Meet Our Caring Family Law Paralegal, Jodie Almeida.

family law paralegalJodie Almeida is a fourth-generation Charlestonian who values family. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  After college, she worked as a paralegal and volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for Charleston County.

Yearning for a better understanding of the law, Jodie completed a Juris Doctorate and received a Dispute Resolution Certificate at Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. Over her extensive paralegal career, Jodie has gained experiences in Family Law, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Law, and Immigration, which give her unique insight for the problems often faced by our clients.

Though Jodie appreciated her legal education, she felt a strong pull to focus on families.  When she moved back to Charleston in 2004, Jodie decided to teach kindergarten, which only confirmed her deep value for children’s advocacy. In 2012, she identified an opportunity to combine skills from both her teaching and legal experiences by working as a family law paralegal and a Guardian ad Litem.

In her free time, Jodie loves to prepare collaborative art projects to do with her son, practice yoga, garden, read, complete world puzzles, have coffee with friends, go on hikes, and be near the water.

A Dedicated and Empathetic Professional

As our Paralegal, Jodie Almeida frequently communicates with our clients and other offices about documents needed, maintains our clients’ files so the materials are easily accessible, and ensures important deadlines are met. Our attorneys rely on her to obtain important information and relay messages to, and from, clients.  Jodie drafts initial pleadings, ushers our clients through answering discovery, and performs all manner of administrative duties to provide our clients with fantastic service.

Jodie’s hard work makes Dell Family Law a client-centered firm to help with your divorce or custody case. Please contact our South Carolina family lawyers today for a consultation to discuss important transitions in your personal and family life.