Charlie Helton is a senior level paralegal with over 10 years in-house law firm experience. She has spent the majority of her career supporting entire departments of over twelve attorneys through all phases of litigation in insurance defense, personal injury, construction law, bad faith, workers’ compensation, product liability, commercial and civil litigation. She has also spent over two years working commercial real estate assisting attorneys through the phases of negotiation, sale and closing transactions. Recently she has developed relations with workers’ compensation physicians in California learning the workers’ compensation regulations and procedures for Qualified Medical Examiners and assisting physicians with the review of records and preparation of evaluation reports.
She has extensive experience in document and record reviews, most especially with medical records and billing analysis (including paid vs. incurred breakdown). Charlie has a working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel, Adobe Professional X, Summation, Westlaw, Accurint, and is familiar with most Secretary of State websites for confirming corporations and/or researching registered agents. She types over 90 WPM and is currently a Texas Notary Public.
Charlie studied Communications and Criminal Justice with a law emphasis at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, University of Texas at San Antonio, and through the National Student Exchange Program, spent one year at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a certified paralegal through the Blackstone Career Institute and is currently working towards obtaining dual board certifications with the State of Texas.
Through her years of experience, Charlie has developed excellent investigative, analytical and writing skills combined with an ability to work independently as a self-starter with attention to detail. She excels in the analysis of claims files and record reviews using her working knowledge of the civil litigation process while upholding the ethical standards of the legal profession.