F&P Spotlight on Associate Jessica Corace

What’s your favorite thing about working with your clients?
I like helping people and solving problems so being able to do that for my clients is very rewarding.

What is your favorite aspect of working at F&P?
Collaborating with my colleagues. F&P has really great people and that makes for an amazing work environment.

What’s your favorite restaurant/show/event in ____ ?
My favorite restaurant is in downtown Annapolis – Osteria 177. It has the BEST food and service, and never disappoints!

Tell us something about you that few of your colleagues and clients would know.
I started running in law school. Now, I am the 5K running coach for Charm City Run – Annapolis. Running can be really intimidating and I really enjoy getting people to see that it is a community, and everyone is welcome.

What do you like to do outside the office?
I love being outside – whether it’s running, traveling, attending a sporting event, or just working from my patio!

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
The weirdest thing I have ever eaten is sea urchin – I would not do it again!

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?
Gwen Stefani – I always have admired her individualism.

Do you have any bizarre talents?
I’m not sure if this counts as a talent, but I do have the uncanny ability to know very random (and typically useless) facts, although it does come in handy on the rare occasion when I get to play trivia

Meet F&P Workers’ Comp Paralegal Mira Ramahi, Who Just Earned Her U.S, Citizenship!

Paralegal Mira Ramahi, who comes to us from Jordan, is happy and proud to say that she has just earned her United States Citizenship after being here eight years. She fled a country where she, as a woman, had few opportunities in the professional world.  Even though she was an adult, she was required to be under the conservatorship of a male. Marriages are arranged, and women are expected to be instructed on what to do. Mira knew from an early age she wanted to help people but knew that her chances were limited in Jordan. With the strong support of her parents, Mira left her family and sought political asylum here in the United States. Mira arrived with a degree in politics and economics. She worked in various fields before deciding to obtain her paralegal certificate from CCBC.  Mira is now a valued member of the F&P workers’ compensation team. Among Mira’s growing list of accomplishments, she has recently added homeowner to her list. She is a foodie who enjoys the Farmers’ Market on Frederick Road, baking, and Japanese food, but no meat please – Mira is a pescatarian. When not baking, Mira also enjoys hiking, European Soccer, and reading. While she likes traveling and experiencing new places, we are thrilled that  Mira now calls America and F&P her home.

F&P Spotlight on Workers’ Compensation Associate Natalie Johnson

What is your practice area and how did you choose it?

Workers’ compensation defense.  I was a paralegal in the field for many years and I really wanted to see the cases through to the end.

What’s your favorite thing about working with your clients?

The feeling that I am trusted to do a good job and have the knowledge to do so.

What is your favorite aspect of working at F&P?

The people.  Everyone is friendly and willing to help others learn and grow. 

What’s your favorite restaurant/show/event in Baltimore?

I love Tapas Teatro in Charles North.  Get the red sangria on Tuesdays!

What’s your proudest accomplishment?

Somehow managing to attend and graduate law school while working. Whew….

Tell us something about you that few of your colleagues and clients would know.

I dug graves for a pet cemetery that my mother-in-law managed.

What do you like to do outside the office?

Garden, play video and board games, read, explore new restaurants, snuggle with my pets and my hubby, stroll along the streets of my neighborhood: Hampden in Baltimore City.

What is your all-time favorite city or town and why?

Paris. I lived there for a few months while studying abroad in college and it’s just wonderful.  It’s not perfect, which makes it even better.  Its history, people, culture, cuisine, and overall vibe are all fabulous.

What was the best news you ever received?

“It’s not cancer.”  2015 was a rollercoaster of a year.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Beef tongue (yum), a chocolate bar with crickets (meh), jellyfish (meh), tripe (yum), acorn Jell-O (yum), habanero cheesecake (yum)… I’m game to try almost anything once. 

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?

Living – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Deceased –  Lucille Ball

4/1/2016: F&P Spotlight: Katelyn Vu

What is your practice area and how did you choose it?

I am an associate in the liability department.  I choose liability because it offers a wide variety of different types of cases and provides numerous opportunities to get into court as a young attorney.

What is your favorite aspect about working at F&P?

My favorite aspect about working at F&P is the supportive and team-oriented work environment.  I also love that younger associate get to manage their own case load.

What do you like to do outside the office?

Outside of the office, I enjoy playing lacrosse and fishing.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?

Joe Flacco – I love the Baltimore Ravens.

Do you have any bizarre talents?

I am a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.