Tomi Holt serves as the firm’s Legal Administrator. She provides support to the firm’s attorneys and staff with human resources, marketing, finance, and community outreach. Tomi is also an excellent resource for our clients, and is regularly involved in answering their questions and helping them understand the legal process. She provides paralegal support to firm partners in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and construction law. She is an invaluable member of the MSB team.
When she is not working at the firm, Tomi is actively involved in Heartland Paralegal Association where she has served on the board since 2013. She is also passionate about giving back to her community by donating her time and financial support to area charitable organizations including HELP Humane Society and United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s Furnishings Ministry, My Father’s House.
Prior to joining Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC, Tomi spent 10 years as a paralegal and office manager for a small Leawood, KS law firm that focused on civil litigation including personal injury, trucking litigation, and business litigation.
IN HER OWN WORDS
IN HER OWN WORDS
I would love to tell you that I always knew from an early age that I wanted to work in the legal field but that’s not the case. In my early 20’s, I started working for Hy-Vee in Lawrence, Kansas. I loved it. I was given the opportunity to learn new things and take on additional responsibilities and challenges. Customer service gave me the opportunity to meet and help a lot of people. It was a great company to work for but anyone that has ever worked in retail management knows that long hours and weekends are part of the job. I decided it was time for a change although I didn’t know what that change was yet. Then one night, there it was.
I was watching an episode of The Practice. I don’t remember the specific details but a family had been devastated by the loss of their loved one. The attorneys and the paralegal in the small fictional law firm worked together to win the case. That was the first knowledge I had about the role of paralegals in a law firm. The entire case took a about a week. Ok. So I realize now that isn’t reality but it is what lead me down the path to continue my education and start my paralegal career.
I am blessed to continue my work as a paralegal for Rick, Andrew, and Stan. I love it. Our varied practice areas and the ever-changing legal field allow me to take on new challenges. Most importantly, I get to meet and help a lot of people.
- Business Litigation
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- American Bar Association (Paralegal Membership)
- Heartland Paralegal Association
- Associates Degree, Paralegal Studies, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
- JCCC Paralegal Advisory Board
- Community Outreach Chair, Heartland Paralegal Association (2012-2016)
- HELP Humane Society Shelter Buddy
- Schools Furnishing Hope Committee Member, Communications
- My Father’s House, Volunteer Management Team