SAN DIEGO PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

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19 Mar 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous

SUSTAINING MEMBER(S) 


Summa Consulting Group was developed through our experiences in the legal industry.  We saw the need for full trial and litigation support services while also providing superior expertise in the handling of evidentiary materials.  With tenured networking and relationships developed across numerous paths within the San Diego legal industry, we felt compelled to bring our limitless services to life.  Without our mentors, colleagues, friends and supporters, we would not have felt empowered to take on this venture in the first place.  With that gratitude in mind, we came up with Summa Consulting Group, to offer the best services we can to our fellow professionals and network as a token of giving back. 

Services offered:       Trial Technician, Paralegal & Consulting Services  

Collectively Alicia and Kelli have over 25 years of experience in the legal industry. We pride ourselves in being women entrepreneurs who are shuffling the norms in our industry.

Contact Name(s):            Kelli Moro Radnothy, Alicia Aquino

Email:                                  kelli@summacg.comalicia@summacg.com; or info@summacg.com

Website link:                     https://www.summacg.com/

VOTING MEMBER(S)

Emily Andelson, CPA 


My name is Emily Andelson and I graduated from UCLA with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Accounting. During my time at UCLA I balanced my academics with competing on the UCLA Women’s Swim Team. The academics combined with athletics taught me about managing my time and prioritizing, both of which have proved to be invaluable lessons to understand in the office and in life. After college, I prepared tax returns as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in San Francisco and San Diego for four years. I decided to enroll in USD’s Paralegal Program to learn more about trust agreements and partnership agreements since I worked with both in my role as a CPA. During the Paralegal Program, I did an internship with a trademark attorney and took an Intellectual Property course and found both to be fascinating. I decided to pursue a position as a Trademark Paralegal with Procopio and have since been enjoying the work and expanding my knowledge in Intellectual Property.

Laura McCarty

I am originally from Colorado, and moved to San Diego for college and just never left!  I received a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego in 2008, and am currently exploring my options to obtain a Master's Degree.  I earned my paralegal certificate from the National Association of Legal Assistants through self-study under the guidance of my employer in 2012, and have worked as a paralegal since the beginning of that year.  I work for an employment attorney, and truly enjoy helping right the wrongs that have been done to our clients.  In my down time, I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my husband and new baby!

STUDENT MEMBER(S)

Lindsey Thomson

Hi! My name is Lindsey Thomson.  I was born and raised in Northern California.   After graduating from San Francisco State University, I worked in the advertising industry directly for a few years until I realized I didn’t enjoy working in that field as much as I thought I would.   I’ve always been interested in law and enjoy research, writing contracts, and gathering facts.   

I moved to sunny San Diego upon being accepted into the Paralegal Certificate Program at the University of San Diego.   While attending the program, I obtained my first position in the legal field, as a Legal Assistant with Golden & Cardona-Loya, LLP.   I received my Paralegal Certificate (ABA approved) in July 2018 and was promoted from Legal Assistant to Paralegal.   

A few of my hobbies include puppy adventures with my two Miniature Pinschers.  I love taking them out to places like the Ocean Beach Dog Park, Lake Murray, Sunset Cliffs, even up to Julian and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.   I enjoy yoga, hiking, trying new restaurants, reading, and enjoying time with my new friends here in San Diego (a few of which I have met through the San Diego Paralegal Association).   I also work as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, and additionally, am a Monat Market Partner.   Feel free to message me directly with any questions here: marykay.com/Lindsey555, lindseythomson.mymonat.com.

Working in the legal field, primarily, civil litigation, has been rewarding as it has allowed me to assist others by enabling them to protect their unalienable rights, and I firmly believe all are entitled to justice.  I love the idea of law and how it benefits those in need.   I also enjoy continuously learning, and working in law allows me to expand my knowledge while helping those in need.  

Andrea Coghill 

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Though a native Californian, I have traveled extensively and have lived abroad several times. My family comes from a small Greek island called Ikaria. It is a known Blue Zone - one of a few spots in the world where people live extraordinary long lives. I recently obtained my Paralegal Certificate from UCSD Extension. In my free time I enjoy gardening, though insects seem to enjoy the harvest as much as I do, and hiking. A personal highlight is walking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. After years of administrative roles, I had the opportunity to work in the corporate legal department for a independent power producer. I found the work very interesting and decided to pursue additional schooling in the legal field. I am delighted to be a new addition to the San Diego Paralegal Association.

Please e-mail your short, informal biography and a small photo to membership@sdparalegals.org, include the following:

  • where you are from
  • where you are going to school or went 
  • where do you work
  • hobbies/interests/ something unique about you 
  • why you want to work in the legal fiel 

Mailing Address:

501 W. Broadway, Ste. A #220
San Diego, CA 92101





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