Kat Hyland joined Civil Justice, Inc. in 2011. Kat graduated cum laude from Fordham University with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She then earned her Master's in Public Policy with a concentration in Law and Social Policy from The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. Kat also graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, winning the Community Scholar Award for her work naming and developing the JustAdvice® Initiative in the Clinical Law Program and was a member of the JustAdvice Team that won the Maryland Pro Bono Service Award, the Herbert S. Garten Special Project Award in 2011. Prior to law school, Kat worked as a budget policy analyst for the Maryland State Department of Budget and Management, where her budget porfolio included capital projects for state courts and housing. There, Kat served on the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and the Asbestos Oversight Commission. Alongside her academic pursuits, Kat has interned for the New York State Supreme Court, New York State AFL-CIO, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees, Legal Momentum, Baltimore City Law Department, and Baltimore City Circuit Court. At Civil Justice, Kat litigates consumer protection cases, co-counsels with member attorneys, writes grants, and works on housing and foreclosure policy issues.
Carrie McCully began working for Civil Justice in September 2008 as Project Coordinator for the Foreclosure Prevention Project. Prior to working for Civil Justice, Carrie worked for 4 years as a senior mortgage processor at two national mortgage brokers. She graduated in 1998 from Lock Haven University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. Carrie is a routine presenter to housing counselors throughout the state of Maryland regarding Maryland Foreclosure procedures. In house, Carrie oversees grant-funded foreclosure programs and manages the network of member attorneys.
After graduating from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1998, Erica began working at a local title company as a pre and post settlement processor. In 2000, she began working as a Sales and Settlement Coordinator for a national home builder. After working there for two years and gaining much experience in real estate, Erica began working for a mortgage lender in the post closing and compliance department, eventually becoming a loan processor. In 2010 Erica joined Civil Justice as a project coordinator. Erica is currently on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition. She chairs the Fraudulent Tax Preparers Project and development initiatives, and is the policy liasion to consumer roundtables, housing policy seminars, and nonprofit partnerships. In house, Erica also works on high-priority foreclosure escalation referrals, assessing foreclosure cases and educating homeowners of their rights, and continuing legal education seminars.