Paralegal Section

Conceive, believe and achieve.

The mission of the Paralegal Section of the Orange County Bar Association is to provide leadership, promote the professionalism and certification of paralegals, encourage and acknowledge professional development, promote global affiliations with other professional associations, and provide enriching networking opportunities.


NEWS: Valencia College Paralegal Program Tuition Waiver



Important Contact Information


Joining the Section: Contact Membership Co-chairs Paul Smith, FRP, by email or Earl Lugo by email

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Paralegal Mentorship Program: Contact Chair Paul Pelton, FRP, by email

Social Committee: Contact Chair Anne Fisher, FRP, by email

Paralegal Publications: Contact Co-chairs Anne Fisher, FRP, by email  or Lori Spangler, FRP, by email

General Questions: Contact Section President Paul Pelton, FRP, by email


Paralegal Section Board Member Application Form


If you are interested in learning more about the Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) program, please click The Florida Bar logo.


If you are interested in learning about the Paralegal Studies program at Valencia College, please click the Valencia College logo.


If you are interested in learning about the Paralegal Studies program at Rollins College, please click the Rollins College logo.

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Paralegal Section Officers


Paul Pelton, FRP

The Maher Law Firm, P.A.
271 W. Canton Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Ph: 407-839-0866
Contact by email

Lori M. Spangler, FRP

Greenberg Traurig, P.A
450 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 650.
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-317-8532
Contact by email


Shannon E. Casey, FRP

Vice President/President-Elect
Greenberg Traurig P.A.
450 S. Orange Ave.., Ste. 650
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-254-2690
Contact by email




Meredith Gibson-Zornek, FRP

Immediate Past President
Suntrust Center
200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-540-7934
Contact by email




Board Members


Anne C. Fisher, FRP
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Earl E. Lugo, Special Board Appointee
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Misty M. McGlothern, FRP
The Orlando Family Firm

Paul A. Smith, FRP
Alley & Co. P.A.



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