Excellence In Family Law

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Amy Gibeaut

Senior Paralegal

Amy Gibeaut has been with the firm and Lyne Ranson’s paralegal for over 21 years. She has extensive experience in family law matters and assists clients in preparing their case for trial or settlement. Amy is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching football and basketball. She enjoys cooking and her outside hobby is riding side by sides. Amy also enjoys spending time with her two sons and granddaughters.

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Shellie Laws

Paralegal

Shellie Laws started working as a secretary in the legal field in 1985. She began her training as a paralegal in 1987 at a plaintiff’s personal injury and malpractice firm. She went on to explore many areas of law, such as estate and probate, large real estate transactions, social security disability, criminal law, bankruptcy. Shellie has spent most of her career in family law, which is her true passion. She loves being a part of a team who genuinely cares about and wants to help their clients. Shellie understands that family law is a very personal, emotional area of law, and that’s where she has found she thrives. She assists attorneys and diligently works with many clients who become like family to her.

In her spare time, Shellie enjoys doing stained glass work, working with her son building unique furniture, and creating art. Art allows her to express her inner creativity and brings her so much peace and tranquility. She has always been a family oriented individual who spends as much time as possible with her husband, children, her twin and 2 sisters, grandchildren, grand puppies, and a long list of friends. Once you meet Shellie, you have met a friend for life who is here to help you.

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Emily Guthrie

Administrative Assistant

Emily Guthrie is the administrative Assistant for Lyne Ranson Law Offices. She was born and raised in Charleston, WV. She was blessed with a strong skill set for organization, art, and design. Upon graduating from George Washington High School, she was accepted into the Ad Graph and Marketing Program at Columbus College of Art and Design. She graduated with a certificate in Marketing and Ad Graph.

Emily returned to Charleston and began working as an administrative assistant for the office in 2020. She wears many hats: she schedules client appointments, court hearings and initial consultations as well as prepares and sends client invoices. Emily enjoys working with and helping people. Many say her smile and infectious laugh makes their day!

Her 6-year-old son is her pride and joy. He plays football, T-ball and basketball. She is a member of the PTA at his elementary school, and she is the Design President for the after-school program. Emily enjoys working as a volunteer for multiple charities including: Hubbard House, Secret Santa and Feed the People.

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Jody Tolbert

Legal Assistant

I started working in the legal field in 2006.  I began my journey as a paralegal in personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic law and bankruptcy.  In 2021, I joined Lyne Ranson Law Office in  to focus purely on family law, where I am most passionate.  I find great pleasure in working with such genuinely caring individuals, who thrive on providing the best service to their clients. 

When I am not working, I am on my property in Jackson County, West Virginia with my finance where we operate an apiary and recently added a 2,880 square-foot greenhouse.   In addition, I spend a lot of quality time with my large family.