Our Staff

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd

Legal Intern

Chantelle is the office’s intern and a current third-year student at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. She grew up in Northwest Oklahoma before attending the University of Central Oklahoma where she received a B.B.A. with an emphasis in legal studies. She is currently the Articles Editor for the OCU Law Review and has also published “Changes to the Oklahoma General Corporation Act” in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

Chantelle has volunteered at the Legal Aid Wills Clinic and is a student member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). When she catches a break from hitting the books, she loves to escape to the beach. Recently, Chantelle undertook the endeavor of trying to breath underwater (aka scuba diving). When she can’t find a sandy beach, Chantelle loves to spend time at home tucked away with her husband and fur baby, Zeus.

Jeremy Ledford

Jeremy Ledford

Legal Assistant

Jeremy graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Forensic Science. In addition to these degrees, he also has a minor in Sociology. His interest in law developed at a young age, as both of his parents were in law enforcement. While in college, his interest became his passion. He joined the Criminal Justice Club and was one of the first students to graduate from the newly accredited School of Forensic Science.

When Jeremy is not at the office, he likes to be outside. As a true outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and taking his boat out on the lake. The firm is still waiting to see photos of his cute little dog in her teeny tiny lifejacket…

Julia Francis

Julia Francis

Elder Care Coordinator

Julia attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been a Registered Nurse (“RN”) since 1991 and has been dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction ever since! From her time as an evening charge nurse at the VA Medical Center, she has since worked as an administrator for Mediplex Home Health and Heartland Care Hospice.

One of Julia’s greatest accomplishments is helping open, operate, and grow AutumnBridge Hospice. She developed an in-depth knowledge in developing and managing a hospice agency staff, patient care programs, and business strategy. Julia knows that her love of helping families transition through difficulties and guiding clients through the end of their lives isn’t a job for everyone but she said it truly is fulfilling work to be of service.

Julia will meet with clients to give assessments, create a life care plan, and help families transition through some of life’s hurdles, like when a parent is diagnosed with Dementia, for example, or someone starts experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Please call the office to ask about Julia’s services and to schedule an appointment with her! She is the fur momma of 2 adorable rescue pups – Lucy and Linus. When asked what else people should know about her she exclaimed “Go Pokes and go Thunder!”

Linda

Linda

Legal Assistant

Rico

Rico

CCO (Chief Canine Officer)