Valerie serves McEldrew Purtell in a dual role, working both as Managing Partner Daniel Purtell’s assistant and as the firm’s Operations Manager. In this multifaceted position, Valerie’s responsibilities range from scheduling meetings and training staff to negotiating contracts with vendors and creating new staff positions. She is involved in the planning, monitoring, and implementation of all business aspects of the firm’s operations.
Valerie is a lifelong learner and loves finding new challenges to take on. She has studied middle grades education, business management, and racial and socioeconomic inequities in the United States, specifically urban areas. Valerie was drawn to join the firm due to its commitment to achieving justice for its community and practicing excellence at all times.