2/26/2021Press Releases

Britny Martinez Named Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship Recipient

2021 Diversity Scholarship Recipient Britny Martinez

Britny Martinez has been named the inaugural recipient of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship. Ms. Martinez, a first-year law student at Penn State Law in University Park, has been awarded $10,000 and a summer clerkship in DMC’s Philadelphia office.

“It was definitely a surprise and a huge honor to win this award,” Ms. Martinez said. “I am pursuing a law degree to further my career and, ultimately, be able to pave the way for future generations in the Latinx community. This scholarship will help me achieve those goals.”

The eldest daughter in a Mexican-American family from Palmdale, CA, Martinez is a first-generation law student who was also the first in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. During and after her undergraduate studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, she prepared for her future legal career by working as an immigration legal advocate for the Law Office of Thomas Woodward; an administrative assistant for Franco Law Group, APLC; and a case analyst for Parris Law Firm.

“We are committed to make a measurable difference in diversifying the legal profession,” said Jeffrey T. Wiley, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Dickie McCamey. “We are honored to collaborate with Penn State Law to enhance educational opportunities for aspiring lawyers.”

The scholarship will provide tuition support for first-year law students enrolled in the university’s law school at Penn State University Park, whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. In addition to the scholarship, a summer clerkship is awarded to the scholarship recipient.

The firm has pledged $50,000 to the university over five years to fund the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship.

“We are extremely grateful to Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote for creating this scholarship that provides opportunity for our students and helps to diversify the profession,” said Dean Hari Osofsky. “It is exciting to see this program move forward with Britny Martinez as our inaugural recipient.”

Dickie McCamey, a national, full-service law firm, currently employs 23 attorneys who have earned undergraduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and 10 attorneys who have earned their Juris Doctor degrees from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.

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About Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise in a multitude of practice areas. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded more than 100 years ago, the firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia, the Southwestern region of California, and the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. For more information: 800-243-5412 or www.dmclaw.com.