Whether booking flights at a moment’s notice, scheduling client meetings and depositions across the country or deciphering illegible scribbles for court documents, Bowman and Brooke legal secretary Valerie Ferrian always goes the extra mile and is always a positive team player.
So says Kim Schmid, executive managing partner at Bowman and Brooke. Schmid is leader of the firm’s life sciences practice. Ferrian’s other assignments are with Mary Novacheck, leader of the electronic discovery and document retention practice, and with Steve Reitenour, head of the intellectual property practice.
Ferrian’s meticulous work in preparing, assembling, double-checking and sending out a voluminous package of letters for warranty claim customers during a discovery process with an automaker helped turn the tide in the right direction and earned a letter of praise from the special master in the 2014 Montana case, says Novacheck.
And, Reitenour says, “I cannot imagine practicing law without her. Val handles all projects with a smile and anticipates what needs to be done before I ask her.”
Ferrian says she loves the people she works with and being appreciated for her work inspires her to do her best. “Í take pride in doing my job well,” she says.