Our offices couldn't run without the support of our incredible and diligent staff members. We thank them for their decades of experience working for us and for the immense benefit they contribute to our clients.

We are honored to have them working alongside us as valued members of our team.

Sabah Herman

chief operations officer & general office manager

Sabah Herman joined Tremblay & Smith in 2015 as the General Manager/COO.  Sabah is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and worked in law firms in San Francisco before moving to Charlottesville in 1992.  She previously worked at Monticello and managed a law firm for several years before her current position.


Colleen Cole

Debbie Nelson

paralegal & Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Domestic Law

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Defamation & Personal Injury

Colleen Cole is the domestic legal assistant to John (Jack) K. Taggart, III, Melissa M. Ritter, Andrew I. Offman, and Megan M. Flowers.  She brings over 30 years of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant to Tremblay & Smith.   She resides with her husband in Louisa County, Virginia.

Debbie Nelson originally hails from the great State of Texas and has called Charlottesville her home for 24 years.  She has been a legal assistant at Tremblay & Smith since October 30, 2000, assisting Thomas (Tom) E. Albro, Thomas M. Hendell and Evan D. Mayo.  Before moving to Charlottesville, Debbie’s background was in real estate, working in client relations at Equitable Relocation in Dallas, as a title abstractor in Quitman, Texas, and at National City Mortgage in both Dallas and Charlottesville.  She attended Eastfield Community College in Dallas.  When not busy with her work, Debbie enjoys volunteering at church and in her community.

Colleen works in support of attorneys: Melissa M. Ritter, Andrew I. Offman, Megan M. Flowers, and John (Jack) Taggart, III.


Debbie works in support of attorneys: Thomas (Tom) E. Albro, Thomas M. Hendell, and Evan D. Mayo.