Potestivo & Associates, P.C., is pleased to announce the hiring of two local attorneys, Chandray Strong, who will serve as an Associate Attorney in our downtown Chicago office, and Katie Jory who will serve in the Landlord/Tenant division of our Litigation Department located in downtown Rochester, Michigan. Both joined the team of 25 attorneys in June 2017.
Chandray graduated with a B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in Media Studies. She went on to study international law at the John Felice Center in Rome, Italy, before graduating with her Juris Doctor in 2015 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Prior to her new role at Potestivo & Associates, P.C., Chandray worked as an Associate Attorney specializing in Landlord/Tenant Law, representing tenants in pending eviction matters. While in law school, she notably worked at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office as a law clerk for the General Business Bureau, as well as interning at a prominent Chicago Law Firm renowned for its work in Food and Drug/FDA Law. During Chandray’s tenure at law school, she served as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Society as well as the Charity Director for the Black Law Student Association. She also held the honor of making the Dean’s list during her 3L year. She holds a particular interest to cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and civil litigation.
Katie serves as the Associate Attorney for the firm’s Michigan Landlord/Tenant Department. She graduated from The University of Michigan, where she majored in Political Science. Katie then went on to earn her Juris Doctor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2009. While in law school, Katie was an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Pro Bono Research Group, and the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. She received two Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowships and was also awarded as a Public Service Fellow with Recognition for the number of pro bono hours worked during her time there. Prior to her position with Potestivo & Associates, P.C., Katie worked as an Associate Attorney specializing in Landlord/Tenant law representing landlords, business owners, creditors, and municipalities with civil legal needs. Following law school, her legal career began in Columbus, Ohio, where she represented defendants in criminal cases at the juvenile and felony levels, as well as parents and juveniles in cases involving abuse, neglect, and dependency, while serving as Guardian Ad Litem.
Brian Potestivo, President-Managing Attorney, stated, “Our firm takes the lead in adding the highest caliber of attorneys to steer us to our next level commitment in our industry. We are pleased and excited to welcome our newest team members.”
About Potestivo & Associates, P.C.:
For over twenty-seven years, Potestivo & Associates, P.C., has been providing superior legal solutions to the real estate finance and credit industry. Headquartered in downtown Rochester, Michigan, the firm also maintains full-service operations in Rochester, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois, with satellite offices providing select services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri.
Potestivo & Associates, P.C.’s attorneys are accomplished, highly-experienced, legal practitioners who vigorously represent and advocate for our clients. The firm has composed a strong legal team covering all areas of practice. Our talented team of professionals provides our clients with confidence that their matters are guarded and handled with the utmost importance and legal accuracy.