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I have been working in the legal industry since 1998, starting out as a secretary at a small law firm specializing in tax controversy and bankruptcy work.  In 2002, while working at that firm, I obtained my degree in paralegal studies and a paralegal certificate from Fullerton College.  In 2005 the partners decided to retire and the new managing attorney ceased the bankruptcy work and changed the focus to tax controversy, business transactional and estate planning.   I loved working on trusts and forming business entities and still continue to do so today.
In 2008  I started at the Law Offices of Joseph Carpello where the practice areas were focused on civil litigation, real estate and business transactional.  Although this was a small firm, we had a large workload and handled many cases that you would normally only see in a large firm setting.  I gained much of my experience while working here and became well educated in procedure and trial preparation.  Unfortunately, at the end of 2019, after being there for almost 12 years it was time for Mr. Carpello to slow down and the office was closed. 
During my time working for Mr. Carpello I also spent time assisting a family law firm located in the building and helped out with various cases by preparing and filing documents as needed, along with handling their office management, legal billing and bookkeeping.  I also began preparing trusts and other estate planning documents in my free time for an attorney who had a general practice.  I am currently still doing work for him and am also handling family law, civil and personal injury cases.
Although working in the legal field for over 25 years has taught me a lot, I still love learning new things and pride myself on the quality and accuracy of my work.  I enjoy assisting attorneys with that pending deadline or helping with case flow and also love being able to help those individuals who may need affordable legal document services and assistance in preparing those legal documents they may be struggling with.  
Random fun facts:  I love all things sports and you will find me quite often watching the Los Angeles Chargers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Lakers during their respective seasons.  I never miss a Chargers game!  I am an animal lover and adopted a rescue dog a few years ago that is my furry best friend.  I grew up in Orange County and have always lived in California. My husband and I enjoy spending time at Lake Havasu and we love traveling and visiting new places when we get the chance. 
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