Paralegal of the Year Award Past Winners
2016 American Association for Justice Paralegal of the Year Award, Sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc.
Paralegal of the Year: Patricia Artavia
Patricia Artavia, senior litigation paralegal at Vujasinovic & Beckom PLLC, in Houston, Texas, has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Association for Justice Paralegal of the Year Award, sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc. Ms. Artavia was nominated for the award by Attorney Brian Beckcom. Attorney Beckcom commented, “She is an incredible paralegal, and an even better person.”
Ms. Artavia organizes all file materials, summarizes all information and documentation, and interacts directly with clients. Attorney Beckcom added, “Her clients are extensions of her family--whether it's going to a former client's restaurant opening, holding their hand during difficult moments in their cases, lending a patient and caring ear, or simply calling to catch up.” In addition to her file responsibilities, she actively helps the firm with the investigative aspect of the casework, uncovering evidence and witnesses.
Ms. Artavia also serves as a mentor to her colleagues. Receptionists, legal assistants, associates, and even partners--all have benefited from her training, advice, and passion for her profession. Patti also gives back to her local community, through her volunteer work with the Houston Food Bank and Project Walk, a local rehabilitation center that is a fantastic resource for the clients of Vujasinovic & Beckcom.
Senior Case Manager
Vujasinovic & Beckcom, PLLC
6363 Woodway Drive, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77057
2015 Recipient - Christine Flynn
2014 Recipient - Regina Valenti
2013 Recipient - Dennyce Korb
2011 Recipient - Christina Koch
2009 Recipient - Linda Whipple
2008 Recipient - Lori Tracoma
2007 Recipient - Natalie Andrus
2006 Recipient - Julie D. Hunt
2005 Recipient - Julie L. McLaughlin
To submit a nomination for the 2017 American Association for Justice Paralegal of the Year Award, sponsored by Advocate Capital Inc., please fill out this form.