Jones & Swanson


Our Team

Our Attorneys

Andrew W. Jones

“One of the things I enjoy most about the practice of law is the opportunity to help people during a time of need. All of our clients have suffered through some type of tragedy and are looking to us for guidance. Helping people during a time of need is rewarding and it’s the reason why I’ve chosen to focus my practice in the area of Personal Injury.”

M. Chase Swanson

“It goes without saying that seeing a case through to an ultimately good and fair result is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job. I take great pride in having well-informed clients who are better able to make good decisions now and in the future for themselves and their families.”

Rutledge W. jones

“This line of work is as much about the people as it is about the law. Our job is to assist and guide clients through complicated legal processes. At the same time, having compassion and empathy for an injured community member is important to me. I strive to make real and lasting relationships with my clients because I genuinely care about them.”

Our Staff



Mary Jo has been a paralegal for over 29 years and has worked with Mr. Jones for 21 years. She is the lead paralegal at Jones & Swanson and oversees the office and staff. Mary Jo is married and has two children – a son who graduated from Kennesaw State University and a daughter who graduated from Georgia State University. Mary Jo is a wine enthusiast and loves traveling with her husband.

University of North Texas, 1992
SCLA Honor Society Professional

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)

Volunteer Activities
Board Member of Kennworth Park, Sponsorship Coordinator
Marietta Girls Softball, Assistant Coach

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Carrie LeMaire

Carrie graduated with honors from the National Center for Paralegal Training and began her legal career in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001. During her 21-year career Carrie also served as a paralegal to court appointed public defense attorneys for the State and Superior Courts of Cobb County. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, camping, and attending music festivals. Carrie also loves spending time with her husband and two children.

National Center for Paralegal Training 



Lauren has been working in the legal field for 10 years. She is a Cobb County Native and attended KSU to receive her Paralegal Certificate. When she’s not at work you can find her at her other “full time” job, being a mom. She has two kids, and their family loves to go trail riding, play basketball and going to the beach.

Kennesaw State University

Volunteer Activities
Co-Leader for Girl Scout Troop

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Kelly Ehrhardt
FinancE Director

Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from SUNY Geneseo. Prior to joining Jones & Swanson, Kelly worked in the Information Technology field doing project management and software testing. She is responsible for all business operations and office management. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three children.


Volunteer Activities
Various PTA/PTO Activities 
National Charity League Board of Directors
Hospice Volunteer

Amber Salazar

Amber Salazar

Amber has been a member of the Jones & Swanson family since 2011 and leads the firm’s marketing and outreach strategies. She and her husband spend most of their time keeping up with their children. Amber has a passion for traveling, loves exploring new places, enjoying good food, and spending time with her friends and family.

B.B.A., Marketing, Kennesaw State University, 2012

Association of Strategic Marketing
Internet Marketing Association
West Cobb Business Association
National Association of Professional Women
Cobb Young Professionals
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Business Networking International (BNI)

Volunteer Activities
Junior Achievement USA


Kate Williams
Legal Assistant

Kate has been a member of the Jones & Swanson family for 9 years now. She is responsible for gathering medical records and assisting with all open cases. She is an avid reader and enjoys attending festivals and concerts with her friends and husband, Josh.

B.A., Georgia College & State University, 2011

Volunteer Activities
Women’s Extension


Isabel Kicklighter
Financial Admin assistant

Isabel has been with the Jones and Swanson team for over a year. After high school, she attended Gordon State College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two dogs and spending time with her family and friends.

B.S., Business, Gordon State College

Volunteer Activities
Church volunteering
Women’s Extension

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Ansley Magee
Administrative Assistant

Ansley is the first to welcome you when you enter our office. She is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, and received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Kennesaw State University.  When she’s not helping us in the office, you can find her reading, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.  

B.A., Public Relations, Kennesaw State University 

Volunteer Activities
Calvary Children’s Home


LeGal Assistant

Kaitlyn is from Woodstock, Georgia, and attended Woodstock High School before receiving her Criminal Justice Degree in 2020. She also minored in sociology and criminology. Outside of work, she enjoys going to concerts and spending time with her friends. 

B.S., Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University

Volunteer Activities
Girls on the Run ATL
Good Mews


Katie Hester
legal Assistant

Katie is originally from Warner Robins, Georgia. On days away from the office, you can find her traveling. She tries to visit somewhere new every month. When she isn’t working or traveling she is spending time with her two cats, family, and friends. 

B.S., Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University 

Volunteer Activities
Forever Fed Food Bank
Women’s Extension


Hannah Bruley
Legal Assistant

Hannah is from Dallas, Georgia. She received her Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia Highlands College. She enjoys being creative, especially with her makeup. On her days off you can find her spending quality time with family and friends, and hiking with her dogs. 

A.S., Business Administration, Georgia Highlands College 

Volunteer Activities
Be Better Not Bitter
Etowah Humane Society

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Lauren Meredith
Legal Assistant

Lauren is from Atlanta, Georgia, and has her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During the week you can find her helping Carrie with cases. Outside of the office, you’ll find her on the tennis court, cooking up something great in the kitchen, or traveling somewhere new. 

B.S., Political Science, Georgia State University 

Volunteer Activities
Mauli OLA Foundation

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