FIRM ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Michelle Tyree first joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in 2004 as a litigation paralegal and was promoted to Executive Administrator in 2005. She received a paralegal certification from the University of Arkansas before joining our firm. She obtained an associate’s degree from Pulaski Technical College.
She is Past-President, Newsletter Co-Editor, and the President Elect of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, and has chaired several teams including Community Connection, Business Partner Relations, and Membership Teams. She is also a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal/Legal Assistant Affiliate program. She was born and raised in central Arkansas and loves working so close to home. Michelle, her husband Christopher, and their son Jack reside in Little Rock. The thing she loves most about her job is that each day brings new challenges and opportunities. She loves coming up with creative solutions and thinking outside the box. When not at work, Michelle loves spending time with her family and cherishing every moment she gets with her young son.
Chuck Ellis has been employed by the firm since 2005 as the firm’s Financial Administrator. A native Arkansan, Chuck is originally from Clarendon but now resides in Sherwood with his daughter. Chuck attended the University of Arkansas as well as the University of Central Arkansas where he received a bachelor of business administration (finance and economics) in 1993. His previous employment includes working in retail banking, being a formerly licensed insurance agent, and also managing his family’s retail business.
David Helms joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in March 2012 as an administrative assistant. In February 2013, David was promoted to Operations Administrator, which includes being the Investigator Supervisor. After being injured in a head-on collision in 2011, David understands the physical, emotional, and financial struggles that come with having been in a life-changing auto accident. His favorite aspect of working at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm is being able to help alleviate some of these struggles which clients endure. Outside the office, he loves spending time with his two amazing children, Andrew and Karsyn, and his wife and best friend, Heather. Together, David and Heather are actively training for and competing in Ironman triathlons which are a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. In April 2018, David finished his third Ironman in The Woodlands, Texas.
Tristan Wingfield joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in October 2019 as Technology Coordinator. An Arkansas native, after graduating in 1999, Tristan studied Information Technology and Data Analytics. He has certifications from Udemy for Social Media Marketing and Search Engine Optimization, a certification from Shaw Academy for Digital Marketing. Tristan’s interests outside of web design and development, data analytics, and digital marketing include spending time with his family and advocating/raising funds for juvenile diabetes research..
STAFF / PROFESSIONALS
Linda Corp is a paralegal in the firm’s Social Security department. Linda earned an associate’s in arts in interdisciplinary studies from S.U.N.Y. Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and a paralegal certificate from Southern Career Institute. She joined the firm in 1994. Linda enjoys her work because it involves serving others at a difficult time in their lives. Her other areas of interest are evangelism, music, reading, research, learning, and hiking with her children and their families.
Janie Pelkey joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm as paralegal in 1996. She was born, raised, and resides in North Little Rock with her husband. She is a certified Professional Legal Secretary. Janie has more than twenty-five years’ experience and has been a personal injury and medical malpractice paralegal since 1996. In her spare time, Janie enjoys playing with her grandchildren and cooking for her family. Janie is a great asset in training new employees on the computerized case management system utilized by the firm. Her greatest reward is the satisfaction she enjoys assisting our clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of another.
Reba Westerman joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in 1999 as a paralegal in our Personal Injury department. Reba was born and raised in Malvern, Arkansas. She now resides in Sherwood, Arkansas. She graduated from Henderson State University with an associate’s in office administration. Reba has worked within the legal community since 1987 and enjoys the challenges that each new case brings as she strives to resolve the sometimes difficult situations that our clients endure.
Robin Morgan joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm as a bankruptcy paralegal in July 2008. She was born and raised in Little Rock. Robin graduated from Henderson State University with a bachelor of arts in family and consumer science. Robin has extensive experience on the creditor side of bankruptcy spanning more than a decade. She also has six years’ experience working with Head Start children and families. Robin is dedicated to helping our clients in need of assistance with the bankruptcy process. Robin resides in Benton, Arkansas, with her daughter.
Audra Murray joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in 2010 as a paralegal in our Commercial Litigation department. Audra received her associate of arts degree in history from College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, and later obtained her associate of applied science degree in paralegal technology from Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. As a member of the legal community, Audra has served as a paralegal in the areas of estate planning, probate, and the formation of small business corporations since 1999. Currently, Audra resides in Sherwood, Arkansas. In 2016 Audra was awarded Outstanding Paralegal/Legal Assistant of the Year by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Kimberly Davis is a paralegal in the firms’ medical negligence department. She was a member of the firm from 2010-2013, and then rejoined us in April of 2019. Kimberly earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management from the University of Central Arkansas in 2003. Kimberly’s sixteen years of paralegal experience includes personal injury, FELA litigation, product liability, nursing home negligence, and medical negligence. Kimberly enjoys the challenges and complexities of medical negligence cases. She takes great pride in assisting our clients. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys photography, reading, genealogy research, and spending time with her family.
Donna Glass joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in December 2011 as a paralegal in the firm’s Social Security department. She was previously employed with the Social Security Administration. During her tenure with the Social Security Administration, Donna served in various roles, including Claims Representative, Teleservice Representative, Claims Development Clerk, and Office Aide. She was born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas, where she attended Texarkana Community College and Texas A&M University (Texarkana). Donna believes that the most rewarding part of her job is helping clients understand the social security disability process. She enjoys singing in her church choir and completing jigsaw and Sudoku puzzles.
Lea Ann Lawrence is a legal assistant in the firm’s Medical Negligence department. She has been in the legal field since 1995 and joined the firm in 2012. Lea Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology from Arkansas State University and her master’s degree in criminal justice from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Lea Ann’s legal experience includes work in personal injury, product liability, nursing home negligence, and medical negligence cases. Lea Ann enjoys the challenges and complexities of medical negligence cases.
Gloria Witcher joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in March 2014 as a general legal assistant with a focus in administration and our Bankruptcy department. In 2016, she was promoted to a paralegal in the Bankruptcy department. Gloria was born and raised in Mountain Home, Arkansas, attended college at the University of Central Arkansas, and now resides in Jacksonville with her husband, Bryon. She is extremely attentive to details, organized, and hardworking. She looks forward to helping relieve the stress of our clients as they are going through hard times. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and her dogs, Penny and Piper.
Joely Thurow joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in May 2021, as a receptionist, and lends a hand as a legal assistant in our personal injury department. Joely was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended college at Arkansas State University. Joely has been a delightful addition to our team. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, and loves providing exceptional service to our clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three nieces and family.
Sean Patterson joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in 2011 as a legal assistant in the firm’s Bankruptcy department. He became a bankruptcy paralegal in 2014. In 2016, Sean relocated to Austin, Texas, but rejoined the firm as a paralegal in the Medical Negligence department in 2017. Sean was born in Texarkana, Texas, but was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and now resides in Little Rock. Sean attended college at The University of Central Arkansas in Conway where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. While Sean has spent ten years serving the legal community through bankruptcy, his attention to detail, work ethic, and dedication to our clients are perfectly attuned to the Medical Negligence department.
Rae Montgomery was born and raised in Little Rock, AR. She graduated from Little Rock Hall High, then went on to Pulaski Technical College where she received an Associates of Applied Sciences in Liberal Arts and Business Management. Rae joined our firm in August of 2020. In April of 2021, Rae was promoted to Legal Assistant in our Personal Injury department. Prior to working here, she spent fifteen years working in early childhood education as a preschool teacher. Helping people in whatever way she can is what she is meant to do in life. Whenever not at work, she is busy as a team mom to whatever sport her two children are playing at the moment.
Col. Ken Rabe has been an Investigator for The Brad Hendricks Law Firm since 1996. He currently resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1966, is a Vietnam Vet. and was discharged with Rank of Colonel in 1988. He obtained an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Northwest University and a degree in Paralegal and Private Investigations from the University of Arkansas. In addition to being an investigator, Col. Rabe is an authorized process server for the entire State of Arkansas both federal and state service.
Bill Covey is an investigator for The Brad Hendricks Law Firm. Bill retired from the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer after serving more than 20 years. He received an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Bill has worked for many years in the Middle East, including Iraq and Kuwait. Bill was once employed by the Arabian American Oil Company, King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Buradah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia. He has also served as a technical writer for the United States Department of Energy, and in other writing positions.
Melissa Holland joined The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in July 2016 as a paralegal in our Personal Injury department. In April of 2021, she decided to transition into the investigator role of our firm for Central Arkansas. She is dedicated and has great attention to detail. Melissa was born and raised in central Arkansas. She lives in Mabelvale with her daughter, and in her spare time, loves to cook, garden, and listen to all kinds of music. She also enjoys British comedy, is a Sagittarius, and loves working with our clients and the public.