Meet Our Staff

Legal Assistants:

Hassan High, Legal Assistant

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, on September 25th. Graduated from the University of South Florida. Graduated from Clayton State University (paralegal studies) and has been with GSL since October of 2005. He previously worked as a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution and as a graphic studio artist/manager in Washington, D.C. before moving to Atlanta. Hassan likes history, music, art, and cooking. His son will graduate from the University of Georgia in December with a degree in music performance, and his daughter is a pre-law student at Georgia State University and is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Susan Beale, Legal Assistant

Susan was born and raised in Towson, Md-a suburb of Baltimore. She then moved to North Caroline attend St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, where she got a degree in French, and she never looked back. She met her husband at college, married there, and they moved to Atlanta in 1973. She has worked as a health claims examiner for orthopedic doctors, and for other attorneys, but mostly in her husband David's law practice. She worked with him in his solo practice for over 25 years and obtained a great deal of varied legal experience. She has 2 daughters; her oldest is working at the CDC in Atlanta and the youngest is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Nashville. She has four wonderful young grandchildren that are the light of her life. She enjoys cooking, reading and being "Meme" to Nina, Jacob, Benjamin and Matthew when not working here at GSL.

Tori Laster, Legal Assistant

Tori is a native of Atlanta Georgia. She graduated from Clayton State University and completed her Paralegal studies at Kennesaw State University. She has over 15 years' experience working in the legal arena. Tori is also an advocate of Community Engagement. She has volunteered at the Atlanta Food Bank, Hosea Feed the Hungry, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. She enjoys mentoring teens and young adults, finding new places to travel and explore, camping, and spontaneous road trips. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.

Receptionist:

Rhonda Heard, Receptionist
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Rhonda attended Atlanta Junior College majoring in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends, and loves meeting and greeting people—whether it’s at work or in the grocery store. Rhonda has three daughters, one son, and a granddaughter. Her oldest daughter is a pharmacist at a children hospital in Columbia South Carolina, her middle daughter is a claim adjuster at one of the largest insurance company in Atlanta, her youngest daughter is in her last year of high school, where after graduation in 2017 she planning to attend Mortuary School, and her son is in his first year of middle school. Rhonda has been married to her wonderful husband for sixteen years and Rhonda has been with GSL as a Receptionist/Legal Assistant since 2008.

Firm Accountant:

Donna Young

Assistant:

Juan Woodfork