Similar to Diane’s story above, I too began my legal career working for Attorney Jeffrey D. Vanderstelt in downtown Muskegon. I was employed by Attorney Vanderstelt as his Legal Assistant for over 12 years, the last 5 of which I was also his Law Office Manager. During this time, I had the wonderful opportunity to work exclusively with family law related cases. This experience truely enabled me to deeply focus, learn and extensively broaden my knowledge in a specialty area of law.
In July 2010, I decided that my life needed a change and I wanted to broaden my horizons. I accepted a position that was offered to me (as Diane’s replacement) at Brianna T. Scott & Associates PLLC as the firms paralegal/legal assistant. I consider my “area of specialty” to be in matters relating to family law (Divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, etc.) although I have quickly begun to learn the vast realm of duties that are required to handle general civil matters as well. I have always enjoyed a challenge and love to learn new things, so the change in scenery for me has been a very good one! I assist Brianna and the other attorneys in the office with all aspects of our thriving law practice. As Diane said above, and I couldn’t say it any better, so I will just reiterate that being a part of this firm is and will, no doubt, continue to be very rewarding!
I graduated from Shelby High School in 1996, consecutively enrolled at Baker College and graduated with a Legal Assistant degree. Since I was a very young child, I always knew that I wanted to work in the law field. I consider myself to be truly blessed for having the opportunity to learn from and work with such amazing attorneys during my career. I feel that I am very fortunate to be a part of such an amazing, successful law practice and to have a career that I truly enjoy and love.