Staff Bios


Kathryn J. Bain, FRP

Kathryn J. Bain joined the Preddy Law Firm, P.A. in May 2002. She received her degree in Paralegal Studies from the Kaplan College for Professional Studies the same year. In 2009, Ms. Bain became a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal. Her twenty-six years of legal experience focus primarily on probate, guardianship and estate planning. Ms. Bain’s passion for writing has allowed her to receive acclaim as an award winning fiction author, with her sixth book about to release. She specializes in inspirational and suspense genres. You can visit her author website at

Florida Registered Paralegal

Kim Pitts

Kim is the newest member of the Preddy Law Firm.  She holds an Associate Degree from Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville. She has been a legal assistant for over 15 years in the Jacksonville area.


Stephanie J. Mercier, CPA

Stephanie J. Mercier joined the Preddy Law Firm, P.A. team in 2004. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989 with her BBA’s in public accounting, finance and economics. Ms. Mercier has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1990 and has worked in public accounting, a controller for a real estate developer and as a global business analyst for a worldwide manufacturing release agent company.


Milkshake R. Preddy

Milkshake is the official mascot of Preddy Law Firm, P.A. since 2012. If you have visited our office, you have likely been greeted by Milkshake’s wagging tail. Milkshake is a student of BJ’s Bootcamp in Fernandina, Florida and is working toward his degree as a certified therapy dog to visit nursing homes and elementary schools. When Milkshake isn’t chasing squirrels, he enjoys sniffing law books in his spare time.