Paralegals & Administrative Staff

Family Law Paralegals and Administrative Staff

In addition to our attorneys, our office is staffed with eight highly qualified paralegals, allowing us to deliver thorough, thoughtful legal support at a very competitive cost. Because one paralegal is assigned specifically to each client's case, the paralegal is almost always available during business hours. This is critical, since attorneys' business hours are often spent in court.

Cheryl JacksonAdministrative Asst/Receptionist, Cheryl Jackson:
Cheryl is our Administrative Asst/Receptionist. Cheryl was born in Harlem, NY and moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1989. She has attended Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University. Cheryl has over 25 years of Administrative, customer service and 10 years of accounting experience. She’s also a Master Cosmetologist for 31 yrs. She has owned and operated 2 businesses. She is an active member of The American Legion and the NAACP and loves spending quality time with her family.

Paralegal, Kim HollomonParalegal, Kim Hollomon:
Kim is a native of Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Subsequently, she attended the American Institute for Paralegal Studies where she earned her Paralegal Certificate. Kim is a past Secretary, Vice President, President and Board Advisor for the Georgia Association of Paralegals. She worked with Steve Worrall for seven years before she decided to take time off to be a full time mom. She has recently returned to the work force. Kim is married, has three children and lives in west Cobb County.

Marietta Georgia Paralegal Teodora NikilovaJunior Paralegal, Teodora Nikolova:
Teodora was born and raised in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, where she attended law school for five years. Upon relocating to the United States, she earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from the Delaware Technical and Community College, Delaware. Teodora further continued her education by receiving a bachelor's degree in legal studies from the Wilmington University in Delaware. Her professional experience is built upon involvement in criminal law, civil litigation, collections, personal injury and workers' compensation. Along with her internships with The Way Home Interfaith Program and the family Law Office of Kim DeBonte, Georgetown, Delaware, Teodora also gained a valuable experience as a civil clerk trainee with the District Court for Wicomico County, Maryland. In addition to English, Teodora is fluent in Bulgarian and Russian as well.

Kate Ellis, Administrative AssistantParalegal, Kate Ellis:
Kate is the paralegal in our Savannah office and has been with The Manely Firm since 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a child welfare social worker in rural North Carolina. The experience of working with hundreds of families and children in distress and crisis provides Kate with unparalleled tools in providing client-centered family law services with the Firm. Beyond providing technical proficiency, Kate is able to relate to and assist the families we serve as they work to build their new family dynamic. Kate obtained a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University, where she also minored in Spanish, and is currently enrolled in the paralegal certification program through California State University at Chico.

Cesia Ravelo, Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant, Cesia Ravelo:
Cesia was born in New York, but feels more like a Georgia Native. She moved to Georgia when she was five years old and has been living in the Gainesville area ever since. Cesia is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Cesia is also a board member of Medlink’s Community Health Centers, which provides medical care for insured and uninsured members of her community. Cesia also has experience in customer service and medical equipment billing for over six years. Cesia attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega. She is lives in Hall county. She enjoys going to concerts and traveling.

Melanie Mayo, ParalegalParalegal, Melanie Mayo:
Melanie was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. She moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia in 1993. She attended the University of Southern Indiana and received her paralegal certificate from Kennesaw State University in 2000. She has over 20 plus years of experience in family law.

She has an 18 year old daughter and I attends church in Lawrenceville. Her outside interests include playing tennis and spending time with family and friends .

Junior Paralegal, Michael Isom:
Michael is a native of Northeast Georgia, being born and raised in Hart County. His first job was at the age of 15 as an on-air personality with his hometown radio station, WKLY. He majored in Mass Communication at Young Harris College and in English at Piedmont College. His mother was a Paralegal for over 20 years, so he is carrying on the family tradition by joining the Manely firm as a Junior Paralegal.

Michael has a passion for writing and can often be found writing his next short story in his spare time, when he’s not traveling to spend time with family and friends.

Paralegal, Kathy Kruger: Kathy grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but has lived in the Atlanta area since 1994. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ithaca College and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Emory University in 2011. Kathy was a court reporter for many years prior to becoming a Paralegal. Kathy worked as a Paralegal for the law firm of Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle, LLC for five years prior to joining The Manely Firm in 2016. She has volunteered at shelters for victims of domestic abuse, including Rainbow Village in Gwinnett County. Kathy is married and has two adult daughters. When she is not working, she enjoys playing tennis and vacationing with her family in Florida.

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