Brenda L. Bailey, Litigation Paralegal

Brenda L. Bailey was born on October 19th in Mullen, 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 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.

Brenda Bailey
Brenda L. Bailey Litigation Paralegal

Nikki Prunty, Legal Secretary

Nikki Prunty was born on December 14th in Sarasota, Florida and lived her life 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 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 and Ms. Bonovitch.

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

Nikki Prunty
Legal Secretary

Marissa Wells, Legal Secretary

Marissa Wells was born on Janurary 7th in Marietta, Ohio and has lived her life in the Mid-Ohio Valley. She graduated from West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2017 with her Associates Degree in Legal Studies.

Marissa’s experience in the Legal field began when she interned for this firm in the Summer of 2017. Marissa began working full-time as a Legal Secretary for Mr. Summers and Ms. Bonovitch in October of 2018.

In her spare time, Marissa enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.

Marissa Wells
Legal Secretary

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