Jenny Schwartz received her B.A. in American Studies with a pre-law concentration from Meredith College in 1990. She completed the Paralegal Program at Meredith College in 1990, and is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal. Ms. Schwartz joined Schwartz & Shaw in 1993. She serves as both the Paralegal for the firm, and the Law Firm Administrator.
Jenny is the proud mother of Ellie, her black lab.
Dillon Floyd joined the Schwartz & Shaw team in October of 2018 as the Assistant Office Manager. He received a degree in Criminology with a minor in Forensic Science from UNC Wilmington in May of 2018.
Mr. Floyd has previous experience with EC students in Durham as a group leader in their community education program. In Dillon’s free time, he enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and exploring new trails in the area. Dillon is also the proud “dog dad” of a German Shepherd named Nova!
Cynthia McDade received her A.A. in Legal Secretarial Science from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Ms. McDade has over 25 years of legal experience working in some of New York City’s largest and most prestigious law firms as a legal assistant, word processor, and technical trainer. She joined Schwartz & Shaw in 2015 and is the legal assistant to Richard A. Schwartz and Rebecca M. Williams.
Ms. McDade hails from Brooklyn, New York, and comes to us by way of California. She enjoys jewelry making and writing poetry.
Rae Simmons joined the Schwartz and Shaw team during the summer of 2016, after her relocation to North Carolina from Winona Lake, Indiana. She is the Legal Administrative Assistant to Brian Shaw, Laura Crumpler, Mary Barnard, and Dr. Richard Paschal.
Ms. Simmons has extensive work history in the collections industry as well as the real estate industry. She is currently working towards a degree in Business Administration.
In her free time, Rae enjoys reading, lifting, playing piano, and her super cute puppy, Lucy.
Amber N. Thorne
Amber Thorne joined the Schwartz & Shaw team in March of 2018. She is the Legal Administrative Assistant to Brandon McPherson, Grace Sykes, Katie Cornetto, & Jennifer Schwartz.
Ms. Thorne is a North Carolina Public Notary and has an extensive work history as a legal assistant in different practice areas including family law and real estate, specializing in evictions. She is currently working towards degrees in both Paralegal Studies and Business Management. In her free time, Amber enjoys refinishing furniture, riding horses, and loving on all animals, especially her two pups, Lucy and Vader.
Shannon Davis joined the Schwartz & Shaw team in April, 2018. Shannon is originally from Maryland and moved to North Carolina 4 years ago. She is the Legal Administrative Assistant to Rachel Hitch, Rachel Nicholas and Dr. Amy Clay.
Ms. Davis has an extensive work history in different areas of litigation, some of which include insurance defense, personal injury, and worker’s compensation. In Shannon’s free time, she enjoys working out, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her 2 kitties, Mocha & Riley.
Taraza N. Tyler
Taraza N. Tyler received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 2010, where she graduated with honors. She joined Schwartz & Shaw in the Summer of 2017, where she serves as the Billing Coordinator and Social Media Marketing Assistant.
Taraza is a Duplin County Native. She is a proud mother of her daughter, a diehard NCCU Eagle Fan, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.