Evelyn Calogero has practiced law since 1991. A graduate of Temple University and Cooley Law School, Calogero has extensive experience in family counseling and welfare, child protection, and more. She’s been Olivet’s hometown lawyer for many years, using her background with family law to help families from all around the surrounding area. Her practice goes well beyond family law, however, and with her new attorneys fresh out of law school the expertise of her office has strengthened dramatically.
Melanie Smith is a newly admitted attorney who attended Michigan State University Law School. Smith came to work for Calogero in 2016 as a third year law student.
“I knew Mel would be a good fit over here because of her work in childcare,” said Calogero.
Although Smith desires to focus almost exclusively on working with families and children, the extent of her knowledge and experience has grown while working for Calogero.
Jaclyn Kaminski is another of Calogero’s newly admitted attorneys, and she is also a graduate of MSU’s law school. Kaminski is a diverse asset for the Olivet law office. She has focused on such areas such as intellectual property law and estate planning. Newly settled in Charlotte, Kaminski chose to work for Calogero because of her wealth of knowledge, communication style, and the diversity of cases that come to her general law practice.
“Evelyn is really smart and straightforward,” said Kaminski. “Most firms have a focused practice, but here we have anything walk through the door. Those different cases bring the intellectual stimulation I need.”
Also new to Calogero’s office is Matt Thran. Although Thran is in his third year of law school and is not an admitted attorney, he has his own set of skills and a mind for research and fine detail that has been helpful to Calogero’s office.
“It’s great for clients that we all have our own niche,” said Smith. “The case will go to the person best ready to handle it.”
The three fresh faces to Olivet’s lawyer environment have already grown to enjoy the small town atmosphere. They’re seeing the same benefits to serving and working in a small town that Calogero did when she opened her office in Olivet.
“We’ve lived here for ten years. When I started the practice I really got to know people in the community,” said Calogero. “I feel like it truly is my community.”
Smith, Kaminski, and Thran echoed Calogero’s sentiment, and they hope to integrate into Olivet in the same ways. Calogero and her team encourage locals to come in for a free consultation. To learn more about Evelyn Calogero’s Attorney and Counseling services readers can visit olivetlawyer.com, or call (269) 749-9600.