Professional and Business History:
Vanessa joined Cory at Smoker Gard Associates LLP in August 2006 as his criminal defense paralegal and has remained with Cory now at Miller Lyden, PC. Vanessa handles all aspects pertaining to criminal and summary defense among many other responsibilities the job entails.
John Piersol McCaskey High School- Graduate, 1993
General Business Practices Certification, 1993
Spanish American Civic Association- Clerical Curriculum- Graduate 1994
Pennsylvania Licensed Notary Public
Vanessa has been raised in Lancaster Pennsylvania for 36 years, migrating from her home town of San German Puerto Rico in 1980 with her family. She is an outgoing and personable individual providing that edge that is needed in this field of practice. Prior to her employment with Cory, she was employed through the County Of Lancaster as a Magisterial District Court Criminal Clerk / Office Manager for 13 years.
Throughout her lengthy employment with the Court System, she obtained varied knowledge on many aspects of the legal system to include Criminal and Summary Processing, Civil and Landlord Tenant processing, accounting and most importantly customer service. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and provides great help to the Hispanic community that may not necessarily be able to communicate in English.