TaLani Sumner is a certified paralegal and has worked for the Harpers since 1998. She is primarily responsible for scheduling mediations and depositions, gathering clients’ medical records, and assisting with litigation preparation. TaLani has an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida and is certified as a paralegal by the State Bar of North Carolina.
Kurt Haithcox joined the Harper Law Firm in 2017 and helps with a wide variety of tasks and projects. He is certified as a paralegal by the North Carolina State Bar, and he has several years of work experience in law offices. Kurt worked in public health for 18 years in Raleigh. He grew up in western North Carolina, graduated from Pisgah High School, and has an associates degree in Science. He completed his paralegal certification through Duke University.
Marti Walker is a legal assistant who first worked with the Harpers in 2010. She helps with managing cases, scheduling, filing, updating clients’ medical information, and with preparation for mediations and hearings. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelors of Arts in English Education, and has a Masters of Science in Education from Walden University. Marti worked for several years as a high-school English teacher before she began working for the Harpers.
Deanna Wright, a legal assistant, has over a decade of experience working at the Harper Law Firm. She primarily focuses on medical records and client chronologies. Deanna also taught elementary school for many years and worked in school administration. She has a B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.