Staff of ABHY
Lucy has been a legal secretary, paralegal, and administrative assistant in the legal field for over thirty years, and with this firm since its inception in 1995. She is experienced in handling civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, estate, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and complex estate and domestic relations matters. Lucy has served as secretary to a Commissioner of Accounts for both domestic and estate cases. She formerly served as an insurance defense secretary for GEICO staff counsel’s office and prior to that administered a small law firm in Hampton, Virginia.
Fran has been employed in the legal field for over 35 years as a legal secretary and paralegal. Her experience includes domestic relations, civil litigation, estate, medical malpractice, insurance defense and personal injury litigation. Fran initially worked in the communications law field for a firm in Washington, DC which practiced before the Federal Communications Commission. She has taught paralegal classes at the Paralegal Institute and was formerly the sole proprietor of a paralegal firm working primarily in the litigation field, contracting with a number of law firms in Fairfax and Prince William counties. She has worked with this firm since its inception in 1995.
Michelle Kemp is a graduate of Bob Jones University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education and a minor in Music. Prior to joining our team, she worked eight years for another law firm in Northern Virginia, and then stayed home to raise her three boys. She is now a legal assistant working directly with James T. Bacon and assisting the other lawyers at our firm.
Loretta grew up in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Secretarial Sciences. She joined the firm in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in domestic relations law, wills and trusts, and personal injury matters.
Alisa worked for Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young from 1995-1998 as a receptionist and legal assistant to one of the Firm’s founders, James C. Allred. In 1998 she started a family and stayed home to raise her two children. She rejoined us in 2016 as a legal assistant working directly with Warner F. Young, III and assisting the other lawyers at our firm.
Michaela joins our firm as a Receptionist/Billing Clerk. Prior to joining our firm, she worked as a receptionist for a Woodbridge chiropractic firm and as a concierge in a Gainesville assisted living/memory care facility.
Melissa is currently a student at George Mason University, pursuing a double-major Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Psychology. She will begin a Master of Public Administration program, with a concentration in Administration of Justice, in the Fall of 2017. She has a deep passion for the justice system, with experience working with detained youth populations in D.C. and Fairfax County, and academic knowledge in the field of Law and Economics. In the future, she aspires to work directly with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. Melissa joins us as a Legal Assistant with our firm.
Paralegal to ‘of counsel’ Kenneth W. Curtis
Bonnie is a certified paralegal in the litigation group, and works principally for Ken Curtis. After college (GMU), raising a family and enjoying a successful career in the title insurance, settlement and finance industry, Bonnie earned her advanced paralegal credentials from George Mason University and became nationally certified in trial practice and legal research and writing. Her responsibilities include preparing personal injury, professional negligence and contract matters for trial in both the state and federal courts in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Bonnie is experienced in trial practice, preparation of pleadings, settlement brochures, document review, legal research and writing, discovery issues, and pretrial preparation.