Tracy Hendrix

Job Title: Paralegal

Employer:  Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A.; Pensacola, FL

Years of Paralegal Experience:  23

Education/Degrees:  AS in Legal Assisting (1995); CLA (1995); CLAS (1999); Florida Registered Paralegal (2008)

Specialty Areas:  Civil Litigation/Trial – Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Disputes, Contract Disputes

Career Highlight:   Each time a client expresses their gratitude for a job well done.

Future Professional Goal:  Explore new areas of law.

Paralegal Practice Tip:  Always take the time to really listen.

Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress:  Taking care of myself – exercising, reading, and planning ahead.

Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional:  Dogged determination

Favorite Internet Resource:  Florida Law Online (free),

Favorite Internet Resource:  Time Matters® Practice Management Software,

Favorite Social Media Site:  LinkedIn,, allows me to meet people with similar professional interests, and stay in touch with those with whom I have worked in the past.

Fun Fact:  I am more adept using power tools than kitchen appliances.

Last Book You Read:  Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project (2009) – A nice gift from my daughter that documents one person’s proactive approach to changing her life for the good of herself and of those around her.

Star & Dobie

Cat or Dog Person:  I have two miniature pinschers (Star & Dobie) who are a constant source of entertainment.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:  Potato Salad

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  Android Smartphone

Favorite Quote:  “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Paralegal/Legal Association Membership:  Northwest Florida Paralegal Association (NWFPA)

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