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Connie Nipper

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Connie has worked in the legal field since September 1986. She began working for a local law firm as a receptionist and was later promoted to legal assistant. She began working for Roberts Wooten and Zimmer as a legal assistant to Kevin Roberts in April 1990. She later was named assistant office manager and in May 2011 became the sole office manager of the firm while still working as legal assistant to Kevin Roberts.

While she has been with the firm, Connie has assisted with personal injury cases, criminal/traffic cases, civil litigation, domestic and probate matters. She manages the firm, which consists of nine legal assistants, a paralegal and seven attorneys.

Connie grew up in the Hillsboro/Desoto area and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Paralegal and Office Manager-personnel

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Amber Bellew

Amber has worked in the legal field as a legal secretary and/or Paralegal since 2003, after graduating from Jefferson College with her Associate of Applied Science Degree. In May 2011, Amber completed her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Paralegal Studies, from William Woods University. She has experience working in Plaintiff Asbestos Litigation, Domestic, Insurance Defense and Plaintiff Personal Injury matters. In March of 2018, she began working as a Paralegal at Roberts Wooten & Zimmer.

Amber grew up in the Hillsboro/DeSoto area and graduated from DeSoto High School. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children on their farm near Bloomsdale.

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Maryanne Blanke

Mary Anne Blanke returned to school, after the birth of her son, to pursue her dream of an education in the legal field. Working full time and going to night school full-time she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies magna cum laude, from Maryville University, St. Louis. As part of her studies, she interned with our firm in the Fall of 2004. Upon graduation we were very fortunate to be able to hire her full time and she began her career as a Paralegal on January 3, 2005. Mary Anne brought with her a wealth of knowledge from her experiences as an Office Manager, Executive Assistant/Property Manager and Accounting Manager.

Mary Anne hit the door running and proved to be an invaluable asset to our firm. She gained vast experience in class action litigation, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury including motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. She left the firm in March 2018 but returned in January 2022, to once again diligently support our attorneys in obtaining the best possible results for each client.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Legal Assistant

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Julie Shelledy

Julie joined the firm in July of 2023. Her current duties include medical record and document retrieval and medical records and billing summarization. Prior to joining the firm, she spent the last 25 years in the area of estate planning undertaking document production with a local law firm. In addition, she also created a business in which she creates estate planning documents for attorneys throughout the country.

Julie was born in England and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her degree in Paralegal Studies in 1995 from Phoenix College. After doing various legal jobs in Arizona, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri for her husband to attend law school. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 2 children (one in college and one in high school), hiking, bowling, family vacations, and going out with friends.

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