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Doris S. Alvarez

Employed by the Firm since 2000


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Doris S. Alvarez

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Georgia Alvarez

Employed by the Firm since 2008

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Georgia Alvarez

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Andrea Cooper

Employed by the Firm since 2020

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Andrea Cooper

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Silvia Forero

Employed by the Firm since 2018

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Silvia Forero

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Lisa A. Fussell

Employed by the Firm since 2000

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Lisa A. Fussell

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Vivian Genders

Firm Administrator
Employed by the Firm since 1981

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Vivian Genders

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Jacque Griggs

Employed by the Firm since 2016

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Jacque Griggs

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Pamela McKinley

Employed by the Firm since 2003

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Pamela McKinley

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Annia Lopez

Employed by the Firm since 2014

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Annia Lopez

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Yuleydis Lopez

Employed by the Firm since 2018

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Yuleydis Lopez

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Amanda Martin

Employed by the Firm since 2004

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Amanda Martin

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Yvette Melendi

Firm Administrator Employed by the Firm since 2018

YMM@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 116

Yvette Melendi

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Tammy Olson

Employed by the Firm since 1989

TAO@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 105

Tammy Olson

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Lakesha Perez

Employed by the Firm since 2006

KP@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 109

Lakesha Perez

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Kendra Pleitez

Employed by the Firm since 2020

KP2@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 126

Kendra Pleitez

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Camberla Pung

Employed by the Firm since 1999

CP@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 110

Camberla Pung

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Jeanne Satin

Employed by the Firm since 1999

JS@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 115

Jeanne Satin

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Margaret Williamson

Employed by the Firm since 1999

MJW@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 114

Margaret Williamson

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Tara Winters

Employed by the Firm since 2012

TW@GendersAlvarez.com (813) 254-4744 ext 125

Tara Winters

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Elizabeth Parsons

Employed by the Firm since 2023

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Elizabeth Parsons

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Isabella Guisasola

Employed by the Firm since 2023

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Isabella Guisasola

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I have been employed at GAD since 2001 and spend most of my time helping Guardianship clients. Working at G-A-D is a teamwork effort, and in my opinion, we have an amazing team.  So much of what we do is assist families in very delicate times and areas of the law such as probate and guardianship matters.  Outside of work, I am happily married to my husband of 42 years, we have big, crazy families and a mini-Schnauzer named Yogi.    I am very close to my sisters as well as all my many nieces and nephews. I feel especially blessed my parents are still with us and able to take care of each other.     

My hobbies include baking, gardening, crafting but one of my favorites would be the time we spend with our grandchildren, our grand-dogs, and of course our weekly family dinners and gatherings.

I began working for the firm part time in 2001 and continue to assist part time in bookkeeping, collections, and marketing services. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida then attended the University of Florida and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1994. I went on to earn a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston in 1997. While in school, my passions included working with victims of domestic violence at shelters as well as working with underserved children both in Florida and in Texas.

Following graduate school, I moved to Tampa where I began working at a local community mental health agency and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I specialized in working with adult and child victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and well as working within the elementary school system to provide therapy and coordinate care for children and families in need.

In my free time I love spending time with my husband and our two children, with my extended family and friends, volunteering for animal rescues, reading, exercising, traveling, going to the beach, and practicing yoga.

Andrea L. Cooper is a Florida Registered Paralegal from Plant City with probate experience since 2012, specializing in opening, administration and closing estates, who respects and recognizes the importance of dedication to assisting our clients with the utmost compassion, understanding and ensuring their satisfaction of the probate process. Andrea has been with the firm for a total of 9.5 years as of February, 2024.


Education:
Andrea graduated from Plant City High School in 1988, attended Hillsborough Community College from 1988 through 1990, and returned to Hillsborough Community College to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2013.


Accomplishments/Certifications:
Florida Registered Paralegal since 2015 with continuing education for CLE requirements.
Florida Notary Public since 2013.
Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, 2013.


When not at work, Andrea enjoys reading, antique and vintage hunting, trying new restaurants, road trips and spending time with her family and friends, including her husband of 24 years, son, daughter, two stepdaughters and two grandchildren as well as her extended family.

Silvia Forero has worked at GAD since 2018, assisting with new client intakes, closings and in other areas in the Probate department. Silvia has worked in the legal field for over 15 years.

Silvia was born in Colombia, where her family still lives. She loves traveling, especially back home and spending time with her family, as well as her dog, Sanchito.

Ms. Fussell was employed at GAD from 2000-2003. She moved to North Carolina for 8 years but moved back to Florida in 2011 and has been re – employed at GAD ever since. While in NC, she worked as a paralegal for an insurance company but is very happy to be back with her GAD family. She now primarily works in the estate department but previously worked in the guardianship department.

Outside of work, Ms.Fussell enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and three daughters and their families. She loves to travel, attend sporting events (Go Bolts!) and concerts.

Vivian Genders is a paralegal and firm administrator with GAD where she has been employed since its inception in 1981. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, graduating in 1965.

After graduation, Ms. Genders took a position with Fowler, White, Gillen, Humkey & Trenam, P.A. and worked for a partner in the general litigation department for nine years, prior to relocating to Houston, Texas. In Texas, Vivian worked for Winn & Campbell, a firm specializing in real estate and tax law. Upon returning to Tampa in 1974, Vivian returned to Fowler White for a short time and then took a position with Wagner, Cunningham, Vaughan, May & Genders, P.A. In 1981, Ms. Genders and the founder of the firm, then known as Curt Genders, P.A., opened a solo practice specializing in personal injury litigation representing plaintiffs. During the firm’s tenure, the area of the firm’s expertise evolved into representing individuals and counseling other law firms in guardianship and probate matters, as they related to personal injury litigation. Vivian continues to enjoy working and spends a great deal of time problem-solving the needs of the firm in the ever changing practice of law.

When not working, Vivian enjoys spending time with her husband, five adult children and eight grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening and especially enjoys cooking.

Jacqueline “Jacque” Griggs has been with the firm since November 2016. Jacque is positioned at the reception desk and tends to know the comings and goings of everyone in the office, as well as greeting clients, accepting incoming deliveries and paperwork, managing client pickups and outgoing deliveries. Jacque does a variety of other tasks, such as opening new files and many other requested matters.

Jacque received a BS in Business and a Minor in Fine Art from Monmouth University, f/k/a Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Jacque moved to Tampa, Florida in 1986. She was a member of Friends of the Arts, a volunteer group assisting The Tampa Museum of Art. She was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 10 years, supporting her daughter in Scouts. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa. Jacque is married and has a daughter and two cats!

I have been blessed to be with firm since 2003. I work primarily and specialize in probate matters, opening and administration of estate files.  My focus is to guide our clients through the estate process, as well as understanding the needs of our clients and showing compassion as they journey through their difficult loss.  

Certificates:
Florida Notary Public since 2005.

In my spare time, I love spending time with family, my two cats, gardening and assisting with the care of neighboring cows and horses.

Annia has been with GAD since June of 2014 and primarily assists with scheduling mediations, arbitrations and appraisals for Retired Circuit Judge F. Dennis Alvarez. In addition, Annia assists in our Billing Department.  Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, she moved back home to Florida in 2014 from Tennessee.

Outside of work, Annia enjoys going on hikes [tree hugger], visiting family and friends in Miami and serving on mission trips with children & women’s ministries alongside her church. In addition, Annia loves spending time with her husband of 13 years, Mark, their daughter, Lorelei [11] and her fur babies, Nana and Lola. 

Yuleydis Lopez has worked at GAD since 2018 and primarily works in the probate department assisting with all aspects of estate administration from opening to closing. Born in Cuba and relocated to Tampa at the age of 15, Ms. Lopez comes from a humble background that values family, integrity, respect, education and hard work.

Education:
After graduating from Leto High School in 2000, Ms. Lopez completed an Associate of Science with major in Paralegal, Everest University of Tampa, US in 2015.

Distinctions & Accomplishments include:
Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Winner of Chemistry and Physical Science National School Board Competition 1997-1998, Cuba.
Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 1999
Volunteered at Lutheran Services of Florida, from 2001 to 2006 assisting Immigrants from all over the world in finding housing, employment, and gathering donations for their daily needs. Ms. Lopez was later employed by Lutheran Services and continued her involvement in assisting the Immigrant community.
U.S. Citizen since 2019

Outside of work, Ms. Lopez enjoys photography, sketching, drawing, fitness and spending time with friends, family and her 19 year old son Roberto who is her greatest joy and pride.

Amanda Martin has worked at Genders Alvarez Diecidue, P.A., since 2004 and primarily works in the guardianship department with a focus on obtaining court approval of settlements on behalf of our minor, incapacitated and disabled clients. Amanda also assists in the area of estate planning. Amanda enjoys working with and helping our clients and their families finalize their settlements and receive funds that will positively impact their lives.
Amanda attended H.B. Plant High School and graduated in 2000. Thereafter, Amanda obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from Hillsborough Community College.


Outside of work, Amanda enjoys Broadway musicals, traveling, concerts, and spending time with her daughter Elizabeth, family, and friends.

I am a Tampa native and have been employed with the firm since 2018.  As Firm Administrator, I manage the day to day operations and administration of the office. 

I have been employed at GAD since 1989.  I have worked in several departments since my employment but primarily I work in bookkeeping.  I was born and raised in Mississippi with a strong southern background.  I have learned, thanks to my grandmother, that hard work and dedication is what it takes to be successful. I am honored, grateful and proud to work for this great law firm.

Outside of work, I enjoy music, taking care of all my animals, snuggling with my Chi’s, riding with my husband of 47 years in the mountains on our motorcycle but mostly  spending time with my family and friends.

I have been employed at GAD since 2006 and I primarily work in the probate department for the firm, but assist in a variety of other areas as well. Working for the firm has allowed work-life balance. This helps me to fulfill my personal and professional responsibility better. Having implemented a 4 day work week is extremely beneficial.

Outside of work, I am active in my church by serving and assisting in various areas where there is need. I love to cruise and spend time with my family. In my spare time, I love to cuddle with our two chihuahua’s, Chewy and Luna.

I have been employed with Genders Alvarez Diecidue since October 2014. I primarily work in the billing department and assist in the guardianship department as well as lend a hand with administrative duties as necessary.

Outside of work I love going on cruises, roller skating, reading books, and enjoy spending time with my husband Jamie and our three cats.

Camberla (Cammie) Pung has been employed with Genders Alvarez her Diecidue since 1999 and works in the probate department. CP enjoys working with families to help them through the probate administration process. Cammie also enjoys GAD’s Team approach and working with her co-workers. We are an amazing fun team and an amazing office family.

Outside of the office, Cammie I enjoys reading and spending time with her family, which includes her husband of 28 years, Kyle, their two kids, Kaleb (24) and Caden (11) and their little chihuahua, Lilly.

Jeanne Satin joined the firm of Curt Genders, P.A. in 1999 and she has been with our firm ever since. Jeanne primarily works in the probate closing department, focusing on assisting with the final steps of the probate process. Jeanne was born and raised on Long Island, New York where she graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Margaret is a paralegal who has worked with the firm since 1999, primarily in the area of guardianships and estate planning. A Tampa native, Margaret graduated from the Academy of Holy Names, studied music at Salem College, and has a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counselor Education, both from the University of South Florida. She is also certified as a professional guardian.

At work Margaret enjoys helping families navigate the guardianship process for the benefit of their minor children and disabled adults. In her spare time, she enjoys music, travel, reading, daily crossword puzzles and, most of all, spending time with her son and daughter-in-law, extended family and pets.

Tara Winters has been employed at Genders Alvarez Diecidue, P.A. since September 2012, and primarily works in the probate department.  Tara is devoted to supporting families through the probate process, offering assistance during challenging moments in their lives.  
 
Certificates:
Notary Public since 2018
 
Outside of work, Tara finds joy in spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as exploring new places through travel.  

Elizabeth Parsons has worked at Genders Alvarez Diecidue, P.A. since 2023 and primarily works in the guardianship and settlement planning department.


Elizabeth graduated from T.R. Robinson High School in 2022.
Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys dancing, shopping, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Isabella has been a dedicated legal assistant with GAD since February 2023. Specializing in new client intakes and facilitating estate and probate openings and closings, she brings a wealth of experience from diverse industries such as hospitality and art dealing.


Isabella’s journey in the legal field has equipped her with a keen eye for detail and a compassionate approach to client interactions. She takes great pride in making sure her clients feel heard and comfortable during delicate legal matters. Beyond her professional life, she indulges in travel, museum visits, yoga, and quality time with her fur-child, Gracie.