“Empathy is second nature for me. My ability to empathize with your legal issues is the driving force behind my legal work.”
Lanique is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Family Law Departments. As part of her practice, Lanique conducts legal research and drafts legal memoranda analyzing issues for the firm’s commercial litigation matters. She also drafts various filings including motions, discovery requests, and discovery responses and assists commercial clients in pre-trial discovery.
Lanique is naturally empathetic, and believes that helping others is the primary responsibility of any attorney. Clients, whether large corporations or individuals, seek the assistance of counsel because they are faced with situations that they cannot effectively handle alone. This is why Lanique works tirelessly for her clients, doing everything in her power to successfully resolve their problems in the most expeditious and cost effective way possible.
In her free time, Lanique enjoys exploring new restaurants, recipes, art exhibits, and Broadway shows. She’s also a bit of a gym rat when time is on her side.
As part of her Family Law practice, Lanique aids clients in the discovery and preparation of marital assets for equitable distribution in matrimonial matters. She also has experience drafting motions advocating on behalf of clients in matrimonial matters.
In one notable matter, Lanique assisted in the discovery and analysis of a contentious divorce case where the issue of the date of separation was highly contested. With her help, a ruling was obtained in the client’s favor regarding the date of separation so that the client could retain their marital share in equitable distribution.
During her time in law school, Lanique served on Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, where she prepared Federal appellate briefs before the First and Third Circuits. She was a legal intern for the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project, where she drafted comments and presented oral testimony in response to proposed Pennsylvania utility laws and administrative rulemakings. Lanique spent a semester as a legal intern for Project Vote in Washington, D.C., where she conducted legal research and prepared policy and legal memoranda to assist the organization in its strategic defense of the National Voter Registration Act. She was also recognized as a Penn State Law Miller Public Interest Advocate for her work in the public interest sector.
Lanique is a member of the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Philadelphia Chapter, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also President of the University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council Philadelphia Affiliate.
Lanique has played an active role in her local and regional communities. Ms. Roberts served on the State College Meals on Wheels Board of Directors as a Penn State Leading Law Student. She also served as the Director of Social Action and Corporate Relations Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students Association.