A firm cannot achieve strong results unless it has superb administrative support on a day-to-day basis.  The backbone of our firm is our highly qualified staff.  They are experienced, hardworking, professional and dedicated to ensuring that each client receives exemplary representation.

Deborah Hughes – Debbie has been with our firm since 1996, having over 30 years of experience in the legal profession.  As a paralegal, Debbie’s concentration is primarily in the areas of family law, civil trial litigation and personal injury law.

Erica Jessie – Erica, a Winter Haven native, joined the firm as a clerk and assistant in May of 2016. She has over five years of experience in business management and customer service, and has served as treasurer of Winter Haven Church of God since 2015.

Teresa Pitts – Teresa, a Polk County native, joined the firm in 1987.  She focuses primarily on probate and trust administration, estate planning and guardianships.  Prior to joining Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A., Teresa worked in the banking and mortgage lending industry.

Carla Porter – A native of Massachusetts, Carla joined the firm in 2015 and focuses primarily on real estate matters.  She assists with all of the firm’s residential real estate closings, working closely with many of the area’s realtors and lenders.  Carla brings over a decade of real estate experience to the firm.

Joyce Shepherd – Joyce is the firm’s office manager and bookkeeper.  Born in Mobile, Alabama, Joyce earned her college degree in Accounting and Computer Programming.  She has been with the firm since 1986.  Prior to joining our team, Joyce worked in the banking industry, from bookkeeping to branch and executive management.