Lanique Roberts
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, Attorney

Lanique Roberts is a family law attorney who focuses on providing zealous advocacy for families and children in domestic litigation and protection from abuse disputes.  As a first generation American, Lanique strives to pay it forward to indigent populations, minority groups, and families in need. Lanique currently serves on her firm’s Diversity Committee and works towards maintaining and strengthening the firm’s support of diverse attorneys throughout their legal careers. Additionally, Lanique provides pro bono legal services to Philadelphia’s homeless and low-income clients through the Homeless Advocacy Project.

Lanique has always been committed to serving the communities that she has lived and worked in.  As a student in Pittsburgh, Lanique aided and advocated for Pittsburgh residents through her work on political campaigns, internships at county executive and democratic committee offices, and participation in mentor programs.  Later, as a law student, Lanique continued her dedication to community service by serving on the State College Meals on Wheels Board of Directors and as the Director of Social Action of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students Association.  Lanique has represented clients in civil rights matters involving immigration and employment discrimination in federal appellate cases as a participant in her school’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic. Additionally, she has fought against voter suppression while working at Project Vote in our nation’s capital.  Further evidencing her passion for helping oppressed communities, Lanique has tackled complex and technical legal issues surrounding rising utility rates during her representation of low-income populations across Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project. Through these experiences, Lanique has gained an extensive knowledge of how to tackle civil, legal, and economic issues that plague various groups across the country.

Lanique earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor degree from Penn State Law. During her free time, she loves cooking, reading, enjoying Broadway shows, focusing on her fitness, and traveling with her friends and family. She currently serves as the President of Pitt’s African American Alumni Council Philadelphia Affiliate and works to strengthen and maintain the relationship between the university and its African American Alumni and students from the Philadelphia area through various networking events, career development assistance, and scholarship initiatives. She is an avid public speaker and looks forward to moving audiences, both in and outside of the courtroom, to effectuate change.