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Additional Team Members At Thomas-McDonald Law

It takes a collaborative effort to give clients the representation, service and personalized attention they deserve. The professionals on this page are instrumental to the success of Thomas-McDonald Law and its clients.

Ms. Brittany Miller, Of Counsel

Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller has handled a wide array of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, commercial issues, probate and guardianship matters, land use, real estate and family cases during her legal career. Brittany’s core focus has always been to help clients resolve their disputes to avoid lengthy, stressful and expensive litigation – but when it’s absolutely necessary – she guides clients through the trial and appellate process with the ease of honed competence and genuine compassion. Brittany resides in the Florida Keys and when she’s not busy in the legal arena, she assists her Husband managing their family business, Miller Marine and she serves as a real estate agent in her local community; all while she keeps up with her children and dogs and somehow finds time for CrossFit and jogging.

Ms. Melissa Van Heusen, Registered Paralegal

Melissa Van Heusen

Melissa Van Heusen has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal in numerous areas of law, including but not limited to wills and probate, business, commercial, land use and construction, residential and commercial leasing, and related landlord/tenant remedies. Melissa has dedicated her work to making sure clients receive the best quality service by providing excellent organizational and communication skills, alongside an outstanding work ethic. Melissa attended Florida International University Paralegal Program and is certified through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and is a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal. A true native of South Florida, Melissa enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Ms. Giselle Coalla, Law Clerk

law clerk Giselle Coalla

Giselle is an alumna of The Florida State University where she majored in political science and received a minor in general business. During her undergraduate years she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority as well as the Women in Law Society. Giselle is currently a third year student at the University of Miami School of Law and serves on the Student Bar Association as a class senator. Her passion for family law was sparked while working under Mrs. Thomas-McDonald and she is looking forward to helping families in all kinds of situation upon her passage of the FL Bar in 2023. During her free time, Giselle loves going to CrossFit and trying out new restaurants.

Ms. Carrie Bodin, Office Manager

Carrie Bodin

With more than a decade of customer service experience, Ms. Carrie Bodin brings her honed interpersonal communication skills to our firm. Carrie assists Thomas-McDonald Law Firm by streamlining client communication and creating litigation readiness systems to assist all through the legal process. Her previous experience at ADP has helped equip her with the necessary people and administrative know how to adeptly handle our practice areas of family, estate and probate law. Ms. Bodin received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Carrie enjoys baking, jogging and spending time with her triplets and husband. She is also an active member of First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.

Learn About Your Legal Options During An Initial Consultation

Thomas-McDonald Law is based in Miami and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Florida. To schedule an initial consultation about your legal needs, you can contact the firm online or call 305-928-6999.