The Experience You Need Helping to Preserve Your Assets, Your Dignity
and Your Children's Innocence.

Our Staff

Providing Skilled Assistance to Our Naples Divorce Lawyers

At Family First Legal Group, we believe that what sets our firm apart is the team that we have assembled. Everyone on our staff is skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing each client with the thorough representation they deserve. Our commitment to a positive client experience during a challenging, often emotional legal matter is absolute. We have seen firsthand the impact that divorce and other family law matters can have on an individual, and have made it our mission to make their transition to the next chapter of their lives as simple as possible.

To learn more about how our divorce lawyers in Naples can help you address your legal matters, call Family First Legal Group at (239) 319-4441. Our team is proud to serve clients throughout Collier and Lee Counties.


Amanda Spartz

Administrative Assistant

Amanda is originally from Northern Illinois and relocated to Naples in the summer of 2007. She always had a passion for law and was amazed at the amount of legal classes her high school offered. This helped her continue her journey into college where she majored in Pre-Law at Florida Southwestern State College. Amanda is now at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Legal Studies. Joining the Family First Legal Group team was her first step into her law career path and she could not be any happier working with such an amazing and caring staff.

When Amanda is not working or studying for classes, she spends her time at the dog beach or dog park with her labrador retriever, Jake.


Amy Vaughan

Discovery Director

Amy grew up in a small town (as in 10,000 people) in southern Missouri. After her mom fell in love with the place after a visiting a friend, she moved to Naples in 2005.

Amy worked at the front desk of an executive complex for 10 years. During that time, she worked with numerous attorneys and court reporters who conducted business in the complex. She became more intrigued by law and made the decision to go to school to obtain her Paralegal Certification.

In Amy’s free time, she enjoys going to rock concerts, spending time with her rescue dog, Lizzy, and sitting at home working on a good puzzle book.


Doresmi Torres Griffiths


Doresmi (Dores) has over eighteen years experience as a paralegal, specifically focusing on family law for the last thirteen years. Dores is a Florida Registered Paralegal and is currently working on becoming a certified court interpreter.

Dores is a creative problem solver dedicated to assisting clients with compassion during a difficult time in their lives. She values knowing that the end result of a case is the stepping stone for clients to begin their new journey in life.

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Naples, Dores now lives in Cape Coral with her husband, two children, and her rescue fur baby, Kiki. Dores is a pastor's child and is an active member in her church. She enjoys snuggles with her two nuggets (her kids).


Gill "Jill" D'Achiardi

Client Intake Specialist

Originally from the Chicago area, Gill relocated to Naples in 1997. She graduated from FGCU in 2010 with a B.A. in Legal Studies. Shortly after, Gill married her husband who was enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps. After being stationed in Jacksonville, NC and having their first child, they chose to make Naples their permanent place of residence. There is no better place they would prefer to raise their family and are grateful to be part of this wonderful community.

Gill is very family oriented. When not in the office, she spends any time she has planning barbecues, coordinating slumber parties for her nieces and nephews and organizing Family Park Party Sundays. Both her and her husband love camping and take every opportunity to 4-wheel and trail blaze throughout Southwest Florida.


Jenna Ritter


Jenna is a rarity of South Florida…she’s a native! Originally from Homestead she has lived in Cape Coral since 2001. She began her legal career in a Personal Injury law firm at only 16 years old and has worked solely in Family Law since 2006. Jenna has a passion for family law, having been through a paternity case herself, and continues her knowledge by being involved with the Association of Family Law Professionals.

Jenna is a proud Mother of three; her son, Aaron, and two stepchildren, Ashley and April. Prior to marrying her amazing husband, Kevin, in October 2013, Jenna was a single mother to her son. This experience helps her relate to clients and gives her a great desire to help others.

In her spare time, Jenna is a very dedicated "Baseball Mom.” When not at work, she is more than likely at a baseball field. She is also on the Board of Directors for Cape Coral National Little League.


Katie Lang

Legal Assistant

Katie is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She fell in love with Naples when vacationing in 2004 and moved here immediately.

Katie has worked with several attorneys in Naples and the surrounding counties over the last decade. She became more intrigued by law and made the decision to go to school to obtain her degree in Paralegal Studies. Katie recently obtained her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies (graduating Summa Cum Laude), became a Florida Registered Paralegal and Notary Public, and is now continuing her education to obtain her Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies.

In Katie’s free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her son, Gavin, her foster daughter, Pamela, and her Maltipoo, Gemma, and relaxing at home watching a good movie.


Katie Peterson

Contract Firm Administrator, Director of Operations

Katie is a happy wife and mother of twins, who keep her rather busy. She was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and moved to Naples in 2010.

She spent over 15 years in the media industry, focusing on online and print advertising, sales, marketing and production including acting as the Director of Operations for a National magazine for well over a decade. With all of this knowledge, she started her own consulting business (Family First Consulting Group, LLC) with a focus on helping small businesses with their day-to-day operations, marketing initiatives, financials, staffing and more on an executive level. She works with Family First Legal Group on various projects and is constantly helping to create and update the Firm's policies and procedures to make our office as efficient as possible and to ensure that clients receive the best service possible from the staff.

Should you or someone you know have a business that could use Katie's expertise, feel free to reach out to her at

In her spare time, Katie enjoys being outdoors whether lounging or paddle boarding at the beach, swimming at her pool or basking in the glorious sun Naples has to offer. She always wanted to be a chef, and loves cooking, watching cooking shows/competitions and finding new restaurants to dine at around town.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “Alex was great about relaying new information that he would receive in a timely manner.”

    Former Client

  • “I would highly recommend Mr. Peterson and his helpful, caring staff for anyone in need of legal council in the area of family law.”


  • “Friendly, cost conscious, responsive, and respectful. They know the law and are always prepared.”

    Naples S.

  • “I would highly recommend him to anyone.”


  • “I want to thank wholeheartedly the professionalism and interest shown throughout the process.”


  • “He will always be there for you and will never fail you or let you down.”


  • “Everyone there helped me out so much and if I had any issues or questions they were on top of it.”

    Julie K.

  • “I am a lawyer and I never realized what a daunting task it is to find the right lawyer for my divorce.”


  • “Alex Peterson and his staff always begin by taking however much time is needed to fully understand the situation and how they can best help to protect the parties involved - especially the children.”


  • “My gratitude is overflowing. To you both and your entire staff, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. You are ROCKSTARS.”

    Christina S.

  • “My experience with Alex Peterson and the entire staff at Peterson Family Law exceeded all expectations!”


  • “Friendly staff, with helpful and dedicated attorneys.”

    Alejandro G.

  • “They went above and beyond the call of duty. I can highly recommend this Firm.”

    Jim B.

  • “During the difficult task of divorce, the Family First Legal Group helped my family and I with everything and anything I needed.”


  • “He will not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone he thinks could use your services.”


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