Community Legal Aid Welcomes New Attorneys
Thomas Lyden, Igor Petrovich and Holly Torres recently joined Community Legal Aid as staff attorneys. Lyden, of Youngstown, serves Legal Aid’s family law team. Meanwhile, Petrovich and Torres work on Legal Aid’s housing and consumer team.
“I love being able to interact with clients, making a difference in their housing needs and giving back to the community,” says Torres, who works in Legal Aid’s Canton office. Torres, of Sagamore Hills, earned her B.A. in political science at Texas A&M University and her law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus.
Petrovich, of Medina, works in Legal Aid’s Akron office. In addition to serving the housing and consumer needs of Legal Aid clients, he also works with Legal Aid’s I Promise School partnership. "We provide legal services to I Promise families to help make sure children have safe and stable households," says Petrovich, who earned his B.A. degree in political science from The University of Akron. Petrovich went on to attend Georgetown University where he received his law degree. After completing his first year of law school, Petrovich worked as a Legal Aid intern. The experience eventually led him back to the organization. “I worked on the veterans’ project and I loved it,” says Petrovich, who earned his attorney accreditation for veterans claims representation.
Lyden, who earned his B.A. in journalism and Asian studies from Lehigh University, graduated from Stetson University College of Law with his Juris Doctor and certificate of concentration in international law.
“I am excited to be working as a staff attorney with the family law team,” says Lyden, who previously served the Court of Appeals in Youngstown. Lyden works in Legal Aid’s Warren office.