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Our Team

Christine Dionne

Christine Dionne is the firm’s senior litigation paralegal and has been with Cooper Sevillano from the very beginning having been recruited from her prior position as paralegal for Allstate Insurance Company where she developed an impressive reputation after seventeen years of service.  Applying the skills she learned from the insurance defense perspective, Christine quickly started making a difference on the plaintiffs side and has been an integral part of the firm ever since.  Currently, Christine spends most of her time managing the firm’s medical malpractice and serious injury caseload and has developed a passion for assisting clients with some of the most complex personal injury issues in the area.  Christine has also been directly involved in several of the firm’s most notable medical malpractice and wrongful death verdicts where her responsibilities coordinating all aspects of the trial including scheduling witnesses, acting as liaison between the firm and its experts, preparing presentation of exhibits and liaising with third party production and video companies to help ensure the best possible presentation of our clients’ cases has proved invaluable.  In her spare time, Christine enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs.

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Heather Carpenter

Heather Carpenter is a senior paralegal who has been with Cooper Sevillano from the beginning and now serves as the firm’s office manager and bookkeeper in addition to her other roles.  Prior to joining the firm, Heather worked for Allstate Insurance Company for 17 years developing a deep knowledge of personal injury law generally and a strong reputation for excellence.  Currently, Heather brings the same unparalleled approach to the firm’s daily operations while continuing to manage all aspects of client support from initial client intake to resolution by settlement or trial.  Heather’s strong work ethic and commitment to excellence has helped the firm achieve success for many of its clients over the years.  In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

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Ishel Morales

Ishel Morales is a paralegal who has been with Cooper Sevillano since February 2017.  Ishel is a first generation American whose parents are from Columbia, and she is fluent in both English and Spanish.  Ishel’s proficiency in Spanish has allowed her a unique perspective into the lives of the firm’s Spanish speaking clients, where she is called upon not only to assist with their cases but also as a guide and a friend often in times of great difficulty in their lives.  Ishel is 2013 graduate of the University of Bridgeport, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice and has been working as a Legal Assistant ever since.  After starting out in criminal law and gaining experience doing Habeas work, Ishel decided to concentrate her focus on personal injury law and presently assists Cooper Sevillano’s clients in matters ranging from trip and fall incidents to car and other vehicular accident cases.  Ishel who is a licensed Notary Public has played a vital role in helping to secure some of the largest most important recoveries on behalf of the firm’s Spanish speaking clients. In her spare time, Ishel enjoys going on hikes, eating out and spending time with her family and her dog, Logan.

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Shawna Nelson

Shawna is a paralegal who has been with Cooper Sevillano since 2019. Shawna is a 2015 graduate from High Point University in NC where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduating she earned her Paralegal certification from Sacred Heart University. She has been working as a personal injury paralegal since 2016 where she specializes in matters ranging from trip and fall incidents and other vehicular accident cases. Her experience in the field and expertise with Needles software has made her the firm’s resource for all things case management. Shawna’s daily drive and dedication to customer satisfaction continues to assist the firm in successful resolutions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Block Island or at a new restaurant with her husband, Brian and dog, Otto. Shawna and Brian are excited to be welcoming their first baby in September, 2022.

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Danielle Marcano

Danielle Marcano is the newest member of the Cooper Sevillano team having joined the firm in late 2021 as receptionist and has fit right in since the day she started.  Danielle is a native of New York and has demonstrated that she can handle many roles in addition to answering phones and creating appointments.  But no matter how busy she may be or whatever hat she may be wearing, Danielle takes her responsibility of being the voice that greets people when they call seriously, and always does so in a professional and courteous manner.  As Danielle’s experience with the firm has grown, so have her responsibilities with the day to day operations.  Danielle’s prior experience in non-law related fields such as banking and customer service has given her invaluable insight into helping to improve the firm’s communications and operations to provide a better overall service to firm clients.  Danielle’s favorite color is green, and is very fond of Air Jordan sneakers.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys going out to eat and spending time with her son Philip and her dog Baki.

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