Our Staff

Joan Leighton, Legal Administrative Assistant

Joan joined the Law Office of Karen O. Gaffney, P.A. in August 2018, as a legal administrative assistant. Joan brings with her 10 years of experience as a legal assistant with a Michigan law firm, as well as a stellar skill set perfect for our busy practice. Her dedication to the firm and its clients has helped in maintaining the office’s high professional standards. Her attention to detail in a law office environment is most valuable, ensuring all documents are completed with professionalism and competency. Joan shines in the friendly atmosphere with the clients and staff.

After growing up in Livonia, Michigan and vacationing in Florida, Joan and her husband decided it was time to retire and moved down here full-time. After being retired for a few years, Joan thankfully came back to work with us using her vast legal assistant experience and skills.

Kristy Reinhardt, Legal Assistant

Kristy joined the Law Office of Karen O. Gaffney, P.A. in August 2018 as a Legal Assistant. Prior to joining our firm, she worked as an administrative assistant handling all incoming calls, creating legal documents, setting client appointments, maintaining office supplies and overall day-to-day office procedures.

Kristy graduated from Springstead High School in 2011 before attending Pasco-Hernando State College, where she graduated with her Associates of Arts (AA) and her Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies. Along with working in our firm, Kristy is attending Hodges University working towards her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Legal Studies.

Kristy is a mother of two—a daughter and a son and enjoys spending time with them as well as spending days at the beach when not working to assist all of our clients. Kristy is very passionate about the law and strives to gain as much knowledge as possible, which shows through her credentials, achievements and success throughout her growing legal career.