Our Staff


L. Ashley Johnson


Ashley Johnson went to law school with one goal: to become a family lawyer.

A quick study and a strong advocate for clients, Ashley has a passion for helping our clients create the stable, peaceful homes that they deserve. She is quick to credit the strong women in her life, including her mother and mother-in-law, with helping her achieve her goals, and she is passing that grit and determination along to her daughter.

Outside of her work, Ashley loves to explore the world (especially by hiking) with her family and friends. Some of her favorite trips include Rome, Yellowstone, and Hawaii, but wherever she travels, Ashley believes that the company makes the trip.

Isabella Hohler


Isabella’s background is a study in practicing hard, playing harder, and being ready to compete.

A former college athlete, Wake Forest Law graduate, and clerk for the North Carolina Supreme Court, Bella brings the tenacity and the compassion that she learned in those settings to her work on behalf of Breeden Law clients.

She is highly strategic in her legal approach, subscribing fully to the Breeden Law model of working toward positive outcomes for our clients through negotiation when possible, and through litigation when necessary. Bella also understands the personal and economic realities that our clients face, and she does her best to move every family toward a stable, sustainable resolution that will serve their long-term best interests.

When she is not in the office, Bella enjoys spending time with family, eating good food, and self-improvement. Of the places that she has traveled, she especially loves Nags Head, North Carolina, Cinque Terre, Italy, and Melbourne, Australia.

She enjoys watching college sports generally and serves as a rare neutral fan in a firm full of conflicting Tobacco Road rivalries. No one in her home works out harder than her toddler son and the family dog, Oliver, who rests all day so that he can get in a solid two hours of fetch every night.

Amanda Opperman

Client Care

Amanda Opperman is a New Jersey native who loves life in the South – but still roots for the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Amanda brings her background and experience working in a medical setting to her role as the client care manager at Breeden Law. From consultation to case conclusion, Amanda is great at clarifying legal language and processes for our clients, and she works hard behind the scenes to make the client experience the best that it can be.

When she isn’t at work, Amanda loves being a wife and a mom to two teenagers, as well as a dog mom to a trio of spoiled pooches named Suzie, Reece, and Roxy. She also enjoys working in her garden, cooking, and reading – especially books by Michael Connelly.

Jamie Glover


Jamie Glover is a born-and-raised North Carolina native, an NC State graduate, and a key member of our legal team.

With years of experience as a family law paralegal and personal experience with some of the issues that our clients face, Jamie is a dynamo who works hard on behalf of every client because she truly cares about every case.

When she is not in our office, Jamie is likely to be working remotely from her Lake Gaston home, spending time with her husband, hanging out with family and friends, rooting for the Wolfpack, and enjoying all of the nature therapy and fun that lake life has to offer.

Asaemi “Emmy” Sosa

Executive Assistant

Emmy was born the Dominican Republic, grew up in the DR and in New York, and brings a passion for processes to her work at Breeden Law.

She is a whiz at developing and maintaining the processes that keep us organized, happy, and productive, and her calm, unflappable demeanor is a huge asset to our staff and our clients.

Truly a lifelong learner, when she is not at Breeden Law, you can find Emmy reading multiple books simultaneously and striving to live by her motto: “There is no infinite happiness, but there are infinite opportunities to choose to be.” She also loves spending time with her children and husband, watching Marvel movies, and exploring North Carolina — especially the Outer Banks.

Beth Breeden Breeden Law Firm

Beth Breeden

Whether she is at the office or at home, helping people reach their potential is the work that Beth really loves.

She sees her role at Breeden Law as working behind the scenes so that our staff members have the tools that they need to deliver a positive client experience and a great value from the first phone call through the conclusion of each case.

  • A former Wake County high school social studies teacher who moved to North Carolina for school and never left, Beth loves to travel and roots hard for the Duke Blue Devils.
  • When she isn’t at the office, Beth enjoys homeschooling her children, reading, writing, photography, and hanging out with the family’s Australian labradoodle, Merlin.

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