Shawnda Hicks joined The Handley Law Center in January 2017 as a legal assistant for Ashton and Family Law Coordinator. She is a busy mom of an even busier grade school daughter. In her limited downtime, Shawnda enjoys art, music, and gardening. She is a lifelong resident of El Reno, with deep family ties to the Canadian County community, and is a proud member of the Cheyenne– Arapaho Tribe.
Kathy Funck has been a legal assistant for more than 30 years, the past 20 of which working directly with Fletcher Handley. Kathy is married to former Canadian County Assessor Ronnie Funck, and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. The ties between the Funcks and the Handleys go back a long way. When Fletcher moved to El Reno in the fourth grade, the first friend he met was Ronnie Funck. They attended the same schools, and grew up within five or six blocks of each other. For many years, Ronnie and Kathy have lived in the home Fletcher grew up in, on Country Club Road, in El Reno. Fletcher lives about two blocks away. The connections don’t end there, however. Dianne Handley is a Deputy County Assessor. Her boss, of course, is Ronnie Funck.
Kathy is very skilled in all facets of the legal field. She has worked with Fletcher primarily in the areas of Personal Injury and Family law; but has significant experience in all areas of civil litigation, as well as preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is clearly the “Radar” of “Mash” fame that keeps The Handley Law Center running.
Lupita Cerbu has a background in law enforcement as a retired Police Officer from the Chicago Police Department where she served for 25 years. In 1998, Lupita moved from Chicago to El Reno, Oklahoma. She remained in the field of law by joining The Handley Law Center in January 2016. Lupita is fluent in Spanish and uses her gift as an interpreter and translator. Lupita always has a positive, upbeat attitude and enjoys being around people. She is the mother of one son, George Cerbu. Her passion for her son, who lives with Down Syndrome, has led her to advocate for acceptance, inclusion, and education for children and adults. She lives out this passion as the Coordinator for the Hispanic Parent to Parent Group of the Oklahoma Down Syndrome Association. In her spare time, Lupita enjoys volunteering, music, reading, and taking walks with her son.