Barb has been the legal assistant at Marks & Chandler since 2009. She is the first person you meet when you call or visit the office. Barb understands how stressful family law issues are for clients. Her friendly smile and calm demeanor provide great comfort and assurance throughout the entire process.

Barb interacts with clients regularly to provide status updates and review information relating to the case. Behind the scenes, she assists in drafting and filing legal pleadings, reviewing discovery, preparing child support worksheets, and participating in trial preparation. She also works with everyone involved in family law in Portage and Summit Counties, including the clerks, assignment commissioner, bailiffs, and family law practitioners and their assistants.

Previously, Barb worked for another local attorney and for the Portage County Law Library. Her wealth of legal experience includes eight years of service in the United States Air Force and United States Air Force Reserves as an administration specialist and legal specialist (paralegal).

While on active duty, Barb was stationed in the Judge Advocate’s Office at Andrews AFB in Washington DC. Her assignments included the Defense Attorney’s Office, and Base Legal Services, and Pentagon’s Claims Office. During her service in the Reserves, she worked at the Reserves Legal Services Office in Vienna, Ohio.

When Barb isn’t in the office, her favorite activities include spending time with her children and grandchildren, walking Karma, biking, gardening, going to concerts, and reading.