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 six grandchildren.
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 2022. Ms. Byers started as a Legal Assistant and subsequently moved to the title department as a Title Assistant. She now assists all of the attorneys of 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.
Tanya joined the Law Group in May of 2023. She assists the attorneys of the Law Group with deed preparation, title searches, title insurance commitments, and title policies.
Tanya currently resides in Farina with her husband, Jason. They have two sons, Landan and Haden. Tanya loves spending time with her family and her animals. In her spare time she enjoys repurposing old furniture.
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 currently resides in rural Vandalia with her husband, Brian, and their son, Brock.
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.
Kendra Lorton joined the Law Group in October of 2022. Kendra is responsible for preparing annual meeting minutes and filing annual reports for corporate clients. She also prepares various estate planning documents.
Kendra currently resides in Ramsey, Illinois with her husband, Jerad, and their two children Abigail and Andrew. She loves spending time with her family and animals. In her spare time she enjoys riding with her family on their side by side.
Michaela Engel currently assists attorney Meeker with the preparation of various legal documents and the filing of litigation matters.
Michaela resides in Kinmundy, IL. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration and a minor in management.
Molly Roedl currently resides in Vandalia, Illinois with her husband Nathan and their three children. Molly loves spending time with family and friends. In her spare time she likes to read and crochet.
Nikki McCombs joined the Law Group in June of 2023. She prepares various legal documents, including pleadings, motions, and correspondence in criminal cases, guardianships, evictions, land and business disputes, and other civil litigation matters. Nikki also assists with propounding and answering discovery as well as preparing cases for trial. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Colorado Technical University in February of 2021.
Nikki currently resides in Vandalia, Illinois.
Kaci is a graduate of Stewardson-Strasburg High School. She graduated from Lake Land College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.
Kaci currently resides in Stewardson with her husband, Tyler. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends and loves to read.
Felicia Connell began working for the Law Group in August 2023. She is primarily responsible for the filing and keeping of records for the firm at the Vandalia office location.
Felicia currently resides in Vandalia, Illinois with her two daughters Jordyn and Olivia.
Keri is currently the Vandalia office receptionist. Her duties include answering the telephone, opening case files, updating client information, and the performance of other various tasks as needed.
She resides in Vandalia, Illinois with her husband. They have two sons and one grandson.
Makaela A. Bushue joined the Law Group in December 2023. Makaela currently resides in Effingham, Illinois with her two children Esmee and Arthur, her husband, and their four cats. Ms. Bushue graduated from Effingham High School in 2015 and pursued a career in administration two years later. In her free time Makaela enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.