Carolyn "Care" Horbacz Paralegal and Office Manager
Carolyn was born in Michigan and when she was 14 she moved to Southwest Florida with her family. While a senior at Riverdale High School, "Care" was recruited to be an intern at Moorey, Seals & Garvin. After a few months at the desk, she was hired on full-time beginning her career with Jeff of more than 35 years.
Within these last thirty plus years Carolyn has worked with Jeff acting as his right hand. Jeff often refers to Carolyn as his other law partner as her insight, thoroughness and legal ability exceeds that of many attorneys. With any serious injury case Carolyn knows how to deal with both the investigation, litigation and trial preparation. Simply put, Carolyn "knows her stuff" and her role at the Garvin Law Firm is irreplaceable.
When Carolyn is not taking care of business at the Garvin Law Firm, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as bowling and playing penny slots. She's also known to "bake" a dessert or two!
Lori-Ann “L.A.” Kingston Paralegal
Originally from the Detroit area, L.A. began her legal career in 1985 in Houston, Texas working at a "General Practice" two-man law firm. Since then she has worked with various attorneys in the following areas of law: Corporate, Tax, Divorce, Real Estate, Commodities, Insurance Defense, and Property Damage. Moving to Florida in 2011, L.A. joined the Garvin Law Firm where she has focused on Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice.
In her spare time, she enjoys boating, golf, traveling and socializing with friends and family.
Susan Dandino Paralegal
Born and raised in southwest Michigan, Susan started working as a legal assistant for a prominent St. Joseph, Michigan firm when she was 16 years old. Susan relocated to northern Indiana in 1985 where she worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for 25 years. With more than 37 years in the business, she has experience in many areas of law, including estate planning, family, corporate, tax, foreclosure, criminal, personal injury, errors and omissions, legal and medical malpractice defense. In 2010, Susan welcomed the opportunity to relocate when she accepted a position with the Real Estate Legal Department at Chico’s, FAS which is headquartered in southwest Florida.
Susan missed the culture of private practice and joined the Garvin Law Firm in 2015 where her focus is personal injury. When away from work, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage daughter, relaxing at the beach, working out, cooking, entertaining and traveling back to the Midwest and New England to visit family and friends.
Sierra Wotring Administrative Assistant / Client Care Coordinator
Sierra has called Fort Myers home for over 10 years. She graduated from Riverdale High School in 2015 and began working in hospitality at Colonial Country Club. Wanting to broaden her horizons and learn something new, she entered the legal profession starting employment at Garvin Law Firm in June 2018. In addition to her duties at the firm, she is also enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University where she is studying Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. When not at work or attending school, she likes to spend time with her recently rescued dog, Toby. She also enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and exploring new places.