Professional Legal Studies, Mount Aloysius College, 2005, magna cum laude; A.S. Accounting, Mount Aloysius College, 2005, magna cum laude.

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State College, PA 16801
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