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Meet Our Law Clerks: Marilee Butler

Marilee Butler: Zarzaur Law’s Summer Law Clerk

Each summer, Zarzaur Law seeks out exceptional law students to join our firm for a 5-week hands-on experience. This full-time clerkship provides students with a variety of assignments and experiences with the legal team of Zarzaur Law, P.A. Each clerk, chosen from different law schools in the Southeast region, gain invaluable skills, mentorship, and knowledge within the civil litigation field.

Meet Marilee
Law Student at Samford University Cumberland School of Law
Hometown – Killeen, Alabama

1. School You Are Attending And What Year Of Law School Are You In?

I am a rising 2L as Samford University Cumberland School of Law. 

2. What Area Of Law Are You Interested In Pursuing? 

Litigation, but any more narrow, still undecided! 

3. When Did You Know You Wanted To Be A Lawyer?

My junior year of undergrad. As I finished out my journalism degree I developed a passion for being a voice, but hadn’t decided how to really leave an impact. I then took a required media law course and enjoyed it so much I decided to take a few more legal study electives — and here I am! 

4. What Do You Hope To Learn While Clerking At Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I hope to gain hands-on experience in trial preparation, along with learning how a small firm functions day to day. 

5. Why Did You Choose Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I was originally interested in Zarzaur because of its size. As I learned more about it, I knew the passion that everyone at Zarzaur shares for the work they perform is what I wanted to be surrounded by during my clerkship! 

6. Name Some Of Your Top Achievements Thus Far

Being selected for Cumberland’s National Trial Team.

7. What Do You Like To Do? (Hobbies, Sports, Charity Work)

I love thrifting! 

8. Who (Dead Or Alive) Would You Like To Meet And Why?

Definitely Jesus. To just be around Him, hear Him teach, ask Him questions — and probably be frustrated in my humanness when He answers them with parables. 

9. Why Do You Love / Like Pensacola?

The soul. Growing up visiting family here every summer, I grew to love the vibrant energy the entire city has. (and also the beach!) 

10. Best Piece Of Advice That You Have Ever Received? (By Who?)

“Be a goldfish.” – Ted Lasso 

Welcome aboard, Marilee!

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

Offices in Pensacola, Destin and Miami.

Meet Our Law Clerks: Asia Oden

Asia Oden: Zarzaur Law’s Summer Law Clerk

Each summer, Zarzaur Law seeks out exceptional law students to join our firm for a 5-week hands-on experience. This full-time clerkship provides students with a variety of assignments and experiences with the legal team of Zarzaur Law, P.A. Each clerk, chosen from different law schools in the Southeast region, gain invaluable skills, mentorship, and knowledge within the civil litigation field.

Meet Asia Oden
Law Student at Cumberland School of Law
Hometown – Birmingham, Alabama

1. School You Are Attending And What Year Of Law School Are You In?

Cumberland School of Law. I’m a rising 2L 

2. What Area Of Law Are You Interested In Pursuing? 

I’m interested in pursuing plaintiff’s work, employment/labor law, or civil rights law. 

3. When Did You Know You Wanted To Be A Lawyer?

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a lawyer! Majoring in Legal Studies at my undergraduate university solidified this for me, I loved learning about the law and want to make it my career. 

4. What Do You Hope To Learn While Clerking At Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I have never worked in a firm before, so I hope to learn more about the day to day life of working in a legal office. I’m excited to shadow the attorneys here, and see the inner workings of trials and settlements. 

5. Why Did You Choose Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I chose Zarzaur because of the firm’s reputation, size, and atmosphere. 

6. Name Some Of Your Top Achievements Thus Far

Last week I made Cumberland’s negotiation team. Last year I graduated from undergrad summa cum laude.

7. What Do You Like To Do? (Hobbies, Sports, Charity Work)

I’ve recently gotten into reading for fun again. I also love to watch documentaries, and listen to podcasts. 

8. Who (Dead Or Alive) Would You Like To Meet And Why?

If I could meet anyone dead or alive I would choose Maya Angelou. I have loved her work since I was a child, and I am always inspired by her perseverance and drive. 

9. Why Do You Love / Like Pensacola?

I attended UWF for undergrad so Pensacola holds a special place in my heart. The beach is also a major plus.

10. Best Piece Of Advice That You Have Ever Received? (By Who?)

To always strive for better! – My grandfather 

Welcome aboard, Asia!

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

Offices in Pensacola, Destin and Miami.

Meet Our Law Clerks: Carly Dick

law clerks: Carly Dick

Carly Dick: Zarzaur Law’s New Law Clerk This Summer

Each summer, Zarzaur Law seeks out exceptional law students to join our firm for a 5-week hands-on experience. This full-time clerkship provides students with a variety of assignments and experiences with the legal team of Zarzaur Law, P.A. Each clerk, chosen from different law schools in the Southeast region, gain invaluable skills, mentorship, and knowledge within the civil litigation field.

Meet Carly Dick
Law Student at Florida State College of Law
Hometown – Fort Walton Beach, Florida

 

1. School You Are Attending And What Year Of Law School Are You In?

FSU Law. Rising 2L (Class of ’24)

2. What Area Of Law Are You Interested In Pursuing? 

I’m interested in pursuing civil litigation

3. When Did You Know You Wanted To Be A Lawyer?

I’ve known I wanted to be a lawyer since high school, but I didn’t seriously think I could do it till college. I had a professor who I basically took all my minor courses with who was an attorney; he was brilliant and he inspired me as well as encouraged me to pursue this field.

4. What Do You Hope To Learn While Clerking At Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I’m hoping to learn how to be an effective legal writer as well as what the day-to-day is like in a firm such as this one.

5. Why Did You Choose Zarzaur Law, P.A.?

I chose Zarzaur Law due to its size and reputation. My classmates, many of them wanted to go off to larger-sized firms, but I was more interested in a type of firm where I would hopefully have the chance to know everyone. I’ve also heard great things about Mr. Zarzaur as an attorney and wanted the opportunity to shadow him as well as the other attorneys here.

6. Name Some Of Your Top Achievements Thus Far

I recently made the moot court team at my school, I have the opportunity to attend the University of Oxford’s law school the second half of summer, and I was recently hired to be a Themis Bar Review Campus Representative. Also, won the superlative “most sporty” by my fellow section classmates.

7. What Do You Like To Do? (Hobbies, Sports, Charity Work)

I love playing sports. I play soccer once a week and I try to play tennis when I can (and someone is willing to hit me). I know how to crochet but unfortunately haven’t had the time lately to work on that craft. Also, I love movies, I’m constantly at the movie theater.

8. Who (Dead Or Alive) Would You Like To Meet And Why?

I would like to meet RBG; Her work as an attorney and on the Court was an inspiration to this country, and I’m sad to know I never got the chance to meet her.

9. Why Do You Love / Like Pensacola?

So I haven’t spent that much time in Pensacola, but I was walking downtown yesterday for lunch and the downtown area is beautiful.

10. Best Piece Of Advice That You Have Ever Received? (By Who?)

“Make a record for EVERYTHING”–my Mom.

Welcome aboard, Carly!

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

If you or a loved one is injured in a car wreck while “on the job” feel free to reach out to our firm for a free consultation at zarzaurlaw.com or 855HireJoe.