ALLA CHERKASSKY GALATI
About: Alla is an attorney in the Chicago office and practices in the areas of insurance coverage and general litigation. She is also involved in pro bono matters, focusing mainly on asylum and detention matters with the National Immigrant Justice Center.
While attending law school, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jon E. DeGuilio of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois.
Pump-up song: Lose Yourself -Eminem
Fun fact: Alla's name is a palindrome!
About: Debi graduated from University of Southern California’s Marshall school of Business, and got her JD at Northwestern. She now works as a staff attorney at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
Pump-up song: My Shot - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Fun fact: Debi likes to dress up her cats and do mock trials with them.
About: Trevor is a recent Northwestern Pritzker School of Law grad and associate at Richards Patent Law in Chicago. While at law school, he worked with the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center and participated in Northwestern's moot court and trial advocacy programs.
Before law school, Trevor received a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University. His love of the arts took him to New York, where he worked in non-profit theatre. That work inspired him to become an IP attorney.
Pump-up song: Umbongo - Girl Band
Fun Fact: Trevor helped invent a device for inhalable chocolate that was featured on the Colbert Report.
About: Kevin Ringel is a trial attorney at the Chicago office of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP where he represents hospitals and healthcare providers.
Kevin graduated from Northwestern University and, as a member of NU Mock Trial, was named an All-American by the American Mock Trial Association. He received his JD from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Pump-up song: Let’s Go - Trick Daddy
Fun Fact: [Working on it]
About: Joseph is a current 2L at The University of Chicago Law School, hoping to become a trial attorney after graduation. He is deeply involved in public interest work surrounding advocacy for domestic violence survivors.
Joseph graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where he competed in mock trial for four years.
Pump-up song: Upgrade U by Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
Fun Fact: Joseph tried out and almost made it onto the cooking show MasterChef