SUPPORT STAFF

Sabrina L. Cuddihee

Executive Assistant to Ellis T. Fernandez, III, Esq.
Email: SCuddihee@FernandezTL.com

Sabrina was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She comes to us with 5 years trial experience as a paralegal to a professional expert appearing in court. She has a very diverse background in legal, administration, accounting, human resources and 10 years management experience. She obtained her A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, traveling, cooking, boating and watching Florida Gator Football.

Tammy L. Gurganus

Paralegal Assistant to Maryanne Durden
Email: TGurganus@FernandezTL.com

Tammy was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, she was a transplant in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked for a defense firm for 11 years as a Paralegal. She joined FTL in June 2018 and brings with her over 25 years of experience in the legal industry. Tammy has three grown daughters and one granddaughter with whom she enjoys spending time. She is also very passionate about Alabama football (Roll Tide). In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, watching college football and traveling.

Cynthia A. Coffey

Legal Assistant to Mark A. Myers, Esq.
Email: CCoffey@FernandezTL.com

Cindy is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from Stanton College Preparatory School in 1991 and then the University of North Florida in 1996 with a BA in Criminal Justice. She has worked in the legal industry for Michael O’Neal, Esquire, formally of Howell and O’Neal,  since 1993 and presently with Fernandez Trial Lawyers. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, paddle boarding and Pro Kadima with her husband and children.

Danielle A. Rodriguez

Legal Assistant to Gregory E. Blackwell, Esq.
Email: DRodriguez@FernandezTL.com

Danielle moved from Illinois to Jacksonville with her daughter and Husband in 2018 to be in the sunshine year round. She has 3 prior years experience as a Legal Assistant and Customer Representative in Civil and Criminal Matters. Currently, she plans to work on obtaining her Paralegal Degree to further her career in Construction Defect Litigation. She is an active study of women’s physical and mental wellness and nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and boating with her family, going to Disney World, doing yoga, and planning her next “bucket list” adventure.

Benjamin J. Swart

Litigation Assistant
Email: Ben@FernandezTL.com

Ben is from Wyoming, Michigan and moved to Jacksonville in 2009. He is very passionate about football (“football”, a.k.a soccer) and enjoys watching it on the weekends with friends.

Deborah A. Slifka

Litigation Assistant
Email: DSlifka@FernandezTL.com

Debbie was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Prior to arriving in Jacksonville, Florida in 2017, she has resided in Denver, CO; Dallas, TX; Birmingham, AL; Burgess Hill, England in the U.K.; and lastly, Danbury, CT. She has over 10 years experience in various roles in various legal fields including legal assistant, word processor and paralegal in family law, insurance defense and real estate. Debbie obtained her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology in 2008 from Western Connecticut State University. Debbie is pursuing her passion of beach time and traveling, along with her newfound passion of car shows (being a partner in showing off a 1980 Bandit TransAm).

Joshua C. Lawley

File Room Professional
Email: JLawley@FernandezTL.com

Joshua is a Jacksonville native who recently joined the FTL family. He is eager to learn all he can in order to move forward and grow within the company. When not working, he enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends and camping in the great outdoors.

Malina Cruz-Rosales

File Room Clerk and Transcriptionist
Email: MCRUZ-ROSALES@FERNANDEZTL.COM

Malina Cruz-Rosales is a Californian and has recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She received a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge with a focus in Politics and Government. Malina developed a strong sense of devotion for the legal field during her time as an assistant for Immigration, Workers Compensation, and Social Security firm. Outside of the office, Malina is committed to education and running. She is currently studying for Law School while training for her next marathon.

Grizel A. Anderson

Transcriptionist/Receptionist
Email: GAnderson@FernandezTL.com

Grizel was born and raised in Panama City, Panama until the age of 15. She relocated to Jacksonville in 1999 with her family after all DODDs Schools closed and has lived here ever since. Grizel recently joined the FTL family and is eager to learn new things. In her free time, she is a fitness enthusiast, a nature lover, enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and friends, traveling and is also an adventure junkie.