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Karen Barger is a Paralegal at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. Ms. Barger earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Florida State University.  Prior to becoming a paralegal, she worked as an Unemployment Compensation adjudicator, and as a Workers’ Compensation claims staff adjuster for the Florida Department of Insurance, Division of Risk Management. In 1994, she attended the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, and received her paralegal certificate with an emphasis in Civil Litigation.  She received her certified paralegal designation in 1996. Since completing her studies, Karen has worked as a paralegal in the areas of Workers’ Compensation; Social Security Disability; State of Florida Disability Retirement; and VA Disability Retirement.

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Kristin Hamlet is the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. She graduated in 2006 from Gulf Coast State College in Panama City with her AA degree. In 2010, Ms. Hamlet became certified in Crime Scene Investigation from Gulf Coast State College. She is a Gulf County native and grew up in Wewahitchka, Florida.

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Cara Harp is a Legal Assistant at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. Prior to joining Sniffen & Spellman, Ms. Harp worked as a Legal Assistant/Office Manager. Ms. Harp moved from Sebring, Florida to attend Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science cum laude

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Hannah McKinney is a Legal Assistant at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. She is a graduate of Florida State University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Ms. McKinney is a native of New York State and moved to Florida to attend Florida State University.

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Jeff Taylor is Firm Administrator of Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Administration and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of West Florida.  Mr. Taylor has over 23 years of experience in the legal field, including 18 years as a legal management professional for local, regional and national firms in multiple practice areas.  Mr. Taylor is a member of the Legal Administrators Association of Tallahassee, American Society of Public Administrators and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. 

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Trae Wylie is a Paralegal at Sniffen & Spellman. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1990, majoring in Political Science. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he became certified in Law Enforcement from the Florida State University School of Criminology and served as an intern with the Florida Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division. Upon graduation, Mr. Wylie attended the National Center For Paralegal Training in Fort Lauderdale, and received his paralegal certification with Honors after completion of The Lawyer’s Assistant Program. He has served as a litigation paralegal since 1991 focusing in the areas of general business litigation, employment discrimination/civil rights, governmental defense and real property acquisition. Mr. Wylie is a Florida Registered Paralegal as recognized by the Florida Bar.

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