Greensboro’s loss is very much our gain. Allison Finarelli left there after graduating from UNC-Greensboro and working for the next twenty-five years as a litigation and family law paralegal.
A North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal, Allison was awarded an Honors Certificate in Civil Litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, GA, has experience in family law, appellate practice, and knows the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure like the back of her hand, and —
Okay, here’s what you really need to know. When asked what she’d be in life if she wasn’t a rock star paralegal, it took her two seconds before answering “a wedding planner.”
Not just any wedding planner. No, Allison would be the kind who planned the most complicated, intricate weddings. The kind that the Bravo network covers. The kind that take the same knowledge, dedication and coolness under fire that got Apollo 13 home. Bridezillas? No problem. Keeping family members that detest one another apart – no problem.
That’s it, Allison has a great educational background. She has great knowledge and almost overwhelming experience . . .
. . . and that’s a very small part of the reason we hired her. The rest, of course, is because she not only knows people, but also knows how to work with them when they’re going through hell.
Allison, her husband, Joe, and their two cats are settling into the Raleigh area. Their daughter, Anna, is a college student. In what little spare time she has (her quote), she loves to travel, loves the outdoors and tries to get a run in when she can.