Our Team Makes Us The First Choice In Legal Staffing
Robert Murphy, Esq.President, Co-Founder
Alisa Austin, Esq.Senior Recruiting Attorney
Mo GillenBusiness Development Specialist
Elissa Outtrim, Esq.Senior Recruiting Attorney
Susan BodalskiManager of Finance
Kelly Green-LeibovitzCustomer Relations & Marketing Manager
Robert Murphy, Esq.
Favorite Quote: “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”— John Wooden
Experience: Practicing attorney since 1974. Held Associate through General Counsel positions in a law firm, an insurance company and financial services firm.
Accomplishment: Board Chairman of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, The Center for Autism and the United Way of Pennsylvania and Board Member of Wheels, Inc., Valley Forge Historical Society and The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Degree: JD University of Pennsylvania Law School. BA History & Theatre, Wesleyan University.
Personal: Triathlete. Long-time indoor cycling instructor.
Experience: In addition to being a co-founder of Assigned Counsel, Joel was the founder and CEO of Devon Consulting, one of the largest IT staffing companies in the Northeast.
Accomplishments: Board Member/President of the Industry Association for IT Staffing, Board Member/President of Cerebral Palsy Association of West Chester.
Degree: BA Economics, Wesleyan. MBA Boston University.
Alisa Austin, Esq.
Senior Recruiting Attorney
Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.”
Experience: Employment law attorney with Seyfarth Shaw. Author of employment law advisories for the Research Institute of America. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division.
Accomplishments: U.S. Department of Justice’s Honor Program. University of Georgia Law Review, Research Editor. University of Georgia Order of the Coif.
Degree: JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984. Top 10 percent of class. BS (magna cum laude) in Administration of Justice from The American University.
Business Development Specialist
Favorite Quote: “He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.”
Experience: Mo is tasked with maintaining relationships with our clients, a natural fit for this former Army recruiter and leader. Following her retirement, Mo served as a deputy executive director for a leading veteran-serving nonprofit in Philadelphia, and she remains an active volunteer with a number of organizations.
Noteworthy: Mo was recognized in 2021 with a Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association Freedom Medal for her continued contributions to the veteran community.
Degrees: MBA with a Marketing Concentration from the University of Houston; BS in Organizational Leadership from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Elissa Outtrim, Esq.
Senior Recruiting Attorney
Favorite Quote: “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln
Experience: Account Specialist for major national accounts for a Fortune 50 property and casualty carrier for ten years; training coordinator for major claims management within this same company for three years. Constant and successful interaction with major national law firms and corporate insureds with regard to handling and settling high exposure, complex claims. Legal research and writing for a private firm.
Accomplishments: Recipient, Reimel Moot Court Award, 1989. District and Divisional Officer United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Member, American Mensa.
Degree: Achieved JD from The Villanova University School of Law, 1990. Achieved BFA in communication design, magna cum laude, from Kutztown State College, 1982.
Manager of Finance
Favorite Quote: “No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it” — Ellen Glasgow.
Experience: Sue has been a part of the Assigned Counsel team since 1993. She established internal finances including payroll, accounts receivable, and payable, and has managed these aspects of the company. Before she joined our team, she spent five years as a paralegal, working with several major defense litigation firms in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Accomplishment: Served as a board member for the Chester County National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sue taught NAMI Family to Family Education Program for many years on state and local levels.
Degree: Attended St. Joseph’s University
Favorite Quote: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
Experience: Tetiana has over 15 years of experience in the financial field, especially the banking area and general accounting. She has worked at several banks as a banker, team leader, and financial advisor. Tetiana completed the Quickbooks Proadvisor certification in 2016 and provides consulting in financial planning and accounting.
Noteworthy: Tetiana and her family moved from Ukraine to the USA in 2014 and settled in Avondale, PA. She likes to spend time with her family, travel, read books, and hike.
Degree: Received a master's degree from Vinnitsa National Technical University, Ukraine with a major in Corporate management.
Customer Relations & Marketing Manager
Experience: Kelly came on board in early 2018 to help with Assigned Counsel's online presence, digital media, and marketing efforts. Previously, she worked as a music supervisor for advertising and creator of online media.
Noteworthy: Kelly grew up in Colorado but now enjoys life with her family in a small village in central Vermont.
Degree: Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver.