With thirty years experience in the Atlanta legal community, starting as an Accounting Assistant at a large law firm right after graduating from Oglethorpe University, my roles have included Legal Secretary, Billing Specialist, Accounting Manager, Senior Paralegal and Law Firm Administrator with large, mid-size and small firms specializing in personal injury, family law, insurance defense and business litigation. Some of my prior employers and associations from whence I learned so much and thrived are Long Aldridge & Norman, Troutman Sanders, Needle & Rosenberg, and Morris Manning & Martin.
A few years ago, I set out to combine my experience, aspirations and interests into one and make a living at it, all while having more freedom in other aspects of life. My reinvention was to set-up independently as a consultant providing specialized service as needed to mid-size to large firms, and more uniquely as a one-person support for sole legal practitioners. If an attorney had a short-term or temporary need for multiple personnel of varying skills but could only afford one, that would be me myself and I. My enthusiasm and need to know all around me had paid off over time and now I can actually pursue a role fitting my personality. Which means, as a Freelancer when you need it, I can support your practice in almost any role - paralegal, administrator, accountant, consultant, etc. Failing my proving myself indispensable, I use my decades experience and "rolodex" to recruit the right fit for your practice. A win-win for all.
As an older child with many siblings, I took on responsibilities very early in life and that has not changed. I am the person that wants to learn every job in a department, and in the organization if possible. I am the person on the commuter MARTA train who invariably spots the confused tourist(s) or that Atlantan that never takes the train except once in a blue moon to and from the airport. Seriously, have you ever been to the Sandy Springs MARTA Train station? There are at least three exits from that thing. And do not even try to park your car near the Office Depot/Max. And what happens if you have people picking you up and you are stuck at the Mount Vernon Road exit of the station and your ride is waiting at the underground parking area for Taxis and Kiss Ride? Well, you'll be lucky if I happen to be at the same train station. You might even be saved from having to approach strangers for assistance because I might approach you first. Yes, I am alert and proactive and constantly concerned that all parts of a puzzle work together to achieve a seamless whole. I have never in my life said, "That is not my job!" If a task needs to be done to promote and support the business, I'm all in. If there is an aspect of your practice that needs fixing, trust me to do my best to make your business thrive!
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AcctgLegal's process is designed to empower the attorney-businessman to delegate administration while you focus on legal practice, increase billable time and maximize client interaction. Whether you need temporary support to get over a hurdle of a mounting work load, or need permanent experienced and efficient staffing, my mission is to enable your growth, arrest turnover and ineffectual work habits and provide solid dependable support that puts your mind at ease while attaining your professional and business goals.