Alysha is a 2013 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. She worked full time as a teller at TD Bank to pay for school and was a recipient of the Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship. Alysha received the prestigious Beasley Scholarship, which enabled her to attend Temple University Beasley School of Law and obtain her Juris Doctorate in 2018. While there, Alysha was the Secretary of the Brehon Irish Law Society, Intake Chair for the School Discipline Advocacy Service, and a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.
During law school, Alysha worked as a Certified Legal Intern within the Family Law Clinic of the Temple Legal Aid Office. While there, Alysha assisted low-income Philadelphia residents with family law issues such as custody, adoption, and support. Alysha was also a Certified Legal Intern within the Federal Reentry Clinic where she assisted in the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Within STAR Court, Alysha assisted returning citizens with family law matters such as establishing visitation with their children and paying back owed child support.
During her first year summer, Alysha interned for Kats, Jamison & Associates where she assisted attorneys with preparation for litigation and arbitration in matters including personal injury and medical malpractice. During her second year summer, Alysha interned for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as a Certified Legal Intern. Under the supervision of an Assistant District Attorney, Alysha practiced within the Municipal Court of Philadelphia and the Pre-Trial Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Within Municipal Court, she tried felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials. Within the Pre-Trial Unit, Alysha practiced within the Arraignment, Traffic, and Motions Divisions.
Following her internship, Alysha was hired as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Alysha began her career within the Municipal Court Unit, where she tried felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials. In June of 2019, she was transferred to the Early Bail Review Program where she argued bail recommendations. In October of 2019, Alysha was promoted to the Major Trials Unit where she was responsible for prosecuting felony bench trials within the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. While there, Alysha tried numerous felony cases including violent offenses, firearms violations, and felony drug offenses.
Alysha joined MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser in February 2020.