I grew up in Friedens and attended Somerset Area High School. I am the daughter of Greg and Amy (Barron) Will, and the granddaughter of Richard and Verna Barron. I graduated in 2005 and attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania where I majored in Political Science and Spanish. While at Susquehanna, I studied abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica and was a Big Sister through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Central Susquehanna Valley. I graduated from Susquehanna University in 2009 with honors and was awarded Volunteer of the Year for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Susquehanna University.
Upon graduating from Susquehanna, I attended Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at Duquesne, I worked for renowned criminal defense attorney and law professor Bruce Antkowiak. I won the Pro Bono Award for public service and the Distinction in Clinical Work for the Criminal Advocacy Clinic.
Throughout my time at Susquehanna and Duquesne, I worked for the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office under Jerry Spangler and for Matthew R. Zatko, a local solo practitioner. Upon graduating from Duquesne in June 2012, I took the Pennsylvania Bar Exam in July and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October. I immediately opened the doors to my own practice at 202 East Union Street and am happy to welcome new clients. I joined the Somerset County Bar Association in December 2012 and enjoy living and working in Somerset County once again.
I strive to be approachable and understanding and have branded my business on a black and white theme. The law may not always be black and white, but I strive to make my relationship with my clients to be clear so that they never have to worry about what I’m doing on their behalf. There’s a lot of trust involved in the attorney-client relationship and I believe in maintaining that trust and transparency.
I’m actively involved in my local community and really enjoy working with children. I teach Spanish at the Somerset Christian School every morning before court begins and have previously gone to Guatemala on mission trips for orphaned children. I currently serve on several Boards of Directors including: the Mary S. Biesecker Public Library in Somerset Borough, Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, the Ethel Fund, Camp Sequanota in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania, and Salvation Army (Somerset). So many people have helped me throughout various points in my life and I strongly believe in giving back to the community and paying forward the kindness others have shown me.
Fluent in Spanish and English, American Sign Language available.