Deanna M. Gouty

Real Estate Paralegal
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.672.5484 Fax 252.672.5477
Post Office Box 867, New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Deanna is the Real Estate Paralegal Supervisor. She coordinates efforts of the Real Estate practice internally and with all other sections; trains staff members; encourages paralegal growth and development; assigns and manages the flow of work in the Real Estate practice; and, performs all real estate paralegal functions under the supervision of an attorney. She has been with the firm since 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Deanna spent a number of years managing a property management company.


  • A.A.S., Paralegal Technology, Carteret County Community College, 1997

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member, Paralegal Division

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