Paralegals

Maryanne Durden

Senior Trial Paralegal to Michael S. O'Neal, Esq.
Jacksonville Office

Maryanne has been in the legal profession for more than 31 years, which has provided her with exposure to many areas of law, and she feels it is important to continually increase her knowledge, not only in the legal field, but also in other areas that will enhance her ability to serve clients. She holds a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from the University of North Florida. She and her husband, Bruce, have been married for 25 years and are both natives of Jacksonville. Their daughter, Ashlynn, graduated from USF in 2014 with a degree in Criminology and resides in Tampa.

Julia B. Sleweon

Paralegal to Michael S. O'Neal, Esq.
Jacksonville Office

Julia is a certified paralegal with over 15 years’ experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law and Political Science from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida, with her daughter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to enjoy the Sunshine State.

Melissa S. Hunter

Trial Paralegal to John M. Howell, Esq.
Jacksonville Office

Melissa was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, where she helped run her father's family business. She moved to Madison, Florida where she worked as a legal assistant and office manager for a law firm. She later met and married her husband. She and her husband were married in 2010 and together they have five (5) children, four boys and a girl. In the middle of 2012, Melissa and her family moved to Jacksonville. A few weeks later, Melissa joined the trial team here at Fernandez Trial Lawyers. She brings over 15 plus years of clerical experience as well as over eight years in the legal field. Melissa will be attending the paralegal certificate program through UNF starting this fall.

Anthony J. Seaton, FRP

Paralegal to John M. Howell, Esq.
Jacksonville Office

Anthony was born and raised in the Jacksonville, Florida area where he graduated from Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Florida. After high school he joined the Unites States Marine Corp and served six (6) years as a Military Police Officer. In 2003, Anthony started working at a Family Law firm and attending FCJ where he received his Associates in Science degree in Paralegal Studies and is also a Florida Registered Paralegal. After graduating, he attended Jacksonville University where he received his Bachelor's degree is Social Science with a minor in Psychology. In the last sixteen (16) years, Anthony has acquired a diverse paralegal background in Family, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Personal Injury law. He is currently married to Cristina and they have six kids, twenty chickens, two ducks and a dog.

Rockelle D. Baker

Paralegal to John M. Howell, Esq.
Jacksonville Office

Rockelle was born in Panama City, Florida and moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1998 with her family. She attended Englewood High School where she participated in multiple sports activities such as cheerleading, basketball, track/field and flag football, before graduating in 2006. She has worked in the Legal industry since 2015, gaining experience in Plaintiff and Defense law including Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Premises Liability, Estate, Probate and Wills. She is very passionate when it comes to her work and pleasing clients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Tevin, her sons Jayden & Jadarian, as well as family and friends. She also enjoys playing and watching sports on a regular basis and is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles!

Lennette F. Daniels, FRP

Paralegal to Gregory E. Blackwell, Esq.
Jacksonville and Orlando Offices

Lennette is a Florida Registered Paralegal and has been working in the law field for over 18 years. She is passionate about providing clients an exceptional level of customer service. She has an Associate's degree in Legal Studies from City College and a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Lennette recently moved to Jacksonville from Gainesville, Florida with her daughter and two dogs. Her daughter, Destiny, is currently a college junior working on a double Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Psychology.