Deborah Lee Baugher is an independent paralegal contractor whom Smith Strong relies upon with our complex family law cases.
Mrs. Baugher has worked in the legal profession since 1994, first as a legal secretary and then paralegal to a well known Culpeper family law attorney. From July 2001 through January 2003 she served as paralegal to a Charlottesville firm having a more general practice, gaining experience in immigration, bankruptcy and civil litigation. Thereafter, she returned to her former Culpeper firm from February 2003 until December 2006.
Mrs. Baugher has served as a faculty member/presenter and review board member for the Institute for Paralegal Education, and has been a speaker at the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations’ October 2008 conference as a panel member discussing career opportunities for independent paralegals. Mrs. Baugher is a member of N.A.L.A.: the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is a Board member and secretary with the Piedmont Model Railroaders, has been a certified brakeman on the Walkersville-Southern excursion railroad, and enjoys playing Minecraft with her husband of 25 years.
Smith Strong’s Founder, Van Smith, in introducing Deborah to the firm’s staff, said, “You’re going to love Deborah because she knows all of the ins and outs of family law in Virginia. Crazy enough, she really enjoys family law, too! You’ll really enjoy working with Deborah.”
And so do our client-members.