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

Tami L. Harmon

Associate Attorney

Attorney Tami Harmon has extensive experience in a wide variety of family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, and dissolution. Tami approaches every matter realistically with the sensitivities and complexities of the circumstances in mind. She stresses communication throughout every phrase of the process. Tami is committed to learning each client’s unique needs.

Prior to her relocation to the Licking County area, Tami had her own family law practice in Toledo and worked for a family law firm in Cleveland. Tami was born and raised in Avon Lake, Ohio. In her free time, Tami enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts, and reading.

Tami received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. Tami also holds a Master in Education from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bowling Green State University.