Background

A native of Miami, Patricia Moghari is a senior litigation paralegal with more than 25 years of experience working in the legal profession and as a paralegal in North and South Florida. Although Patricia did not initially begin her education at the University of Florida with a future in the legal profession in mind, she found herself working for a local solo-practicing attorney. Patricia soon discovered she had a passion for law and helping others, which led her to enter into a Paralegal Studies program.  Patricia graduated with her degree in Paralegal Studies in 1996 and went on to receive her national credential as a CLA/CP from the National Association of Legal Assistants-The Paralegal Association (NALA) in 1997. Earning this credential is a proud achievement that comes with a career-long commitment, including satisfying requirements of continuing legal education credits.

Shortly after earning her certification, Patricia began working for a prestigious law firm in North Florida as paralegal to the founding senior partner. During her employment, she assisted with meeting with clients, drafting pleadings and discovery, and assisted in trial preparation and at trial.  She became heavily involved with the local paralegal organization and assisted with the organization of local seminars as well as speaking at these seminars, which afforded her the opportunity to excel in the paralegal industry. This experience became the foundation for her future growth in the paralegal profession.

In 2000, Patricia moved back to Miami and joined the team of experienced attorneys of Mase Mebane, providing her with a platform to continue to build on the foundation that had been formed during her time in North Florida. Under the tutelage of Curtis Mase and the experienced litigators of Mase Mebane, Patricia has gained experience in handling cases from their inception and preparing them from pretrial to trial disposition.

In 2008, Patricia became a Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) with The Florida Bar Association and went on to complete the Advanced Paralegal Certification-Discovery program in 2009, earning her ACP credential.

Patricia has assisted the firm with the management of paralegals, including reviewing the balance of case distribution, as well as interviewing and training. Her legal experience includes assisting with the handling of catastrophic injury cases including matters arising from train and railroad accidents, trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, jet ski injuries, sexual assaults, medical malpractice, family law, products liability, wrongful death, negligent security, legal malpractice, workers compensation, civil litigation, admiralty & maritime law, commercial litigation, probate and real estate.

Over the years Patricia has worked extensively at pushing her career forward as a paralegal, in the legal profession, and continuing her education through seminars and continuing education classes. To that point, Patricia is currently pursuing a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida.

Education

Miami Dade College

A.A., 1992

Santa Fe Community College

A.S. Paralegal Studies, 1996

National Association of Legal Assistants

Certified Legal Assistant (CLA), 1997

The Florida Bar

Registered Paralegal (FRP), 2008

National Association of Legal Assistants

Advanced Certified Paralegal in Discovery (ACP), 2009

Honors & Recognition

  • President, Gainesville Association of Paralegals, 1998
  • Second Vice President, Gainesville Association of Paralegals, 1997

Membership & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • The Florida Bar Registered Paralegal Affiliation
  • Dade County Bar Association – Paralegal
  • Children’s Ministry Teacher for 4 and 5 year olds
  • Youth Group Leader for Middle School and High School

Speaking Engagements

    Practical Skills of a Personal Injury Case, 1997

    2000-2019 assisted with the preparation of material and presentations for lectures on a number of subjects, including handling a personal injury action, preparing for depositions, procedures for obtaining medical records, how to defend a case, grievance procedures, and maintenance and cure.