Expertise

A seventeen-year career as senior law clerk to Judge Philip J. Padovano at the Florida First District Court of Appeal informs my ability to edit briefs, motions and other legal documents so as to ensure clarity, precision and effectiveness.  Clerking at the court involved constantly reading briefs and motions, writing memos for a panel of judges to read, and writing and editing everything from court orders to opinions for publication in the Southern Reporter.  Since 2015, I have also continued to work on a contract basis with Judge Padovano, reviewing and editing his Civil Practice and Appellate Practice books for their respective annual updates.  

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This extensive experience within the judiciary and beyond has afforded me the insight to help clients avoid common pitfalls in their writing that severely undermine a litigant's credibility in the eyes of the courts.  My exceptional communication skills, sharpened in earning my B.A. in English and my law degree, equip me to review documents in granular detail and with uncommon proficiency. 

My expertise elevates my clients' written legal rhetoric to the level of excellence that makes a document stand out from the flood of papers courts see every day.  Colleagues say I have a personality that makes me easy to work with and that I have a knack for explaining difficult concepts in an easily understandable way.  I draw on these abilities to review and edit other attorneys' written work product, for the ultimate benefit of their clients.