Agata Przekop – Paralegal
I am a foreign-educated lawyer from Poland. I moved to Virginia in 2014 and obtained a Master of Laws degree at the William and Mary Law School. While pursuing my degree, I worked at the Elder & Disability Law Clinic. By working on behalf of the elder and disabled members of our community, I developed a working knowledge of the legal issues affecting seniors. I learned in practice laws necessary to aid elder in protecting themselves and their families. This experience had a significant impact on strengthening my personal and professional skills.
In 2017 I became a mother of twin girls and was a stay home parent until I re-entered the workforce and proudly joined the Heritage Law Group. As a paralegal, I am using my knowledge and skills to support THLG attorneys and help our clients with their legal needs.
Before my daughters were born, I liked to spend my free time reading old-fashioned crime novels, especially those written by Agatha Christie, and in the outdoors. I have always loved to travel, my hiking boots have dust from Hawaii, Alaska, the continental US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. I also enjoy flying small planes with my husband at the controls.
Scott Gurdin – Paralegal
It’s been my privilege to work with Attorney Susan Jean and our team, as an Estate Planning paralegal for the past four years. Every client brings a different story and varied needs when they see us for their Estate Planning and I so enjoy being a part of a solution that leaves clients feeling that their needs have been met and their lives have been enhanced through their association with us.
Being a paralegal is actually a second career for me. I am a congregational Rabbi, having earned ordination in 1991 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I am presently serving at a small congregation in Newport News.
My wife and I have been married for nearly three decades. We have three children, all young adults. I enjoy all sorts of cooking and I particularly love to ski.
Sommer Thomas – Paralegal
Although I was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I have called many places “home” since marrying my husband, who is active duty Air Force, in 2002. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Justice from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Ever since I was a young girl, I have had a passion for law.
I was drawn to work for the Heritage Law Group because I spent a couple of years as the primary caregiver to my Father in Law. I know firsthand how challenging and stressful it can be to be thrown into a crisis situation that requires not only expert legal advice but also a high level of compassion.
During my off hours I enjoy going to the beach, playing games with my family, watching college football, baking and planning my next escape to my favorite place- Disney World!
Timea Galoppo – Paralegal
My name is Timea, but everyone calls me Timi. I am a Hungarian national who grew up in Romania and moved to Virginia in 2013. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work and very soon obtaining an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Thomas Nelson Community College.
I have always enjoyed working with the elderly and found the position of paralegal at The Heritage Law Group to be a great fit for my strengths and enthusiasm. I mainly support Attorney Kahl in my everyday duties and really value the expertise and dedication with which she approaches her clients.
In my spare time I endeavor to travel as much as possible. I find it very satisfying to discover new places and meet new people, and have passed my wanderlust over to my husband who happily joins me in our endless adventures.
Ahrianna Ames – Appointments Coordinator
Ahri is one of our newest employees and is a little shy. She’s the sweet voice you will hear when you call our appointments line (757-659-0006). We are very excited to have her as part of the family here!
Vera Horne – Client Support Representative
Hello! My name is Vera and I have had the pleasure of serving as Customer Support Representative since 2010. I am often the first person you will meet for your appointment – rest assured, the Attorneys and staff will offer you expert guidance, passion, comfort and humor at your appointment. I look forward to your telephone call and visit. In my ‘other life’, I enjoy meeting people, cooking and sharing my creations, music – especially live shows, gardening, art, and museums.
Kelly Young, CP – Business Manager
Unless I am witnessing a signing for you, you may never see me, but it is my job to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible during your time with us. I manage all non-law aspects of the firm and tend to stay back in my office.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Georgia. I also have two Career Certificates in Administrative Support Technology from Thomas Nelson Community College and am a NALA Certified Paralegal. I love to learn and often take a class or two for fun. Yes, I am a nerd!
I have worked in many different fields and was a litigation paralegal for three years before arriving at The Heritage Law Group. I love working for THLG because we offer a truly needed service and the work atmosphere is warm and friendly.