Staff

Serving The Greater Macon Community And Clients Throughout Georgia

The staff of our personal injury law firm is the backbone of the office. Many staff members have been with the McArthur Law Firm for a number of years, and our Georgia personal injury lawyers could not operate at such a high level of professionalism without their dedication and experience.

Learn more about the staff of the McArthur Law Firm:

Elaine Register

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Elaine Register was born and raised in Thomson, Georgia, and attended both Georgia Southern and Augusta State universities. After relocating to Macon in 1987, she began working with Kathy McArthur in 1988 as a paralegal specializing in the practice of worker's compensation law. She monitors and actively works more than 100 cases.

Elaine is dedicated to her job and feels a great sense of satisfaction in assisting clients through the difficult worker's compensation process. As a result of her 30 years of experience, Elaine provides invaluable legal support in the workers' compensation department and is highly regarded and respected by the firm's clients.

Elaine is married and has three children and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and watching college football.

Jessica Peed

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Jessica Peed graduated from Mercer University with dual bachelor's degrees in May 2009 and joined McArthur Law Firm that August as a legal assistant. During her time at the firm, she has advanced to become a personal injury paralegal working on motor vehicle accidents and premises incidents. She specializes in handling Medicare liens. Jessica genuinely enjoys her job and the learning opportunities it provides with each new case.

Jessica received her Masters of Public Administration in 2012 from Georgia College & State University. She and her husband, Joel, live in Macon with their two children - a boy and a girl. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Margie Cunningham

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Margie was a self-employed medical transcriptionist for 10 years prior to joining the Firm in November 2010. She has since obtained an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies to help further her knowledge of the legal field.

She is a paralegal in the medical malpractice department, performing all administrative duties and drawing on her extensive medical knowledge and previous experience.

When not at work Margie enjoys spending time with her two grandsons.

Marna Berryhill

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Marna was born in Hialeah, Florida and spent most of her childhood in Ocala, Florida and Northern California before moving to Macon, Georgia after high school. Marna worked in the banking and dental industries for a total of 15 years before joining the McArthur Law Firm in 2007. Marna celebrated her 10-year anniversary with our firm in August of 2017.

Known as the "face of the firm," Marna is the first point of contact for all clients, attorneys, and other visitors. Her job includes greeting visitors upon their arrival at the office, operating the high-volume phone system, and a variety of other tasks when assigned. Marna is known for her personable, pleasant, and professional demeanor.

Marna enjoys spending time with her two children, five grandchildren and the rest of her family and friends. She particularly loves being outdoors and visiting historical sites.

Pamela Godfrey

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Pam holds an associate's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in information technology. She began her legal career with Kathy McArthur in the early 1990s as a legal secretary. She quickly discovered her love for the challenging legal process and transitioned into a personal injury paralegal. After several years in Macon, Pam moved with her husband to the Atlanta area and worked at other firms in various areas, including insurance defense, family law and municipal/governmental law.

In 2009, Pam and her family returned to Macon and she proudly resumed working for Ms. McArthur. Since that time, Pam has honed her skillset and now dedicates her time to working solely on medical malpractice cases. She considers it an honor to work with clients through what often times are some of the most difficult times of their lives. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, clients appreciate Pam's genuine compassion, care and attention to the details of their cases.

Pam and her husband have a daughter and enjoy traveling and exploring new places together.

Sara Lankford

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Sara Lankford was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and moved to Macon in 2009 to pursue a college degree in Psychology, Women's Gender Studies, and Business Administration.

Sara joined the McArthur Law Firm in April 2014 as a personal injury legal assistant. After completing her Master's in Business Administration from Mercer University she was promoted to Office Administrator in September 2015. As Office Administrator Sara has a myriad of responsibilities including but not limited to, accounts receivables/payables, human resource management, marketing coordination, technology implementation, and employee benefit management.

Sara is married and she and her husband have six rescue animals: two cats and four dogs. In addition to rescuing animals in need, Sara enjoys hiking, singing, and spending time with her family.

Sheila Powell

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Sheila was born in Macon, Georgia, and raised in Warner Robins. She graduated with honors (top 5%) from Northside High School in Warner Robins in June 1973. She was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) while in high school. After graduation, she attended Crandall Business College in Macon and Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been a legal secretary for more than 36 years and has worked with Kathy McArthur since 1989.

Sheila serves as a litigation paralegal at the McArthur Law Firm and her job duties include opening and cataloging all mail and scanning pertinent documents, creating and distributing all tickers (legal deadlines and reminders), appointment/deposition scheduling, litigation document drafting, communicating with trial courts, processing mail, and transcribing recorded statements and dictation.

Tim Godfrey

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Tim joined the firm in February 2011 as a courier and accounts payable assistant. He also performs wreck investigations, takes witness statements, and manages the Firm's supply inventory.

Prior to that time, he had worked 12 years in inventory management in the metro Atlanta area.

Tim was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in the Bahamas. He is married to Pam Godfrey and they have one daughter.

Tory Johnson

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Tory Johnson joined the McArthur Law Firm in January 2012. Tory works as a paralegal and supports our team of personal injury attorneys to help our clients get the compensation they deserve.

Tory was born in Virginia and grew up on the coast near the Chesapeake Bay before moving to Georgia in 2000. She was the valedictorian of her high school graduating class at Jones County High School in Gray, GA, and she graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She is involved with local animal rescue and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Amber Kolmetz

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Amber attended Georgia Military College and Macon State University focusing her studies in Business Management. She has worked in the legal arena for 8 years at both plaintiff and defense firms in a variety of fields: real estate, tax & wealth planning, probate, corporate, personal injury, unemployment and medical malpractice. Amber's defense background gives her a better understanding of and a unique perspective into the litigation process.

Amber has been with the McArthur Law firm since February of 2015 and is currently a personal injury paralegal to Attorney Jessica A. Edmonds. She is also currently taking online courses through the Blackstone Career Institute that will allow her to sit for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) exam as well as, the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) exam. Upon completion of her course work and sitting for exams, Amber will be certificated and certified paralegal.

Amber is married and has one step-son. She and her family enjoy outings on their boat, fishing and hunting. In Amber's quite time, she loves to read.

Lyn Reeb-Williams

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Lyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but before moving to Macon as a child, her home was Brooklyn, New York. She was homeschooled for nine years before starting college at Middle Georgia State University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Since 2016, Lyn has been a legal assistant who works with all of our departments but mostly assists with our personal injury cases.

Lyn enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, traveling, and listening to music.