Kelly MillsKelly


School: University of South Florida, B.S. in Criminology

Favorite Sport to Watch? I love NASCAR! 

Interestingly, the house that I grew up in is right around the corner from our office. My favorite part about my career as a paralegal is that I learn something new every day. Each client and their cases are unique and I have a chance to impart the knowledge that I’ve gained while being a part of Hancock Injury Attorneys.

I was born in Plant City, Florida. However, I was adopted when I was less than 48 hours old and brought home to Carrollwood. In 1995, I was selected as a dancer to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. From 1997 to 2000, I was a professional dancer at Busch Gardens Tampa Florida. I was also a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader during the 1997, 1998 and 2002 football seasons, which included traveling with and cheering for the team during Super Bowl XXXVIII in San Diego, California, and am honored to have a Super Bowl XXXVIII ring.


Kelley FordyceKelley


School: Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC , 2002 B.A. in French

My Solace?  I have a passion and love for wine.

I am one of the paralegals here at HIA.  I began my career in law back in 2009. One of the joys of my position is meeting with our clients.  I want them to feel welcome and at home the minute they walk through our door. 

My family has always come first in my life and, to me, our clients are no different.  My husband and my two boys are my support system and I want our clients to know that they have a great support system here as well.


Erika VentoErika


School: University of South Florida, 1992, B.S. in Political Science

What’s different about your altar ego? I fancy myself an adventurer while on vacations, i.e. ATV riding, rock climbing, zip-lining, taking pictures with exotic animals [but would never do these things at home].

Early on in my career I decided to volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem [GAL] or a voice for the children in court.  It was a very rewarding, if not eye opening, experience working with these individuals who truly need your assistance.  I believe that this experience just encouraged me to want to always help the “underdog” and continue to work as a paralegal for clients that were injured and needed assistance weeding their way through a sometimes difficult legal system. 

On a different note, being a past GAL also made me realize that being a parent is a special privilege and my husband and I strive to be the best parents possible to our 9 year old daughter, Addison.


Gabrielle PilotoGabby

Marketing Director

School: University of Florida, 2015, B.S. in Telecommunications-Management with a Concentration in Business and Minor in Dance

Ideal Night? Sushi, Netflix, a Pimm’s Cup and a comfy couch.

As the Marketing Director at Hancock Injury Attorneys, my job is to showcase how truly great & unique our firm is to all Tampanians. Using all things social media, SEO and a plethora of other techniques, I make sure those that should know about our law firm, do.

As a third-generation Tampa native my love for this historic city runs deep. Other things I love include my big Italian/Cuban family, my Alma Mater: the Florida Gators, Harry Potter, NPR & traveling with my friends. I can quote something from probably every “Friends” episode and when someone says, “Have you gone to that new (Fill in the blank) restaurant yet?” the answer is most certainly, yes.

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