Our Staff

Peggy Knotts headshot

Our Staff

Peggy Knotts

Office Manager

Peggy is our Office Manager. She has been Randall Levine's Legal Assistant since 1982. She is an accomplished Office Manager with over 40 years experience in civil and criminal litigation.

Peggy was honored in 2019 by Lawyers Weekly as an "Unsung Hero" for her dedication and professionalism in the law.

She was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and has lived in the area her entire life. She has been married to her husband for 39 years and they have two grown children.

Peggy loves animals and being outside. She enjoys playing softball, working in the yard, cook outs and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Ann Ackley

Legal Assistant

Mary Ann has been a legal assistant at Levine & Levine for 24 years. She has experience in estate planning, corporate and business law, and real estate transactions.

She was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, and moved to Kalamazoo in 1982 to join the Kalamazoo County District Court as a Deputy Clerk. Prior to joining Levine & Levine, Mary Ann was a Court Recorder and Judicial Aide to the Honorable Kenneth E. Long, Kalamazoo County District Court.

Mary Ann and her husband of 38 years have one son. In her free time, Mary Ann enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid Green Bay Packers fan and has held season tickets for the Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Club for over 30 years.


Amy Lafler

Legal Assistant

Amy joined Levine and Levine in January 2022 and has 16 years experience in litigation support.

She was born in Kalamazoo, MI, and lives in the area with her husband of 24 years, their three children, and two dogs Frankie and Gertie.

She loves the beach, traveling, gardening, and scrapbooking. She has a passion for adoption and volunteers at Bethany Christian Services


Nathaniel Brewer


Nathaniel is a senior at Western Michigan University. He is studying criminal justice and political science with a concentration in public law.

Nathaniel began working at Levine and Levine in May of 2023. He is currently planning on graduating from WMU in the fall of 2024 and attending law school soon thereafter.     

In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time outdoors whenever possible.  

Kayla Julien

Legal Assistant

Kayla began her employment with Levine & Levine in April 2023, after graduating from Western Michigan University and completing Boston University‚Äôs Paralegal Program. 

She lived in Schoolcraft, Michigan before moving to Kalamazoo to attend WMU. She currently resides in Kalamazoo with her cat Whiskers. 

Kayla spends most of her free time with friends, singing karaoke, attending church, and shopping. She also enjoys sunny days on the lake with her family.

Bethany Gatsby

Legal Assistant

Bethany has been a legal assistant at Levine & Levine since May 2023.  Having spent over six years in the legal field, Bethany provides a personalized and professional experience for each client. 

Heralding from Missouri, she and her wife brought with them two dogs and four cats.  She possesses a degree in early childhood education as well as a strong academic interest in photography.  In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, gardening, kayaking, and attending local festivals. 

Motek Levine

Attorney at Paw

Mo is a Golden Retriever who joined Levine & Levine in 2017. Mo enjoys spending time daily at the office and greeting clients as they get off the elevator. Mo also attends client conferences and meetings regularly.

Mo is well known throughout the entire 14 floors of the Fifth Third Bank Building in Kalamazoo.

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