The Fountain Hills Law Firm Team


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Tait D. Elkie, Attorney / Owner

Tait D. Elkie is a graduate of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies in 1997. He then attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree in 2002.   Read More »

Michele Elkie, Office Manager

Michele Elkie is a graduate of York University, Ontario, Canada, where she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Education. Prior to joining Fountain Hills Law Firm in 2009, she was a school teacher for nine years and taught grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. With her creative abilities and high standards for quality, Mrs. Elkie manages Fountain Hills Law Firm, ensuring a warm and welcome environment. She oversees its daily operations, accounting, billing, and client management.

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Marites Rodwell, Legal Assistant

Marites Q. Rodwell is a graduate of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Prior to joining Fountain Hills Law Firm in 2017, she worked for years in her family business in the areas of administration and sales. Mrs. Rodwell has also worked for several retail companies in the Boston area. Mrs. Rodwell is responsible for greeting clients, handling front office reception and telephone duties, and also supporting the firm in a variety of administrative office duties. Mrs. Rodwell’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, and pursuing fitness activities.


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Renée Pertnoy, Paralegal

Renée Pertnoy is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She also earned a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State University. She joined Fountain Hills Law Firm in 2018, bringing with her many years of legal experience in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. Ms. Pertnoy is responsible for handling various aspects of the firm’s personal injury cases and estate planning matters. She is passionate about helping to make the personal injury claims process as painless as possible for our clients while ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. Ms. Pertnoy enjoys the outdoors and her hobbies include running, staying active at the gym and spending time with friends and family.

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Emilie Elkie, Greeter/Office Assistant

Emilie Elkie is an Arizona native and has lived here her entire life. Ms. Elkie is the firm’s toughest negotiator, who is steadfast in pursuing and achieving her personal goals and desires. Her passion for her work is second only to whatever else may pique her interest and attention at the moment. She is the pride and joy of Tait and Michele, and can often be seen visiting the firm and chatting up clients.

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