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Debbie Clapp

Paralegal

Debbie joined our firm in September of 2005. She has experience in worker’s compensation, personal injury, domestic, plaintiff medical malpractice, general litigation and estate law. She has been working as a legal assistant and paralegal since 1993. Debbie attended Johnston Community College and received her North Carolina Paralegal Certification from the North Carolina State Bar in 2006.…

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Phone: 919.934.6187 Work Fax: 919.938.4240

Debbie joined our firm in September of 2005. She has experience in worker’s compensation, personal injury, domestic, plaintiff medical malpractice, general litigation and estate law. She has been working as a legal assistant and paralegal since 1993. Debbie attended Johnston Community College and received her North Carolina Paralegal Certification from the North Carolina State Bar in 2006. Debbie is a member of the North Carolina Paralegal Association.

Debbie serves as Treasurer for the South Smithfield PTA as well as Secretary for the Smithfield-Selma High School Marching Regiment. Debbie and her family attend church at Pine Level Missionary Baptist Church.

Debbie and her husband, Jimmy, reside in Smithfield with their two children, Josh and Ashley and their four-legged family member, Abby. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at her happy place at Emerald Isle.

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Tiffany Clark

Paralegal

Tiffany began her career as a paralegal in September 2001 and joined our firm in October 2007. She has spent many years honing her talents in divorce and domestic issues, personal, injury, and general civil litigation. Tiffany received her paralegal certification from the North Carolina State Bar in 2005 and served as the District Director of the North Carolina Paralegal Association in 2007 and 2008.…

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Phone: 919.661.2005 Work Fax: 919.661.0029

Tiffany began her career as a paralegal in September 2001 and joined our firm in October 2007. She has spent many years honing her talents in divorce and domestic issues, personal, injury, and general civil litigation. Tiffany received her paralegal certification from the North Carolina State Bar in 2005 and served as the District Director of the North Carolina Paralegal Association in 2007 and 2008.

Tiffany resides in Wendell with her daughter, Reagan. Tiffany is an avid fan of N.C. State, enjoys going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Talitha “Tali” Ekis

Paralegal

Talitha, better known as Tali, became a new addition to our firm in April 2014. She was born in Peru, South America and lived in Ecuador, South America, before moving to the United States in 1993. Talitha has ten years of experience working as a paralegal, primarily in the fields of worker’s compensation and personal injury.…

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Phone: 919.934.6187 Work Fax: 919.938.4240

Talitha, better known as Tali, became a new addition to our firm in April 2014. She was born in Peru, South America and lived in Ecuador, South America, before moving to the United States in 1993. Talitha has ten years of experience working as a paralegal, primarily in the fields of worker’s compensation and personal injury. She is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English, and has been interpreting in the legal field since 2005. In addition to her duties as a paralegal in the firm’s workers’ compensation and personal injury practices, she also serves as the firm’s interpreter.

Talitha has lived in Johnston County with her two beautiful children, Ian and Kayla, since 2007. When she is not at the office, she can often be found shuttling her children back and forth to football, soccer, cheerleading and other seasonal activities. When she manages to find a free moment, Talitha enjoys a trip to the beach and reading.

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Lillian “Cookie” Pope

Paralegal

Cookie has been a member of the Mast Law Firm for thirty years, handling personal injury claims and divorce and domestic issues. In the course of her daily duties, she regularly assists with client interviews, calendars appointments, prepares legal documents, drafts correspondence, and participates in trial preparation.

Cookie lives in the Cleveland area with her husband, Jackie, a local farmer.

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Phone: 919.934.6187 Work Fax: 919.938.4240

Cookie has been a member of the Mast Law Firm for thirty years, handling personal injury claims and divorce and domestic issues. In the course of her daily duties, she regularly assists with client interviews, calendars appointments, prepares legal documents, drafts correspondence, and participates in trial preparation.

Cookie lives in the Cleveland area with her husband, Jackie, a local farmer. She is the mother of three strapping sons and four wonderful grandchildren. Cookie firmly believes in service for the benefit of others and is heavily involved in the Johnston County community. She has served as a Johnston County Commissioner since 1994. She was the first woman to serve as chairman from 2005-2009. Cookie was re-elected to a four-year term in 2012. She also serves on the Johnston County Hospital Board and is a past Trustee of Johnston Community College. Cookie is an avid saltwater fisherman and has caught hundreds of pounds of tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. In her free time, she also enjoys writing short plays and skits, gardening, and reading.

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Debra Underhill

Paralegal

Debra Underhill joined our firm in August 2012. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1985 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and from Johnston Community College with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology in 1996. She has been a paralegal since 1996 working in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, personal injury, and estate planning and litigation.…

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Phone: 919.661.2005 Work Fax: 919.661.0029

Debra Underhill joined our firm in August 2012. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1985 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and from Johnston Community College with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology in 1996. She has been a paralegal since 1996 working in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, personal injury, and estate planning and litigation.

Debra resides in Selma with her two four-legged children, Bo and Brie, and attends Selma Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with family and friends at Topsail Beach.

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Patricia Coor

Legal Assistant

Pat has worked for the Mast Law Firm since 1975. She works primarily in the business law section, which includes claims for collection of money owed, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, negligence, nuisance and damages, landlord-tenant matters, matters involving title to real estate. Pat facilitates the organization of corporations and limited liability companies by preparing Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, bylaws or operating agreements, and notices and minutes of meetings.…

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Phone: 919.934.6187 Work Fax: 919.938.4240

Pat has worked for the Mast Law Firm since 1975. She works primarily in the business law section, which includes claims for collection of money owed, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, negligence, nuisance and damages, landlord-tenant matters, matters involving title to real estate. Pat facilitates the organization of corporations and limited liability companies by preparing Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, bylaws or operating agreements, and notices and minutes of meetings. She is instrumental in operating our estate division by preparing documents for administration of estates, preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.

Pat assists with special proceedings, which are petitions to the court for guardianship of a person who cannot handle his or her own affairs and petitions to the Court to sell real property owned by two or more people as tenants in common. She assists court-appointed clients involved in litigation with the Department of Social Services. Pat also works in general civil litigation in the District and Superior Courts of Johnston and surrounding counties, in federal courts, and in appeal of civil litigation to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Pat and her husband have two sons and live in the Clayton area.

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Jamie Owens

Receptionist/Paralegal

Jamie was born and raised in Johnston County and grew up, as many children in Johnston County did, working in a tobacco field. She is a 1987 graduate of Smithfield-Selma Senior High School.  Prior to becoming a paralegal, Jamie worked with Commercial Credit Corporation and BB&T as customer service representative.  She began her paralegal career in 1998, working for several law firms in Johnston County. …

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Phone: 919.934.6187 Work Fax: 919.938.4240

Jamie was born and raised in Johnston County and grew up, as many children in Johnston County did, working in a tobacco field. She is a 1987 graduate of Smithfield-Selma Senior High School.  Prior to becoming a paralegal, Jamie worked with Commercial Credit Corporation and BB&T as customer service representative.  She began her paralegal career in 1998, working for several law firms in Johnston County.  Jamie arrived at the Mast Law Firm in 2001.  She regularly assists attorneys and clients with personal injury claims, social security disability, and criminal and traffic matters in addition to her receptionist duties at our Smithfield location.

Jamie and her husband, John, reside in Kenly.  They have 3 children and one very spoiled beagle. Jamie and her husband attend Hope Church in Clayton. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys perusing biographies of notable persons, relaxing by the pool, and spending her time appreciating the great outdoors.

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Jackie Nevins

Legal Secretary

Jackie joined our firm in January of 2015. She brings five years’ experience in a firm setting. She handles general office administration duties, client billing, and banking, prepares legal documents, drafts correspondence and regularly assists the attorneys and paralegals in our Cleveland office in addition to her receptionist duties. She presently resides in Raleigh with her husband Anthony and son Emery.…Read More

Jackie joined our firm in January of 2015. She brings five years’ experience in a firm setting. She handles general office administration duties, client billing, and banking, prepares legal documents, drafts correspondence and regularly assists the attorneys and paralegals in our Cleveland office in addition to her receptionist duties.

She presently resides in Raleigh with her husband Anthony and son Emery. When she’s away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family back home in Virginia Beach, Fishing, Reading and other outdoor activities.