It was recently my special privilege and honor to present the Advocate Capital, Inc./American Association for Justice Paralegal of the Year Award to the 2016 honoree, Patti Birdsall. The presentation was made in Los Angeles during the American Association for Justice Annual Convention.
Ms. Birdsall is “the linchpin of our office” as noted in the outstanding nomination entry prepared by Brian Beckcom, founding partner of Vujasinovic & Beckcom (VB Personal Injury Attorneys) of Houston, Texas.
In addition to providing best in class assistance to the clients and cases she works, Patti’s list of achievements includes taking first-year associates on discovery field trips, teaching best practices to new paralegals at the firm, and helping legal assistants make the transition to paralegals. She mentors the entire firm. In short, Patti Birdsall is not just an amazing paralegal – she is the consummate professional.
Advocate Capital, Inc. and the American Association for Justice are proud to partner for this award recognizing the hard work, dedication and many contributions of paralegals to our civil justice system. Ms. Birdsall and colleagues like her clearly make a difference helping trial lawyers achieve justice for injured clients.
Congratulations Patti Birdsall and keep up the great work!
Senior Vice President