"Thank you so much for your excellent work. Your high level of skill in analyzing the facts as they apply to the law, coupled with your excellent writing skills and experience, produced a work product equivalent to that of a licensed attorney. You identified the issues quickly and accurately. I'm very impressed and appreciate your assistance."
Carl T. Voss, Esq.
"Draper Creative Group hired Laura at Pattillo Paralegal Services to incorporate our business. The whole process was streamlined and Laura guided us through the process and made sure we understood everything. As a bonus, we saved a substantial amount of money not having to use a lawyer. We're now in our 10th year of business and grateful to Laura for her continued support."
James Draper, President, Draper Creative Services
"I just want to tell you that I am extremely happy and grateful for all your hard work and excellent products you produce. I am lucky to have found you and I am certain that I will be needing your services for other future cases."
Kambiz Adibzedah, Esq., Adibzedah Law Firm
"Laura works conscientiously and within budget, and is eager to master areas of practice with which she is not already familiar."
Peter J. Bassing, Esq.
“Laura is the best paralegal I have ever worked with. Every project has been done to perfection, and I never have to ask twice or check to make sure work is completed on time. She is intelligent and reliable, and I wouldn’t use anyone else."
Scot Candell, Esq., Law Offices of Scot Candell
"Laura, thank you so much for your hard work. I will certainly be singing your praises on my list serve with the caveat that you may not be available next time I need you!"
Eileen S. Simon, Esq., Law Offices of Esra Jung
"I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have you on their side. You are great!"
Jeffrey W. Parks, Esq., Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Parks
Miller Law Group
Lawrence Baskin, Esq.
Daniel L. Gamer, Esq.
Scot Candell, Esq.
Robert P. Hall, Esq.
Scott Williams, Esq.
Frederick F. Peterson, Esq.
William G. McDevitt, Esq.
Lori Feldman, Esq.
The Cartwright Firm
Graham & James
Jones, Clifford, Johnson, et al.
Steven Ross, Esq.
Bruce, Simon, Esq.
Pattillo Paralegal Services offers top-level legal support to California attorneys in markets both large and small.
Owner Laura Pattillo specializes in assisting litigators bound for civil trial or ADR. She also coordinates the services of collaborative professionals who provide specialized technical support for trial.
Laura has a background in Liberal Arts but became interested in litigation after working for a San Luis Obispo law firm in the mid-1980s. She has been working as a paralegal since graduating from UC Santa Barbara’s paralegal program in 1985.
Laura's initial work involved estate plans, probate, corporations and LLCs. She later added litigation training and experience to her resume working with large law firms in major markets such as Sacramento (Wilcoxen & Callahan) and San Francisco (Cartwright firm). Laura's hands-on experience includes general torts, real estate, construction defects, estate litigation, business, labor/employment, landlord/tenant, products and premises liability, and personal injury.
Laura worked as a staff paralegal before launching her own business in 1999 focusing on the Bay Area - specifically Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties. She also handles cases remotely throughout California.
U.C. Santa Barbara Paralegal Program, 1985
Calif. Assn. of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA)Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals (REAP)
Sonoma County Bar Association
Sonoma County CASA
Marin Advocates For Children (CASA)
Advanced Legal Research
Advanced Legal Writing
Trial Preparation For Legal Assistants
Advanced Discovery Techniques - California
Accident Reconstruction & Photography
Personal Injury Investigation
Internet Strategies For the Legal Assistant
Advocacy and Ethics: Effective Legal Writing to the Court
SCBA: Labor & Employment Legislative Updates
Civil Best Practices In Sonoma County