Avana is an associate in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney. She concentrates her practice in the area of professional liability and represents non-medical professionals, businesses, and insurers in litigation, and administrative and disciplinary proceedings concerning claims of professional negligence, contract, fiduciary duty, and consumer protection.
In addition to her practice at Morrison Mahoney, Avana serves as an At-Large Director for the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and as Chair of the organization’s Membership Development Committee. She is also a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute, a pro bono attorney for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project representing survivors of domestic violence in restraining order and family law matters, and an “Innbassador” for Pine Street Inn, where she fundraises for the organization and provides presentations on domestic violence for the sheltered guests.
While in law school, Avana served as a law clerk in the Defensive Litigation Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and as a judicial intern for an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She also served as a staff member for the Northeastern University Law Journal, and participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Prisoners’ Rights Clinic.
- Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute, Member
- Mass. Black Lawyers Association, At-Large Director and Chair of the Membership Development Committee
- Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project, Pro Bono Attorney
- Boston Associates’ Networking Group, Member