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

Meet Our Team

Finklea Law Firm 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 Joshua Bailey and Patrick Ford with civil cases. It is a great honor to be a part of Finklea Law Firm, which has such a strong commitment to client communication and client service. I look forward to working with you.

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Ellis Arrington

Legal Secretary

My name is Ellis Arrington. I am a graduate of Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts specializing in Graphic Design and 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. My daily duties include transcription, initiating litigation, preparing cases for the discovery portion of the litigation process, providing organizational support and keeping clients informed during the pendency of their cases. I began working in the legal field over nine years ago while I was in college. My experience began as a legal courier and thereafter developed into receptionist and secretarial duties. I look forward to having the opportunity to assist you!

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Vevelyn Bradley

Paralegal

My name is Vevelyn Bradley and I am a Paralegal at the Finklea Law Firm. I assist Patrick Ford, Gary Finklea and Charlie Blake. 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 the Finklea Law Firm. I am also committed to providing exceptional client services and look forward to working with you on your case.

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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 14 years of experience in the field of Workers’ Compensation to the Finklea Law Firm. I joined the Finklea Law Firm in October 2018 as a paralegal to Gary Finklea and Joshua Bailey. I work on personal injuries cases including Workers’ Compensation. I am excited to be a part of the Finklea 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 on a daily basis 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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Tonya Hayes

Paralegal

My name is Tonya Hayes. I close residential and commercial real estate transactions at Finklea Law Firm. 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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Jessica Hernandez

Legal Assistant

My name is Jessica Hernandez. I am a Legal Assistant at the Finklea Law Firm 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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Deborah Hinson

Paralegal

My name is Deborah Hinson. I started working at Finklea Law Firm in March 2014. I am Paralegal to Joshua A. Bailey, and I handle his family law and criminal defense court cases. I also have 15 years prior experience in the legal field, including Family Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law. The attorneys and staff at Finklea Law Firm are committed to providing their clients with excellent customer service, and I am delighted to be a part of their team. My goal is to assist you in the most proficient way possible, and I look forward to working with you and Attorney Bailey on your case!

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Chelsea Hudson

Receptionist

Hello, my name is Chelsea Hudson. I am the receptionist at Finklea Law Firm, and I look forward to welcoming you into our office. I have always enjoyed working with the public, so being a part of Finklea Law Firm 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 English degree from the University of South Carolina in May of 2018. I am the newest member of the Finklea Law Firm joining in August 2018. I am honored to be working with such well-rounded and knowledgeable individuals. As a legal assistant, I will work with the lawyers and paralegals as I embark on my legal career and refine my skills and talents to serve others. I am eager to assist and serve 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 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 peoples’ 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 fishing and spending time with my grandkids, Emma and Nate!

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Ashley Luhrs

Paralegal

My name is Ashley Luhrs. I am a graduate of Francis Marion University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. I began working at Finklea Law Firm in May 2018. I am a Personal Injury paralegal for Attorney Gary Finklea. I work closely with Insurance companies, medical providers and clients to ensure their cases are moving forward as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is a great honor to be a part of a team that is so dedicated to giving the best client service. I look forward to working with you!

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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 for 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 am able to put my experience to work in a field I thoroughly enjoy. I look forward to working with you!

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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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Hannah Thomas

Legal Assistant

My name is Hannah Thomas. I am a Florence-Darlington Technical College class of 2017 graduate with a degree in Paralegal Studies. I currently assist Attorneys Finklea, Blake, and Ford in Real Estate Litigation, Deeds, and Personal Injury, as well as transcription. It is a blessing to get to work with such a great team here at Finklea Law Firm. I look forward to working with our clients and will try to go above and beyond to meet expectations.

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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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Kimberly Winburn

Paralegal

My name is Kimberly “Kim” Winburn. I have enjoyed being a part of the Finklea Law Firm family since I joined the real estate staff in January 2014. Prior to coming to FLF, I spent three years with Washington Mutual n/k/a JP Morgan Chase and worked in the Tax Department. At Washington Mutual, I was responsible for paying mortgagors' property taxes through their mortgage escrow accounts. Thereafter, I spent seven years employed with the Florence County Clerk of Court 's Office where I assisted attorneys and the general public with real estate recordings and other legal documents. At the Finklea Law Firm, I am a Legal Assistant to J. Gregory Hendrick and work exclusively with real estate transactions. I enjoy the fast-paced nature of the work where every day is unique. I work with so many people to make each closing come together for each of our clients, and I look forward to working with you in your real estate closing!

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Florence Office

Phone: (843) 317-4900

Address: 814 W Evans St
Florence, SC 29501

Hours: M — F: 9am — 5pm

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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: T & Th: 10am — 4pm

Hemingway Office

Phone: 843-551-0051

Address: 101 S. Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hours: Thursday: 10am — 4pm, other days by appointment

 

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Latest from Our Blog

  • Voting Begins for Best of the Pee Dee 2019

    Voting Begins for Best of the Pee Dee 2019

    Friday, 05 April 2019

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  • Welcome To Our New Website!

    Welcome To Our New Website!

    Saturday, 19 May 2018

    Check out Finklea Law Firm’s new website! Learn more about the latest features and benefits of their new user-friendly website.
  • President's Day

    President's Day

    Friday, 16 February 2018

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Contact Information

Florence Office

Phone: (843) 317-4900

Address: 814 W Evans St
Florence, SC 29501

Hours: M — F: 9am — 5pm

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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: T & Th: 10am — 4pm

Hemingway Office

Phone: 843-551-0051

Address: 101 S. Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hours: Thursday: 10am — 4pm, other days by appointment