Nicole Reise
Firm Administrator

As Firm Administrator, Nicole is responsible for the Operations, HR, Financial Management, IT and Marketing for Shannon & Wright.  Nicole collaborates with the firm’s partners to provide strategic planning and manages staff to ensure efficient daily operations to better serve our clients.

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Nicole is a graduate of James Madison University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.

Nicole is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

She resides in Loudoun County, with her husband and two children, where she enjoys volunteering with various organizations in her community.

Patti Adams

Patti supports the firm’s Estate and Trust practice with nearly 30 years of paralegal experience.  Prior to joining the firm Patti focused on business and civil litigation with various firms in Northern Virginia. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Elon University.

Patti is an Alexandria native who enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, along with spending time with her first grandchild.

Taylor Blevins
Legal Assistant

As a Legal Assistant, Taylor supports the firm’s Real Estate and Litigation practices. Prior to joining Shannon & Wright, Taylor supported the managing partner at a large personal injury firm in Delaware for over three years. Taylor is a Towson University graduate and recently relocated to Southern Maryland from her hometown in Elkton, Maryland.

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In her free time, Taylor enjoys spending time with her two dogs, being outdoors, and camping.

Cathy Emhof
Accounting & Billing Coordinator

Cathy has over 15 years of Accounting experience in the professional services industry.  Cathy oversees the firm’s billing operations in addition to managing accounts receivable and accounts payable while providing in depth financial management analysis.

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She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has lived in Alexandria for over 25 years.

In her free time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family including her two puppies, Biscuit & Barkley. She enjoys most outdoor activities, particularly running, and has completed 12 marathons.

Teresa Graham

Teresa is a focused legal professional having worked in Virginia law firms for more than fifteen years. After putting herself through school to earn her bachelor’s degree, she returned to school to become a certified Paralegal. Since then, she has worked in civil litigation, corporate/business law, and transactional practice groups. Earlier in her legal career, she gained experience in family law, personal injury, criminal law, and trust & estate law.

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In her free time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and spoiling her grandchildren. Teresa likes to cook, exercise, go on long walks, have unplanned adventures, and travel. She is an animal lover and has three wonderful dogs. She is also involved in a variety of volunteer work in her community and throughout the DMV.

Chrissy Kopple
Legal Assistant

Chrissy earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Northern Virginia Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College. She is also a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Prior to her transition to a career in the legal field, Chrissy served as vice president of media relations for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and served in communications capacities for Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Chrissy is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

She and her husband, two children and pup live in Alexandria, VA.