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Family Law Team

Our staff is dedicated to helping our attorneys do their best work, and help you with the legal process.

MichieHamlett’s paralegals and staff are well-trained and experienced members of our legal team. While paralegals may not represent clients in court, and cannot provide legal opinions, they add enormously to the efficiency with which we can handle your legal problem or case. Our paralegals are integral to our legal team and extend the capacity of the attorney handling your case.

Lori Carrara, Paralegal

LORI CARRARA is a paralegal for the personal services section. She started working for MichieHamlett in 1996. She earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland. She primarily works with Ron Tweel, assisting in family law, divorce, and adoption cases.

Billie Dismer, Accountant

BILLIE DISMER has been with the firm since 1986, and provides services in connection with tax matters. As an enrolled agent, she represents clients in Internal Revenue Service and Virginia Department of Taxation tax audits, and IRS and Virginia Department of Taxation Collection matters. She also assists clients with various bookkeeping and accounting matters. Previously, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 14 years, as a tax auditor, a reviewer on the technical review staff, and as an appeals officer. She has worked as a staff accountant for certified public accounting firms as well.


  • Queens College (Charlotte, NC), B.A. 1969
  • Internal Revenue Service Basic Tax Auditor Training
  • Internal Revenue Service Advanced Tax Auditor Training
  • Internal Revenue Service Employment Tax Specialist Training
  • Internal Revenue Service Appeals Officer Training

Susan Mathis, Paralegal

SUSAN MATHIS is the paralegal for Attorney Jason Seiden in the family law/personal services group. She started working for the firm in September of 2009. She has many years of experience in the legal industry, including previously working for a patent law seminar company in Charlottesville. Prior to that, she worked for two attorneys in Charlottesville as their legal assistant/ office manager. Susan earned her B.A. from The College of William and Mary.

Michelle Mete, Legal Assistant

MICHELLE METE is the legal assistant to Attorney Jim Cox.

Hilary Vradenburgh, Legal Assistant

HILARY VRADENBURGH is the legal assistant to attorney Ron Tweel.