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Overview

After a quarter century as a paralegal, there’s very little in the litigation world that Dee hasn’t seen.

Dee began working in the legal industry as a high school student and was quickly fascinated. She’s served as a paralegal since 1997 and has handled nearly every sort of litigation in her career. Her recent work includes complex cases involving energy matters, contracts, intellectual property and class action suits. Dee often works on multimillion-dollar cases for Fortune 500 clients, and she has supported lengthy bench and jury trials.

While Dee works with a variety of the firm’s clients, she has a particular focus on the financial services and capital markets industries. She manages and lead teams of vendors during trial preparation, organizes and assembles trial materials, coordinates document collection, manages eDiscovery document review, monitors court filings, tracks calendar deadlines, and performs extensive research.

Clients appreciate Dee’s dedication to learning their businesses: her favorite part of her work is the opportunity to dive into so many different industries and issues, and she aims to learn the ins and outs of a client’s business early in a case so that she can better understand their needs. She’s also known for bringing a sense of calm to the proceedings—in trial, she expects the unexpected and has a gift for keeping a case on track regardless of what occurs.


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Education

  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
    • cum laude

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • Dallas Area Paralegal Association
Experience
  • Attended and assisted at several multimillion-dollar trials that were both locally and out-of-town and lasted up to four weeks.
  • Supported a two-week jury trial in federal court.
  • Served as key member of arbitration team for Fortune 500 corporation, solely assembling all arbitration materials and exhibits.
  • Worked on diverse commercial litigation cases, including energy, financial services, contracts, intellectual property and class action.
Outside the Office

Dee and her husband—a former competitive cyclist—love cycling and traveling. They especially enjoy visiting countries where the bike is a common mode of transport, such as Denmark and the Netherlands.

When she’s at home, Dee loves to cook and tackle new recipes on the weekends. She also enjoys a good cabernet and likes to visit the Napa Sonoma area.

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