You're Going to Love Our Friendly, Experienced Office Staff!

Annette Crosby, Legal AssistantAnnette Crosby with Miller, Crosby and Miller

Annette has more than 20 years experience in legal assisting, most in the field of personal injury and commercial litigation. From beginning to end, she is an expert in ensuring that the myriad details surrounding complex trial work go smoothly for Miller, Crosby & Miller clients. Annette thrives on the challenge of providing the detailed answers and information that make our clients the best prepared, most confident defendents possible. Her personal touches include court and deposition date reminders, extra background reading and even help with what to wear on court day when needed. Her experience has helped walk countless clients through the complex legal maze of commercial and personal litigation to success.


Debbie Dean, Legal Assistant & Office Manager

Debbie DeanDebbie, a Polk County native, has 30-plus years of legal experience and has been with our firm for more than 25 years.  She came to work for Tommy Miller at Miller & Sweat in 1980, left for a few years in 1988, and fortunately for us, returned in 1994. Debbie's primary work is in the areas of wills and probate--matters she handles with sensitivity and efficiency. She's also our office manager; solving problems before they happen and keeping things running smoothly. Outside of work, Debbie is an avid reader and enjoys scrapbooking and spoiling her grandson. 


Karen Pilcher, Courier

describe the imageWe keep Karen on the go as our courier and general jack- (or shall we say jill?) of-all-trades around the office. She's a Lakeland native, a graduate of Lakeland High,  and actually met her husband at a Dreadnaughts football game! Her work experience, after receiving a degree from Polk Community College, includes accounting, banking, payroll, benefits, and accounts payable. Away from work, Karen loves her granddaughter, art and music, in that order! She's an avid painter and enjoys seeing her favorite artists in concert when they come to the area. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family. Karen has two adult daughters, and a beloved granddaughter.



Paula Stone, Receptionist

Paula moved to warm and sunny Florida from Rhode Island in 1972, and Miller, Crosby and Miller clients are thrilled to have her. She came out of retirement from a 25-year career with a Fortune 500 company to join us ten years ago, and today she is the voice that greets you when you call and the smiling face you see when you walk through our front doors. we are pretty sure she's never had a bad day! Paula Stone with Miller, Crosby and MillerPaula is a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she has won numerous awards over the years for the volunteer work she has done for veterans and the youth of our community. When she’s not working or volunteering, Paula enjoys working in her yard, keeping up with the sports teams from her native New England, and most of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Marie Warner, Real Estate Assistant

IMG 3418 resized 600Marie joined the firm more than 15 years ago, and helps keep our real estate area efficient, accurate--and fun to be around! She handles the accounting for the real estate trust account as well as the accounting with Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, LLC. Originally hailing from Michigan, Marie's been a Floridian since 1970, and never complains about the heat (mostly!). Aside from work, she stays busy helping our community through her memberships in the Eagles, the Elks, and the Moose. And when you meet her mom, you know from whence came her charm! Marie's favorite activity of all is spending time with her five children and nine grandchildren.