Florence: (843) 317-4900
Marion: (843) 433-8276
Hemingway: (843) 551-0051

Meet Our Team

Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC is blessed to have such dedicated staff on its team.  With the diverse experience and tremendous work ethic this team exhibits, it is no secret our employees strive to assist each client to their very best ability.

Clark Anderson

Paralegal

Hello, my name is Clark Anderson. I am a graduate from Appalachian State University in 2009, with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Education with a concentration in Political Science. I have also received my Paralegal Certification from Central Piedmont Community College. My paralegal career includes several years of experience working in many areas of law, including 4 years in North Carolina before my wife and I moved to Florence. Currently, I assist Attorney Patrick Ford and Susan McGill with civil cases. It is a great honor to be a part of Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC, which has such a strong commitment to client communication and client service. I look forward to working with you.

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Vevelyn Bradley

Paralegal

My name is Vevelyn Bradley and I am a Paralegal at Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC. I have been working in the legal field for over 20 years and have had the opportunity to explore many areas of law including Family, Criminal, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Probate, and Business Litigation. I am excited to bring the wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills that I possess to FHB. I am also committed to providing exceptional client services and look forward to working with you on your case.

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Beverly Capps

Legal Secretary

My name is Beverly Capps. I previously worked 39 years with Attorney Laurence McIntosh as a receptionist, bookkeeper, real estate, and legal secretary until his retirement. I joined Finklea Law Firm in October 2019 as a legal assistant and am excited to be a part of this team. I look forward in assisting the attorneys and paralegals with our clients’ needs.

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Lindsey Coker

Legal Bookkeeper

My name is Lindsey Coker. I joined the Finklea Law Firm in March 2020. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. It is such a blessing to be a part of an institution with dedication and commitment to their clients, community, and their team members. I have previous experience in accounting, administration, human resources, and retail. I look forward to bringing my experience to the FHB team and to making our journey together very successful.

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Sarah Colvin

Paralegal

My name is Sarah Colvin. My family and I recently moved from Charleston to Florence after my husband received a promotion which involved a transfer. I am a graduate of Purdue Global University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. I bring 16 years of experience in the field of Workers’ Compensation to Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC. I joined the firm in October 2018 as a paralegal to Gary Finklea and Patrick Ford. I also handle Estate Planning, Personal Injury cases and Workers’ Compensation. I am excited to be a part of the FHB Team and the Florence community. I look forward to working with you!

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Angie Cribb

Office Administrator

I began working for Finklea Law Firm in 2005 as a Litigation Paralegal. Following 11 years of employment, I left after the birth of my son, Jasper. I returned to the firm as the Office Administrator in March 2017. Considering my education in business, legal experience, and enjoyment of the duties of the administrator, I am excited to serve in this capacity. I handle matters related to accounting, personnel management, advertising, supplies, phones, and computer software and hardware. On a larger scale, I work with the attorneys to ensure their goals for the direction of the firm are met. I strive to assist the firm in operating effectively and efficiently daily while making sure our clients’ needs are met and expectations exceeded.

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Marcella Drew

Paralegal

My name is Marcella Drew. I am a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I began working for Finklea Law Firm in 2018 but have been working in the Real Estate industry since 2014. I have worked hard in the past few years to build a strong and positive relationship with the clients, real estate agents, and lenders in the Pee Dee area. The entire staff of Finklea Law Firm works seamlessly together, and I am very excited to be a part of this team! I look forward to assisting you with all things real estate!

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Ellis Gibson

Legal Secretary

My name is Ellis Gibson. I am a graduate of Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, specializing in Graphic Design, with a minor in Art History. I began working at Finklea Law Firm in March 2014 as Legal Secretary to Gary Finklea and Charlie Blake, Jr. and now Susan McGill. My daily duties include transcription, initiating litigation, preparing cases for the discovery portion of the litigation process, assisting with criminal cases, providing organizational support, and keeping clients informed during the pendency of their cases. I began working in the legal field in 2008 while attending college. My experience began as a legal courier and thereafter developed into receptionist and secretarial duties. I enjoy my time with my family, friends, and our two dogs. I’m very excited to work alongside the attorneys here at Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC and look forward to assisting you with your legal needs!

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Tonya Hayes

Paralegal

My name is Tonya Hayes. I close residential and commercial real estate transactions at Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC. I have previously worked twenty plus years in the real estate industry and have been blessed to work with a number of clients, realtors, and lenders in the Pee Dee area. The friendships I have made over the years have made the transition to the Finklea Law Firm in 2016, very smooth. I will continue to strive for excellence as I work to meet the needs of our clients. Real estate is generally the most important investment that is made by an individual, and the closing process should be made as painless as possible. I enjoy the fast pace of the real estate working environment and helping to make the American dream a reality for families. I am very excited to be a part of the real estate team and look forward to working with you.

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Chelsea Hudson

Receptionist

Hello, my name is Chelsea Hudson. I am the receptionist at Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC, and I look forward to welcoming you into our office. I have always enjoyed working with the public, so being a part of this team is a great fit for me. I attended Florence-Darlington Technical College after graduating high school. My free time is usually spent with my boyfriend and our three Boykins. I look forward to meeting you!

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Madison King

Legal Assistant

My name is Madison King. I graduated with an Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of South Carolina in May of 2018. I was lucky to join the Finklea Law Firm in August 2018. I am honored to be working with such well-rounded and knowledgeable individuals a I embark on my legal career. As a legal assistant, I collaborate with the lawyers and paralegals to assist on files and serve others. I am eager to work with you in the future.

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Carol Little

Paralegal

My name is Carol Little. I am a 1998 Graduate from Florence-Darlington Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Public Service – Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Previously, I worked for sixteen years with Attorney Gene Fallon until his retirement. Now, I work with Gary’s and Charlie’s clients who are in the litigation phase of their case. I am very familiar with the litigation process, the discovery process, and how to prepare a case for trial. Also, having reviewed medical records for twenty-two years, I assist in identifying important aspects of our clients’ medical treatment. I know that client service and good communication are important, and I enjoy meeting new people and making a positive impact on people’s lives. Helping clients is a daily routine to which I have become accustomed and thoroughly enjoy! I look forward to meeting and working with you. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandkids, Emma, Nate and Norah!

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Ashley Luhrs

Paralegal

My name is Ashley Luhrs. I am a graduate of Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. I began working at Finklea Law Firm in May 2018. I assist the firm with the special projects, marketing, and social media content. It is an honor to be part of a team that is so dedicated to giving back to the community and providing the best client service.

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Marielle Palavino

Paralegal

My name is Marielle Palavino. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating, I relocated to Florence and have enjoyed seeing the community’s growth. While I have just joined Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC in 2020, I have been a paralegal since 2015. I have a broad experience in “dirt” law-- working with foreclosures, probate matters, quiet title actions, and real estate closings since my time as a paralegal. I look forward to using that knowledge to assist everyone!

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Brittany Powell

Paralegal

My name is Brittany Powell. I began working for Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC in 2020; however, I have been working in the real estate industry since 2015. As a South Carolina native, I have worked hard the past few years to build a strong and positive relationship with clients, real estate agents, and lenders in the Pee Dee area. I am currently working towards becoming a real estate agent myself, and I am excited to bring the skills that I possess to FHB. The entire staff of Finklea, Hendrick & Blake work great together, and I am very excited to be a part of this team! In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and traveling with my husband and our family.

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Hannah Powell

Paralegal

My name is Hannah Powell. I am a graduate of the 2017 class at Florence-Darlington Technical College with a degree in Paralegal Studies. I began my career here at Finklea Law Firm in 2017, and I am proud to work with such an amazing team! I currently assist all attorneys in real estate litigation, business formation, and deed preparation. I look forward to assisting you to the best of my ability!

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Barbara Rogers

Paralegal

Hello, my name is Barbara Rogers. I am a 1986 graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Business/Paralegal Technology. I began working at Finklea Law Firm in April 2012. I work in the Real Estate Department and have countless years of experience in real estate transactions and other property issues. I worked two years for the Florence County Auditor’s Office and eight years for the Florence County Planning Department. In the Planning Department, I worked with approving plats, subdivisions, mobile home parks, and zoning issues. I also worked with the flood certifications (FMEA). I have over twenty-one years of experience with abstracting titles, researching courthouse records, and loan closings. I am glad I can put my experience to work in a field I thoroughly enjoy. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessica Singh

Legal Assistant

My name is Jessica Singh. I am a Legal Assistant at the Finklea, Hendrick & Blake, LLC, and work as a liaison between the lawyers and our Spanish-speaking clients. In addition to meeting with these clients and translating for them, I often attend depositions, mediations, and court appearances. I started working with FLF in October 2011. It has been, and continues to be, an honor to be a part of a professional and organized law firm that offers legal advice within a culture that encourages innovative problem solving. I am committed to providing personal attention to our clients' interests in each case. I look forward to working hard for you to achieve the best recovery for your claim.

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Leah Stallings

Paralegal

My name is Leah Stallings, and I have enjoyed being a part of the Real Estate team at Finklea Law Firm since 2015. My background includes over 12 years of experience in banking and real estate lending, with prior positions at Washington Mutual n/k/a JP Morgan Chase, Sentry Bank n/k/a First Bank, and most recently, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. As a Florence native, I have enjoyed building relationships with many local members of the real estate community and look forward to contributing to the hometown service offered by Finklea Law Firm for years to come! I believe that communication is key when coordinating the many complex aspects of a real estate transaction, and I hope to have the opportunity to help with your real estate needs in the future!

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Carolyn Thompkins

Paralegal

Hi, my name is Carolyn Thompkins. I joined the Finklea Team in June 2014. While I have worked in a variety of areas, I now handle the Probate files for all the attorneys and Personal Injury files for Attorney Charlie J. Blake. I have been working in the legal field for over 10 years. On my time off, I enjoy traveling and relaxing with my husband, Dan, and spending time with our grandkids. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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Florence Office

Phone: (843) 317-4900

Address: 814 W Evans St
Florence, SC 29501

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Marion Office

Phone: (843) 433-8276

Address: 2554 E. Highway 76
Marion, SC 29574

Hours: Th: 9am — 5pm, other days of the week are by appointment only

Hemingway Office

Phone: 843-551-0051

Address: 101 S. Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hours: T ,Th & F: 8:30am — 4:30pm, other days by appointment only

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Phone: (843) 317-4900

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Fax: (843) 317-4910

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Marion Office

Phone: (843) 433-8276

Address: 2554 E. Highway 76
Marion, SC 29574

Hours: Th: 9am — 5pm, other days of the week are by appointment only

Hemingway Office

Phone: 843-551-0051

Address: 101 S. Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hours: T ,Th & F: 8:30am — 4:30pm, other days by appointment only