Bill Allen Law Firm Gainesville Staff
Client Care/Insurance Specialist
Throughout her twenty-five year claims career with Nationwide, she handled and managed various types of cases including personal injury, medical, auto, homeowner and commercial claims, and also served as a state-wide litigation manager.
While working at Nationwide, she attended many mediation and trials as the designated corporate representative. She also worked on several catastrophe teams assisting policyholders after storms and hurricanes. She holds the professional designations AIC (Associate in Claims) and CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting).
Ginny is a cancer fighter/survivor after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2007 and is currently in remission. She is active in many community events and local charity fundraising activities. She has an extreme appreciation for life and loves helping clients work through their difficulties and challenges and is the steady promoter of the firm’s philosophy of sincere client focus and care.
Ginny is married to Bill, her high school sweetheart, and they are the proud parents of two adult children, Amanda and Will, and son-in-law Charlie Burchfield, and grandparents to two pretty cute grandkids!
Allen Law Office Manager Faith Henry is a native of Ohio and Nebraska and received her bachelor’s in Health Administration from Ohio University in 2003. Faith worked in the legal field for 5 years prior to joining the Allen Law Firm as a Case Manager. During that time, she has developed an appreciation for clients and families that have been affected by loss or injury.
Faith is devoted to educating clients about their cases and to building strong relationships with others. Having evacuated from New Orleans in 2005, Faith understands what it takes to be compassionate during difficult times. Her personal experiences have given her a deeper appreciation for her clients and have instilled in her the supportive nature that is necessary during difficult times. During her downtime, Faith enjoys fitness and social time with friends and family.
Case Manager Supervisor
Nicole joined the Allen Law Firm, P.A. in 2015 bringing with her over 20 years of experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal handling all aspects of a personal injury claim. She began her career as a file clerk and worked diligently to acquire the skills necessary to achieve the title of Paralegal. She earned her A.S. in Paralegal Studies in 2006 and in 2017, graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning a 4.0 GPA, from Liberty University with a B.S. in Paralegal Studies.
Nicole is also a member of the Florida Bar Association as a Florida Registered Paralegal. As a Paralegal/Case Manager here at Allen Law, Nicole is dedicated to providing personal attention and compassion to our clients and their families. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, movies, exercising, and spending as much time as possible with her daughter and grandson who resides in Michigan.
Office Manager/Settlement Manager
Adamarie uses many talents in settlements and negotiations of medical balances at Allen Law. Like her sister, Ginny Allen, she loved growing up in the small town of Bronson, Florida. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Florida and was a science teacher for many years while she and her husband Jim started and ran their own company, BK Cypress Log Homes, in Bronson, Florida.
After running her own company for so many years, Adamarie thoroughly enjoys customer care and now loves anticipating and answering our clients’ needs and questions. Like Ginny, Adamarie is a cancer survivor having battled breast and thyroid cancer. Her happy place is her log home and spending time with Jim and her adult children, Jordan, James, and Corinne, and Jordan’s wife Shannon, but the Keeton household is really run by their Miniature Schnauzer, Jackson! She loves to play bocce and has a great bocce court at their house. To put it simply, Adamarie just loves nature, and simplicity.
Allison Seymour was born and mostly raised in Albertville, Alabama. However, growing up a military brat, she moved very frequently. Allison relocated to Gainesville, Florida the summer of 2018 with her husband so he could attend the University of Florida. Allison attended the University of West Florida and earned her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration December of 2015. She spent four years working in the healthcare industry during and after earning her degree.
Her prior work experience in medical billing and her education help her to negotiate our client’s outstanding balances with healthcare providers in an assertive and knowledgeable manner. She strives to disburse settlement funds quickly and efficiently. In her free time, Allison enjoys running, exercising, reading, and spending time with her husband and Bull Terrier rescue.
Director of Marketing
Sally is a native of Gainesville, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism in 2012 with a degree in Telecommunications. She joined the ALF team in August of 2021, and brings over a decade of valuable experience in customer service, sales and strategic marketing to the Allen Law Firm team.
Outside of work, Sally’s passions include songwriting, leading worship with her husband, reading, running, and enjoying her family of 4. She can often be found recharging with a new book or her favorite TV show, or roping her husband into starting another house project. Sally is a night owl with a love for coffee, music, good friends and creating new things.
Case Resolution Manager
Tim joined Allen Law Firm in 2011. He is a native Floridian. He is originally from South Florida, but now considers Gainesville his home. Tim graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 with his B.A. in Corporate Management. He has an Associate in Claims (AIC) designation and has been a licensed Claims Adjuster for over 25 years.
Tim worked for several major insurance companies throughout Florida for over 23 years specializing in claims that involve complex liability, catastrophic injuries, and extensive litigation. He has handled and settled thousands of injury cases during his career.
Tim and his wife Mary are the proud parents of two daughters, Emily and Alyson.
Originally from Miami, FL, Ashley has called Gainesville home for the last 10 years. After graduating from the University of Florida with her B.A. in Criminology, Ashley began working for Nationwide Insurance as a Casualty Adjuster, investigating coverage and liability claims across the country. After 6.5 years with Nationwide, Ashley brings her experience and customer dedication to the ALF family as a Case Manager. Ashley takes pride in providing excellent and reliable customer service, while educating and handling each client with individual care, compassion, and transparency.
Ashley values faith, family, and friendship. In her free time, you’ll catch Ashley spending time with her husband and their two young children. They are avid Gator fans, lovers of all things Disney, and enjoy family adventures like camping in the Appalachian Mountains
Greg was born in Gainesville and has never left. He attended the University of Florida and received a B.A. in Criminology in 2015. After graduating, he handled claims for Nationwide Insurance for 5 years before joining Allen Law Firm in 2021. He has handled complex claims and possesses an understanding of traditional insurance defense. He uses this experience to provide clients with the best possible outcome for their case.
Greg enjoys spending free time with his wife, Kelly, son, Ellis, and dog, Willow. He is an avid football and baseball fan of the Gators, Buccaneers, and Red Sox.
Lauren is a native of Miami, Fla., and has called the Gainesville area home for almost a decade. She graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from University of Central Florida and went on to work as a reporter and photographer throughout Florida and the Southwestern United States. Lauren then went on to work as a licensed claims adjuster for several prominent insurance companies, acquiring more than a decade of experience investigating and resolving complex liability and bodily injury claims.
She enjoys working closely with clients to provide compassion, understanding, and guidance through the often frustrating and complicated claims process. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading mystery novels and traveling, especially to the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. She also loves spending time with her husband, stepson, and their energetic Border Collie-Pitbull mix, Marley.
As a case manager/paralegal for our firm, Melissa is a dedicated advocate of our clients and feels strongly about providing the time and attention they deserve from the beginning of their claim to settlement. Although she is a native North Floridian, she began her legal career more than 20 years ago. In 2003, she relocated to the Tampa Bay area where she worked as a Legal Assistant on commercial litigation cases and served as support for a City Attorney.
In 2016, after a little negotiating with her husband, she convinced him to make the move back to North Florida to be closer to family. They now reside in High Springs, Florida with their daughter, Savannah, and two Australian Shepherds. Melissa’s son, Nicholas, is currently stationed in Marathon, Florida with the U.S. Coast Guard. During her off-time Melissa enjoys a little gym time, home projects with her husband, gardening, fishing and camping.
Joseph Hodges, JD
Joseph was born and raised just down the road in Deland, making Gainesville his second home while attending the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree in History. He relocated to Ormond Beach for a short while after graduation, but eventually made his way northward to attend Vermont Law School. During his academic success, Joseph managed to pursue internships back in Florida to defrost his Florida blood from those brutal New England winters. Having recently graduated in May 2022, Joseph plans to take the Florida Bar Exam and obtain his attorney’s license to further assist our clients in every facet of their case.
You can likely find Joseph in the ocean when he is away from the office and his studies. Since adolescence, Joseph has enjoyed surfing the various beaches along Florida’s east coast but still considers Ponce Inlet to be one of his favorites. Additionally, he loves camping in Juniper Springs, kayaking down the Ocklawaha and Ichetucknee Rivers, and screaming “Go Gators!” during those hot Saturdays in the Swamp. All in all, Joseph is ecstatic to have joined our team and securing Gainesville as his new, first home.
Kim is Georgia born, but Florida raised. She’s lived in FL most of her life and grew up surfing New Smyrna beach almost every weekend. She’s been a paralegal for 8 years and comes from a wide range of legal experiences from Criminal to Family, and now Personal Injury law.
She enjoys being a dedicated mom and spending family time with her amazing daughter and traveling.
Legal Assistant/Property Damage Specialist
Born and raised in Bronson, Florida, Tra is a native to North Central Florida. Tra earned his degree in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University. After graduating in 2006, Tra returned to the Gainesville area. He worked for five years at the Alachua County Clerk of Court before joining the Allen Law Firm team in 2011 as a Client Care Specialist. At Allen Law Firm, Tra assists with every aspect of a client’s case but is specifically in charge of ensuring repairs are completed properly on a client’s car, arranging rental vehicles and negotiating settlements on total loss vehicles. Tra also pursues Diminution of Value claims for our clients on their damaged vehicles.
Tra is the “technical” guy at the firm and assists with all computer and electronic issues. He enjoys spending time with his family and is a big Gator fan. In his free time, Tra coaches youth basketball.
Ruth has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on health care. While attending college, Ruth worked in customer service and provided home care for individuals with disabilities. Her college courses and employment experience provided her with a wealth of knowledge on research, writing, and analysis, as well as a passion for helping others.
Ruth knows that personal injuries from accidents can be overwhelming and she is committed to helping clients in their time of need. A devoted wife and mother, she loves spending time with her family at the beach or lake, as well as hiking, reading, and learning new languages.
Anthony joined the Allen Law Firm team after recently moving here from Denver, Colorado where he was the office manager for one of the largest family law firms in the state. He brings a wealth of office and marketing experience to our team and certainly enjoys the client care emphasis of our firm as his previous management experience included responsibility for client satisfaction.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Colorado State University and his interests include health and nutrition, outdoor activities and traveling.
Shea Bain is a Legal Assistant here at the Allen Law Firm. She takes great pride in being thorough, organized, and going the extra mile in each and every case that she contributes to. Her diligent work and caring spirit have endeared her to our staff and clients alike. If you know Shea, you know she will bring her best to every situation. Shea has a background in customer service, administration and has plans to pursue law school in the near future.
In her time outside of the office, she enjoys exercise and yoga, traveling to new places, and spending time with the people she loves!
Litigation Legal Assistant
Originally from West Palm Beach, Kelly has called Gainesville her home for the past 18 years.
Kelly earned her degree in sociology from Santa Fe College. After graduating Kelly worked in customer service for over 10 years serving and managing at your local Texas Roadhouse. Kelly joined the firm in early 2022, but it feels like she’s been with us forever!
At Allen Law, Kelly assists with all client aspects for cases in Litigation, but is specifically in charge of scheduling and coordinating for her Litigation team.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband Greg as well as their 5 year old autistic son Ellis Grey. When Kelly is not running around chasing Ellis, she loves interior decorating their home, going to Disney, and has a secret talent of being good at karaoke.
Nicole is new to the Allen Law Firm team, joining us as our Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Chances are if you call or come into our Gainesville office, she will be the first person you speak with, or if you come by in person, you’ll see her smiling face eager to greet you!
Nicole has been a Gainesville resident for the past nine years. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College in 2021. She recently got married, and is enjoying co-parenting their two adorable cats, Kami and Kaze. Nicole enjoys drawing, gardening, and baking in her off time. She has a (fraternal) twin sister, and thinks that Halloween is the best Holiday of the year!
ALF Firm Mascot
Dexter is our mascot here at the Allen Law Firm. He loves to swim and is often found chasing tennis balls or Frisbees to stay in shape. He graduated from J&K Canine Academy in 2015, but may pursue additional training in the field of obedience.
He loves opening doors with his nose and visits ALF regularly to greet the staff and clients. He loves being featured on billboards and is currently in negotiations on his contract for large milk bones, as opposed to the medium-size ones that are currently provided to all dogs who visit ALF.