Office Staff


Paula Hathaway, FRP

Criminal/Family FL Reg. Paralegal

Paula has been with the firm since 1993, originally with DeLoach and Peterson and throughout our transition to Peterson Law Group in January 2020. She works directly with Philip B. Peterson, Esq. Paula earned her AA degree in Paralegal Studies and officially became a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar in November of 2008. She enjoys working with Phil’s clients in their family and criminal law cases, but is especially proud of the thousands of adoptions they have had the privilege of assisting with over the years, helping to be a part of making forever homes for all those families.

Carrie Taylor

Real Estate Paralegal/Office Manager

Carrie has resided in the New Smyrna/Edgewater area since 1972 and graduated from New Smyrna Beach Senior High in 1981. She has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years combining her experience and knowledge on both the title and lending side. Carrie works with her clients to ensure their closing goes smooth and efficiently. She has been with Peterson Law Group for over 5 years and heads our Real Estate Department together with being our Office Manager.

Delaney Ritton

Civil Paralegal/Bookkeeper

Delaney graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School in 2015 while also obtaining her Associates Degree with Duel-Enrollment at Daytona State College. She enjoys spending time with her family and her son, Reece. Delaney works in our civil law section at Peterson Law Group and has become a great asset to our firm.

Deann Roser - Marion

Probate Paralegal

Born in Auburn, New York, Deann’s parents moved her to Florida in 1986.  Deann has three degrees: an Associate’s in Legal Secretary Studies, a Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies and a Master’s in Criminal Justice.  She enjoys crafting and going paintballing with her family and friends.  She has had experience as a Paralegal since 2016, and has been with the firm since 2018, assisting our attorneys in the Probate Division.

Nicole McGill

Real Estate Paralegal

Nicole received her BBA from Austin Peay State University in 2018. She relocated to Florida in 2020 and spends her free time going to the beach, doing yoga, and playing with her Dog, Vader. She has brought efficiency and optimism to our team. Nicole helps assist our real estate and business transactions.

Troy Parker

Troy Parker

Law Clerk

Troy grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida and graduated from Seabreeze High School. 

He attended Florida State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando. 

Outside of work, you may find Troy reading at a local café or taking a walk in the park. Troy’s demeanor exemplifies what is means to be a family firm.

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