Meet Our Team
Kristi Purtle is a native of Algonquin, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from George Williams College/Loyola University. As a student she played intercollegiate volleyball and softball, while also volunteering throughout the college community. Kristi moved to Harnett County 17 years ago as part of a military family supporting the soldiers and families of Fort Bragg, a community she continues to champion. Kristi has over 25 years of client / customer support, focused and driven to always find the best outcomes. Kristi is an experienced legal assistant and works with domestic and civil cases and case management. Kristi resides in Buies Creek, NC with her husband, passionately supporting the wonderful community.
Cheryl Irvin is from Rhode Island where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Legal Administrative Assistant from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Cheryl has over 25 years’ experience as a legal assistant. Before becoming a legal assistant, she was a stay-at-home mom to her three children. She is a widow to Tom Irvin who served in the USMC for 22 years. Cheryl resides in Lillington where she has raised her family for the past 20 years. Cheryl has been working since the inception of Buzzard Law Firm as a legal assistant and assists with personal injury, medical malpractice, traffic and criminal cases as a lead assistant.
Tonya is the office manager at Buzzard Law Firm. Tonya is a North Carolina native and was born a and raised in Chatham County, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and the Boyd School of Business. Tonya has previously worked with the Harnett County School System as a teaching assistant for hearing impaired students and as the principal’s assistant at Harnett Central Middle School. Tonya, her husband and their four children are very active in the community and in her church. Tonya serves as the office manager and also assists with personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil litigation cases.