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Our Staff

Mary Jo Barney

Mary Jo Barney

Paralegal

maryjo@awjlaw.com

Mary Jo has been a paralegal for over 28 years, and has worked with Mr. Jones for 18 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 currently set to graduate this year from college and a daughter who attends Georgia State. Mary Jo is a wine enthusiast and loves traveling with her husband.

Education

  • University of North Texas, 1992
  • SCLA Honor Society

Professional Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Volunteer Activities

  • Board Member of Kennworth Park - Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Marietta Girls Softball - Assistant Coach

Speaking Engagements

  • How To Conduct Focus Groups
  • Paralegal Role during Trial
  • The Organized Paralegal
  • Taught several paralegal courses at University of North Texas Paralegal Course, 1993 & 1994

Ashley Heinen

Ashley Heinen

Paralegal

ashley@awjlaw.com

Ashley has been a paralegal at Jones & Swanson for 12 years. She works diligently to make sure everything in the office stays in tip top shape! When she’s not at work, you can find her enjoying time with friends or shopping at Home Goods.

Education

  • B.S., Kennesaw State University, 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cobb County Legal Professionals Association (CCLPA) – Treasurer 2018-2019

Volunteer Activities

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Women's Extension
  • Blessings in a Backpack

Jennifer Ruelle

Jennifer Ruelle

Paralegal

jennifer@awjlaw.com

Jennifer is another one of our hard-working paralegals at Jones & Swanson. She has lived in Marietta for many years and continues to be involved in the Cobb County Community. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys watching basketball, football and spending time with family and friends.

Education

  • Associates in Business Administration Georgia Highlands
  • Ashworth College Paralegal Studies
  • UGA Legal Studies Continuing Education

Professional Organizations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cobb County Legal Professionals Association (CCLPA)

Volunteer Activities

  • Women's Extension

Stephanie Allmon

Stephanie Allmon

Paralegal

Stephanie@awjlaw.com

Stephanie brings several years of legal experience to the Jones & Swanson team. She enjoys SEC football and always roots for the Georgia Bulldogs! When she’s not working you can find her spending quality time with her family and two amazing children.

Education

  • GA Southern University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • UGA Legal Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Cobb County Legal Professionals Association (CCLPA)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)

Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteering for Hillgrove Freshman Football Team - Freshman Team
  • Women's Extension
  • West Cobb Church - Women's Group

Wendi Lucas

Wendi Lucas

Paralegal

wendi@awjlaw.com

Wendi is one of our trusted paralegals and aids in helping the attorneys and paralegals on a daily basis. She is involved in all aspects of our cases, including case preparation, mediation, trial and appeals. Wendi has two small children – a daughter and a son. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and children.

Education

  • B.S. Political Science at Kennesaw State University, current

Volunteer Activities

  • Women's Extension
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • West Cobb Church

Brittani Lusk

Brittani Lusk

Marketing Director

brittani@awjlaw.com

Brittani is responsible for the firm website, social media and marketing efforts. She works hard to ensure all the technology is running smoothly within the office. When Brittani is not working, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and traveling. She is currently working towards getting her Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing.

Education

  • MBA, Columbia Southern University, Current
  • B.S., Reinhardt University, 2012

Professional Organizations

  • Internet Marketing Association
  • Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
  • West Cobb Business Association
  • Cobb Young Professionals
  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Networking International (BNI)
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success

Volunteer Activities

  • Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child
  • Mercy Indonesia
  • Sleighbells on the Square 5K
  • Macedonia Church Youth Group
  • Women's Extension

Amber Bowden

Amber Howard

Digital Marketing Consultant

amber@awjlaw.com

Amber has been a member of the Jones & Swanson family since 2011 and assists with the firm’s digital presence. Amber is also responsible for much of the content creation for the Jones & Swanson website. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Education

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

Professional Organizations

  • 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
  • Involved in church volunteer activities

Kelly Ehrhardt

Kelly Ehrhardt

Financial Administrator

kelly@awjlaw.com

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 currently handles all the administrative and financial entities within the firm. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Education

  • B.S., SUNY GENSEO, 1988

Volunteer Activities

  • Various PTA/PTO Activities for Sweet Apple Elementary, Elkins Pointe Middle School & Roswell High School
  • National Charity League
  • Hospice Volunteer

Shanna Hendrix

Shanna Hendrix

Client Liaison

shanna@awjlaw.com

Shanna has been working in the legal industry for over 15 years. She is in charge of our intake system and always greets everyone with a bubbly smile. Outside of work, Shanna stays very active and loves spending time with her husband, Steve and her two beautiful children.

Education

  • Associates in Nursing, Kennesaw State University
  • Paralegal Certificate, Chattahoochee Technical College

Professional Organizations

  • WCBA Board Member (West Cobb Baseball Association)
  • Diamond Dance Mom
  • Pearl Dance Mom

Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteer at church
  • Volunteer at Mostly Mutts

Kate Williams

Kate Williams

Legal Assistant

kate@awjlaw.com

Kate 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.

Education

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

Volunteer Activities

  • Women's Extension

Christin Crane

Christin Crane

Legal Assistant

Christin@awjlaw.com

Christin is a native of Cobb County and graduated from Harrison High School. Go Hoyas! After high school she continued her education at the Chattahoochee Technical School Paralegal Studies Program and graduated in September of 2017. In her spare time, Christin loves spending time with her two nephews and going out with friends at local restaurants.

Education

  • Harrison High School
  • Chattahoochee Technical School Paralegal Studies Program

Volunteer Activities

  • Women’s Extension

Lauren McCanless

Lauren McCanless

Legal Assistant

Lauren attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Public Relations degree in May 2018. She works diligently to complete needed tasks in a timely manner and assists in the marketing efforts at Jones and Swanson. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys DIY projects, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Education

  • Kennesaw State University B.S. Public Relations

Volunteer Activities

  • Church volunteering, Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Nicole Windsor

Nicole Windsor

Receptionist

Nicole@awjlaw.com

Nicole is responsible for answering all the calls that come in to Jones & Swanson. She works diligently to make sure everyone is routed to where they need to be. Outside of work she enjoys horseback riding, barrel racing and spending time with her precious daughter, Gracelyn.

Education

  • Georgia Highland College, current
  • Hiram High School

Volunteer Activities

  • Living Promise Farm
  • Women's Extension

Emily Parmelee

Emily Parmelee

Administrative Assistant

Emily@awjlaw.com

Emily is a South Carolina native and recently moved to the Marietta area! She works very hard to make sure everything at Jones & Swanson is organized and completed in a timely manner. When she out of the office, Emily enjoys decorating her new home and spending time with her husband, Shawn.

Education

  • B.S. Clemson University, 2012

Volunteer Activities

  • Church Volunteer Work

Awards

  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • Super Lawyers

Past Client Testimonials

See How We've Helped Clients Just Like You Recover
  • “I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Swanson to anyone who is involved in a personal injury case.”

    Kathleen K.

  • “We were very satisfied with the final outcome and would and do HIGHLY recommend this firm.”

    Gary M.

  • “They were patient with us and showed great concern for our well-being.”

    Russ J.

  • “Andrew and his team are the best!”

    Donna

  • “If it had not been for Andrew, Chase & Ashley we would not have received the same outcome. They really stepped up & helped us.”

    Melissa C.

  • “They worked hard and endlessly to bring my case to a close.”

    Stephen G.

  • “I could never thank them enough for the amazing care they provided for me and the way they made me feel.”

    Khiaiya J.

  • “I am very pleased with my experience of working with this law firm.”

    Ashley T.

  • “Chase did a wonderful job of explaining the details of my case and providing honest feedback.”

    Wesley L.

  • “Jones & Swanson was there every step of the way.”

    Krystle W.

  • “I would recommend them to anyone who needs help.”

    Darrell W.

  • “Jones & Sawnson was a dream come true when it came to getting me what I deserved for my case.”

    Tamika S.

  • “Chase Swanson and his staff quickly put me at ease and let me know I was in good hands.”

    Deke S.

  • “Working with attorney Andrew Jones was one of the best decisions our family made.”

    John W.

  • “Chase & his team took my case and came out with a win!”

    Carl

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