Personal Injury Insurance Claims Analyst
Laura's areas of expertise include liability investigations and property and casualty insurance issues. She has been an insurance claims analyst in the Fort Myers area for the past 28 years.
Laura works closely with the attorneys in our firm, and our clients, in settling property damage and bodily injury claims.
Originally with another area law firm, Laura left to pursue an insurance career as a Property & Casualty agent, expanding her knowledge of personal & business insurance issues. She returned to work in the law field at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman Rice & Purtz, managing their Port Charlotte and Cape Coral Offices as a Claims Analyst.
She is one of the original employees who helped form Goldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone, LLC, in 2000, (now known as Goldberg Noone, LLC), serving as their Senior Claims Analyst in the Port Charlotte and Fort Myers Offices.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Laura graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. Prior to relocating to Southwest Florida in 1985, Laura owned and operated five custom photo finishing labs in Syracuse, NY.
Laura is the proud mother of two very successful children. Her son is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and her daughter graduated from the University of Central Florida.
Antoinette “Toni” Thrift
Toni's specialty areas as our litigation paralegal include personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. She has lived in Fort Myers for most of her life, having moved to this area from upstate New York in the 1970s.
Toni began her career as a radio announcer and local talk show host. As a radio personality, she also worked in the areas of marketing, public relations, promotional events and advertising.
After a decade in radio, Toni became a family law paralegal and office administrator. Eventually, intrigued by personal injury and wrongful death litigation, she gravitated toward those areas of law. Toni worked for 12 ½ years at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, followed by 5 years as an insurance defense paralegal. In 2001, she returned to the Plaintiff side of the equation when she joined our team.
Toni pursued paralegal studies at Edison State College, followed by Business Administration at Barry University. In 2008, having met the requirements set forth by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, she became a Florida Registered Paralegal.
When not at the office, Toni is most likely to be found in the pursuit of all things equestrian. She and her husband enjoy training, riding and camping with their three horses.
Nicole “Nikki” Walton
A North Fort Myers native, Nikki began working in the legal field at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, P.A. in 2001, after working in office administration at Mermaid Manufacturing, Inc.
Nicole joined the Goldberg Noone, LLC family in May 2006. She works closely with your attorney, providing support documentation and research records to the trial team, and ensuring that all of the required court documents are filed and recorded regarding your case.
Nikki has two sons – or four, if you count her beloved bulldogs. She loves to read and exercise, and also is currently working on becoming a Personal Fitness Instructor.
Nikki is a passionate football fan, enjoys running and working out, and enjoying everything involving the great Florida outdoors. She is actively involved with her boys' sports activities, (here son plays football for the University of Arizona), and gladly volunteers for many organizations and sports leagues. .
Michelle is attorney Mike Noone's personal assistant, and Legal Assistant to our trial team. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, she came to Naples in April of 1991. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and also attended American Institute for Paralegal Studies to obtain her paralegal certificate.
In 1991, Michelle embarked on her legal career in the Naples Office of Goldberg, Goldstein & Buckley. She steadily advanced her career through the company, learning the business of law and providing an array of case research, court documentation, records filing and countless other duties in support of the firm's lawyers and insurance specialists. Michelle has worked side-by-side with Attorney Mike Noone continuously since 1999, and is proud to have been with our firm since we opened our doors in July 2000.
Michelle lives in Cape Coral, and she loves to spend her free time perfecting her tennis backhand. She is also involved with several local community organizations, and enjoys volunteering in support of events and programs that provide charitable and philanthropic benefits to the people of Southwest Florida.