Legal Support and Administrative Staff

Picture of Diane Libecki-Long Diane Libecki-Long


Diane R. Libecki-Long, NCCP, PLS has been attorney H. Gerald Beaver's senior paralegal for 20 years and is the 2014 Cumberland County Paralegal of the Year recipient. Her primary areas of responsibility include staff support for both federal and state criminal cases, civil rights cases involving law enforcement misconduct, medical negligence actions and federal tort claims. Diane also assists attorney Hal W. Broadfoot Jr. in complex personal injury and civil litigation matters.


Diane is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal, received her Paralegal Professional Certification and Professional Legal Secretaries Certification through NALS.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Cumberland County Paralegal Association
  • NCAJ Legal Assistants Division
  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • NCAJ”s High School Mock Trial Competition

Picture of Danielle ReaDanielle Rea


Danielle Rea is the senior paralegal of attorneys David T. Courie, Sr., Mark L. Hearp and Cristina S. Quantock. Her primary areas of responsibility include staff oversight of the Criminal, Traffic, ABC/ALE and Fort Liberty practice areas. Prior to joining the firm, Danielle served as a Criminal Deputy Clerk at the Cumberland Clerk of Court. She has worked in the legal professional since 2004 in both Cumberland and New Hanover Counties.


Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, CFCC.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 2015-2019: Winner for Best Legal Assistant, Up and Coming Weekly’s Best of Fayetteville
  • Cumberland County Paralegal Association (Vice President 2012-2014)
  • NCAJ Legal Assistant’s Division
  • North Carolina Paralegal Association
  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • Bluff Presbyterian Church Youth Director

Picture of Rosalyn PerryRosalyn Perry

Legal Assistant

Rosalyn Perry is the legal assistant of attorneys David T. Courie, Sr., Mark L. Hearp and Cristina S. Quantock. Her primary area of responsibility is providing staff support for the Criminal and Traffic departments in the Raeford office. Prior to joining the firm, Rosalyn served as a Criminal Deputy Clerk at the Cumberland County Clerk of Court and as a law enforcement officer.

Personal and Community Involvement

  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • Perry’s Youth Football Camp, Assistant

Connie Smith

Legal Assistant

Connie is the legal assistant. Her area of responsibility is providing support in the area of personal injury. Prior to joining the firm, Connie served as a legal assistant for 10 years at a law firm in Wake County. Prior to working in the law field, Connie worked for 12 years in the claims department at a major insurance company.

Personal and Community Involvement

Beta Sigma Phi Hope House volunteer Operation Inasmuch volunteer

Adel L. Bell


Adel L. Bell is a paralegal with attorney Hal W Broadfoot, Jr.. She assists him in the areas of personal injury, wills and estates, and civil litigation. Adel received her Paralegal Certification and is a graduate of the Criminal Justice program at Troy University. She is currently studying to be a licensed Mediator and Conflict Resolution Specialist.

Adel joined the team in 2011, working as a paralegal until her duties as a military spouse moved her to Louisiana in 2013. Upon her return in late 2015 she re-joined the team. Adel has worked in the legal field for over 15 years.


  • Mediator and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Lakewood College
  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Troy University
  • Paralegal Certification, Troy University

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity, Cumberland County
  • Operations Blessings, Inc., Cumberland County
  • The Place Called New Beginning, Inc., (Headquarters Executive Liaison)
  • Hawaii’s Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Convention Bureau (communications liaison 2006-2011)
  • US Army Military Spouse Key Caller (Schoefield Barracks, Hawaii 2007-2010)

Mary Way


Mary J. Way has over two and a half decades of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and legal assistant. She has worked for many firms in the Fayetteville area over her career, focusing on personal injury and default services. In previous Law Firms, Mary has been responsible for public relations, office administration, HR matters, and file management. She is now glad to be back working in the personal injury arena for the Firm.

She has been a licensed notary public since 1991.

Mary absolutely loves the beach (any beach), gardening, and just being outdoors.

Picture of Sherri ThompsonSherri Thompson


Sherry Thompson has served as the Firm receptionist for 10 years. Her duties consist of answering the phones, scheduling depositions and mediations, closing files, and assisting clients upon arrival. Sherry has a 2 year associate degree in Bible Theology and is working toward her doctorate degree. Sherry is a true Southern Belle having grown up in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. She shared adventure with her husband who served in the Navy while living in Guam and had her own boutique called “Sweet and Simple Craft Boutique. Sherry is still crafty and shares her love of decorating at Christmas by putting together our beautiful office decorations.

Leslie Branham

Office Administrator

Leslie ‘Dee’ Branham joined our firm late May of 2014 as our new Office Administrator. Dee provides support to Clients, Staff, and Attorneys working to ensure the firms daily administrative and accounting needs are met courteously, timely and accurately. Dee brings with her a wealth of Administrative experience, from her 20 years in the Health Insurance industry starting as a renewal clerk and ending as a Regional Sales Manager. She later transitioned to a 13 year career in the Manufacturing Industry where she held positions from Accounts Payable Manager, Purchasing Manager and Process Improvement Manager. She is currently serving on the board of directors for Teague’s Home for Homeless Woman through Southview Baptist church.


Six Sigma Certification from NC State University.

She grew up in Chicago, but later in life joined her retired Special Forces father in Hope Mills, NC where she decided to stay and raise a family. She is the grandmother of four amazing grandchildren. Dee loves spending time in the outdoors and with her grandbabies, Son and Daughter, and enjoys teaching 3rd grade Bible school.

Client Reviews
ReliabilityMr David Courie & team said what they was gone to do and got it done! If your looking for an outstanding lawyer, well look no further. I had a traffic ticket that had hindered/Crippled me but his team cleared me. Theirs just not enough words that I can express. But I thank God he lead me to Beaver Courie Law Firm. Michael
ThankfulAppreciative for the help given to our family during a time of uncertainty. He was able to relieve anxiety and unnecessary fear. Grateful for their expertise. Cynthia
Attorney You can TrustDavid is trustworthy and very knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond what is expected and he is very professional in his approach to helping his clients. He made us feel like we were family and he was truly looking out for our best interest. I highly recommend him as an attorney. Mark