Certified Legal Assistant and Florida Registered Paralegal
Judi likes to remind Jim that they have worked together for more than half of her lifetime! She is one of four children who grew up in Canada, just outside of Toronto. Despite her Canadian ties, she came to Florida when she was 20 years old, the only one in her family to move south. While working as a medical lab technician, she attended St. Petersburg College and became a paralegal. Her first paralegal position was with the original large advertising law firm in Tampa. It was her experience working in a firm that handles large volumes of personal injury cases that showed Judi she desired to be part of a different kind of personal injury law firm.
Judi was hired as Jim’s first legal assistant in his former Clearwater law firm. She quickly distinguished herself as the firm’s senior paralegal and the “go to person” for legal assistants, staff and lawyers alike. About two months after Jim left the practice to open his own firm in 2001, Judi turned in her resignation and joined him. Jim and Judi have worked together for more than 26 years. Judi possesses a unique combination of exceptional paralegal skills and personality. She is the empathetic, compassionate and friendly voice on the phone for each of the firm’s clients. She is the heart of the office. Judi is a Certified Legal Assistant and Florida Registered Paralegal.
Judi and her husband, Joe, have been married for more than 27 years. Their daughter, who lives in Fort Myers, is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition to reading, Judi is knowledgeable about native Florida plants and in her leisure time is part of the “Joe and Judi gardening team” at their daughter’s home.