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.

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 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.

Roxie Courson

Roxie tells us about the devastating accident that rendered her husband paralyzed. It drove her to help individuals in similar situations collect compensation for their injuries and other losses. She is a paralegal with the firm, and her daughter works with her as an administrative assistant.

Amanda Brown

Amanda ManleyAmanda 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.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown is an esteemed and detail-oriented paralegal. Day in and day out, Amanda helps clients overcome personal struggles by paying close attention to each client's story. Her kindness and compassion does not go unnoticed, and clients continue to pour in for the firm's service.

Laura Brown

Laura BrownLaura 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.

Laura Brown

Laura Brown tells us why she became a paralegal and what drives her to provide excellent client service. She loves to be there for her clients in their time of need to give them extra support. She tells us of the dedicated work ethic of every team member and how it typically results in client satisfaction.

Melanie Schacht

Melanie SchachtMelanie 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.

Melanie Schacht

Melanie Schacht tells us how she became a paralegal and why she continues to help clients in need. She has been offering her skills and services for over 20 years and strives to look out for persons wrongfully terminated or discriminated against. She focuses on all areas of law but has a special interest in employment law.

Ashley Miller

Ashley MillerAshley's is a legal assistant to Laura Brown

Diane Harrell

Diane HarrellDiane 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 Lee

Jessica LeeJessica is the firm’s litigation paralegal.

Christina Hall

Christina HallParalegal

Kim KellyKim Kelly

Kim is a legal assistant to Laura Brown.


Dahiana Monge-Barlow

Dahiana works as legal assistant to Melanie Schacht.


Brenna Brueggeman 

Brenna BrueggemanLegal assistant to Amanda Brown

Trina Bikowski

Trini BikowskiTrina works as legal assistant to Roxie Courson.

Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne RogersSuzanne works as legal assistant to Amanda Brown.


Adrianna Slavin

Adrianna SlavinLegal assistant

Natalie DerlingaNatalie Derlinga

Legal assistant in the Litigation Department.

Gregory Briggs

Gregory BriggsLegal assistant in the Litigation Department.

Myla Hall

marisaMyla works as the Legal Coordinator.


Brooke Bailey

Kimberlee KellyBrooke 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 MacNamaraLori Macnamara

Lori has been a paralegal with Chanfrau & Chanfrau’s Palm Coast office since 2015, but has been in the legal field since 1996. 

Kristy Brown

Kristy works as a legal assistant to Lori MacNamara.

Marisa Mowerymarisa

Marisa works as legal assistant to Lori MacNamara.


Cheryl HodgdonCheryl

Cheryl works as legal assistant to Lori MacNamara.

Lori MacNamara

Lori Macnamara has been providing excellent client service and support for over 20 years. Her experience has solidified her reputation as a thorough and dedicated paralegal that clients can count on. She helps in a variety of areas of law.
Attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we have the resources to help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 List
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite

For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.

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