One of the keys to success for The Law Group is qualified, effective and efficient firm administration. Beth Reynolds has filled this role since December, 1987. Beth came to the firm in June, 1977, after her graduation from Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis, Missouri. She supervises all administrative matters for the firm, including management reports, personnel, timekeeping, permanent client history data, billing, supplies, payroll, and accounting.
A graduate from Farina LaGrove High School, Beth and her husband, Paul, live in St. Peter. They have two sons and four grandchildren.
Cody A. Doty
Assistant Firm Administrator,
Cody joined the Law Group in April of 2015. She brings over 15 years of banking, accounting, and real estate experience to the firm. Cody assists with real estate matters including the preparation of contracts, deeds, leases, and loan documentation. She also conducts title searches and prepares title insurance commitments and policies. She also assists the Firm Administrator with monthly billing statements, account reconciliations, and other accounting procedures.
Cody graduated from Beecher City Jr/Sr High School then attended Sparks Business College where she obtained a certificate in Accounting. She and her husband, Nathan, have two children, Kaleb and Kylie.
Misty joined The Law Group in April of 2020. Misty assists the attorneys of The Law Group with real estate transactions including deed preparation, title searches, title insurance commitments and policies. She also conducts real estate closings out of the Effingham office.
Misty is a graduate of Danville High School and holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship. She and her family currently reside in Toledo.
Josie joined The Law Group in July of 2022. Josie started as a Legal Assistant for Attorney Slater and subsequently moved in the title department as a Title Assistant. She now assists all of the attorneys at the Law Group with real estate transactions and title insurance work.
Josie currently resides in Effingham with her daughter, Harper, and two dogs, Harley and Mila.
Jenna joined the Law Group in May of 2022. Jenna assists the attorneys of the Law Group with real estate transactions including deed preparation and performing title searches in the various surrounding counties.
She currently resides in Dieterich, Illinois.
Linda Shurtz has been employed by the firm since July, 1994. Linda is responsible for maintaining the corporate records for The Law Group’s corporate clientele. Linda prepares corporate documents, such as articles of incorporation, annual meeting minutes, employment contracts, leases, warranty deeds, and stock certificates. Linda also prepares documentation filed with the Secretary of State and Internal Revenue Service.
Linda graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1972. She currently resides in Vandalia with her husband, Shelby. They have two sons and six grandchildren.
Mary Shellabarger joined The Law Group in August of 1999. Mary prepares documents relating to litigation, including pleadings, motions and notices. Mary is involved in debt restructures and liquidations, and prepares schedules and documents relating to these matters. She is responsible for preparing real estate documents such as deeds and contracts.
Mary is a Ramsey High School graduate, and holds an Associates Degree in Legal Secretary from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois. Mary resides in Vandalia.
Kyra Willenborg joined The Law Group in May of 2001. Kyra prepares motions, jury instructions, and settlement brochures for personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Ms. Willenborg is also responsible for preparation of marital dissolution and child custody documents such as petitions, marital settlement agreements, judgments and orders of protection. Kyra is the staff member in charge of collections for the firm.
Kyra was born in Vandalia and raised in St. Elmo, having graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1991. After receiving an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Business from Lakeland College, Ms. Willenborg graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in General Agriculture Information. Kyra currently resides in rural Vandalia with her husband, Brian, and their son, Brock.
Randi joined The Law Group in September, 2017. Randi is responsible for preparing estate planning documents such as wills, codicils and trusts. Randi also prepares corporate documents such as articles of incorporation, annual meeting minutes, leases, warranty deeds, and stock certificates.
Randi resides in Vandalia with her husband Trent and their three sons Caleb, Aaron and Brantley.
Erin joined the Law Group in April of 2019. Erin is responsible for preparing estate planning documents such as wills, codicils, trusts and power of attorney. Erin also prepares contracts and related documents, and files documents relating to probate including petitions, notices and inventories.
Erin resides in Neoga with her husband Jacob and their three children.
Brenda joined The Law Group in August of 2020. Brenda is responsible for preparing estate planning documents such as wills, codicils, trusts and power of attorney. Brenda also prepares contracts and related documents, and files documents relating to probate including petitions, notices and inventories.
Brenda and her husband Frank reside in Sigel. They have two daughters, Shelby (Will) Montgomery and Kaitlyn.
Jordana joined The Law Group in November of 2021. Jordana is the Vandalia receptionist. She answers the telephone, opens case files, updates client information and performs other various tasks as needed.
Jordana holds three associate degrees from Lake Land College, including small business management, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in legal studies and support services. Jordana resides in Altamont. She has three children and one granddaughter.
Jessica Campos joined the Law Group in July 2022. Jessica is responsible for preparing estate planning documents primarily for attorney Slater. Such documents include wills, codicils, trusts, and power of attorney instruments. Jessica also prepares and file various documents pertaining to probate proceedings with the various circuit courts situated throughout the State of Illinois.
Jessica currently resides in Effingham, Illinois. She is currently serving in the Illinois Army National Guard and is pursuing her Bachelors in Business Administration at Eastern Illinois University.
File Clerk – Vandalia
Molly Malloy currently resides in Vandalia. She is currently attending Kaskaskia College in pursue of a nursing degree. Following her time at Kaskaskia College, she plans to continue on to a university to further her education.
Gabrielle Keller joined the Law Group on August 8th of 2022. Gabrielle is currently the Effingham Receptionist. She answers the telephone, opens case files, updates client information, and performs other various tasks as needed.
Gabrielle currently resides in Neoga, Illinois. She attended Nashville Community High School and continued her education at Kaskaskia College where she studied to be a Dental Assistant before ultimately finding a love for legal work. Gabrielle enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her two beautiful children.
Kendra Lorton joined the Law Group in October of 2022. Kendra is currently the Vandalia Receptionist. She answers the telephone, opens case files, updates client information, and performs other various tasks as needed.
Kendra currently resides in Ramsey, Illinois with her husband Jerad and their two children Abigail and Andrew. Kendra loves spending time with her family and her animals. In her spare time she enjoys going riding with her family on their side by side.