Bloodworth Law, PLLC, paralegal Melissa Acevedo was told by her grandmother as a child that she saw her in the legal field. That vision became reality when she trained to become a paralegal.
Originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, Melissa moved to Kissimmee as a child and has been a Floridian ever since. Melissa graduated from New Dimensions High School in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2003.
Melissa’s work is under the direction and supervision of attorneys Alyson M. Laderman and Michael J. LaPorte on Personal Injury Protection Litigation, also known as PIP litigation.
Melissa helps clients and their staff members as they provide the paperwork that Bloodworth Law needs in order to proceed with the PIP litigation cases. Communication and ongoing information sharing with clients keeps cases moving.
“This law firm has its own charm to it,” said Melissa who joined the firm in March 2019. “It’s very peaceful and everyone here is super, completely friendly. There’s not a day that goes by that someone is not smiling and engaging with one another. It’s very family-oriented here.”
Melissa has always fought for what she believes in and that includes all clients.
Outside of work, Melissa donates to several local charities and participates in local Autism walks annually.
“There are several that I do every year because I have family members who are Autistic.”
- Bloodworth Law, PLLC, March 2019-Present
- The Orlando Law Group, 2017-19
- Simoes Davila, PLLC, 2017
- Morgan & Morgan, 2016-17
Being in the professional field of law was something that always called to me throughout my adolescent years. I had a friend who was in the field and she urged me to get into this area because she said, “you’re so great at helping people, and being there.”
They call me Mrs. Fix It because I’m always able to find solutions to almost anything. Law provides me the freedom and ability to work alongside other individuals who do this and help people.
I believe that no voice is too small not to be heard. I know that a lot of people feel that they will never be acknowledged or that their problem is too small. And I wanted to be in a field where people are comfortable enough to say, “do you think you can help me?”