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Meet The Staff

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Melanie Arnold, Paralegal

With 16 years of experience as a paralegal in East Texas, Melanie provides essential support to Attorney Tanner Franklin and interacts regularly with clients. She conducts background research, develops and leads various projects, and prepares legal documents to support client cases.

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Pat Rhodes, Office Manager and Legal Assistant

Pat is the “voice” and “face” of the Franklin Law Firm, since she is normally the first person potential and current clients interact with by telephone or during in-person office visits. She has over 35 years of customer-focused service experience and understands the importance of meeting and exceeding client service expectations.

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Nicole Wells, Legal Intern

Nicole hopes to have a role in law in the future and is gaining valuable experience as an intern. She does general research, assists with various projects, and supports the other members of the team in their work assignments.