Joseph Mack, Executive Director

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law with Honors, Joe Mack served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan M. Wilner of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Joe spent the next several years as an associate of Venable LLP before starting his own law practice in 2009. He became a network member attorney with Civil Justice that same year and represented countless clients referred to him through Civil Justice. Indeed, Joe turned a Civil Justice referral into what was reported in 2011 to be the largest settlement of a police misconduct case in Anne Arundel County in at least four years. Joe has served as lead counsel on numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal courts. He has also presented lectures to professional school students on how to start their own practices. Joe joined Civil Justice as Deputy Director in 2014 to continue his work providing legal services to communities in need, both directly and through providing education and support to other attorneys providing legal services to those communities.  Joe was named Executive Director of Civil Justice in 2017.


Carrie McCully, Director of Operations and Programs

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.

Siobhan Madison, Limited Scope Project Attorney

Siobhan Madison is the Project Attorney for Civil Justice’s Limited Scope Representation Project.  She comes to Civil Justice following 17 years as an attorney in government service.  Siobhan began her career with the National Labor Relations Board where she litigated cases involving enforcement and review of the NLRB’s decisions and orders in the United States Courts of Appeals.  She then transitioned to trial work and served as a member of the Department of Justice’s trial team that successfully prosecuted United States v. Philip Morris USA, et al., the federal government’s racketeering case against the American tobacco industry.  This was the largest civil RICO enforcement action ever filed, and it resulted in a finding that the industry violated the civil provisions of RICO, as well as a court order that the companies change their business tactics, especially in the areas of advertising and marketing.  Following her time with the federal government, Siobhan represented the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, where she handled civil litigation matters.  Siobhan was also an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland where she handled correctional litigation matters and provided advice and counsel in the area of health care policy and planning.

Latisha Coates, Administrative Assistant

Latisha Coates began working for Civil Justice in June 2015 as an administrative assistant.  Prior to joining Civil Justice, Latisha worked as a facilitator in the Baltimore City Public School System and as an administrative assistant and intake specialist for Diversified Housing Development, Inc.  Latisha has over 5 years of administrative experience and is a certified Housing Counselor.  During her time with Diversified Housing, she worked closely with the counselors and the Executive Director to assist with outreach, program streamlining, and researching grant funding.  She also worked with clients and counselors to help each client reach the best solution possible for their situation.  Latisha graduated in 2014 from Lancaster Bible College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and will begin a Master of Education program in the fall.

Alexa Bertinelli, Staff Attorney

Alexa Bertinelli joined Civil Justice in February 2018. In addition to litigating consumer cases, Alexa works with the JusticeReferrals program to expand partnerships between legal service organizations and private attorneys in order to better connect Marylanders with legal representation. Prior to joining Civil Justice, Alexa worked as a staff attorney for Maryland Legal Aid, where she litigated housing and consumer cases in Prince George’s and Howard counties.  She previously worked at the District Court Self-Help Center, providing brief legal advice to self-represented litigants on a variety of civil matters. Alexa is active in a number of professional activities; she serves as an officer of the LGBTQ Bar of Maryland and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Editorial Advisory Board and Leadership Academy Committee. Alexa received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011 and her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 2006.

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