Nicole Ott


  • Nicole Ott

    Nicole Ott

    Niki graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and then went back to school to get her Paralegal Certificate. Prior to getting into the legal field she spent over 10 years working in behavioral and mental health with at-risk youth and finds it rewarding to advocate for those…

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  • Patricia Amedio

    Patricia Amedio

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  • Lucy Reyes

    Lucy Reyes

    Lucy Reyes graduated with honors from Georgia College and State University in 2001, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She entered the legal field in 2018 after working in social services with children and families involved in the foster care system for many years. Before making the Quad Cities her home, Lucy lived in Texas…

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  • Sondra Kuehn

    Sondra Kuehn

    Sondra has been working as a Paralegal in the personal injury field for 15 years.  She believes that every client has their own unique story and she takes great pride in helping the injured. Sondra lives in Chicago and loves the diversity and adventure of Chicago. When not working, she and her husband enjoy spending…

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  • Kristy Healey

    Kristy Healey

    Kristy has over 20 years of experience in the legal field and been with VanDerGinst Law since July, 2020 as a paralegal. She handles personal injury cases for Michael Galvin and Dustin Gomez. Outside of work, Kristy enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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  • Allison Bressler

    Allison Bressler

    Allison graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science, and then went back to earn her Paralegal Certificate. Although new to Vanderginst Law, she has over ten years of experience as a paralegal. In her free time she enjoys running, yoga and reading about history. Allison is also a very dedicated cat…

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  • Jennifer Huber

    Jennifer Huber

    Jennifer has nearly 20 years experience in the legal field, and has worked for two large Iowa defense firms. After defense work, she has devoted her career to plaintiff work and fighting for injured clients. In her free time, she loves spending time with close family and being Granny to two beloved granddaughters. She loves…

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  • Mitzi Pavey

    Mitzi Pavey

    Mitzi has been working as a paralegal at VanDerGinst Law since June 2020. She earned her B.S., B.A., and J.D. degrees in Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked in banking, auditing, and the legal field.  Her legal experience includes the U.S. Attorney’s office and general civil practice.  She relocated to Illinois and taught math at a…

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  • Kelli Barham

    Kelli Barham

    Kelli Barham graduated from Brown Mackie in 2007 with a GPA of 3.8, she received her Paralegal degree and has been working in the law field for 13 years. She has been with VanDerGinst Law since January 2020. She is a paralegal. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her grandbabies.

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  • Melissa Ernat

    Melissa Ernat

    Recently returning to VanDerGinst Law after a 15 year leave of absence, paralegal for Dennis & Mass Torts. Melissa says, “I’m also a world’s best wife & mother of the year award recipient (but don’t ask my husband or kids about it, they don’t like to brag)!”

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