Marti Rose is a legal assistant at Bloodworth Law responsible for supporting commercial litigation for managing partner and attorney L. Reed Bloodworth, partner and attorney Kemp J. Brinson, attorney Judith Anne Garabo Hayes, and attorney Christina M. Miner.
Marti is a Supreme Court County Certified Mediator, a Certified Arbitrator who is also a Supreme Court County Certified Civil Assistant Trainer, and a certified notary.
Marti’s multitasking skills are applied at Bloodworth Law where she helps manage attorneys’ schedules, client appointments, handles client intake, and discussing clients’ needs.
Marti came to work with Bloodworth Law after working more than 18 years at the Orange County Courthouse as a Court Program Specialist II in the mediation department. Marti handled county orders, supervised a county small claims pre-trial mediation program, coordinated events, trainings, and conferences.
Her multiple roles included providing assistance to mediators, overseeing an externship with Barry Law School, and communication with county judges for pre-trial process and procedures. One of her achievements was the revamping of the pre-trial small claims court for which she received recognition.
“I supervised the civil department,” Marti said. “It’s small claims and evictions up to a certain amount. For 18 years, I was in the civil county’s portion of communication.”
Prior, Marti worked for the Department of Correction probation and parole for 11 years as a senior criminal justice information tech.
- Bloodworth Law, PLLC, Orlando, Florida, January 2020-Present
- Orange County Courthouse, Orlando, Florida, 2001-19
- Department of Correction, Probation & Parole, Orlando, Florida, 1994-2001
- Department of Agriculture, Orlando, Florida, 1990-94
- Western High School, Jackson, Michigan
Marti volunteers as an assistant trainer to attorneys who teach private courses on mediation. She also assists three Barry School of Law professors teaching third-year law students mediation.
I feel that mediation is important because it helps people to resolve their conflicts. I enjoy mediating: I get to work with people who are trying to solve their problems.
I really believe in mediation because the parties get to make the decisions related to their case. They get to be heard, they get to make the choices. They don’t have somebody coming in and telling them what’s going to happen — as with an arbitrator — where the panel makes the decisions for the parties.
That’s why I like this job and I like working with the team here. If I can help you, I’m going to help you. If I don’t have the answer, I’m going to find you the answer.
Marti enjoys spending time with her daughter, movies and dinner with friends, and working out. She does Power Yoga and Piyo which is a combination of yoga and Pilates.