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Legal & Office Staff

Our staff is at your service! Smart, caring and ready to fight for your rights.

Clara Andrade

Paralegal

Clara is a bilingual Paralegal to Kenneth M. Kitay and a graduate of Berks Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies and plans to continue her education to receive a Bachelor’s Degree. She loves to spend her free time with family, listening to music, and learning to play piano.

Clara can be reached by e-mail at candrade@kitaylegal.com.

Dawn M. Morris

Paralegal

Dawn has worked as a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Civil Litigation Paralegal for more than 20 years. Her expertise is in the practice areas of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and product liability with an emphasis on defective medical device and pharmaceutical drug claims.  Dawn earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science – Paralegal Studies, from Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, horseback riding, swimming and spending time with family.

Dawn can be reached by e-mail at dmorris@kitaylegal.com.

Rysha Rodriguez

Paralegal

Rysha has earned a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with a Minor in Finance
from the University of Puerto Rico.  Her fine attention to detail and commitment to
providing the best client service possible, makes her a true asset to the law firm.
Outside of work, Rysha loves to spend time with her family and provides leadership
to the young adults in her church community.

Rysha can be reached by e-mail at rrodriguez@kitaylegal.com.

Dagmalisse Romero

Legal Assistant & Resolution Specialist

Dagmalisse brings much expertise is assisting our attorneys with the daily operations of a busy law firm. Her associates degree in Specialized Business Administration Management from Berks Technical Institute in Wyomissing, PA and previous work as a Medical Secretary at the Instituto de Banca y Comercio in Ponce, Puerto Rico makes her a true asset to the firm.

Dagmalisse can be reached by e-mail at dromero@kitaylegal.com.

Marta Guido

Paralegal

A native of El Salvador, Marta came to the U.S. to raise her family and grow professionally. Her experience with legal procedures and within the Latino community are wonderful assets to the firm. Marta can fully understand the victims of personal injuries and she can communicate with them clearly and effectively during trying times when those suffering injuries need real guidance and support.

Marta can be reached by e-mail at mguido@kitaylegal.com.

Erika Villanueva

Accounting Clerk

Erika is a legal assistant at Kitay Law Offices in Reading. She is bilingual in Spanish as well as a very motivated member of the firm. Her associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Berks Technical Institute and previous experience with people at various fast-paced retail merchants give her the high level of intensity and attention to detail needed to provide exceptional service to the firm’s clients.

Erika can be reached at evillanueva@kitaylegal.com.

Ruth Lubo-Umana

Bookkeeper / Accountant

Ruth is a graduate of Pace Institute with an associates degree in Specialized Business. She brings an abundance of accounting experience to Kitay Law Offices. Her expertise in bi-lingual customer service makes her a true asset to the firm.

Ruth can be reached by email at rlubo-umana@kitaylegal.com.

María J. Torres

Paralegal

María began her law studies at University Libre of Colombia prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley. She is passionate about her work at Kitay Law Offices and strives to provide the best possible customer service to each and every client. When away from the office, María enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and sharpening her skills as a make-up artist.

María can be reached directly at mtorres@kitaylegal.com.

Farah Garcia-Herrera

Receptionist

When it comes to being able to multitask in a fast-paced law office, you will not find a better receptionist than Farah. Farah’s previous law firm experience coupled with her associates degree in business from the McCann School of Business and Technology in Allentown are key factors which contribute to Farah’s success with Kitay Law Offices. Her strong background in client services make Farah a perfect addition to the Kitay Law offices family. In her spare time Farah enjoys traveling and spending time outdoor with family and friends.

Farah can be reached directly at fgarcia-herrera@kitaylegal.com.

Stacey Shirk

Paralegal

Born and raised in Berks County, Stacey is dedicated to the community in which she calls home. Stacey serves as a Paralegal at Kitay Law Offices, primarily focusing on Criminal Defense. Stacey is often the first person a new client might speak to from the law firm. Her caring attitude, attention to detail and willingness to help those with criminal defense needs are among the key ingredients which make Kitay Law offices, the Law Firm With a Heart.® Stacey is a graduate of Central Penn College, where she earned a B.S. in Legal Studies.

Stacey can be reached by e-mail at sshirk@kitaylegal.com.

Brenda Cedeno Avila

Intake Manager

Chances are, if you’ve called Kitay Law Offices about becoming a client, you’ve talked to Brenda. As an Intake Specialist, Brenda has the unique opportunity to speak with many people looking to our law firm to retain a tough lawyer. Brenda is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.A. in Government and Political Affairs with a minor in Cultural Studies.

While at Millersville, she studied abroad in Spain and completed course work in International Business and Spanish Language/Culture.

Brenda can be reached by e-mail at bcedeno@kitaylegal.com

Marina Vazquez

Paralegal

Marina Vazquez is a Legal Assistant in the Criminal Defense Department of Kitay Law Offices. Marina has always been interested in law and criminal justice, which led her to pursue an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

In her free time, Marina enjoys baking treats as part of a small home business, as well as visiting new places and restaurants. She also enjoys watching crime drama TV shows and spending time with her partner and family. Plus, Marina loves collecting tumblers from Starbucks.

Marina can be reached by e-mail at mvazquez@kitaylegal.com.

Maribel Lopez Garcia

Legal Assistant

Maribel Lopez Garcia is a Legal Assistant at Kitay Law Offices who concentrates her time working on workers’ compensation cases for clients. She studied Business Administration and Accounting at Gettysburg College. Before joining Kitay Law Offices, Maribel gained significant experience in human resources.

In her free time, Maribel loves to spend quality time with her family. She also enjoys discovering new places and immersing herself in nature, reading books and tending to plants.

Maribel can be reached by e-mail at mlopez@kitaylegal.com.

Lisette Maya

Paralegal

Lisette Maya is a highly skilled and motivated Legal Assistant in the Criminal Defense Department at Kitay Law Offices, with extensive experience honed from customer service and asset protection roles. Having earned dual B.A.s in Criminal Justice and Philosophy from Alvernia University, her understanding of legal regulations is sound. In her free time, she enjoys painting, creating DIY projects, exercising, hiking and photography. Lisette’s passion for criminal justice has led her to devote time as a volunteer at the Pardon Project. Lastly, she hails from Berks County Pennsylvania and can also make unique origami creations!

Lisette can be reached by e-mail at lmaya@kitaylegal.com.

Sheynd Umana

Intake Specialist

Shenyd Umana is an Intake Specialist with Kitay Law Offices. She has prior experience working in a civil law firm. Shenyd is also a member of the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club and was formerly a member of the US Customs Border Patrol Explorers program. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and canoeing, going out on day trips, and is an avid fan of the Harry Potter franchise. Shenyd likes to sing and is motivated to work with an amazing group of people.

Shenyd can be reached by e-mail at sumana@kitaylegal.com.

Awilda Filpo

Document Management Specialist

Awilda Filpo is a Document Management Specialist who achieved an Associates Degree from Borough of Manhattan Community College. She has a plethora of knowledge in the banking industry, having worked in Brooklyn, NY for 7 years prior to joining Kitay Law Offices. In her free time, Awilda loves to exercise and stay physically and mentally fit. An amazing fact about Awilda is that she has been leading, problem-solving and being a boss since she was 20 years old – she even became an accomplished shift supervisor for check cashiers at that age! At the age of 21, she then became head teller for a credit union which taught her important life lessons. Her confidence and maturity have allowed her to continue succeeding professionally no matter the obstacles.

Awilda can be reached by e-mail at afilpo@kitaylegal.com.

Jonathan Zamudio

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Jonathan Zamudio is an accomplished Accounts Receivable Specialist at Kitay Law Offices. He is a proud graduate of Reading Senior High School, aka “The Castle on the Hill”. Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan had a rich career history in finance and collections, most notably as a Mortgage Loan Officer and as a Collections Specialist. Jonathan is also actively involved in his community; currently holding the post of President of JETHoops – a non-profit traveling youth boys basketball team. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing a wide array of video games, shooting hoops, and spending quality time with family and friends. As an avid collector, Jonathan has quite the impressive collection of sports cards and memorabilia – making him an interesting person inside and out!

Jonathan can be reached by e-mail at jzamudio@kitaylegal.com.

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