WHO WE ARE
We are experienced and passionate advocates for those who are involved in a family crisis such as divorce, paternity, post-judgment matters, support, dependency, and other child custody problems.
MARY LOU MILLER WAGSTAFF, ESQ.
Family Law Attorney
Having been born an Ohio Buckeye, it was not hard to become a Florida Cracker when my family moved to Winter Park. I was educated at The College of William & Mary which not only gave me a great education but appealed to my love of history, followed by law school at Stetson University College of Law. I started out as an in-house corporate attorney, but quickly decided I wanted to help people more directly in private practice.
MARIA G. PITELIS, ESQ.
Family Law Attorney
I was born in Bristol, Connecticut and moved to Pinellas County, Florida in 1991. Having an interest in law at an early age, I participated in the Executive Internship Program as a teenager, interning at the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office and the Law Firm of Yanchuck, Berman, and Kasaris.
Melissa joined our team in 2018 as our “Jill of All Trades.” She truly helps the office run smoothly by overseeing all administrative functions as well as doing everything from coordinating the Firm’s day to day operations to handling our Human Resources. She is skilled at managing both the Firm’s bookkeeping and client’s bills to more mundane things like scheduling whose turn it is to take out the trash or clean up the kitchen. Melissa strives to deliver a great experience to each of our clients (including helping with understanding invoices and the various convenient ways that you can pay them). Fortunately for all of us, behind her quiet exterior she has a great deal of patience along with a dry sense of humor. Melissa has more than 15 years as an administrative professional with a varied background that brings a unique perspective to our daily operations. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her dog, taking a barre class, or at the beach with a new book.
Brenda Patton has lived in Florida for many years but is originally from New Jersey. She has been with Wagstaff Law Office for more than ten years and has her paralegal degree from St. Petersburg College. As a registered paralegal, Brenda has the education, training, and certification to comply with Florida Bar regulation and can complete delegated legal work under the supervision of our licensed attorneys. Prior to her time at Wagstaff she was with Eckerd Community Alternatives.
Teela Littleton is the friendly person who answers the phone and greets you when you come in the door. Teela graduated from Dunedin High School. She has worked in the legal field for more than 10 years. With her legal experience, she is able to assist the whole office in performing many of the day to day tasks.
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