A native of Romania, Ioana Conley moved to Canada with her family when she was six years old. She began playing tennis at age 10 and came to excel at it, earning a full athletic scholarship at Towson University in Maryland, a Division 1 program.
She received a B.S. degree with majors in communications and political science in 2014 and then headed for Boston to attend New England School of Law. Conley excelled in law school as a member of the prestigious New England Law Review, serving as associate editor and technical editor and graduating cum laude in 2017.
But it was her practical experience working in the school’s public interest law clinic that convinced her to pursue a career as a plaintiff’s attorney. She successfully represented a low-income woman who had been victimized by domestic violence in a divorce proceeding. The experience cemented her resolve to help individuals in need.
After law school, Conley joined a Waltham firm where she acquired valuable courtroom experience, including second-chair status in a bench trial that resulted in a $150,000 verdict for the firm’s client.
She joined Brooks Law in October 2018 and has been concentrating her practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. So far in her career, Conley has handled numerous cases involving injured parties and has used her experience to secure top results for them.
“I really enjoy having the opportunity to represent the little person and getting to help people who are in a tough situation,” she says. “It’s really rewarding when you’re ending a case and you can see how much better it turned out for them and that you had a role in it. That’s the best feeling.”
Conley, who still enjoys playing tennis, lives in Salem with her husband.