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Our Staff

Candi Kerns

Candi Kerns is our longest tenured employee and has been with our family firm since 1996. She has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and has assisted at numerous trials. Ms. Kerns is the personal paralegal for John Wesley and in her off time, Candi enjoys spending time with her grandson and all six of her fur baby cats.

Roxane Carte

Roxane Carte is our primary trial paralegal and also assists with all of our appeals. Roxane has been with our family firm since 2006 and is actually a former attorney herself who has practiced in Louisiana and Oklahoma. Roxane is not only mentally tough in the court room, she is also physically tough on the matt, she is a Certified Instructor with American Taekwondo Association and 5th degree black belt!

Lauren Kemp

Lauren Kemp joined our firm in 2010 and she is the personal paralegal to Michael McGrail. Lauren is not only dedicated to our firm, she is dedicated to each and every client. Lauren is a true outdoors woman who loves biking, kayaking, walking the beach and all artwork. You can often find Lauren’s bike parked up at the office on Saturday’s to handle any unfinished business.

Karen Hawver

Karen Hawver is our most recent firm hire. She joined us all in 2017 and has been an undeniable asset ever since. She spreads her knowledge of personal injury, social security and workers compensation between Woody Wesley and Michael McGrail, filling in all the holes, dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. Karen is a dedicated dog mama to two Aussies that keep her busy at the beach and the park!

Lynne Gatling

Lynne Gatling, originally from England has been our long time receptionist since 2007! Clients find her accent charming and her warm personality kindhearted. Lynne has a knack for treating each and every client like they are our only client. Lynne has four grown children and you can usually catch her in her “running gear” on her lunch break!

Nedra Daub

Nedra Daub is a longtime resident of Fort Walton Beach and serves as the firms file clerk. Nedra has been keeping us organized since 2010. Nedra also serves as our in house reporter keeping us abreast of current and historical events on our firm bulletin board in the kitchen.