Paralegals are the backbone of any law firm. They are specially trained professionals who help attorneys prepare their cases, keep clients informed, do critical research and generally coordinate and keep cases on schedule. The Edwards Firm is proud that our paralegal staff includes many with more than 20 years’ experience.
Debra Amason | CONTACT
Debra is a paralegal to William R. Edwards and Angelina Beltran. She assists them in preparing for trial and attending trial. She has over 20 years’ experience in the legal field and has been with The Edwards Law Firm since 2011. Her primary experience has been in the areas of personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, premises liability, barratry, trucking and other major vehicle accidents. She is a graduate of Del Mar College with an Associates of Applied Science-Legal Assisting and a graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter and loves to hunt and fish.
Dayna Dieringer | CONTACT
Dayna has been with The Edwards Law Firm since 1999. As John Gsanger’s legal assistant, Dayna’s primary focus is in extensive research regarding complicated claims arising out of product liability and personal injury litigation concerning manufacturer and design defects. Dayna is particularly skilled in preparing appellate court and Texas Supreme Court briefing and has a vast knowledge of the appellate rules and procedures. Dayna has three children.
Lori Holland | CONTACT
Lori Holland joined The Edwards Law Firm in the spring of 2015 as Russell Jackson’s paralegal. She began her legal career in 1999 and has worked in the areas of personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, industrial accidents, mass torts and collective action claims. Lori is a member of Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals and Texas Association of Legal Professionals. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Lori is married and has two sons. When she is not working, you can find her at a baseball field watching her boys play their favorite sport, spending time outdoors and cooking.
Deborah Sanchez | CONTACT
Deborah Sanchez is a paralegal and has been with The Edwards Law Firm since 1993. She currently focuses her work on bodily/personal injury law. She also has extensive experience working in the areas of defective products, industrial injuries, trucking and other major vehicle collisions. Her trial experience includes both state and federal courts. Deborah’s professional associations include Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals and Texas Association of Legal Professionals. Outside of the office, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She’s been with the Edwards Law Firm since 1993.
Shanna Steward | CONTACT
Shanna Steward is Billy Edwards’ paralegal. She assists him in preparing for and appearing in trial, and working directly with clients. Shanna got her start in the legal field in 1987. She transitioned through virtually every support position of a trial law firm before becoming a paralegal in 1999. Her background includes extensive experience in all aspects of preparing plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death and products liability lawsuits for trial. Her career includes working for two major plaintiffs’ litigation law firms for many years, as well as a Federal Magistrate Judge, before joining The Edwards Law Firm in 2013. Shanna has spent her life in Corpus Christi, where she is married and has one son. When not working, Shanna loves spending time with her family.
Tracey Roberts | CONTACT
Tracey works as John Gsanger’s litigation assistant and has been a paralegal since 2012. Active in her profession, she has served on the advisory board for Del Mar Legal Professions and on the board of the Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals. She is a graduate of Del Mar College in Paralegal Studies and is now an adjunct instructor in Paralegal Studies there. She has worked for the Department of Justice as a civil litigation legal assistant and as a paralegal for Plaintiff litigation Firms. Tracey moved to Corpus Christi in 2011, is married to David Roberts and is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of three girls and one boy. Tracey loves all things Disney!