New Case Manager and Non-Lawyer Advocate
Emily Young, a Washington native, spent her childhood in Germany and the Netherlands. She attended Syracuse University before transferring to the University of Michigan. Emily earned a BA in International Studies with an emphasis on security, norms and cooperation, and a minor in German Studies in the Winter of 2018.
She has had many unique experiences domestic and abroad throughout her academic career. Her experiences range from directing photography exhibits in Sicily to interning with the Prime Minister of New Zealand in their 2017 Campaign.
Emily is a Case Manager at Nacht Law. Working closely with other attorneys in the firm, she serves as a non-lawyer advocate in Title IX proceedings and unemployment hearings. She has worked on over 50 Title IX cases with David Nacht and has served as the sole advocate for clients in over 15 cases.
Raised on the East Coast, Abby brings over 20 years of experience in the legal field to her position with NachtLaw. Abby studied political science at the University of Michigan and then obtained a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Before, during, and after law school, she worked in the Publications Department of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She was responsible for cite-checking, proofreading, and editing a variety of legal publications. While at ICLE, Abby developed an internal cite-checking guide. Abby also has provided research and writing support to many solo business law practitioners, whose practice areas have included corporate bankruptcy, securities arbitration, transportation law, and commercial litigation. In her most recent position, Abby represented condominium associations across the United States. Abby is excited to be a part of the NachtLaw team and looks forward to assisting in the provision of legal services of the highest quality to individuals and businesses in the community.
Legal Assistant/Intake Coordinator
Alisha M. Hawkins was born in Southfield, Michigan. She earned her paralegal certificate in 2013 at Stautzenberger Institute, then earned her associates degree in Applied Business concentration Paralegal in 2016 from Stautzenberger College. Ms. Hawkins practiced under probate, personal injury, medical malpractice and collections/landlord-tenant law. She is a member in good standing with NALS and is a notary public. In her spare time, Ms. Hawkins enjoys spending time with loved ones.
Cathleen Peabody is a native Michigander, growing up in the Ann Arbor area. She attended Schoolcraft Community College and Cleary College studying business administration. Cathy is a Legal Assistant, who brings her 33 years of legal experience to NachtLaw. She enjoys assisting clients by providing regular contact and updates.In her spare time, Cathy enjoys her family, friends and pets. Also gardening.
Kelly Christie earned her bachelor’s in business administration in 1991 from Eastern Michigan University, where she was vice president of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Kelly has over 15 years of experience as an administrator for a small law firm before joining NachtLaw. She currently handles the billing, bookkeeping and office management for the firm.
Business Manager/Marketing Director
Dolores Brauer has been a member of the NachtLaw team since 2006. Dolores is a highly self-motivated and dependable professional with over 35 years of experience in leadership and business management. Dolores possesses multiple skills covering many fields, including business development, operations, sales, marketing and finance. Dolores is passionate about adding value to people, coaching them in personal growth and training them in developing their leadership skills. In her spare time, Dolores loves cooking, touring wineries, traveling and making new acquaintances.