Alisha Kinlaw, Esquire


Prior to law school Alisha worked as an Education Specialist and Victim Advocate at Victim Services Center of Montgomery County. She engaged in educating her community about issues of sexual violence and harassment, and supported individuals through crisis line and in-person services. 

While in law school Alisha performed direct services work through both criminal and family law internships and clinics. She had the opportunity to work with clients at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and in the Temple Legal Aid Family Law Clinic. Alisha also dedicated herself to the Temple Law Review as a staff editor and a note/comment editor. She graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. Alisha was the recipient of scholarships and awards for both her academic success and her excellence in writing. She was a Beasley Scholar, Reinstein Scholar, and Class of 1978 Scholar, all scholarships awarded based on academic achievement. She was presented with the Faculty Award for Academic Achievement upon graduation for her academic success. Finally, she was awarded the Kranzel Award and the Arthur G. Raynes Award for her law review comment, which was published by the Temple Law Review. 

Alisha began her legal career clerking for United States Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In this position she performed extensive research and writing. Alisha also had the opportunity to be involved in the Relapse Prevention Court, a reentry court run by Judge Strawbridge for probationers with a history of drug use. 

Alisha is now excited to dedicate herself to the practice of family law. She will bring her passion for advocacy to representing and supporting her clients through the legal process with confidence and empathy. 

Education & Bar Admission

Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar


Temple University Beasley School of Law


University of Oregon


Ursinus College

2010 – 2012
Credits toward B.A.

List of Publications

A Snapshot of Justice: Carving Out a Space for Revenge Porn Victims Within the Criminal Justice System, 91 Temp. L. Rev. 407 (2019).