Anna W. Carr
Anna joined the firm in September 2006 and works primarily with Attorneys Brian Ferrell and Leigh Peek.

Anna grew up in North Carolina, moving to New York, Philadelphia and Chicago during the early years of her marriage and then back to Chapel Hill 10 years later and has called it home ever since. 

She has had careers in professional theatre, new business development, long-term care and has been in the “legal” profession since 2005.

Anna is married, has two adult sons and two granddaughters (the joy of her life)!



Jeanne A. Crabtree
Jeanne was employed as a secretary with the law firm from 1978 until 1991, during which time she primarily worked with Lonnie Coleman.  Jeanne left the firm in 1991 for employment with a law firm in Durham.  She returned to the law firm in May, 2005 to work as legal assistant to Douglas Hargrave.    Jeanne gets great satisfaction from being back in Hillsborough and assisting with the firm’s client needs.

Jeanne is a former member of the Durham & Orange County Association of Legal Secretaries where she served in many offices for the association.   Jeanne also served as former President of the North Carolina Association of Legal Secretaries.  

Jeanne grew up on her family farm in the Walnut Grove community of northern Orange County.  Jeanne and her husband, Donnie, still reside on the family farm.  They have two daughters who are married and live in Orange County.   Jeanne and Donnie love spending time with their grandchildren, Joshua and Lauren.     Jeanne’s favorite hobbies are photography and scrapbooking. 


Diane Lynn Dees
Diane joined the firm on July 16, 2001 and is secretary to Sam Coleman.

She has worked in the clerical field for 25 years and has been a wonderful addition to our firm. Diane is married to Tim Dees and has two wonderful children, Matt and Michelle. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina with her husband and son in 1991. She found the people here so warm and friendly and feels Orange County is a wonderful place to raise her family. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crafts, gardening and taking long walks with her husband.



Susan Alissa "Lisa" Stott Gammon
Lisa is the legal assistant to Geof Gledhill.   She is our senior most staffer, having served continuously since September 12, 1983 when she joined our firm.

Lisa was born in Wilson, North Carolina.  She moved to Durham and graduated from Northern High School.  She attended Mount Olive College in Mount Olive, North Carolina.  She now resides in Hillsborough lives with her husband of 26 years, Ronnie Gammon, and their daughter, Hannah Gammon.

She is a member of Agape Baptist Church in Mebane, North Carolina, serving as church pianist and a member of Agape Praise and the Agape Church Choir.

Lisa is a former member of the Durham & Orange Counties Association of Legal Secretaries where she served in many capacities for the association.  


Lesia Kaye Jones
Lesia joined the firm on June 27, 1994 as our receptionist and since that time has lit up the reception area and been the face and voice of our firm to everyone’s delight and pleasure. She is absolutely the best receptionist for any law firm anywhere. Lesia is the one that makes you feel welcome when you call or visit us.

Lesia has a wonderful sense of humor and a very sharp wit that is only exercised on special occasions.

We are very thankful to continue to have Lesia as our receptionist.


Helen Dezern Overaker
Helen is an Orange County native where she resides with her husband, Larry.   They have two children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Helen is Sam Coleman’s right hand assistant handling traffic and criminal matters in Orange County.  She also does an excellent job handling estates.   

Helen is a member of Hillsborough United Church of Christ and has served in numerous areas within the church.  She enjoys family time, reading and occasional trips to the beach.

Helen looks forward to coordinating your traffic and criminal matters with Sam Coleman in whatever county they may occur.


Part-time Staff

Judy Cooper

Judy Cooper is our part-time receptionist who serves the firm on Fridays.    She has come out of retirement to fill a void on our Fridays so Lesia can have a day off.  She has a warm personality and dispenses greetings to all who comes through our doors or call.






Liz Atkinson
Liz Atkinson was born in England and is the widow of Tom Atkinson.  She  has two children and three grandchildren.  Liz has recently joined the firm on a part-time basis to assist with various administrative duties.





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