Angelys joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2021 after graduating from Drexel University Kline School of Law located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a Chicago native Puerto Rican woman, and through her past work with LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, as well as practice experience with both employment and discrimination related disputes, Angelys has developed a passion for change lawyering and believes a lawyer’s job is to achieve justice for clients and make a positive impact in their local community. Angelys represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination, environmental, and civil rights cases.
During law school, Angelys served as President of the Latin American Law Students Association, a member of the Diversity & Inclusion and Be Well Committee, and a competitor on the Moot Court Team. She also worked in the Andy & Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic where she filed an amicus brief in support of the ACLU’s case challenging the cash bail system in Philadelphia. As part of her clinical tenure, Angelys collaborated with a think tank based out of a local prison to develop impact litigation that will expand the class of individuals barred from life without parole sentences on the basis of the Eighth Amendment. Along with the Amistad Law Project, Angelys’s work was published in a report titled “Pandemic in PA’s Prisons” calling on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to release vulnerable and elderly incarcerated individuals in an attempt to stop COVID-19 from running rampant across the state.
Angelys was awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Committee Student Champion of Diversity Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Law School Community for her contributions to Kline School of Law. She was also awarded the prestigious Ms. JD Fellowship from the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession in 2020.
Before law school, Angelys graduated from Valparaiso University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology and Humanities. During that time, Angelys served as a representative in the city-organized Human Relations Council for mayoral advisory and participated in the installment of a Human Rights Ordinance granting protective rights to classes of people in the city of Valparaiso not covered by Indiana statute.