Audra Pondish, Counsel at the firm of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, has been practicing law since 2006. A graduate of Rowan University with a Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Ms. Pondish has dedicated much of her legal career to the representation of school districts in New Jersey.
She commenced her career as a Special Education Law Clerk for the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law in Trenton and obtained invaluable experience with a wide range of educational issues with matters under the Federal and State laws governing individuals with disabilities. After her work with the Office of Administrative Law, Ms. Pondish entered private practice where she dedicated herself to the representation of public school districts. She has handled matters before the Public Employment Relations Commission, the Office of Administrative Law, as well as State and Federal Courts. She has represented school districts in matters involving the Open Public Records Act, grievance arbitrations, and labor and employment matters. Ms. Pondish also has extensive experience in representing municipalities in labor and employment matters related to police officers. Ms. Pondish also has experience in litigating matters dealing with the Open Public Records Act before the Appellate Division, Business Law, Collection Matters, Family Law including Domestic Violence matters, Landlord/Tenant, Municipal Court matters, Expungements and Personal Injury.
In service to the legal community, while a student at the David A. Clarke School of Law, Ms. Pondish had the honor of providing over 700 hours of free legal representation to the Washington DC community through the Law School’s clinical program. While working in the juvenile/special education clinic, Ms. Pondish advocated for individuals with special needs in and out of the correctional system.