Attorney Briana C. Cardwell is the newest team member, having joined the firm as an associate attorney in May 2022. Having previously interned at the ACLU, NAACP Boston Branch, Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, and Greater Boston Legal Services, Briana has a fierce sense of social justice that complements Ingle Law’s principle that estate planning is about basic legal protections to which everyone is entitled.
Prior to law school, Attorney Cardwell attended Bowdoin College, where she majored in Africana Studies and minored in Sociology. Her 5th grade teacher initially planted the seed of wanting to be an attorney. (Thank you, Mr. Allen!) That was cemented during high school when family members were deported. While at Bowdoin, Briana further focused her desire to be an advocate so that she could impact access to legal rights in her community.
During law school, Attorney Cardwell participated in the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Clinic, where she was a key participant in the team that successfully represented a Brazilian asylum seeker. During her 3rd year, she was also co-president of the Black Law Student Association. As if all this wasn’t enough, Briana was among the first law school class to graduate and sit for the bar exam during the pandemic.
At Ingle Law, P.C., Briana is actively focused on working with #TodaysModernFamilies to develop and implement estate plans.
- Boston University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctorate, May 2020
- Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies with a minor in Sociology, May 2017
Accreditations and Licenses
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 2021
Worcester County Bar Association, 2022 – present
- Bowdoin College, Preston Public Interest Grant, 2015, and Lucien Howe Prize, 2017
- Boston University Law School, Emanuel Hewlett Award, 2019; and Faculty Award for Community Service, 2020
Fun and Interests
- Family and friends, binge-watching television, her tortoise, Gilbert, and hare, CiCi.