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 26 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

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 comptroller for a real estate developer and as a global business analyst for a worldwide manufacturing release agent company.

Bette Wadford

Bette Wadford has been a legal assistant for over 32 years most of which was the Law Office of Leonard Alterman. Upon his retirement, she soon after joined the Preddy Law Firm, P.A. in 2021. She was a free-lance court reporter in Jacksonville, Florida. She studied court reporting including medical terminology and transcription.

Garret Leirvik

Garret Leirvik

Garret Leirvik joined Preddy Law Firm, P.A. in September 2020. He is an alumnus of Bartram Trail High school, graduating in 2018. He is currently in his third year of college online. Garret is majoring in advertising with a minor in creative writing at the University of Central Florida.

Tucker Preddy

Tucker Preddy as newest mascot since 2019.  A high energy labradoodle is in training with Maggie Marshall Dog Training.  He will greet you pleasantly with outstretched paws, upon request.