Margie Putman is the founder and CEO of Putman Paralegal Firm, LLC. In 2010, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a BBA in Management and earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Bauer College of Business. In October 2018, upon hearing that she successfully passed the NALA exam, she pursued her idea of being an entrepreneur and combining her business management degree with her NALA Paralegal Certification and opening her own paralegal firm. Her last employer was Bracewell, LLP where she worked for nearly 7 years.
Margie is also a Texas mediator. In early September of 2019, she received mediation training from the Austin Dispute Resolution Center to satisfy the Texas Statutory requirement for mediation training in Texas and for admission into the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Margie fervently enjoys helping people resolve their disputes in ways that suit them better through alternative dispute resolution as compared to the limited customization allowed in a court of law. As such, Margie is also a volunteer mediator for Harris and Fort Bend dispute resolution centers.
In addition to the time she spends volunteering for mediations, she’s also a Candidate for Credentialed Mediator for 2020 with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She welcomes attorneys, mediators, or individuals to approach her with comments and suggestions concerning the development and growth of alternative dispute resolution.
Professional Affiliations: Candidate for Credentialed Mediator with TMCA, Member of National Association of Legal Assistants, Active Member of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division 2019-2020, Voting Member for the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association 2019-2020, and Member of the National Notary Association.
Margie is a proud supporter of the 5 branches of our armed forces and all first responders. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending time outdoors, and loves to travel with her family.
AFFILIATIONS & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
Harris County Dispute Resolution Center Volunteer Mediator; Small Claims Suits
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
National Association of Legal Assistants
State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division 2019-2020
Voting Member for the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association 2019-2020
National Notary Association Member