Business Law Group

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Molly Smouse

Paralegal

Practice Areas:

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Tax Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Law

Biography:

Molly was first introduced to the legal field in the Superior Court of Orange County, California when she had to appear before His Honor for a speeding ticket she received shortly after having been given the privilege of driving from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Molly grew up in Costa Mesa, California and spent her summers beach bumming and body surfing the waves of Newport Beach.  After high school, she headed off to the wild west of Wyoming to attend Casper College where she earned an Associates Degree in Secretarial Science (yes, that is a thing – or at least it was back then).  Although she has not earned multiple diplomas to cover her office walls, her real-world work experience has provided her with invaluable knowledge that one cannot learn from a book.

She was unsuccessful in roping a Wyoming rancher, so she returned to Costa Mesa to begin her secretarial career.  Her first real job was working in a bank on the “platform” greeting customers, opening new accounts, performing credit checks for customers seeking loans, answering phones, and acting as a Director of First Impressions.

From banking she moved into the world of tax and accounting, supporting the tax partner in a CPA firm for eight tax seasons – no electronic filings then and calculating with an abacus, of all things!  Molly possesses a high-quality work ethic and strives for perfection from having worked with this gentleman because he was a perfectionist and insisted that his projects be done over and over until they were perfect.  She used a lot of white out during that time.

From accounting, Molly moved into the legal field where her paralegal career has kept her entertained for many years.  Molly has worked in several different areas of law, including probate and estate planning, employment law, real estate, criminal, transactional, and litigation.  She had the opportunity over the years to work for three local attorneys (at separate times), two who now sit on the District Court bench and one who sits on the Municipal Court bench; she can’t help but think she had a hand in helping them get there!

Molly is the firm’s litigation paralegal.  She amuses the office with her holiday-appropriate attire for each of the recognized holidays throughout the year, culminating by wearing a different Christmas outfit every single day in December up until Christmas.  She feels very fortunate to have found a position with the Business Law Group in 2016 and can attest that the office atmosphere is like no other (and she has seen a LOT of others)!

Molly is married and has two grown sons, one grandson, two dogs, and two cats — all rescues (the animals, not the kids).  She enjoys reading, crocheting beanies for hospital newborns, gardening, and trying to beat the games of chance in Cripple Creek — sometimes she wins but most times she doesn’t!