Marikate Reese is a personal injury attorney who joined the law firm after working as a law clerk and paralegal at Edgar Snyder & Associates before passing the bar exam and becoming an attorney. Prior to that, she worked as an intern at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office after her first year of law school and as a Law Library Assistant during her third year of law school.
Attorney Reese had obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana where she had been on the Dean's list and Executive Dean's list for multiple semesters. She then attended University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, MA where she graduated Cum Laude and in the top 15% of her class. During this time she had participated in criminal law club and Trial practice. She also took part in the Mashpee Wampanoag Legal Services clinic which included clients who were low-income litigants in the tribal court, located in Mashpee, MA, as well as tribal members seeking legal assistance with other types of legal issues, including: family law; landlord tenant law; and government benefits law. During this time she was MA Rule 3:03 certified which allowed her to provide legal assistance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to indigent parties under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
Attorney Reese is currently a member of the ACBA, Young Lawyers division as well as the Women in Law division. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and a recipient of the “Leader for Justice” award for performing 200+ hours of pro bono work.