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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.

She was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2008, 2011 and 2012. Active in both the state and local bar associations, Kelly served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates for over a decade and has chaired both the Young Lawyers and Family Law Committees of the Erie County Bar Association.

Kelly moved to the State College area in 2012. In addition to her role with Student Legal Services, she is an adjunct lecturer for the English Department and serves on the board of directors for Center for Alternatives in Community Justice. She continues to be an active member of the state and local bar associations, serving as co-chair of the Women's Law Committee for the Centre County Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

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

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

Aaron Brooks
Name
Aaron Brooks
Staff Attorney
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Bio

Aaron Brooks is a native of State College and returned after practicing corporate litigation and immigration at a top worldwide law firm in New York City. Attorney Brooks joined Student Legal services in 2012. Attorney Brooks brought with him a decade of litigation and immigration experience as well as experience in many administrative law fields. Attorney Brooks is a volunteer firefighter, enjoys spending time with his family, and playing hockey.

Certifications/Credentials

Dartmouth College, B.A., Tulane University School of Law, J.D. Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, Middle District of PA, Western District of PA.

Brittany Grimes
Name
Brittany Grimes
Paralegal/Office Manager
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Kevin Horne
Name
Kevin Horne
Staff Attorney
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Bio

Kevin first joined Penn State Student Legal Services as a legal intern during his final semester of law school. He joined the team full-time as an attorney after receiving his degree. In addition to his position with Student Legal Services, Kevin is the programming coordinator for The Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose in the Office of Student Affairs.

While earning his degrees at Penn State, he was actively involved in student government and other student groups, most recently as the president of the graduate student body (GPSA).

Kevin has worked as a certified legal intern for numerous governmental organizations and private law firms, including at the Allegheny County Public Defender, the Allegheny County Solicitor; the Lycoming County District Attorney; Gaydos, Gaydos, and Associates; and the Massa Law Group. Born and raised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Kevin is excited to be a part of the SLS team.

Certifications/Credentials

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; J.D., Penn State Dickinson School of Law, 2017; B.A., Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014; B.A., Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014.

Name
Shana Lear
Part-Time Administrative Support
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square Suite 303
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-867-4388
Daniel McKenrick
Name
Daniel Mckenrick
Staff Attorney
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.

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.

Alena Sunderland
Name
Alena Sunderland
Adminstrative Support Assistant
Student Legal Services
Office
248 E. Calder Square
Suite 303
State College, PA 16801
Contact
814-867-4388
Penn State Student Affairs
Student Legal Services
Location

248 East Calder Way
State College, PA 16801
PennStateSLS@psu.edu