Our Staff

The Incredible Team Backing Up Our North & South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor would not be the firm that it is without the support of our staff. The hard work performed by these individuals allows our North and South Carolina personal injury lawyers to provide clients with high quality legal representation.


  • Eileen DeSimone- Case Manager

    I have been assisting clients, new and recurring, for many years. I take pride that I can give them the help and support they need to work through a bad situation. I have compassion for each individual and their problems are mine until we can bring their case to closure.

    In my spare time, I enjoy a good novel or film, cooking, gardening and motorcycle riding. With the majority of my family residing in Pennsylvania, my co-workers have become my second family. I enjoy using my vacation time to go spend quality time and vacation with my family.

  • Martina Gutierrez- Case Manager

    My favorite part of my job is greeting people. I like to make people feel welcome and comfortable.

    My leisure time consists of reading, listening to music, dance lessons, hiking and weight training. I’m also an outdoor enthusiast. I like to engage in group-oriented outings that provide an opportunity to meet people and experience the outdoors.

  • Christine Gallagher- Case Manager

    Gathering necessary information to prove damages is such a crucial component in getting the best possible outcome for our clients, which is why I feel a great deal of accomplishment in doing so.

    In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, sightseeing/traveling, outdoor sports, shopping, spending time with my family, and doing as much as possible with my two young children.

  • Tracey P. Teno- Paralegal

    I love seeing the legal process unfold and making sure people like myself are not treated unfairly by insurance companies.

    I enjoy spending time with my family. I love watching and supporting my three children in all of their sporting events. I also enjoy reading and going to the movies.

  • Hillary Silver- Paralegal

    Clients seek a law firm because they are in a situation that requires assistance in the form of an advocate. Providing that assistance during a distressing time for a client is what makes the legal profession such a rewarding career. My compassion for others is the reason I began a career in this profession, because helping others is what I love most.

    In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing with my two dogs, yoga, and painting.

  • Jesse Hamilton- Intake & Property Damage Specialist

    I thrive on connecting with people, knowing I can assist them during this legal process. I enjoy knowing I can treat every case with compassion and diligence.

    My outside interests include, working out, playing basketball and golf. I also enjoy spending time with my family and 2 wonderful nieces. In the winter months, I enjoy spending time at our family cabin in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Laura Gibbins- Finance Manager

    My favorite part of my job is being part of a good team and contributing to the firm’s important work. Outside of the office, I love reading and traveling to unknown towns and investigating food, culture, and history.

  • Beth Harris- Bookkeeper

    The uncompromising values of LOJET are the reason why I chose to join this firm. Our entire staff presents a unified team for the benefit of every client, for our fellow associates, and for our community. Each day I am motivated to ensure that our firm is using best practices to achieve our business objectives. When I am away from the office I enjoy a variety of travel, sports, being outdoors, good music, good food and activities with my two teenage children.

  • Tracey Vue- Receptionist

    I love to greet and welcome clients. I also enjoy giving the best customer service satisfaction to people over the phone when they are going through a tough time. I love spending time with my family on outdoor activities, especially hiking, volleyball, and fishing. In my free time, I like to workout at the gym.
  • Billie Frano- Marketing Director

    As a marketing person there is no greater career when you are marketing and branding a company and team that you truly believe in and stand behind. Meeting potential clients at events and hearing client's stories of how much they love this firm absolutely makes me feel like I have the most rewarding job of all. My hope is that everyone will see that Gator on the motorcycle and know exactly what it stands for. Justice and protection.

    In my free time I love to have fun adventures with my husband and 2 boys. I coach soccer, I'm the president of the PTO, I'm a makeup lover and workout enthusiast. Live music and photography have to be at the top of my list for fun passions.

  • Cindy Eaton- Legal Nurse Consultant

    I am a clinically active, board certified nurse practitioner with 33 years of outpatient and inpatient experience, now working as a nurse paralegal in the field of legal nurse consultation. I have been involved in a number of personal injury and medical malpractice cases since joining the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, providing medical records review, detailed medical chronologies, and navigation of the health care environment, in an effort to assist the attorneys in strengthening their preparation for litigation. I am the team’s secret weapon for bridging the gap between the legal and the medical arena. I cannot think of a more gratifying way to live out a career than to belong to a family of hard-working, big-hearted, top-notch professionals, devoted to protecting the people of the Carolinas. When not working in uptown, I cherish time in the countryside with family, poochies, music, and reading.

  • McKenzie Jackson- Legal Assistant

    My favorite part of my job is being part of a team that helps people when they need it the most.

    I look forward to coming to work every day knowing that the work I do is making a difference in people’s lives. In my free time, I like to hike, shop, travel, and volunteer for my favorite charity, Camp LUCK.

  • Karla Duelley- Legal Assistant

    My favorite part of my job is knowing that I am working with a team that is compassionate and knowledgeable and that goes above and beyond to help other in their times of need.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, going to the movies, traveling and cheering on my favorite sports teams. My favorite pastime is being a mom to my wonderful daughter and watching her grow.

  • Katie Pendergast- Legal Assistant

    I love being able to help the team around me, I really feel I have a purpose when I go into work everyday.

    In my leisure time I like to shop, hangout with friends, and play sports such as volleyball and basketball.

  • Gary L. Swinkey- Investigator

    Drawing on my investigative experience as a retired FBI Agent I am able to provide our clients with the best possible litigation support for their cases.

    My hobbies include collecting classic Mercedes Benz cars, playing golf, and sporting clays.

To speak with our team and schedule a free consultation with a North or South Carolina personal injury attorney, call (828) 266-0216.

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