Office Staff

SabahSabah 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.



Deanna Morris 2Deanna Morris has worked with Thomas E. Albro since 1991, and with Thomas Hendell since 2015.  She is the litigation paralegal and spends the majority of her time assisting with medical malpractice and personal injury cases.  She is experienced in managing cases from intake through the discovery process, including trial preparation.  Deanna graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Social Science and a minor in Paralegal Studies.



Debbie Nelson originally hails from the great State of Texas and has called Charlottesville her home for almost 20 years.  She has been a legal assistant at Tremblay & Smith since October 30, 2000, assisting Tom Albro, Tom Hendell and Evan Mayo.  Before moving to Charlottesville, Debbie’s background was in real estate, working in client relations at Equitable Relocation, 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 1Colleen Cole is the domestic law legal assistant to John K. Taggart, III and Melissa M. Ritter.  She brings over 25 years of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant to Tremblay & Smith.  She resides with her husband in Louisa County, Virginia.