Mary A. Shirley

Mary A. Shirley

Paralegal/Title Manager

Newell Associates, LLC's closing department is managed by Mary Shirley. Mary is a graduate of Bevill State College where she was on the President's list and a member of the Delta Pi Alpha. Mary has been a paralegal for 16+ years. Mary's background and work ethic will help ensure your closings are handled in a timely and professional fashion.

In addition to Mary, attorney Herbert M. Newell, III will provide oversight to execute the closing documents and ensure that it runs as smoothly as possible as well. Herbert has handled several hundred real estate closings including large commercial and residential closing and title. He has many years of experience in real estate law and the title insurance business. Herbert understands the importance of great customer service and will strive to make sure your clients are comfortable and understand the closing documents and that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Please contact Mary Shirley to schedule your next real estate closing at 205-343-0340 or mshirley@newell-law.com. We look forward to working with you soon.

Jamie Ellwanger

Jamie Ellwanger


Jamie Ellwanger joined Newell Associates as a receptionist/assistant in 2021. She provides attorneys solid and reliable assistance and serves as a listening ear to our clients.

Our Probate and Estate Planning clients are often faced with a variety of emotional situations. Jamie presents a calm, helpful and supportive demeanor as she handles their immediate needs, while patiently explaining procedures. While our clients experience open and frequent communication with their attorney, Jamie is an additional liaison between the clients and our firm. She is the initial contact with our clients. She is also relied upon by the attorney and real estate manager for drafting necessary documents, meeting directly with the clients, scheduling appointments and court appearances, as well as keeping the client files organized.

Jamie attended Shelton State and the University of West Alabama. She has many years of experience in business and client relations.

Our knowledgeable staff will direct you to the appropriate attorney and answer general questions related to your case