Staff Spotlight

De Andre Cruz’Sein, paralegal and legal assistant

De Andre Cruz’Sein is a paralegal and legal assistant at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC and works with attorney Elizabeth J Blount. She is committed to the holistic approach to Social Security Disability law and is responsible for maintaining client contact and client files. Ms. Cruz’Sein has extensive knowledge of The Social Security Administration’s forms and filing requirements. She prides herself on being accessible to all of the clients with which she works and always returns client phone calls within 24 hours. Ms. Cruz’Sein hopes to provide assistance to those disadvantaged in the Detroit and Downriver communities.

Prior to working at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC, Ms. Cruz’Sein spent many years in service oriented jobs. She has over twenty years experience assisting people in multiple capacities. Her prior work experience sparked an interest in the legal field. As a result, Ms Cruz’Sein started a business providing copying and client file organization for Social Security and Disability attorneys. This business serviced the downtown’s McNamara Building and Oak Park’s Crown Plaza.

Ms. Cruz’Sein studied Criminal Justice at ITT-Tech and received an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences/Paralegal Studies. Today she’s a motivated paralegal with a passion for today’s current events, traveling, and fashion. Loving, living life with a world of opportunity.

Priscilla Copney, Intake Specialist
Priscilla Copney is the Intake Specialist at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science of Education.

Prior to working at Detroit Legal Services, PLLC, Ms. Copney spent two years at Cass Community Social Services as a Program Assistant assisting consumers with HIV. If Ms. Copney had to pick a highlight of her past job, it would be the “one on ones” that she held with her consumers. These sessions allowed her an up close and personal look into their lives. Ms. Copney took pride in keeping them encouraged, uplifted, and willing to work towards their set goals. Working in this special population inspired her to change her views on life.

Ms. Copney’s ultimate goal is to complete her Bachelor Degree at Wayne State University in Social worker. Ultimately, she plans on opening her own business that will focus on helping young women.

Kai Cummings, assistant

Kai Cummings has always had a love for the field of Criminal Justice. She began her Criminal Justice education at Henry Ford Community College, where she obtained her Associate’s Degree. To gain experience, Kai took a job working in Loss Prevention for a major Department store. In her short time there, some of her major accomplishments included being nominated for Detective of the month multiple times, and being presented with this award twice.

Kai enjoys writing, traveling, helping others, and all things creative. Her ultimate goal would be to combine all of these things into one. Now working as an Attorney’s Assistant, Kai hopes to gain knowledge in the field of Social Security and Disability while providing professional and friendly assistance to clients.

Amy Babcock, case advocate/attorney assistant

Amy grew up in Michigan and moved out to Arizona in 2005. While in Arizona, she worked at a Social Security law firm in the city of Phoenix, helping people with disabilities get benefits. After living out of state for eight years, she decided to move back to metro Detroit in the summer of 2013.

Some of the activities she enjoys are reading, traveling,yoga, horseback riding, spending time with friends, and she is a big animal lover.

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