Department Heads

Eric A. Seeger

Chief of Staff

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Education: Tulane University: B.A., Philosophy, 1989; Tulane University: M.B.A., 1991; Lancaster Bible College: M.A., Leadership Studies, 2009; Harvard Business School Executive Program: Leading Professional Service Firms, 2015

Experience: Eric Seeger is HunterMaclean’s chief of staff. He works closely with Firm leadership to achieve growth and profitability goals. Eric has a national reputation as a thought leader in the legal profession and is a recognized expert in law firm strategy, management, and practice group leadership. Acting in a variety of roles from consultant to strategy director to COO, he has helped hundreds of law firms achieve high-priority goals and improve performance.

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Pamela J. Bennet

Director of HR & Administration

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Professional Affiliations: Member of the Society for Human Resource Management

Education: Florida Community College of Jacksonville

Experience: Pam Bennet is the Firm’s human resource generalist and has been practicing in her field in the Savannah area for twenty years. Her experience is in multiple industries including retail, medical, and industrial in several states.

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andrea-10rt-optAndrea B. Dove

Business Development Director

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Professional Affiliations: Legal Marketing Association; Savannah Marketing Group

Education: Armstrong State College

Experience: As business development director, Andrea is responsible for strategic planning, business connection, and increasing growth opportunities for the Firm and its attorneys. She oversees the Firm’s online presence, marketing, and community outreach. Andrea has a combined seventeen years of experience in non-profit fundraising, board engagement, strategic planning, and brand development and awareness with United Way of the Coastal Empire, Historic Savannah Foundation, and Bethesda Academy. Before entering the non-profit field, Andrea spent over eight years in the banking industry, providing banking, lending, and investment sales and services.

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Mark L. Guyer

Chief Technology Officer

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Education: Harrisburg Area Community College: Associates Degree, Business Management, 1993; Rutgers University: Masters, Business Administration, 2021

Experience: Mark Guyer is HunterMaclean’s chief technology officer based in the Savannah office. Mark is responsible for overseeing the IT department and ensuring that the technology strategy remains aligned with the Firm’s overall strategy. Before moving to Savannah, Mark was the CIO at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, in Mineola, New York, for nine years. Prior to his position at Meltzer Lippe, Mark held technology positions at Dynatech/PoliformUSA/Nova Studio and WindelsMarx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP. Mark has over twenty-five years of experience, over eighteen of those with law firms in New York City.

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Steve-McKnight-HunterMaclean-OPTStephen E. McKnight

Controller

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Professional Affiliations: Association of Legal Administrators

Education: College of Mount St. Joseph: B.A., Accounting, 1984; Miami University: Associates Degree, Accounting and Management Technology, 1981

Experience: Steve McKnight is the Firm’s controller, based in the Savannah office. He oversees the financial operations of the Firm. Steve received his associates degree in Accounting and Management Technology from Miami University in 1981 and his B.A. in Accounting from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1984. During college, he was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Steve has over twenty-nine years combined experience as a controller, including twenty-four years at law firms: sixteen with HunterMaclean and eight with two Ohio firms. He is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators.

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Patti-Schminke-HunterMaclean-OPTPatricia Simmons Schminke

Information and Research Services Director

200 E. Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Professional Affiliations: American Association of Law Libraries; Special Libraries Association; District of Maryland Bar; Maryland State Bar

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law: J.D.; State University of New York, Albany: M.L.S.; Louisiana State University: B.S.

Experience: Patti has been at HunterMaclean since 2010. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day law library operations as well as directing long-range planning to meet the research and information service needs of the Firm’s attorneys and clients. Prior to joining HunterMaclean, Patti was a consultant with the Center for Families, Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was the Truancy Court Program Director. She was the Director of the Mercy Southwest Legal Advocacy Program in Baltimore, Maryland, and an adjunct faculty member in the Paralegal Studies Program at Dundalk Community College.