Grace came to Kershenbaum & Raffaele in 2016 after graduating from Temple Law School. She has been passionate about advocating for disadvantaged communities throughout her educational career.
In law school, she chaired the Gender Justice Committee of Temple’s National Lawyers Guild chapter, which was dedicated to bringing the issues faced by women and gender-variant people to the forefront of the law school’s consciousness. Grace was also a member of the Trans Competency Training Group, a group of attorneys, judges, and city officials that trained Philadelphia Family Court staff on interacting positively with transgender litigants and children.
In addition, Grace was a Youth Court teacher to middle school students in the Philadelphia Public School District, and gave testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate’s Democratic Policy Committee about the importance of restorative justice in our education and juvenile criminal justice systems. She has given several presentations advocating for restorative justice, including participating as a panelist at Rutgers University’s Bright Futures: Improving Education and Transforming Outcomes Symposium.
In 2016 she won Temple Law School’s Beth Cross award for commitment and dedication to providing legal assistance to underserved populations, as well as the American Bar Association’s David M. Rosenblum Law Student Leadership Award.
Grace’s practice at Kershenbaum & Raffaele is focused on at-risk youth advocacy, juvenile criminal justice, and school discipline.