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Our Team


Melinda Schwartz

Senior Paralegal

Melinda joined Bryan in 2017 bringing 18 years of legal experience. She began her legal career as a Senior Litigation Paralegal for State Farm Insurance Companies where she handled complex bodily injury claims for 17 years prior to retiring from the company and venturing into another area of law. Melinda then handled commercial litigation matters related to arson & fraud, bad faith, insurance coverage, and property insurance as a Senior Paralegal at Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers. Melinda graduated from Georgia Southern University with a business degree and later earned her Paralegal Certification from the National Center for Paralegal Training. She is the mother of two sons, her Boxer puppy Zoe, and most recently, proud grandmother to granddaughter Olivia Claire. Outside of work, Melinda enjoys reading, college football, baking, and needlework. She is an active member of the Linus Project and donates all her handcrafted needlework designs for distribution to local children in hospitals, shelters, and other social service agencies.



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Cristian Gonzalez

Client Experience Paralegal

Cristian joined The Baer Law Firm in February 2022 after graduating from Kennesaw State University in December 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Legal Studies.  Cristian joined the Firm to expand his knowledge of the legal landscape with plans to attend law school in the near future.  Outside of work, Cristian enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, playing golf, and being outdoors with his dog Remi.



Holly Baer

Firm Operations

Holly is the wife of Bryan Baer and mother to their 2 wonderful children, Ellison and Brooks. In addition to running The Baer Household, Holly is helping Bryan run The Baer Law Firm. She is excited for the opportunity after taking a brief break from her 20 year career in the financial services industry. Holly graduated with honors from the University of Alabama. In her spare time she volunteers at her children’s schools and their family church.