Meet The Team

Our Attorneys
Our STAFF
Samantha (“Sam”) Arnold
Samantha (“Sam”) Arnold
Legal Administrative

Sam has been with the firm since July 2020, and serves as legal administrative assistant to partner Stopher Haug. She received an Associate of Arts in Social Sciences from Northern Oklahoma College in 2018 and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi in Legal Studies and Political Science.

Originally from Oklahoma, Sam enjoys exploring everything the Gulf Coast has to offer with her husband, Shane. When not out and about with her husband, Sam may be found at home crafting macrame décor with a warm cup of coffee and her cats, Eggy and Fishie.

Audrey Bever
Audrey Bever
Paralegal

Audrey joined the firm in July 2021 and serves as paralegal to partner Todd Farrar. Audrey graduated with her Paralegal degree in 2011 and has had experience in Personal Injury law since June of 2012.Audrey lives locally in Ocean Springs with her husband, David, and their two boys, Luke and Liam. She loves spending her free time with her family.

Tabatha Cole
Tabatha Cole
Legal Administrative

Tabatha has been with the firm since February 2021 and serves as a Legal Administrative Assistant to Partner Todd Farrar. Tabatha has two years’ experience in cases involving pharmaceutical litigation, defective medical devices, personal injuries, environmental and toxic torts, and product liability. Tabatha has over 15 years of Human Resources and Administration experience. Tabatha served 6 years in the US Navy and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2006. Tabatha is originally from Alabama. She has an eleven-year-old son named Jayson. She enjoys baking, singing, dancing, and traveling

Kristen Garvey
Kristen Garvey
Paralegal

Kristen has been a paralegal with the firm since August 2017 and serves as paralegal to partner, Stopher Haug. She has over four years of experience in personal injury, worker’s compensation, wills and estates, and all aspects of family law. She received her associate’s degree in paralegal technology from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2012 and now primarily handles family law and corporate clients for the firm.

Kristen lives in Ocean Springs with her husband, Michael, and their 18-month old son, Hawkins. They love to travel and are always busy planning their next adventure.

Melanie Dern
Melanie Dern
Receptionist/Intake Specialist

Melanie has been with the firm since May 2021, where she serves the role of Receptionist and Intake Specialist. She received her bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in English, from William Carey University in 2017. She has always had a passion for humanities and social sciences, which makes her feel right at home in our law firm.

Melanie is a native of Gulfport, but currently resides in Ocean Springs with her husband, Josh, their 3 year-old daughter, Ella, and their two dogs and two cats. In her free time, Melanie enjoys DIY projects, spending time with her family, and rehabilitating the occasional animal rescue

Jennifer (“Jenny”) Hornby
Jennifer (“Jenny”) Hornby
Legal Administrative

Jenny has been with the firm since July 2020, and serves as a legal administrative assistant to partner Jonathan Franco. Prior to joining the Firm, Jenny worked as an administrative assistant in various industries for over 12 years.

Jenny is a native of San Diego and moved to Ocean Springs in December 2019 with her husband, Leroy, and their dog, Maxy Poo. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and attending music festivals.

Katelyn Warosh
Katelyn Warosh
Paralegal

Katelyn has been with the firm since September 2020, and serves as paralegal to partner Jonathan Franco. Katelyn completed the Paralegal Technology Program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and obtained her Paralegal Certification in May 2016. She has been a practicing litigation paralegal in various areas of law since June of 2016.

Katelyn is a Hancock County native and just recently relocated to Diamondhead with her husband, Matthew, and their two boys, Owen and Thomas. She loves spending her free time with her family, reading books, being active, cooking, and baking.