Berry-Waltz Investigations (BWI) is pleased to announce we have a certified paralegal on staff to assist our clients.
Our paralegal is a familiar face – BWI Private Investigator Mallory Whitworth, whose past expertise as a legal assistant led her to further her education and earn her official paralegal certification. She also has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Mallory is a BWI fact investigator who previously worked as a legal assistant for a prominent criminal defense attorney and as a Deputy Clerk in Giles County. Her background gives her a unique perspective and “boots-on-the-ground” proficiency as both a fact investigator and paralegal.
As a paralegal, Mallory will help BWI clients conduct legal research, draft motions and other court pleadings, interview witnesses, organize and quality-control court files, file legal paperwork, assist during trials, and/or conduct trial preparation.
BWI is offering paralegal services to further assist criminal defense attorney clients defending clients in federal court. In federal cases, a large group of federal defendants is sometimes charged in what’s known as a “mega-case.” Mega-cases have incredible amounts of evidence and discovery – sometimes well over 7 million to 10 million documents. Mallory will assist with document management, help implement the attorney’s discovery plan, and draft responses to documents.
“During discovery, I can help them by organizing documents, making sure they’ve received everything, identifying any missing documents, and determining the status of documents they’re still waiting for,” Mallory says. “My work makes it easier for the attorneys to prioritize the documents and focus on building their case.”
Mallory’s paralegal expertise also applies equally to civil cases. She will assist with legal research and help streamline the discovery process through document management and quality control.
In the meantime, Mallory can also help BWI clients as a fact investigator by locating and interviewing witnesses, performing background checks on witnesses involved in a case, developing additional parties to a case, and preparing reports, among other responsibilities.
“We really can do it all at BWI,” Mallory says. “We can assist their case from the time of initial filing through trial.”
For more information, please call BWI at (615) 646-0860 or message us through this contact form.