Our Experienced Support Staff

Estes & Kennedy Law Offices, P.L.L.C., is proud of its experienced support staff, many of whom hold specialized degrees in the legal field. Most importantly, each one shares a genuine interest in the needs of each individual client.

By improving communications and taking advantage of technology, our paralegals improve the efficiency of our office operations, which results in lowering costs to our clients. They can be a conduit of communication if a lawyer is in court or otherwise engaged. Our paralegals also assist in the drafting of some documents for our lawyers' review, managing large, complex files for our busy firm and providing technological support for the office.

While paralegals cannot give legal advice, they are of tremendous assistance in keeping client communications at a high level while assisting in the delivery of quality legal services in a cost-efficient manner.

To schedule your appointment with Estes & Kennedy Law Offices, P.L.L.C., call us in McMinn County at 423-507-1157 or 866-490-1157.

Real Estate Staff:

Susan Brown - Real Estate Title Clerk

East Tennessee native, Susan Brown, joined Estes & Kennedy Law Offices, P.L.L.C. in July 2015, bringing with her more than 8 years of experience as a Real Estate Title Clerk. She serves as our client's first point of contact, whether by phone call or by a visit to the firm's office. Susan also assists our closing agent, Tracy, with all aspect of Real Estate Transactions, such as preparing title searches for properties, preparation of deeds, and title insurance. Her knowledge of the closing process from the title search to the closing table adds valuable experience to our team, and her friendliness and organizational skills ensures a smooth process with each transaction.

Legal Staff:

Elizabeth Blackledge - Office Manager / Paralegal Beth Blackledge

Elizabeth ("Beth") Blackledge joined Estes & Kennedy Law Offices, P.L.L.C. in January of 2012. She holds the dual role of being an office manager and paralegal. In her capacity as paralegal, Beth assists the attorneys in client matters involving real estate, business transactions, estate planning and probate. This includes assisting in the preparation of estate planning and probate documents, deeds, corporations and limited liability company formation and trial preparation. As office manager, she oversees the firm's daily operations and bookkeeping.

Beth graduated from the Mississippi University of Women in 1992, with a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies, and she has over 20 years of combined experience as a paralegal in many areas of the law, including litigation, estate planning, probate, real estate and personal injury.

Beth's experience is a valuable asset to our team, and her friendliness, professionalism and dedication to quality work ensures that our clients have a positive experience working with our firm.

Carla Godsey - Paralegal

Carla Godsey began working with our team in January 2014. She is a graduate of San Antonio College in Paralegal Studies, and she is an active member of NALA. Having provided support to attorneys in Texas, Florida, Georgia and West Virginia, she brings over 30 years of legal experience in consumer finance, intellectual property, personal injury and medical malpractice to our firm. Carla works directly with the firm's attorneys, providing support in litigated and probate matters. She is dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of our firm's client. Further, her attention to detail and organizational skills ensures that our client's matters are handled with the utmost care and importance.

After hours, Carla enjoys trail riding her Rocky Mountain horses, fishing, hunting and playing with her grandchildren on the Delano farm she shares with her husband, who is now retired.