With an impressive 19 years of experience in the legal industry, Melisa Rodriguez is a paralegal in our Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. Her role involves a multitude of responsibilities, all aimed at simplifying the litigation process for our clients and ensuring clear communication throughout.
Melisa’s regular workweek encompasses a mix of activities, including conducting investigations, assessing discovery responses, and overseeing the adherence to case deadlines. Her responsibilities extend to tasks such as the preparation of Witness and Exhibit Lists, and ensuring timely compliance with trial deadlines. Furthermore, she plays a pivotal role in assisting with discovery responses and readying our attorneys for mediations and arbitrations. Melisa is recognized for her adept communication skills, particularly in her interactions with experts, which are a vital component of our litigation process.
Melisa brings a wealth of experience to her role. She holds a 620 All Lines Adjusters License granted by the State of Florida, a Florida Notary commission, and a Real Estate Paralegal Certificate from FSW. Additionally, she has a Certificate of Completion in Knowledge eDiscovery Technology from the Association of Certified E-Discovery and National Society for Legal Technology. Melisa’s career has predominantly been with plaintiff firms for the past 15 years. She also worked for as a property and casualty adjuster, further enhancing her proficiency.
What excites and challenges Melisa the most about her work is the investigation process of litigation. Each case, while sharing some similarities, presents unique aspects. Gathering the necessary documents and information to prepare for trial is a continuous learning experience that keeps her engaged and motivated.
Originally from New York, Melisa has called Florida home since she was 12. Outside of her professional life, Melisa is a dedicated mom of two boys who enjoys travel, being in nature, and discovering hidden culinary gems. In the past year, she has been on a cruise to the Bahamas, explored Chicago, and visited Puerto Rico.