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..... , . . . . ....... 44 - CAPE GAZE'IrE, Friday, June 7 - June 13, 1996 REAL E00;TATE SETTLEMENTS Ament, Lynch and C; Lrr f'Lrm opens new law office in Lewes Spanish-speaking attorney joins group By Kristen Seal The professionalism of the firm Ament, Lynch & Carr, coupled with the obvious need for a Span- ish-speaking attorney in Sussex County, were two major factors in Guatemala-native Vivian Me- dinilla Longo's decision to join the staff at the newly opened branch office in Lewes. Ament, Lynch & Carr is a firm boasting three partners and four associate attorneys that has been headquartered out of Wilmington for over ten years. Last month, the partners opened a second of- rice in the Red Mill Office Center at 467 Highway One in Lewes. Partner Michael Carr explained that the need for representation by his firm throughout the state has grown and a second office was re- quired. "I have been representing clients in Kent County and I have been active in Sussex County for the last several years. The deci- sion to open this second office is a result of more and more requests from clients for added representa- tion," Cart said. He is joined by partners Susan Ament and F. Ed- mund Lynch. The areas of representation by Ament, Lynch & Carr are princi- pally personal injury and medical malpractice, however the firm al- so deals with real estate planning, estate planning, wills, trusts, worker's compensation cases, au- to accidents, protection from abuse cases, landlord/tenant cases, family law and more. Longo will work full time out of the Lewes office, specializing in family law, worker's compensa- tion cases, domestic cases and protection from abuse cases, how- ever she provides services in a va- riety of different areas of the law. "I think that many people in Sussex County will like the fact that our firm offers a wide variety of services. My background is such to offer family law services, but I also plan on working cases where a language barrier exists," said Longo. Longo was born in Guatemala and moved to the United States at the age of six. Her family moved to Philadelphia because Longo's father, Dr. Otto Medinilla, re- ceived a neurosurgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University. At the age of 14, Longo's family moved to Delaware and she later graduated from Ursuline Acade- my. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Delaware and received her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1993. Upon pass- ing the bar exam, she worked with Delaware Volunteer Le- gal Services and operated the Delaware Civil Law LONGO Clinic at the Widener School of Law where she also served as a professor of do- mestic violence. Longo completed her training with Ament, Lynch and Carr in Wilmington and will work full time out of the Lewes office. She and her husband, Steve, are full time Sussex County residents throughout the summer months, but Vivian will commute during the off-season. "I was attracted to the profes- sionalism at Ament, Lynch & Cart and the firm takes a lot of pride in the fact that families come first," Longo explained. "I had a lot of conditions and I needed a lot of flexibility because I have a lO- month-old daughter and everyone has been so easy to work with," Longo explained that a large number of Spanish-speaking peo- ple live in New Castle County just as in Sussex County, however many more agencies and re- sources are available upstate. She also Said that in New Castle Coun- ty many of the Spanish-speaking members of the community are Puerto Rican as opposed to Guatemalan and Mexican here in Sussex, lending to big differences in dialect and mannerisms. So al- though the number of Spanish- speaking people who would need her services is not necessarily larger in Sussex County, the need is much greater. "I am doing a lot of work with church groups and community groups like La Casita in George- town also. La Casita is only cele- brating its one year anniversary so there is much to be done in assist- ing the Spanish-speaking commu- nity here," Longo added. "We are delighted to have Vi- vian at Ament, Lynch & Carr be- cause of her strong academic background and fluency in Span- ish. We are particularly proud of her role in regard [to the Bermu- da-Ortiz case]," Carr added. Long Neck Road Office: 945-5100 800-321-5914 Your Back Bag Realtors! * New Listin * NO AGE RESTRICTION! PRICED TO SELL QUICKLY AT $21,900 KSI sets openhouse for June 11 Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. will host a community open house on Tuesday, June 11 at its facility at 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford. Gov. Tom Carper has proclaimed June as "Embracing Delawareans with Mental Retardation" month. KSI is the only comprehensive voca- tional rehabilitation facility in Kent and Sussex counties providing spe- cialized services and employment options for Delawareans with disabil- ities. Guided tours will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KSrs open house is one of many activities taking place during the month. For more in- formation call Suzanne Higdon at 422-4014, ext. 3017. ROBERT V. WITSIL, JR.. ATTORNEY AT LAW EVENING AND WEEKEND SETrLEMENTS BY APPOINTMENT 120 SOUTH BEDFORD ST. TEL. (302)855-0120 GEORGETOWN, DE 19947 FAX (302)855-0395 Listing of areas of practice does not represent specialization in these areas. Longo recently represented Jose Bermuda-Ortiz, a Montaire plant employee who lost one finger and sustained damage to two others in a chicken breast machine accident at the Selbyville plant. Longo succeeded in proving Mountaire's responsibility for paying for thera- py, providing worker's compensa- tion, paying medical costs and providing compensation for lost time at work. Between her clients at Ament, Lynch & Carr, her volunteer work with La Casita, various members of the community randomly re- questing her services and her new daughter Victoria, Vivian Longo has no problem keeping herself busy. "If I don't have a full plate I get really bored," she said with a smile. "I've always been that way." The Lewes office of Ament, Lynch & Carr can be reached by calling 645-4545 or (800) 773- 2599. WATERFRONT Must see this home to appreciate! Well maintained - like new - are words that come to mind. This home situated on the water features spacious LR, eat-in kitchen, large deck, Flodde room and the list goes on! Possible owner to qualifl pumhasers - Call today! CALL US WATERVIEW The waterview is breath taking from the Florida room and deck of this well maintained home nestled among the trees. Home also features 3 BR, 2 BA, LR, DR, kitchen, laundry room and more. TODAY! 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Mk- I.g $139,900 SALES RENTALS DEVELOPERS 412S Highway One Rehobolh Beach, Delaware 19971 Ulma Im P.O. C-N. PemsylaAveaue at Route One- Bethmy Buch, De.are 19S30 .,,.,--,