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California resident and former legal assistant Paula Lawlor has been named “Consumer Advocate of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Ms. Lawler is the founder of the nonprofit organization People Safe in Rollovers.
The former legal assistant was called “The Erin Brockovich of vehicle-roof safety” by Automotive News and is now a self-made roof crush consultant to attorneys across the country, working on trials against Ford, GM and DaimlerChrystler.
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Ms. Lawlor started her career as a specialist in roof crush injuries in 1992 by working as a legal assistant for personal injury attorneys. She became “adept at finding witnesses and culling out important documents that clearly showed that automakers were clearly to blame for the roof crush injuries in rollovers.”
Her passion for her work is clear, and she loves helping the families of rollover crash victims. Ms. Lawlor has the people and research skills which define many successful paralegals.
“I had no background, no training, nothing,” she says. “But I’m a natural Private Eye. I’m organized and I use my artist’s eye for detail. Most importantly, I connect with people and end up with the most information.”