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Our Staff

If you are considering buying or selling a property, or if you are dealing with a probate court matter, we invite you to contact us today. We can help!


Leanne C. Mayes

Closing/Legal Assistant/Office Manager

Leanne began working in our firm as a real estate closing assistant in 1993, learning every area of our closing operation. She subsequently worked as a processor for a large mortgage lender and as a closing/legal assistant for several other law firms. Leanne returned to our firm in 2007 and is now our managing closing/legal assistant, being responsible for supervising our closing staff and insuring that your closing is handled with the utmost in professionalism. Leanne also conducts closings when Calvin McBride and Christy Richardson are unavailable.



Jennifer R. McBride

Closing/Legal Assistant/Practice Manager

Jennifer attended Freed-Hardeman University and graduated from Athens College with a degree in Finance. Jennifer has worked with the firm since 1986 as a closing paralegal/legal assistant, as well as handling accounts payable and receivable, payroll and all aspects of client funds management and is responsible for TRID/CFPB compliance.




Jennifer Cole

Closing Assistant and Title Clerk

Jennifer graduated with honors from the University of Montevallo in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration. In 1974, Jennifer obtained her real estate broker’s license and worked as the Office Manager for a real estate development company in our community for 28 years. Jennifer, who has been with our firm since 2007, is responsible for scheduling, taking title orders, preparing title insurance commitments and corrective documents, assisting realtors, buyers, and sellers with pre-closing issues, the administration of all closing files, and handling all post-closing issues



Gayle Aycock

Pre-Closing Coordinator/Closing Assistant

Gayle came to the firm with 24 years of experience working in the mortgage lending industry. She worked for several major national lenders, prior to a short period of retirement. Gayle and her husband of 27 years have 4 children and 3 grandchildren, which are her favorite hobby. She is a member of Epic Church in Decatur, Alabama. As our pre-closing coordinator, Gayle’s primary responsibilities is dealing with realtors, clients, and lenders in putting together all of the information required for your closing. Gail loves people and loves the real estate business.



April Young


April is the smiling face which greets you when you walk in our door. She is attended Calhoun Community College and has been with our firm since 2011. In addition to being our receptionist, April handles all of our post-closing scanning and digital documentation management.



From our offices in Decatur, Alabama, we represent clients in Morgan, Madison, Cullman, Lawrence, and Limestone Counties, including the communities of Decatur, Huntsville, Madison, Hartselle, Cullman, and Athens.

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