Denise Risinger


Denise graduated from Illinois State University, cum laude, with a BA in English and received her Paralegal Certificate from Illinois Central College. She has served on the executive board of the  Central Illinois Paralegal Association every year since 2010 and was a featured speaker in 2014 where she presented: "Illinois Civil Discovery: A Paralegal's Opportunity to Excel." Denise enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.



Heather Nast


Heather joined our firm in April of 2018 as a Paralegal.  Heather’s energy and persistence quickly made her a vital part of our team.  Heather has a deep-rooted passion for assisting families in their times of need which makes her a compassionate yet resilient ally to our clients.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a minor in History and a Paralegal Certificate from Illinois State University.  Heather’s achievements in the Legal Studies Program at Illinois State earned her a membership in the National Paralegal Honor Society, Lambda Epsilon Chi. Heather is an active member of the Central Illinois Paralegal Association including a sitting member of the organization’s Annual Seminar Committee.  In her time outside of work, Heather enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with her significant other, Brian and being a Dog Mom to their dog Floyd.


Samantha Haynes-Nickson

Office Manager

Joined firm in 2011

Samantha hails from Chicago and graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.  She resides in Bloomington with her son, Brandon.