Caroline Peterson worked as an independent contractor for attorney, Virginia Buchanan, before joining LPR full-time in as a medical malpractice nurse paralegal in 2005. Caroline completed her BSN at the University of West Florida after earning two degrees in legal assisting (litigation and criminal law) from Pensacola State College. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a NALA Certified Paralegal. She currently works in a very busy medical negligence department and serves as project leader for Allergan and Uloric project. She also assists with the planning and coordination of the annual FGL Lung Cancer Symposium and serves as the firm nurse at LPR.
Caroline is actively involved in the legal community. She is an active member of NALA and the Northwest Florida Paralegal Association. She currently serves as NALA Liaison for her local association but has also held the parliamentarian, president and past-president positions, as well as, serving on many of their teams (committees). Caroline is also a paralegal member of FJA and AAJ. She was co-chair of Justice on the Block, a collaborative project with the Florida Bar Association and community based social service organizations that took legal services underserved populations in a variety of neighborhood locations. She has written and spoken on many topics including hitech medical records, ethics, and the impact of the BP oil spill.
Caroline helps low-income families become home owners through her service on various projects with Pensacola Habit for Humanity. She has participated in building over 10 homes in the Pensacola area. She is actively involved in her church and has taught financial skills as part of their learning programs.
Her biggest contribution has been as a Mom to Sarah, Alex and Sam and Nana to Rowen Reese and Ramsi Rae.