MICHELE TAWZER

Certified Paralegal

Areas Of Practice – 100% of Practice Devoted to Family Law

CONTACT
Michele@sbcf-famlaw.com
Phone: (813) 251-9200 Ext. 123

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Michele Tawzer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1999 from University of South Florida.

Michele’s professional certifications and accreditations include Certified Paralegal status through the National Association of Legal Assistants and Florida Registered Paralegal status through the Florida Bar.

Michele joined Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA in 2004 as one of the firm’s certified paralegals, devoting herself 100% to the area of marital and family law.  Michele has over twenty years of family law litigation experience.

Michele is an active member of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association whose mission includes setting the standard of excellence for the paralegal profession through its work on regulations, ethics, and education.

Legal Experience:

  • Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA (Tampa, FL) (2004-present)
  • Legal Eagle Support Services (Tampa, FL) (2004-2004)
  • Catherine M. Catlin, P.A. (Tampa, FL) (1995-2004)
  • Allen, Dell, Frank & Trinkle, P.A.  (Tampa, FL) (1993-1995)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (2004-present)
  • Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (2005-present)
    Board of Directors, 2007-2008
    Newsletter Editor/Committee Chair, 2006-2008

Speaking Engagements:

  • Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals, HalfMoon Education, Inc.; June 2016
  • Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education; November 2013
  • Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, Institute for Paralegal Education; February 2007, February 2008
  • Using Multimedia at Trial: Considerations and Tips for the Florida Legal Professional, Institute for Paralegal Education; December 2004
  • Advanced Legal Drafting for Florida Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education; November 2004

Published Works:

  • Keys to Managing Financial Information, Institute for Paralegal Education; November 2013
  • Investigative Research: Public Records and “Publicly Available” Information, Institute for Paralegal Education; February 2008
  • Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local, Institute for Paralegal Education; February 2008
  • Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law, Institute for Paralegal Education; February 2007, February 2008
  • Pulling It All Together At Trial, Institute for Paralegal Education; December 2004
  • Using Case Management Programs and Litigation Database Systems, Part I, Institute for Paralegal Education; December 2004
  • Conquering Complex Legal Writing, Institute for Paralegal Education; November 2004

Certifications & Accreditations:

  • Certified Paralegal (2005-present) National Association of Legal Assistants
  • Florida Registered Paralegal (2008-present) The Florida Bar
  • Notary Public State of Florida

Education:

  • University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1999)