Aside from firm attorney Carl Taylor you may also interact with Firm Office Manager Dawn Augustine, Legal Assistant Linda Farro Wood, or Paralegal Andrew Russano. Below is a bit more information about the firm’s support staff.
Dawn Augustine, Office Manager & Legal Assistant
Dawn joins us after 23 years of working as a court Administrator in Kingwood Township Dawn officially retired on December 31, 2018 after 10 years in Milford Borough, 7 years in West Amwell Township, and 23 years in Kingwood Township. Dawn has lived in Kingwood Township for the past 28 years and she and her husband have raised two sons. Both have graduated college. One is a civil engineer, living in Vermont and her other son lives in Texas and works in Mass communication.
Dawn and her husband of 26 years are in the process of building a house in Vermont and are looking forward to moving there in the next few years. They love to snowmobile, and they want to try kayaking. Dawn loves to read and always has a stack of books to read in her
Linda Farro Wood, Legal Assistant
Linda comes to us with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Throughout her career she has held senior management positions in marketing and financial management. Most recently she held the position of President & CEO for United Financial Services Federal Credit Union. Linda was instrumental in merging United Financial with Advanced Financial Federal Credit Union upon her retirement in April 2016. Prior to joining Carl Taylor Law in March 2019, Linda worked part time in a consulting capacity for the credit union industry.
Linda has a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Montclair State University and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University.
Linda is a NJ native and has lived in Readington Township for the past 25 years. She raised two sons, both of whom have graduated from college and hold technical positions in the computer science industry. Linda also owns a home in Vermont and visits it frequently. She enjoys skiing, kayaking, horseback riding, and reading.
For the firm Linda will handle a variety of tasks including using her years of experience and knowledge of finance to assist clients with complex equitable distribution issues.
Andrew Russano is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in political science and Minor in Sociology in just 3.5 years. Upon graduation, he took his expertise in managing school, working in a pizzeria and managing a storage company (all at the same time), into the private sector. Within 7 months working for Flemington BMW, Andrew pioneered innovative programs which increased the overall experience for all customers visiting the dealership; while simultaneously drastically increasing workflow and productivity.
After a few short months Andrew went back to school to receive his Master’s in Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law within 9 months.
From Pittsburgh, Andrew moved back to NJ where he became involved in local politics. First as having the honor of working as the Regional Field Director for Congressman Leonard Lance’s reelection campaign; while simultaneously serving every constituent of the county in 2018. as the Political Director of the Hunterdon County Republican Committee.
At the firm Andrew utilizes his unique background in both law and marketing to assist the firm with creative client education programs, paralegal assistance, and firm branding and marketing initiatives. Andrew is also the owner of ACR Consultancy, where he assists government and private sector clients in growing their businesses.