A Team to Support You

When health problems and financial problems disrupt your life, you need someone on your side.

Every staff member at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal is here to provide support during difficult times.

The HNB team puts our community and our Ohio neighbors first. We help everyday people, not big insurance companies, government agencies or employers.

When you talk to our staff, we want you to think “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    Meet Our Staff

    Tammy Collins 

    Tammy Collins, Senior Paralegal

    If you need help with a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury case, you may get to know paralegal Tammy Collins at HNB.

    Tammy is our workers’ comp staff team leader, helping ensure that HNB provides the strongest support to people who were injured on the job.

    She’s a US Navy veteran who worked in military police and drug and alcohol counseling roles.

    She holds an associate’s degree with a major in paralegal studies from Sinclair Community College. She’s a paralegal member of the Ohio State Bar Association. She joined HNB in 1999.

    Marci Stark, Senior Paralegal 

    Marci Stark, Senior Paralegal

    If you need help with a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, or a veterans’ disability case, you may get to know paralegal Marci Stark at HNB.

    She has extensive experience in the legal field, having worked as a bankruptcy paralegal for 20 years.

    She currently handles federal appeals, which includes federal district and circuit courts. She also oversees paralegals for our SSD and veterans’ disability practice areas.

    Marci is a member of the National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates and studied at Wright State University and the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. She joined HNB in 2015.

    Tearza Current, Paralegal 

    Tearza Current, Paralegal

    If you’re a military veteran seeking disability income because of health problems related to your service, you may meet Tearza Current at HNB. She’s a veteran’s disability paralegal who joined HNB in April 2019.

    She graduated from Sinclair Community College in 2016 with a major in paralegal studies. She helped veterans needing disability benefits for over four years before coming to our firm.

    Tearza is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Dayton Bar Association.

    Tracey Fisher, Paralegal 

    Tracey Fisher, Paralegal

    If you need help with a Social Security Disability claim and you come to HNB, you may get to know paralegal Tracey Fisher.

    Tracey is proud to provide the strongest support to people with long-term health problems who need financial assistance. She focuses her work on helping people appeal Social Security Disability claims in Federal District Court.

    She earned her associate’s degree in applied science and graduated from the paralegal program at Sinclair Community College in 2014. Tracey enjoys volunteering for Project Read and her local YMCA.

    Becky Hawkes, Paralegal 

    Becky Hawkes, Paralegal

    If you were hurt at work or in an accident, paralegal Becky Hawkes at HNB might work on your claim.

    Becky understands the needs of people with life-changing injuries. Prior to employment with HNB, she worked for over 10 years with a large Dayton-area medical practice that focused on caring for people with work injuries and injuries resulting from other people’s negligence.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University. She joined HNB in 2013.

    Diane Chandler, Part-Time Legal Assistant 

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    Diane Chandler, Part-Time Legal Assistant

    You might meet Diane Chandler of HNB while you pursue your Social Security Disability claim.

    She has a great deal of experience in this area, having worked for 24 years at the Social Security Administration, where she was a service representative and claims representative.

    Amanda DeDominici, Legal Assistant 

    Amanda DeDominici, Legal Assistant

    When you come to HNB with your legal claim, you may work with Legal Assistant Amanda DeDominici.

    She has extensive customer service experience, previously working as an office manager at a charter school.

    She joined HNB in 2018.

    Courtney Long, Legal Assistant 

    Courtney Long, Legal Assistant

    When you’re dealing with a workplace injury, personal injury or a home foreclosure—and you get HNB to help you—you’ll probably meet Legal Assistant Courtney Long.

    She assists the attorneys in various aspects of managing cases, including getting you started at HNB, communicating with you about your claim, scheduling appointments, distributing mail, assembling documents and more.

    Kristen Smith, Legal Assistant 

    Kristen Smith, Legal Assistant

    When you come to HNB with your legal claim, you may meet Legal Assistant Kristen Smith.

    She holds an associate’s degree in business management from Sinclair Community College. She previously worked in the technical assistance center at the Dayton car dealership software company Reynolds and Reynolds. And she worked as a membership specialist for AAA Miami Valley.

    Jeannine Starks, Legal Assistant 

    Jeannine Starks, Legal Assistant

    If you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you might speak with Jeannine Starks at HNB.

    And she has just the experience you need.

    She spent decades working for the Social Security Administration, giving her a deep understanding of the disability system.

    At HNB, she helps clients navigate the process and answers their calls and questions.

    Monica Woolfe, Part-Time Legal Assistant 

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    Monica Woolfe, Part-Time Legal Assistant

    If you need Social Security Disability benefits, you might meet Monica Woolfe at HNB. She’s a part-time legal assistant.

    She has a deep understanding of how the Social Security system works, having worked for the Social Security Administration for 32 years as a service representative, a claims representative and a public affairs specialist in the Dayton area.

    She was also a consultant for Premier Social Security Consulting in Cincinnati.

    Monica studied teletype at the Green County Career Center and business at Sinclair College.

    She joined HNB in 2014.

    Jaci Hollmeyer, Intake Specialist 

    Jaci Hollmeyer, Intake Specialist

    Jaci Hollmeyer may be one of the first people you meet when you come to HNB for help with your Social Security Disability or veterans’ disability claim. She helps clients of attorney Mike Rake get started working with the firm.

    She’s a past marketing specialist for Avery Denison in Strongsville and assistant sales director for HMI Industries in Cleveland.

    Jaci founded Oakwood’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

    She joined HNB in 2008.

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    Christina Bierley, Paralegal/Case Manager 

    Christina Bierley, Paralegal/Case Manager

    If you were hurt on the job or injured by someone else’s negligence and you come to HNB for help getting compensation, you may work with Christina Bierley, a workers’ compensation and personal injury paralegal.

    Christina can help you start your claim and walk you through every step of the legal process.

    She holds an associate’s degree of applied science in paralegal studies from Sinclair Community College. She is a paralegal member of the Ohio State Bar Association. She joined HNB in 2020.

    Amy Smith, Nurse Paralegal/Case Manager 

    Amy Smith, Nurse Paralegal/Case Manager

    With experience in both the health care and legal fields, Amy Smith brings a valuable background to Ohioans with personal injury or workers’ compensation claims.

    Amy is nurse, paralegal and case manager who can help you seek financial relief after an injury.

    She holds an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Sinclair Community College and an associate’s degree and diploma in registered nursing (RN) from Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio.

    Amy has been a registered nurse for over 13 years and has four years of experience working in personal injury law. With her background in critical care, pediatrics, home care and case management, she understands the needs of people suffering from a wide variety of injuries. She joined HNB in 2019.

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    Who Helps You?

    The attorneys at HNB Law make it their mission to secure a better future for hard-working Ohioans struggling with disability, employment and financial problems.