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Paralegals

At Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth, LLC our paralegals play a critical role across the firm and the various matters they support. Each paralegal brings a unique skill set that further supports the firm’s ability to provide the highest level of skill and professional legal services.

Samantha J. Berns

Biography

Samantha joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in October of 2021 and has over 21 years of experience in the legal industry. A strong legal professional skilled in Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Construction Negligence, Civil Litigation and Small Claims, Criminal Law and Expungement, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense and SIU work. She is currently on the Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability team.

Education

Davenport University, Masters in Human Resource Management, 2009
Davenport University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management, 2006
Sawyer College, Paralegal Studies Certified, 1994

Biography

Tina joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in 2012 and has over 10 years of litigation legal experience. She provides assistance and trial support to the medical malpractice and professional liability attorneys. She is currently a team leader on the medical malpractice and professional liability team and is integral in providing internal support and training to the other paralegals.

Education

Carroll University, Bachelor of Science, 2011
Loyola University Chicago, ABA – Approved/Post-Baccalaureate, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)

Biography

Benny joined Donohue Brown in April 2021 and has over 2 years of litigation legal experience. Benny is currently a paralegal on the Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice Team and assists the Medical Malpractice Attorneys and select group of clients in a variety of local litigation matters.

Education

Benedictine University, Bachelor of Arts, 2020

Biography

Angela joined Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth in 2016 and has over 11 years of experience in various areas of law. Angela is currently a paralegal on the professional liability and medical malpractice team and provides assistance and trial support to the medical malpractice attorneys, appellate attorneys, and select group of clients, in a variety of local litigation matters.

Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies – 2010

Biography

Mallory joined Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth in 2016. She has over 10 years of legal experience. She currently works with the medical malpractice and professional liability team, aiding in case assessment and trial support. Mallory possesses a strong work ethic and has proven to be an asset to the attorneys she supports.

Education

Illinois State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
Harper College Certificate of Paralegal Studies, 2008