Wendy has been a trial attorney with CPCS since 1985. She began her practice representing adults accused of felonies and was a supervising attorney in the Cambridge office of CPCS. In 1996, she joined the Youth Advocacy Project as the supervising attorney.

In 2002, Wendy started the Juvenile Defense Network, which has evolved into the YAD Training Unit.  She is a Co-Director of the New England Juvenile Defender Center. She is the 2007 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association Access to Justice Defender Award and was identified as one of the “Top Women in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2010.

Wendy earned her B.S. in Social Work from the University of Vermont and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. She is a certified JTIP Trainer with the National Juvenile Defender Center.