Research Attorneys


Vickie Bletso
Senior Research Attorney

Ms. Bletso has over 30 years experience and has worked for LRSolutions for 15 years. She has worked on complex motions, briefs and memos of law in numerous areas of law for LRSolutions, including criminal law, constitutional law, insurance coverage, health care, property disputes, trademark law, tort, family law and estate litigation. Vickie has also worked on multi-jurisdictional surveys in areas such as pipeline easement law, telemedicine/pathology and consulting contracts. She has a broad background in general complex litigation work, both plaintiff and defendant side.

Ms. Bletso graduated from Gonzaga University Law School in 1980, cum laude. She was a partner in the Boston environmental firm of Wright, Moehrke & Mackie, P.C. in Boston in 1995-96 and has also served as a consultant for Moehrke, Mackie & Shea, formerly Wright, Moehrke, and Mackie (1996-2000). She is licensed in Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington and North Carolina. Her specialty area prior to LRSolutions was in the areas of Environmental Litigation; Environmental Real Estate Transactions; and Environmental Licensing.

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Joseph Pace
Senior Research Attorney

Joseph Pace graduated from Yale Law School in 2010 and Harvard College in 2006, magna cum laude. After he graduating, he clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of Manhattan for two years.

He has worked on a wide variety of complex matters involving constitutional law, criminal law, family law, securities, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, police brutality, prisoner rights, immigration law, class action, housing discrimination, and defamation — on both the plaintiff and defendant’s side. Among his successful cases are: winning the release of three detainees in Guantanamo, winning a lawsuit on the unconstitutionality of sentencing certain juveniles to life without parole, persuading the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to widen the definition of retaliation in the Title VII context, and successfully appealing the dismissal of a defamation action against Bloomberg.

He has extensive experience litigating in front of federal and state courts. He has successfully argued multiple cases in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and has filed briefs in the First, Second, Fourth, and Ninth Courts of Appeals, as well as the New Jersey and United States Supreme Court.

His publications include Bankruptcy as Constitutional Property: Using Statutory Entitlement Theory to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity, 119 Yale L. J. 1568 (2010) and Suspending the Writ at Guantanamo: Take III?, 119 Yale L. J. 885 (2010).

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Lindsay Boorman
Senior Research Attorney

Upon her graduation from Fordham University School of Law in 1999, Lindsay Boorman joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as the youngest Assistant District Attorney in the office’s history. During her tenure as an ADA, Lindsay handled criminal prosecutions from inception to appeal, researching and writing the full range of motions and briefs associated with criminal cases.

After the DA’s Office, Lindsay became in house counsel at Classical Learning Universe, an educational publishing company, where she handled all legal matters for the company, becoming expert in intellectual property issues and contract drafting. She was responsible for negotiating and drafting 7 figure asset purchase agreements, contracts for services with cities and school districts, employment agreements, joint venture agreements, and more. Mrs. Boorman later joined the firm, Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C., where she handles the bulk of the research and writing for the firm. She has researched and written appellate briefs and memoranda of law concerning a broad range of topics, from federal subject matter jurisdiction in landlord tenant actions, to the applicability of civil contempt in cases of an ex-spouse defaulting on a stipulation of settlement in a divorce action. Lindsay’s greatest asset is her versatility.

Upon joining the LRSolutions team, Lindsay has researched and written everything from an Arbitration Brief in an attorney client fee dispute to an opposition to a demurrer in a premises liability case. Lindsay is admitted in New York.

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Helen Parker
Senior Research Attorney

Ms. Parker is a 1981 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to the New York and United States Supreme Court bars. She received her B.A. from Pace University in 1975, where she graduated magna cum laude. In 2013 she was awarded a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

Ms. Parker was an Administrative Law judge for the New York City Department of Finance, from 2001-2004, where she has presided over bench trials on municipal issues. Previously she was a consultant to Prudential Financial Inc., where she served in the Group Life and Health Care Insurance Department as compliance manager and trainer, developing training program materials, in addition to researching case law, statutes and regulations and preparing multi-state surveys, legislative tracking and researching compliance issues. Her work at Prudential also involved preparation of interrogatories, settlement of cases, negotiation and drafting of government contracts (CHAMPUS and FAR) and drafting provider and service contracts. She returned to a similar position at Prudential in the Group Life Insurance Department from 2010-2012.

She has worked for over 30 years for Bar/Bri Bar Review preparing students to sit for the New York Bar Examination, while editing, researching and writing outlines used by Bar/Bri as both teaching and study materials.

Helen has also worked as an adjunct associate law professor at Fordham University and as an Instructor of Law at Touro College. Her publications include “Use of Narcotic Dogs After U.S. v. Place, Search and Seizure Law Reporter, Clark Boardman, 1985; Basic Legal Forms, Warren, Gorham and Lamont, 1982-1990; Contributor, U.C.C. Code Commentary and Law Digest Forms, Warren, Gorham and Lamont, 1988; Editor, Weinstein on Evidence, and Moore’s Manual on Civil Procedure, Matthew Bender and Company, 1991; Contributing Writer/Editor Bar/Bri Course Outlines, 1983-Present; HIPAA Handbook, On-Line Manual, Legal Research Network, 2000.

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