Our Team

With over four decades of combined experience, our team has the legal knowledge and experience to serve our clients and community. 

practicing throughout North East Alabama

Personal Injury • Criminal Defense • DUIs •Divorce • Child Custody • Bankruptcy • Wills & Estates • Wrongful Death • Power of Attorney • Juvenile • LLCs

LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & Clay, LLC is a community-oriented general practice law firm founded by partners Michael M. LaPlante, L. Dustin Merritt, Daniel K. Faulkner, Justin C. Wilson and William S. Clay with Thomas M. Semmes and Sara C. Semmes of counsel.

Our Expert Team

Alexis Brown - Administrative Assistant

Alexis is a graduate of Cleburne County High School in 2013. She is currently enrolled in the Paralegal Program through Post University. Alexis joined LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & Clay in 2020.

Amy Adcock - Criminal Law Paralegal

Amy is a graduate of Oxford High School. She went on to attend Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State for Court Reporting. Amy joined LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & Clay in 2019.

Sonya Knight - Bankruptcy Paralegal

Sonya is a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. She is a graduate of Oxford High School and obtained her A.D. from Gadsden State Community College. Sonya has over twenty years of experience in bankruptcy paralegal work.

Tania Ward - Civil/Juvenile/Family Law Paralegal

Tania is a graduate of Lincoln High School and went on to obtain her A.A.S. of Paralegal studies from Gadsden State Community College. Tania has over twenty-years experience as a paralegal. Tania's work focuses primarily around family and civil law.