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Paralegal Profile: Karen George, FRP

Paralegal Profile:  Karen George, FRP
Karen George

Job Title:  Litigation Paralegal

Employer:  Marcos Rothman Scharf Valdes Nguyen & Goldstein, P.L., Miami, FL

Education/Degrees:  35 years at the University of Legal Employment – degrees just gray hairs

Specialty Areas:  Toxic tort, product/manufacturer liability, medical malpractice, liability insurance defense

Career Highlight:  Founding the Florida Registered Paralegal Committee of the Dade County Bar Association

Future Professional Goal:  Pass the CP and continue to contribute in any way that I can to the paralegal profession, particularly mentoring new and soon-to-be paralegals.

Paralegal Practice Tip:  The work will always be there when you come back tomorrow. Don’t forget to look at the sky, and see the clouds and the birds.

Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress:  I get up, walk around a bit, change my mind, and sit back down with a new perspective. Perspective is the key to everything in life.

Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional:  To not be scared to face whatever comes along. There is ALWAYS a solution and an answer.

Favorite Social Media Site:  I’m enjoying LinkedIn,

Fun Fact about You:  I love a challenge.

Last Book You Read:  Our Nation’s Archives

Cat or Dog Person:  Two German Shepherds I refer to as “The Maniacs” and a cat, Snickerdoodle, who rules the house.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:  Spaghetti! A 100% winner.

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  Not quite a “gadget” but it’s my conscience. That little voice that guides me through life. Without a conscience, where would we be?

Favorite Quote:  “The sun always rises and sets, there is always tomorrow.”

Paralegal/Legal Association Memberships:  National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations (FAPA), South Florida Paralegal Association (SFPA), FRP Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, Miami Dade Legal Support Association (MDLSA), Miami-Dade Association of Process Servers (MDAPS). There must be more, and I apologize if I left anyone out.

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I was excited when Karen agreed to do a profile for Practical Paralegalism, because of her longtime advocacy for the paralegal profession, and also because she is one of the experienced paralegals or mentors collaborating at the new blog, The Paralegal Society.

2 Responses to Paralegal Profile: Karen George, FRP

  1. I'm so happy to see you featured, Karen!! You are certainly very deserving. As my marine corp father would say: "you are a paralegal's paralegal." Nothing could be more true. It's my privilege to know you and work with you in The Paralegal Society.

  2. This is so cool!! Now I really feel like I know you! I can attest that there is nobody better then you!

Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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