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William B. Summers and Associates

Brenda L. Bailey, Litigation Paralegal

Brenda L. Bailey, Litigation Paralegal

Brenda L. Bailey was born on October 19th in Mullens, WV, and raised in Cleveland, OH, as a child. She returned to West Virginia in 1979, and attended schools in Pineville, WV. She later moved to Gilbert, WV, where she graduated from Gilbert High School as Salutatorian. She attended Southwest Virginia Community College and entered the workforce after high school. She is divorced and has one daughter, Heather, who is a lawyer currently living and practicing in Charleston, SC.

Brenda obtained a two-year paralegal certificate in 1991, an Associate of Arts Degree from Ohio Valley University in 2006, an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) certificate in 2006, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management/Organization from Ohio Valley University in 2012. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master’s Program in Law/Legal Studies at West Virginia University.

Brenda’s work experience has primarily entailed working for attorneys in Southern West Virginia, and the Parkersburg area since 1989. She has over 25 years of experience and has worn several hats with these attorneys, including that of office manager, paralegal, and administrative assistant. From 2000 to 2001, she also worked in the state capitol for a state senator and loved networking and the experience. In August 2012, she began working for Summers and Associates and attorney William B. Summers in Parkersburg, and enjoys her job immensely.

Brenda enjoys reading, travel, and hiking in her spare time.

Nikki Prunty, Legal Secretary

Nikki Prunty, Legal Secretary

Nikki Prunty was born on December 14th in Sarasota, Florida and grew up in Englewood, Florida. She graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 2000 with her high school diploma; graduated Manatee Community College in 2003 with her Associates degree in Business; and graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 with her Bachelor of Science in Business, with concentrations in Marketing and Management. She moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2010.

Nikki is married with two children and resides in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Nikki’s work experience in the legal field began when she started her job at this firm in August of 2015. She is the Legal Secretary for Mr. Summers, Ms. Bonovitch, and Mr. Schirmer.

In her spare time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her children and husband. She also enjoys reading, visiting her family in Florida, and crafting.

Joseph Barton, Legal Secretary

Joseph Barton, Legal Secretary

Joseph Barton was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio on December 20, 1992. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Joseph is a Commercial Multi-and Single-Engine, Instrument-Rated pilot. In his spare time, Joseph works as a Corporate Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor. He enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby boy.