Chanfrau & Chanfrau - Meet Our Experienced Team
The 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.
Daytona Beach Office Staff
Roxie 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 continues to work directly for Bill Sr. as his personal secretary while also assisting in the organization and maintenance of his cases, as well as performing various administrative duties. 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 injured clients.
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 and quickly escalated to a pre-litigation paralegal. Amanda is currently a paralegal for William M. Chanfrau Jr. and Kelly Chanfrau handling our personal injury cases in both pre-lit and litigation.
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 assistants, Ashley Miller and Kimberlee Kelly. Together, they serve each client with the personal attention they deserve.
Melanie has been with Chanfrau & Chanfrau since 2014. She started her with the title of legal assistant but currently works as a paralegal. Melanie was born in Macon, Georgia and attended Lanier High School. She 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.
Ashley 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. She graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 2000 and has been working ever since.
Diane is the firm’s office administrator 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.
Jessica is the firm’s litigation paralegal.
Kim is a legal assistant to Laura Brown.
Dahiana works as legal assistant to Melanie Schacht.
Darlene works as legal assistant in the Litigation Department
Johanna works as an administrative assistant in the Litigation Department.
Trina works as legal assistant to Roxie Courson.
Suzanne works as legal assistant to Amanda Brown.
Adrianna works as legal assistant to Amanda Brown.
Myla works as the Legal Coordinator.
Brooke is the firm's Marketing Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management from the Rosen College of Hospitality. White at the University of Central Florida she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and held many different positions within her sorority and Panhellenic Council. She has always had a passion for marketing and social media. She loves working for Chanfrau & Chanfrau and could not ask for a better team to be a part of.
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.
Mark Stanziano - Private Investigator
Mark is the private investigator for Chanfrau & Chanfrau and has worked with the firm since 2010.
Palm Coast Office Staff
Lori has been a paralegal with Chanfrau & Chanfrau’s Palm Coast office since 2015, but has been in the legal field since 1996.
Kristy was born and raised in Ormond Beach until she left to attend University of North Florida where she acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 2004. She then returned to Ormond Beach where she began her career at Chanfrau and Chanfrau. After four years she decided to take a sabbatical and obtained her Master's degree in Higher Education & Policy Studies at the University of Central Florida. Though she enjoyed her time in the educational field, she realized her real home was with the Chanfrau family. She is currently Lori Macnamara's legal assistant and enjoys working with such a team oriented staff and family operated law firm.
Marisa works as legal assistant to Lori MacNamara.
Cheryl works as legal assistant to Lori MacNamara.