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Support Staff

  • Caroline McNeil – Paralegal

    Caroline McNeil

    Caroline has been with the firm since May 2012 and is the paralegal to Michael D. Chiumento III working on his real estate, land use development, and litigation matters. She has an Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Business Supervision and Management both from Daytona State College. Caroline moved to Palm Coast in 2005 from Massachusetts. She is married to Scott and they have a son Patrick and a labradoodle named Bentley. Caroline is an avid support of the ALS Association – Florida Chapter.

  • Jeanne M. Richter – Paralegal

    Jeanne M. Richter

    A Florida native, born and raised in Volusia County and relocating to Flagler County in 2005, Jeanne joined the firm in July 2017. She remains committed to advocating on behalf of the community and her clients. Upon graduating from Spruce Creek High School in Volusia County, Jeanne attended two years at Daytona State College studying Interior Design and Architecture while working as a Personal Lines Insurance Agent.

    Starting her legal career in 2001, Jeanne brings to our firm over 16 years of experience in the legal field and has assisted attorneys in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Criminal Law and Employment Law.

    One of Jeanne’s favorite quotes is: The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph-Thomas Paine

  • Karolyn Sheekey – Legal Assistant

    Karolyn Sheekey

    Karolyn has been a legal assistant with the firm since October 1990. She is married to Brian and they have a dog Shiloh. Karolyn enjoys reading, cooking, and watching sports.

  • Kelly DeVore – Certified Paralegal

    Kelly DeVore

    Kelly DeVore has been with the firm since 1995 and started in our residential real estate department. She came to us from Palm Coast Abstract & Title. Kelly has her A.S. in Paralegal Studies and is a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants. In 2009 she became a Licensed Title Agent through the State of Florida in order to manage and run the firm’s first title company, Pioneer Title Services, LLC.   Kelly has over 26 years’ of experience in residential and commercial real estate and has also worked in various other areas of law over the years.    She currently is the firm’s real estate paralegal on both commercial and residential transactions as well as a closing agent/licensed title agent for Pioneer Title Services, LLC, the firm’s title company.

  • Maria Ponce de Leon-Eckley – Legal Administrator

    Maria Ponce de Leon-Eckley

    Maria serves as the firm’s office manager/legal administrator since September 1999. She is responsible for overseeing all business and administrative matters for the firm including finance, time and billing, payroll, human resources and facilities. Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1981. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators and the Flagler Chamber Professional Women's Council.

    Maria is married to Greg and together they have a son, Eric. Maria and her family have been residents of Flagler and Volusia Counties since 1986 when she relocated from Rockland County, New York. She enjoys cooking, yoga, spending time with family, and is an avid NFL Jaguars fan. She is also the co-owner of Professional Pool Service of Flagler Co., Inc.

  • Michele Hurd – Certified Paralegal

    Michele Hurd

    Michele is the estate planning, probate, and guardianship paralegal with over twenty years of experience and has been with the firm since September 2002. She has an Associates in Paralegal Studies from Daytona State College and is a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants. Michele is a Florida native who grew up in Volusia County and currently resides in Flagler and Volusia Counties, and she is married with two daughters.

  • Nicole Hatin – Legal Assistant

    Nicole Hatin

    Nicole started with the firm in October 2017 as the receptionist/administrative assistant. She attended Matanzas High School for a short time before graduating from Florida Virtual School. She will tackle any task given to her as a very dedicated worker. Hoping to return to school to further her career with the law firm, she is very upbeat and friendly. She enjoys spending time with her Fiancé, Robert and his 7-year-old daughter, Ashlynn and walking with her German Shepherd named Ranger.

  • Erin McManus – Legal Assistant

    Erin McManus

    Erin started working for the firm in July 2018 as a receptionist. She is originally from Massachusetts and moved here to Flagler County in 2003 where she graduated in 2015 from Matanzas High School. She is working towards completing her Associates in Science for Criminal Justice and wants to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree and move up with the law firm in the future. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Brandon and do outdoor activities like four wheeling and finishing.

  • Jacqui-Lee Astacio – Legal Assistant

    Jacqui-Lee Astacio

    Jacqui-Lee joined our firm in May 2019. Jacqui has her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies with a focus in Litigation, her B.S. in Paralegal Studies, and her Juris Master’s Degree with a focus in American Legal Studies and her Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Jacqui and her family moved to Florida in 2015 and they are enjoying Florida’s never-ending summers. She is very involved with her church, and volunteers in her church’s Sunday School and food pantry. She enjoys her free time reading, riding motorcycles, and supporting her family in their extracurricular activities.

We’re Proud to be Involved in the Community

Chiumento Law, PLLC has contributed to schools and other organizations that have made a difference in the community and take pride in portraying an active role in our community. Flagler and Volusia Counties hosts an array of events and we are proud to be a part of many of them!

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