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Melodi Adegbite

Senior Paralegal

Melodi Adegbite has been with Hasner Law since 2012. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2006 from Florida A&M University. Melodi also received a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Clayton State University in 2010.

Melodi is a very responsible and caring paralegal. She will go the extra mile to help her clients and will do everything she can to make them feel comfortable. Melodi has a very strong knowledge and understanding of the legal process.

She is very family-oriented and spends a lot of time with her daughter and enjoys traveling.

Cristal Contreras Kragulj

Senior Paralegal

Cristal joined Hasner Law in July 2019, and since 2012 she specializes in the personal injury field.  Cristal strives to provide an exceptional client experience during what can be a very difficult and trying time. 

Cristal graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2010 and received her certificate in Paralegal Studies in 2015 from University of Georgia.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and camping. 

Shanequé Gordon

Senior Paralegal

Shanequé has eight years of paralegal experience and came to Hasner Law after working in the Major Crimes & Criminal Law Divisions under the District Attorney’s office. Wanting a change of pace, she decided to join the Hasner Law team to further her law knowledge in the civil realm of Workers’ Compensation.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Saint Leo University. 

Shanequé’s strength is making our clients feel comfortable throughout the process of their claim.  She genuinely desires the best for her clients and readily makes herself available to her clients anytime they are in need. She loves to travel (Jamaica is her favorite place so far) and she has some great dance moves.  

Yazmin Rodriguez

Senior Paralegal

Yazmin has more than 20 years of experience helping injured workers and does so with deep understanding and compassion. Prior to entering the legal field, she served in the Army Reserve for 8 years as an administrative clerk. While in the Army Reserve she received an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the Catholic Pontificial University of Puerto Rico. 

Her spare time is spent with family and friends, hiking and travelling. Yazmin is the proud mother of two adult daughters.  She loves animals and recently rescued a 4-year-old, 85-pound dog named Diego.  

April Hill

Senior Paralegal

April joins Hasner Law as an experienced Workers’ Comp paralegal. April is a team player in the office and enjoys helping clients with their legal needs. She is always willing to offer a team member assistance and goes the extra mile to fight for her clients. She is originally from Racine, Wisconsin. She moved to Atlanta, GA and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, specializing in Diplomatic Affairs and a minor in French. 

April is a humanitarian at heart who loves to travel, enjoys history, documentaries and different cultures. April’s favorite activities include listening to live music, comedy shows, karaoke and dancing. 

Maria Ines Flores

Senior Paralegal

Maria joins Hasner Law as an experienced bilingual paralegal. She is professional, talented and dedicated to helping a diverse clientele. Maria earned her law degree from the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2018, Maria received her Master’s in Law from Emory University.  

Maria’s passion is working with the Hispanic Community. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and two rescue dogs. 

Sandra Contreras

Paralegal

Sandra recently relocated to Georgia after receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her professional demeanor and authentic personality make all clients and visitors feel welcome and cared for at Hasner Law. 

Outside of the office, Sandra can be found enjoying all that Georgia has to offer from hiking, sampling various cuisines, and spending time with her family.

Heather Hasner

Heather Hasner

Director of Business Development

Heather joins Hasner Law with over 12 years of business management experience from IBM. She also served as IBM’s Global Accessibility Lead, a pioneer for disability rights and accessibility, leading research efforts and implementation of laws and regulations worldwide in technology. Heather earned a Master of Science in Instructional Systems Design & Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from Florida State University. 

The greatest joy for Heather is spending time with her husband and children. She loves cooking, exercising, running kids to activities, and volunteering with local and international missions. 

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Madison Zizmer

Marketing Manager

Madison joins the Hasner Law team with several years of marketing and content strategy experience. She is a Florida native and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations and a concentration in Business Administration before moving to Atlanta.  

Prior to joining the firm, Madison worked at a digital marketing agency as a Content Strategist. During her time at the agency, she developed and executed content marketing strategies through social media, blog posts, email, landing pages, and websites for 20+ clients across different industries. She is passionate about telling compelling stories and serving others through her work to help organizations grow. 

When Madison is not focused on marketing, she enjoys running, hiking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with the people who mean the most to her – her family and friends!

Ka’Vonna Farmer

Ka’Vonna Farmer

Administrative Specialist

Ka’Vonna joins Hasner Law with several years of organizational management and administrative experience.

She graduated with a degree in Business Administration after studying at SUNY Dutchess and SUNY Empire in New York prior to relocating to Georgia. She is personable, detail-oriented, and has a long history of serving others within her community.

Ka’Vonna also brings a long history of nonprofit experience from serving in a Christian school where she taught elementary and middle schoolers, coordinated extra-curricular activities, and implemented a school-wide communication system between staff, parents, and students. Additionally, Ka’Vonna worked with refugees seeking to reunite with their families and developed a recordkeeping system for both facility use and federal audit. Ka’Vonna has managed the operational needs of several facilities for parents with low income in need of therapy and education for their children

In her spare time, Ka’Vonna enjoys outdoor activities with her family, traveling, reading, word finds, and card games.

Nina Chappell

Intake Manager

Nina joins Hasner Law with over 20 years of customer service experience. This true native of Savannah loves to make people smile. She has great empathy for people going through difficult times and her genuine concern and care for our clients is displayed daily. Nina earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University. 

In her spare time Nina loves podcasting about cheap wines on Two Chicks Wining, reading, traveling, and enjoying each day as a blessing. 

Jenny Webb

Jenny Webb

Financial Specialist

Jenny joins Hasner Law with 19 years of finance experience as the former Financial Analyst for Sodexo, Inc., a global food and facilities services provider. As a Financial Analyst, Jenny was responsible for comparing financial results against monthly and annual budgets and reported trends and exceptions to senior management. As a thought leader in finance, Jenny also trained operations managers on how to understand their financial reports and make good business decisions based on the results.

When she is not working with finances, Jenny volunteers her time and skills as an administrative leader for an international ministry. She is one of their technology leads, supplying support for all things tech-related.

Jenny grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and moved to Atlanta after earning her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She loves the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter hiking and exploring.

Scott Finlayson

 Scott Finlayson

Technology Specialist

Scott is a Technology Specialist at Hasner Law and has been part of the team since 2017. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Spanish-International Trade and a minor in Community and Civic Engagement. Scott worked for several years in digital marketing as a Media Manager and Digital Strategist before transitioning into the nonprofit world, where he served as the U.S. Director of Rayo de Sol Ministry, the Nicaragua-based community development nonprofit founded by Stephen Hasner. While working for this ministry, Scott began to use the skills he developed in the digital marketing world to tackle technology-related projects for Hasner Law.

When Scott is not focused on technology for the firm, he serves as a Pastoral Resident at his local church. In his spare time, Scott loves to play music and soccer. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the outdoors.

 Karen Orellana

 Karen Orellana

Administrative Assistant

Karen joins Hasner Law with years of customer service and administrative experience. She has a passion to serve others, as well as a desire to help the Latin community. Karen joins us with a background in healthcare that allows her to empathize and deeply care for those in need. Her compassionate and caring spirit will serve our clients well at Hasner Law.

Karen is a student at Kennesaw State University. Karen aims to pursue a master’s degree upon completion of her undergraduate achievements.

Karen grew up in small town Rome, Georgia and moved to the Metro Atlanta area to continue her education. In her spare time, Karen loves to travel and experience all the beauty the world has to offer. Her goal is to travel to a new country every year and explore new cultures. Her hobbies include working out, hiking, reading, and searching for the best local coffee shops.

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