Our Staff

bbb-accredited-a-plus-smallWe have top notch staff here at Andrews, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett. Our paralegal team is trained to solve your day to day problems to make your case as smooth as possible. And, our staff promises to give you the best customer service. 

You will talk to the paralegals a lot by phone, so we thought you should have an idea who they are! Here is our staff in alphabetical order. 


Amanda started with us fresh out of paralegal school, and boy are we glad we hired her way back then! She handles personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, as well as litigation support. Amanda actually lives out of state and works remotely. Her husband is in the Air Force and was stationed in Oklahoma. We decided to use technology to keep her with us, and it has paid off wonderfully! The only downside is that we don’t get to experience her pleasant personality live and in person every day. 



Ashley is the newest member of our staff. She provides litigation support for our family law department, and our litigation department. You may recognize her if you have ever been to Ledo’s Pizza in La Plata, where she is a manager and long time employee. 




Christy is our office manager and bookkeeper. This is actually her second stint with us. She was our bookkeeper several years ago. Just when she thought she was out, we pulled her back in! Christy has lived in Charles County all of her life and has raised her own family right here. When Christy isn’t keeping our finances straight, she is teaching spin class at a local gym. 



Havyn is our very capable receptionist. She is the first voice you will hear when you call in, and the first face you see when you walk in. She will make sure you are directed to the right place. We quickly recognized she had a head for business, so we made her our marketing assistant. She probably designed any marketing materials you get from us. 



Initially, Jasmine was our backup receptionist and over time, her duties expanded. She assists Melissa and Jessica with civil litigation and collection efforts and assists Louse with bankruptcy matters. Jasmine joined our firm in the fall of 2015 after spending nearly ten years in customer service. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She still has hopes and dreams of becoming a published author.



Louise has been with the firm for a little over 11 years. She handles bankruptcy administration and estates for Dave Gormley. She has 20+ years of experience in the field of bankruptcy law. Prior to joining the firm, she was the lead paralegal for a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in Maryland for 9 years.  



Melissa is the paralegal for Jessica Andritz. She earned her degree in Paralegal Studies from National Paralegal College. She works on civil litigation matters, corporate accounts, and the collection efforts within the office. Melissa is originally from northeastern Ohio and is a big Cleveland Cavaliers fan.



Vicki is the Licensed Settlement Agent that handles our real estate settlements. She has been in the title/mortgage industry for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her department. She truly enjoys her role in the home buying process and appreciates that she is able to take a small part in assisting with such an important part of the lives of her clients. When she’s not handling settlements, she is participating in community charity events, raising a young son and supporting her family in all of their endeavors. She has lived in the local area for the majority of her life and is a 1993 graduate of the University of MD College Park.