Support Staff

Tammy L. Gurganus

Legal Assistant to Ellis T. Fernandez, III, Esq.

Tammy was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, she was a transplant in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked for a defense firm for 11 years as a Paralegal. She joined FTL in June 2018 and brings with her over 25 years of experience in the legal industry. Tammy has three grown daughters and one granddaughter who she enjoys spending time with. She is also very passionate about Alabama football (Roll Tide). In her spare time she enjoys the beach, watching college football and traveling.

Cynthia A. Coffey

Legal Assistant to Michael S. O'Neal, Esq.

Cindy is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from Stanton College Preparatory School c/o '91 and then the University of North Florida in '96 with a BA in Criminal Justice. She has worked in the legal industry for Michael O'Neal, Esquire since 1993. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, paddle boarding and Pro Kadima with her husband and children.

Glorimar Ramos-Yunque

Legal Assistant to Gregory E. Blackwell, Esq.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Glory joined the firm in May, 2017. As a Legal Assistant, she supports the construction team and assists the litigation attorneys and paralegals in all phases of lawsuits, from filing through trial, as well as mediations and arbitrations. She also serves as a Spanish-English interpreter for the firm. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, Glory lived in Newport, Rhode Island where she worked as a leasing assistant and an interpreter for a non-profit organization. When not at work, she enjoys everything that Jacksonville has to offer, as well as traveling with her husband as often as possible.

Kathi D. Lang-Thorbs

Legal Assistant to John M. Howell, Esq. & DeAnna M. Golphin, Esq.

Kathi was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She is married and has a daughter who is currently enrolled in college. Her husband retired from the United States Coast Guard, and she followed him around the country for many years, gathering college degrees. She has an Associates Degree in Political Science, a Certificate of Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with Criminal Justice Emphasis and a Juris Doctor from Forham University School of Law. She greatly enjoys the diverse nature of her work, and in her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, and playing with her chocolate labrador retriever mix, Cleya.

Benjamin J. Swart

Litigation Assistant

Ben is from Wyoming, Michigan and moved to Jacksonville in 2009. He is very passionate about football (aka soccer) and enjoys watching it on the weekends with friends.

Jamie R. Edenfield

Litigation Assistant

Jamie is a Jacksonville native and worked in the insurance and bail bond business for many years. She recently joined the FTL family and is very excited with this new opportunity. When not working she loves spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and connecting with nature.

Joshua C. Lawley

File Room Professional

Joshua is a Jacksonville native who recently joined the FTL family. He is eager to learn all he can in order to move forward and grow within the company. When not working, he enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends and camping in the great outdoors.

Destiny R. Daniels

File Room Professional

Destiny is a graduate of Gainesville High School and is currently a junior in college pursuing a double Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Psychology. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Master's in Criminology and join the FBI. Destiny has previously interned at several law firms in Gainesville and prides herself on her exceptional organizational skills and her commitment to those she works with. When not working or attending classes, she enjoys swimming, stargazing, and writing and is currently working on a novel.

Sherri L. Harris

File Room Professional

Sherri is a Jacksonville Native that joined FTL in May, 2019. She enjoys the outdoors and working in her flower garden. She spends her spare time hanging with friends and family.

Lindsay D. Minshew


Lindsay was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. She previously worked for the Alabama Supreme Court Clerk’s office, and has a paralegal degree. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, she lived in Olympia, Washington for several years. Lindsay’s mother, Callie Dietz, is a retired state court administrator for both Alabama and Washington states. She gave her love of the judiciary to Lindsay. Lindsay is married to an Army veteran (Iraq). Together they have two sons and three dogs, which are the center of their lives. In her spare time, Lindsay loves taking her family on trips, especially to the beach or Disney World.