Cheryl David is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and the prestigious Trial Lawyer’s College presided over by Gerry Spence. A former administrative judge, Cheryl is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the ABA-accredited Estate Law Specialists Board, Inc. She is also a member of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council and The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Cheryl takes over 36 hours of continuing education in Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Taxation each year. Her professional capabilities, together with over 30 years in practice, have combined to bring positive change to the lives of over 4,500 clients and their families.
Blaire David McClanahan, Cheryl’s oldest child, is an estate planning, elder law, and estate administration attorney with the Law Offices of Cheryl David. She focuses her practice on helping her clients create well-intentioned estate plans, and also assisting their families after a family member passes away to make sure that their estate plan is properly executed. Additionally, Blaire works with families who are concerned about protecting assets from serious illness and the nursing home. She received her Juris Doctorate from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2014. Prior to attending Elon, Blaire attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. While at NC State University, Blaire received her Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Blaire has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of Elder Law for the past few years and was also awarded certification as a Certified Medicaid Planner™ by the CMP™ governing board.
Blaire is a native of Greensboro, having attended Grimsley Senior High School (Go Whirlies!). While not at work Blaire enjoys traveling, especially to the North Carolina mountains, and vegetable gardening, but most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, George, son Benny, and their two beloved dogs. If you have animals and want to make sure they are accounted for and taken care of by your estate plan, then Blaire is the attorney for you, as she takes pet planning seriously.
Justin Plummer is an Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration Attorney with The Law Offices of Cheryl David. He focuses his practice on assisting individuals and families to create estate plans to generate the most efficient manner of the transfer of assets, property, and wealth. Justin also focuses on probating estates and different types of trusts when a person passes away.
Justin earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he double-majored in Pre-law and Psychology. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia, where he received the CALI Book Award in State and Local Government Law. Before coming to the Law Offices of Cheryl David, Justin practiced in the areas of Real Property, Business, and Estate Planning law in and around the areas of Charlotte and Greenville, NC. Justin is an A.F. & A.M. Freemason and is heavily involved in Rotary International. Justin has been on various Executive Boards for Rotary clubs locally and recently was the Treasurer for the Downtown Rotary Club of Greensboro from 2021-2022 and is the President Elect of the Downtown Rotary Club for 2023-2024.
Justin is also a member of the Greensboro Bar Association, Greensboro Estate Planning Council, North Carolina Bar Association, The North Carolina Bar Association Section of Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, and is a current member of The North Carolina Bar Association Section of Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Legislative Committee. He is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. While not at work, Justin enjoys attending and playing live music, watching the Carolina Panthers, and hanging out with his wife Jena, daughter, and Pointer Holden.
Gia M. Gaster is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Cheryl David. Her practice areas are concentrated in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Adult Guardianships. If helpful to a family as part of the Estate Planning package, Gia also can assist with Confirmatory Adoptions and/or Name Changes.
Gia received her JD from The Elon University School of Law in December of 2018, in the second class to graduate from the two-and-a-half-year program. In 2016, Gia graduated from Guilford College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies and Community Building with Honors, focusing on mediation and bridge building. Before coming to the Law Offices of Cheryl David, Gia was the sole practicing Attorney for Gaster Law, PLLC, in Greensboro, NC. Gia reveled in being on the Court Appointed List as a Guardian ad Litem for adult guardianships where she was honored to advocate for clients who otherwise might be exploited. She also built a “happy making” practice offering legal assistance in Estate Planning, Adoptions, Amicable Divorces and Name Changes.
Gia’s passion for bridging divides began as a school bus driver for children with special needs for the Guilford County School System. From “her kids,” Gia learned that tenacity and courage will see us through tough times. Gia is a bourbon aficionado and a Saturday night grill master! And when not serving Clients, Gia enjoys spending time with her wife, Beth, her three children and granddaughter, and collecting vinyl records.
Casey Losinski — Office Manager
Casey Losinski is the office manager and senior paralegal for our Trusts and Estate Planning Department. Casey has over 20 years of experience in the legal field. She is passionate about helping people in their time of need, professionally and personally. She earned her Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo, before returning to her hometown of Madison, NC, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Outside of the office, you can find Casey homesteading with her family, raising chickens and goats, organic gardening, cooking, baking, and appreciating the simple things in life.
Paula St. John — Probate Paralegal
Paula St. John is a Probate Paralegal at the Law Offices of Cheryl David. She has over 30 years of paralegal, administrative, legal, and management experience and has worked with Cheryl David for over 20 years. Paula has a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies from Colby College and a Master’s Degree in English from UNC-G. She lives in Brown Summit, NC with her husband Joe and son Jamie, along with their Springer Spaniel, Abby, who’s aspiring to be a “work dog” so that she can help out at the office.
Outside of the office, Paula volunteers for ESRA (English Springer Rescue). She also loves to read and watch an unhealthy amount of cop shows on TV (she currently has over 30 shows cued up in her DVR). She is addicted to Words with Friends and Cookie Jam games and loves spending time at the beach.
Genevieve Colletta — Paralegal
Genevieve Colletta is a Paralegal at the Law Offices of Cheryl David. She is a native of Greensboro, NC, and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hope College in Michigan, and a Master’s degree in English and Writing from Roehampton University in London. She received her paralegal certification from Greensboro College. Genevieve has several years of experience in the life insurance industry and has a passion for helping others.
When she’s not at work, Genevieve can be found writing her next book, baking something decadent (and gluten-free), or binge-watching the Great British Bake Off while surrounded by her cats.
Lori MacLaren— Probate Paralegal
Lori MacLaren is a Paralegal in the Probate Department at the Law Offices of Cheryl David. After 20 years of being a VP & Private Banker she decided to pursue her passion for law and went back to school at Forsyth Community College where received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Technology & Legal Assistance. She loves to research statutes and enjoys learning new things every day.
Lori is a member of both the Mayflower Society and the Daughters of American Revolution. Outside the office she likes to garden, watch DUKE basketball, and spend time with her husband, two daughters, three grandsons, and her two corgis.
Julie Yarbrough — Paralegal
Julie is a paralegal in our estate planning department where she meets with clients to review and sign their estate planning documents. Julie is also one of our client services coordinators. Both roles allow her to do the thing she enjoys most – engaging with and being of service to the clients. Julie began her legal career over 30 years ago, starting out as a receptionist, becoming a legal assistant, and then earning her paralegal certification. Julie is passionate about her work and in her words, “since beginning this journey 30+ years ago, I have never had a single moment’s regret for having chosen this path.”
Outside of work, Julie and her “sweetheart,” Brice, enjoy spending time together at their mountain home on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They love going for long drives, visiting local wineries, cooking together, listening to audiobooks, and streaming original series and movies. Julie especially enjoys spending time with friends and family, and painting.
Claudia Oldham — Legal Assistant
Claudia Oldham is a legal assistant in our Trusts and Estate Planning Department. She has over 12 years of experience in customer service and four years of experience in the legal field. Claudia is bi-lingual and speaks English and Italian. She was born in Italy but has been a resident of the United States for over 20 years. She currently resides in Greensboro, NC, with her husband Andrew and son Luca.
When she is not at work, she loves spending time with family, cooking, and watching movies.
Valentina Reyes — Client Services Coordinator
Valentina Reyes is a client services coordinator with the firm and has over 10 years of experience in the legal field. Valentina is tri-lingual and speaks English, Italian, and Spanish. She was born in Italy but has been a resident of the United States for over 20 years.
When she is not at work, she loves spending time with family, cuddling her dog Natalia, and watching Disney movies.
Bianca Cobb — Paralegal, Probate Dept.
Bianca is a paralegal at the Law Offices of Cheryl David. Bianca is a native of Greensboro, NC and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. In her spare time, Bianca loves to hang out with her friends and family as well as travel.
Olivia Kniseley — Legal Assistant, Probate Dept.
Olivia is a legal assistant with the firm. She is currently pursuing her Associates of Science in Computer Science at Guilford Technical Community College where she received Honor Roll recognition for her 4.0 GPA. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, comedy shows, sketching, and playing the guitar/piano/ukulele.
Daaimah (Dee) Reid — Legal Assistant
Dee helps support the Estate Planning Department with the office of Cheryl David. She works closely with the paralegals and the attorneys as she is responsible for the drafting of legal documents.
Dee has previously worked in the Financial Industry with over 16 years of experience in various positions in Banking. Her last position before coming to Cheryl David’s Law Firm was at First Citizens Bank where she served as the Operations Service Supervisor ensuring the overall operations of the bank’s compliance and guidelines were met.
Dee is married with 3 adult children, 1 daughter, 2 sons, a wonderful daughter in law and 3 furry animals who she refers to as her Grand-poohs. Dee is most passionate about spending time with her family traveling and their Sunday dinners. She is a master baker, and she also does some catering as she cooks an array of different foods.
Dee enjoys working with Cheryl David’s Firm because they are not just a firm, they are a family working together to help make clients difficult decisions less complex and help to ease their minds.
Tracy Johnson — Client Services Coordinator
Tracy is in client services and comes to us with customer service experience in the financial, healthcare & hospitality industries. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has also lived in Greensboro most of her life. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, enjoying live music, & spending time with friends, her husband and two children.
Mark David — Client & Staff Development
I’m Mark David and I help the firm with client and staff development and office systems. In my previous career, I, along with my brother, was the owner of our family’s jewelry store in Danville, VA. I am so happy to be able to work with family, my wife Cheryl, two additional smart and great lawyers in the firm, my daughter Blaire and her law partner Justin, and the best support staff of any law office in North Carolina.
More About Your Team at Law Offices of Cheryl David
We’re truly a family business – Cheryl has been practicing law for over 30 years. Cheryl’s daughter Blaire is an Estate and Elder Law Attorney, and her husband Mark is in charge of systems. Casey, our senior paralegal in charge of client experiences, was also referred to us. When she was getting ready to move back to NC with her daughter and husband 8 years ago, her old boss intervened and was 100% right when she told us that Casey was the best paralegal she ever hired, and we needed to hire her.
Our in-office financial team, Wisdom Wealth Care, which is run by Linus and Logan, a father and son team has been part of this office for the last 15 years. Justin, our Estate Planning and Probate Attorney is a dear friend of our family. He shares his passion for music with Cheryl’s husband Mark, and the two may be found any given evening enjoying Greensboro’s Music Scene. Justin is also in a band with Blaire’s husband.
Our front desk is staffed by sisters, Claudia and Valentina, who are fluent in Legalese and Italian. Bianca, our Trust and Probate Administrator, is one of Cheryl’s best friend’s daughter, whom Blaire met through her involvement with GMA.
Our drafting paralegal, Genevieve is a published author and came to us through a friend’s referral and serendipity.