Office Staff

Office Manager and Legal Assistant

Deirdre M. Garven

Office Manager and Legal Assistant

I was born and raised in Utica, Ohio and have been in the legal field since 1997. I have worked for various law firms in Licking County, Ohio, upon my graduation from Northridge High School and the CTEC studying Legal and Govt. Technologies in 1997.

From 1999 to 2004, I worked for Debbie. In 2009, I would come in and help her out when needed and I returned full time in February 2010.
While obtaining my first decree I married and had my first daughter Catherine. Although school was a struggle with a newborn in tow I obtained an Associates Degree in Legal Administration from the Central Ohio Technical College in Newark, Ohio in 1999.

I went on to have two more children, Jasmin and Danielle, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2004. While attending college I obtained a 3.46 GPA.

In 2007, I took time off from the legal game to have my fourth and final child Kordelia. Since then I have divorced and recently came back to work for Deborah L. Kenney. I have been with Deborah Kenney’s office several times over the years from July 2005 to December 2007, December 2008 to January 2010 and just recently returning in November 2011.

I currently live outside of Newark, Ohio with my four children and volunteer with the Policy Council with the Utica Leads Headstart, where my youngest daughter currently attends.

My work experience has been primarily in the areas of Domestic Relations Law and Bankruptcy Law.

Certifiations:       Notary Public

Paralegal and Legal Secretary

Brandy L. Jeffers

Paralegal and Legal Secretary

I am a 1993 Graduate of Warren High School, in Vincent, Ohio.
I attained my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Columbus State Community College Columbus, Ohio, in June 2008. I have nine years of experience as an administrative assistant to a large non-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio, and over four years experience as a legal secretary and paralegal.