Sherri Shirey is a paralegal at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen, Frankel & Castro, P.A. Ms. Shirey brings to the firm 14 years of litigation experience.
Sherri began her career in the legal field in her home town of Andalusia, Alabama in 1994. In addition to working on a daily basis with clients, the staff attorneys and judges on a daily basis, she researched each potential juror on the monthly list of potential jurors for the firm’s use during jury selection.
Ms. Shirey moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2003 and worked for an insurance defense firm, processing mail and assisting in the accounting department. She eventually became a paralegal in the Workers’ Compensation Division where she scheduled depositions, IMEs, hearings and mediations, and also assisted the attorneys with preparation for hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials. She also prepared subpoenas, and assisted in propounding discovery documents and the processing of settlement documents.
She then became a senior paralegal in the PIP litigation department where her duties included the calendaring of all scheduled events and deadlines and opening all cases, as well as preparing correspondence, pleadings, discovery, motions, exhibits, and settlement documents. Ms. Shirey also assisted with pretrial and trial preparations, facilitated communication with adjusters, opposing counsel, judges’ offices, and doctors, and processed all documents to be electronically filed with the court database.