Our Administrative Staff
Linda Hayes is a Florida Registered and Certified Paralegal specializing in probate and guardianship. She received her paralegal degree in 1998 and has worked in the legal field since 2002. Linda started out as a Trial Clerk for the Orange County Clerk of Court in the criminal division. She has worked in the probate and guardianship field for over 15 years. She transitioned her role to office manager in 2015. She is compassionate and understanding in dealing with difficult situations. In her off time, Linda enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her daughter.
Director of Public Benefits
Fanny began her career in the healthcare industry which later spurred her passion for assisting the disabled. She has been working with public benefits since 2005. Fanny graduated from Temple University with a degree in Psychology. As a mother of two girls, Fanny enjoys traveling, martial arts, and cooking with her children.
Shamalia joined our team in January of 2019. She grew up in the Virgin Islands and joined the firm with a background in the hospitality industry. Shamalia provides general office support and assists with various tasks and projects, including records management and a listening ear for our clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, the beach and spending time with friends, family and her beloved cat, Destiny.
Florida Registered Paralegal
Debbie earned a degree in legal studies and is a Florida Registered Paralegal. Her previous experience includes work as a county civil trial clerk to five judges in the judicial system and as a civil litigation paralegal. For more than 16 years her work has primarily been in the areas of probate, guardianship, trust administration and estate planning. Debbie enjoys kayaking, camping and exploring Florida’s natural beauty during her time off.
Best Buddies Ambassador
Elyse is from an Air Force family and has lived all over the USA. In 2007 she was the first person with Downs Syndrome to graduate from Oviedo High School in Florida. She swam on the varsity swim team and participated in their dance program. Her dream was to go to college and attend University of Central Florida. In 2015, her lifelong dream came true, she became a full-fledged UCF Knight! On August 12th 2019, as part of the Best Buddies Jobs Program, Elyse joined the Elder Law firm of Kirson and Fuller. Elyse continues to advocate for individuals with IDD and spread her personal message “With open minds and open hearts, together we can do anything”!
Public Benefits Coordinator
Susan joined our team in January, 2020 and works as a Public Benefits Coordinator in the firm’s Public Benefits Department. Susan graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Psychology. After a year of teaching English in Nagoya, Japan, Susan returned to Orlando and began her career with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families (DCF). When she retired in April of 2017, she was an Operations Management Consultant, supervising the Central Regions Hearings Unit and the Adult Medicaid Escalations Unit, a job she truly loved. Her expertise and experience are compared to none. In her free time, Susan travels the world, having visited Scotland, England, Turkey, India and Nepal this past year.
Kieren served in the military from 2015 to 2019. Her Military Occupational Specialty was in Legal Administration. In addition to her military experience, Kieren has worked at two (2) law firms in the Central Florida area, before joining our firm. Kieren supports the attorneys and paralegals at the firm and she may also be the person that greets you on the phone when you call the office. In her free time, Kieren enjoys painting, being in the wilderness with animals, reading books and practicing yoga. She is also a fan of deep-sea fishing.