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 has been with the firm since May 2021, where she serves as legal assistant to partner Stopher Haug. She received her bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in English, from William Carey University in 2017.
Melanie is a native of Gulfport, but currently resides in Ocean Springs with her husband, Josh, their two young children, Ella and Lincoln, 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
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 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.
Tori serves as the firm’s intake specialist. In that capacity she is the first point of contact for all potential clients. Tori gathers information about the potential case, routes the potential client to the appropriate team member, and follows up with the potential client. Tori lives in Ocean Springs with her fiance, Kobe and their fur children – Tritty, Ru, Garbanzo, Brady and Zero. She enjoys home renovation projects, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Claire Croy joined the firm in August 2022 and serves as legal assistant to partner Todd Farrar. Claire assists Todd with his criminal defense practice. Claire completed an Associates of Science from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2021. Claire is an Ocean Springs native. She loves spending time with her husband Casey, cats, and dog. Claire loves to discover new horizons through reading and travel. Claire is a video game nerd that also loves getting out on the town, dressing up, and going shopping.