Non-Attorney Staff

Judi DelNostro

Legal Assistant

Judi has worked at the firm as a legal assistant since 1978 in support of firm partner Mark Wakefield. “I really love working here and being so involved with our clients,” she said. “When a client gets injured, I enjoy helping guide them through all the stages of the process and answering their questions. I also assist them by carefully maintaining their personal information and medical records, and tracking their medical progress.”

Judi graduated from Brush High School in South Euclid-Lyndhurst, where she completed a secretarial office program. She currently lives in Mentor with her husband and Bichon named Basil. She also has a son who was recently married.

Pamela Dayner

Legal Assistant

Since 1984, Pam has worked as a legal assistant for the firm. She currently assists James Lowe, a partner with the firm. “I always feel fortunate to work in a team environment where we are all treated very equally,” she said. “We are encouraged to think for ourselves and work independently.”

Pam attended John Marshall High School in Cleveland. She enjoys cooking and is an avid animal lover. She currently resides in Cleveland with her roommate and two dogs.

Valerie Neidert

Office Manager

Valerie joined the firm in March 2011, and she is currently the office manager and bookkeeper. She enjoys her job, in part, because her coworkers “are so friendly, outgoing and easy to work with.”

Valerie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Arbor University in Michigan and an associate’s degree in accounting from Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Her employment history includes working for 13 years in the sales and marketing department of a manufacturing company where she managed all aspects of its pricing and financial analysis functions. Prior to joining Lowe Eklund, Valerie was a bookkeeper for another law firm.

She resides in Lorain with her husband and two children. She and her family enjoy the water and boating during the summer. She is currently on the school board of her local school district.

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