At EG&A, clients work directly with attorneys who are highly skilled in the firm’s areas of specialization. The size of our firm ensures our clients receive hands-on, top-level expertise from strategy through execution for all matters, not just some.

Eleanor M. Kelly

Legal Assistant

Eleanor has been a legal assistant since 1983 and has been with the firm since 1993. She specializes in assisting with post judgment collection, real estate sales/purchases, probate and estate administration. Originally from Brooklyn, Eleanor is an active member of her community in South Jersey. She was an elected Camden County Committeewoman for 22 years and is currently a councilwoman and Director of Public Safety for Runnemede, New Jersey.

Patricia Forstrom


Patricia has been with the firm since 1995. She has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Francis University.

Erin Becker

Legal Assistant

Erin joined the firm in 2009 and specializes in assisting with collection matters. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State College and is a native of Pitman, New Jersey.

Kate Santiago

Legal Assistant

Kate specializes in assisting with collections and all aspects of Pennsylvania foreclosure law. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University.

Elizabeth Warrington

Legal Assistant

Elizabeth joined the firm in 1995 and assists with bankruptcy collection law matters, and real estate loan files. She is from Freehold, New Jersey.

Lauren Gregory

Lauren joined the firm in 2018 and has over three years working as a legal assistant. A graduate of Holy Family University in 2015, where she studied criminal justice with a minor in sociology. Lauren is originally from Williamstown, NJ.

Blanca Ruiz

Blanca is a specialist in collections, foreclosure and bankruptcy law, having worked for large and small firms and having launched a collection practice from the ground up. She works on behalf of creditors in bankruptcy matters, and handles collection and bankruptcy from start to finish. A fluent native Spanish speaker and English speaker, Blanca was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and came to New Jersey in 1974. She often translates and interprets for the firm. She received her paralegal certification from Boston University, and currently resides in Williamstown, New Jersey.

Dan Villari

Dan joined the firm in 2018 and has been working in the foreclosure for over 4 years. Prior to working as a legal assistant, Dan earned his culinary degree and worked as an executive chef/sous chef at multiple restaurants. He is a firm believer that hard work always pays off.

Joanna Wingfield

Joanna has more than five years’ experience as a paralegal specializing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania foreclosure law, and has additional expertise in litigation and bankruptcy. A native of Trenton, Joanna lived in Norfolk, Virginia before returning to New Jersey in 2005. She is a graduate of Rowan College at Burlington County College, with a degree in paralegal studies. With her motto to “go above and beyond,” Joanna demonstrates excellence in client service. She completed a Dale Carnegie Leadership program in 2014.

Jean Bard

Office Manager

Jean started with the firm in November, 2017 but has served as an office manager since 2013. Prior to that, she was the executive assistant at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. Always keeping up to date on office procedures and new computer programs, she recently attended school to become Microsoft Office 2017 certified and is also certified in Quick Books. Growing up in southern New Jersey, Jean continues the tradition of the “Garden State” by cultivating her own garden, supplying her family with fresh vegetables.