Chanfrau & Chanfrau - Meet Our Experienced Team



lawchanfrau54.jpgThe law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau is complimented by seven highly-trained and qualified paralegals and an accommodating staff, and provides a high degree of personal service to its clients. The firm handles only plaintiff personal injury and criminal law matters, by choice, with the addition of our new area of practice that handles plaintiff and defense work in employment and labor law. If you or a loved one has been affected by an auto accident, boat accident, motorcycle accident, accidental death, trucking accidents, water craft accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, sexual child abuse, physical child abuse, nursing home negligence, dog bites, product liability, construction accidents and criminal defense, our skilled legal team will provide you with expert counsel. Take a look at the many members of our experienced support staff who will be there to assist our attorneys, and you.


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The attorneys and staff at Chanfrau & Chanfrau are committed to helping you in your time of need. Each member of the team strives to treat clients with respect and dignity. Cases are handled expeditiously to help clients secure compensation for their suffering and begin healing.

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Daytona beach office staff

Roxie Courson

Roxie CoursonRoxie began her legal career in 1973 working for an insurance defense firm in Daytona Beach. After two years there, she began working as a legal secretary to an attorney who specialized in plaintiff’s personal injury and decided that was her true calling. After nine years at that firm she joined Chanfrau & Chanfrau in 1985 as Bill Chanfrau Sr.’s personal secretary/legal assistant. She was promoted to office manager in 2002 and continues to work directly for Bill Sr. as his personal secretary while also assisting in the organization and maintenance of his cases, assisting with supervising and training of staff personnel, as well as performing various administrative duties.  She prides herself in developing personal and professional relationships with clients and enjoys participating as an active member of various mediation and trial teams for the firm’s cases.  Roxie is married and has two grown children, one of whom now has followed in her footsteps and began her career here in 2002. Roxie’s husband is a victim of an automobile crash which rendered him an incomplete quadriplegic. This has helped her develop a special empathy for seriously injured clients.

Greg Olsen

Greg OlsenGreg is the firm’s litigation paralegal and he works for both William M. Chanfrau, Sr. and William M. Chanfrau, Jr. Greg has been with the firm since 2006. Greg grew up in Ormond Beach, FL and attended Mainland High School. Greg also attended Florida State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 1993. Greg worked as a private investigator in Atlanta, GA before becoming a legal case manager and then paralegal. Greg has extensive litigation experience involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, auto and trucking accidents, construction liability, premises liability and nursing home negligence. He has been a litigation paralegal for 17 years and has worked for both plaintiff and defense firms in GA, NC and FL. Greg received his paralegal certificate from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA in 1998. Greg lives with his wife and two young children in Ormond Beach. Besides spending time with his family and friends, Greg enjoys weight training, running on the beach and traveling abroad.


Laura Brown

Laura is the Senior Pre-Litigation Paralegal to William M. Chanfrau, Jr.  She began her legal career in 2002 and has proudly been a part of the Chanfrau team since 2009.  Laura was born in 1983 in Miami, Florida and relocated to New Smyrna Beach with her family in 1984, where she now resides with her husband and family.  She graduated from Daytona State College in 2003 and also holds a 2-20 Commercial Lines Insurance license.  Laura prides herself in the support she provides to her clients and is accompanied by her legal assistant, and right-hand, Ashley Miller.  Together, they serve each client with the personal attention they deserve.

Amanda Manley

Amanda was born and raised in Ormond Beach. She graduated from Daytona State College with an A.A.S Degree in Paralegal Studies in the fall of 2010. Amanda began her career at Chanfrau & Chanfrau in 2010 as the administrative assistant to W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., Roxie Courson and Greg Olsen.  Amanda is currently a paralegal for William M. Chanfrau Jr. and is involved in our pre-litigation personal injury cases.

 

twila bowden

Twila started with the Chanfrau and Chanfrau law firm in 2015 and is a paralegal for all 3 attorneys.  She is a Daytona Beach native and is actively involved in her community.  Twila attended Daytona Beach Community College for Paralegal Studies and has been in the legal field, locally, for over 24 years.  She enjoys not only the attorneys she works for, but the people she works with.  She strives to go above and beyond for her clients.  In Twila’s spare time she likes reading, kayaking, rollerblading and spending time with her friends and family.

Ashley Miller

Ashley MillerAshley has been with Chanfrau and Chanfrau since 2002 and has known the Chanfrau family for practically all of her life.  Her mother, Roxie, has worked here since 1985.  Ashley started as the receptionist, then progressed to an administrative assistant, and was handling some bookkeeping tasks for a short period.  She is now Laura Brown’s legal assistant and still does numerous things around the office for everyone.  She graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 2000 and has been working ever since.  Ashley is married, enjoys cooking, watching movies, watching FSU football and spending any time she can with her friends and family.  Her favorite things about her job are “meeting new people and helping them through a tough time in their lives.  And working with family – everyone here is family”. 

diane decorah

Diane is the firm’s receptionist and the first voice you hear when you contact our office.  Diane worked in banking for several years, then started with the Chanfrau family in 2013.  Diane graduated from Atlantic High School in 2002 then attended Daytona Beach Community College.  She enjoys interacting with clients, working for a family firm and working with all of her close friends.  When Diane has free time, she loves going to the beach and spending time with her son and family.

Jessica Lee

Jessica began her career in the legal field in 2007.  She worked at the Daytona Beach Courthouse and as a family law paralegal for 3 years.  She was born and raised in the Daytona Beach area.  After high school she attended Daytona State College and Valencia Community College and then moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida.  She has been with the firm since 2013 and is the legal assistant to Greg Olsen, the firm’s litigation paralegal, and also handles the criminal cases with William Chanfrau, Jr.  Jessica values the family relationship she has with the people she works with and helping clients in their most difficult time.   In Jessica’s spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, working out and spending time with her friends and family.  

kimberlee kelly

Kim started with Chanfrau & Chanfrau in 2014.  She is the firm’s office clerk and assists all of the staff with numerous tasks.  She is an Ormond Beach native and graduate of Mainland High School.  Before starting at Chanfrau & Chanfrau she worked at MPG Portraits for 3 years as a graphic designer.  She absolutely loves working with her co-workers and seeing our clients happy with the outcome of their cases.  On her time off, she enjoys going to the beach, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Melanie schacht

Melanie has been a legal assistant for Kelly Chanfrau since 2014.  She was born in Macon, Georgia and attended Lanier High School.  Melanie also attended Delta State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Delta Community College and Kaplan College all for Paralegal Studies.  She has been a legal assistant as well as a paralegal since 1996 in areas of criminal law, labor law, wills, trusts, probate, real estate and corporate.  It warms her heart to see the transformation of our clients that become  victorious, happy and  vindicated after we have stood up for their rights and achieved success on their behalf.   Our goal is to help our clients in every way possible.  In Melanie’s spare time she enjoys reading and writing, taking vacations and hanging out with her family.

CLAUDIA WITTENBERG

Claudia has resided in Ormond Beach since 1985. Prior to joining our Chanfrau & Chanfrau staff Claudia worked in the medical field where she performed various duties including Medical Transcription, Medical Billing and the handling of Personal Injury Claims.  Now she is able to offer her 25+ years of medical experience to our firm and clients in a knowledgeable and professional manner. In Claudia's free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

betsy mathena - ACCOUNTANT

Betsy is a licensed CPA and is the firm’s accountant.  She has been with Chanfrau & Chanfrau since 2009 and is responsible for all functions encompassing the accounting cycle – from day-to-day paying of bills, deposits and payroll to the review of trust accounts and general ledger reconciliations and analysis.  She is a Seabreeze High School graduate and attended Daytona Beach Community College (AA Degree), University of Central Florida (BSBA – Accounting).  Betsy worked as a certified public accountant with KPMG, one of the big four international accounting firms, was a Senior Budget & Financial Analyst, Accounting Manager and Amenities Controller at ITT-CDC, an Accounting Manager at Daytona State College, Controller at Eli Bailey, Inc.,  Controller at Continental Property Services and has worked independently providing accounting services to local businesses.  In Betsy’s spare time, she enjoys reading, music, the beach, spending time with family, visiting national parks and travel.  It is very rewarding to her to see an injured person have great, personal representation that culminates with a positive outcome.  She loves being a part of that team and a member of the Chanfrau ‘family’.

PALM coast office staff

lori macnamara

Lori has been a paralegal with Chanfrau & Chanfrau’s Palm Coast office since 2015, but has been in the legal field since 1996.  Lori attended Ridley Lowell Business School for Legal Studies.  She enjoys helping people recover due to the negligence of another.  In Lori’s free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, the beach and spending time with family and friends.  

 

Mark Stanziano - Private Investigator

Mark is the private investigator for Chanfrau & Chanfrau as well as the office manager of our Palm Coast office.  He has worked with the firm since 2010.