Stephanie McDowell graduated summa cum laude from The International Institute where she majored in English and earned a BA in pre-law.Her continuing education courses include: Emerging Issues for Today’s Employment Law Practitioner, Topics in Evidence, Locating/SkipTracing, Accessing Public Records via the Internet, Asset Protection/Judgment Collection, Employment Discrimination, Asset ProtectionPlanning, Witness Credibility, Ethics of E-Discovery, Ethical Issues In Litigation, EEO Internal Investigations, E-filing in Circuit Court, and Electronic Filing with the USDC. Ms. McDowell has over 19 years of experience as a legal investigator and 27 years as a litigation paralegal, including 15 years in securities arbitration and financial fraud. The early years included exposure to a variety of cases in civil, family, corporate, and criminal law. More recently, her focus is civil rights/employment discrimination defense, police liability defense, civil litigation,and personal injury as it relates to local government defense, insurance defense, and school board defense. Ms. McDowell is a Florida Registered Paralegal as recognized by the Florida Bar. In addition to her career pursuits, Stephanie has volunteered as a language skills/reading tutor at the DePaul School for Dyslexia and has assisted with Special Olympics, cub scouts, and girl scouts. In her leisure time, Stephanie enjoys kayaking, photography, camping, nature, family activities, and travel.