The Bedell Firm Paralegal Team

Paralegal Spotlight: Andrea U. Bailey, Erica L. Cruzat, Patricia J. Abraham

As Florida’s oldest law firm in continuous existence, the Bedell Firm carries on a tradition of litigation excellence in both state and federal courts. Our firm’s legacy grows each day due to the hard work performed by our attorneys and paralegals. Learn more about our firm’s experienced paralegal team. 

Andrea U. Bailey

Andrea Bailey joined the Bedell Firm in 1992 and has become an integral part of our firm over the last 30 years. Andrea provides support to the civil litigation team and has assisted with numerous trials and appeals, including trucking accidents, legal malpractice, and complex commercial cases. 

As a Florida Registered Paralegal, Andrea is responsible for providing litigation support to several of the firm’s attorneys and assists with all aspects of a case, including discovery, pretrial preparation, in-courtroom trial support, and appellate findings. 

She is a member of the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association, the National Association of Legal Assistants, and the Paralegal Association of Florida – First Coast Chapter, where she served two terms as the Chapter’s treasurer.  

Erica L. Cruzat

Erica Cruzat joined the Bedell Firm in 2003. For almost twenty years, Erica has assisted our criminal defense attorneys in a number of high-profile cases. Her dedication and attention to detail have been invaluable in securing positive outcomes for many of our clients. 

Erica is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a Florida Notary Public. She’s a member of the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association, the National Association of Legal Assistants, and served as the president of the First Coast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida. 

Assisting with matters ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies, Erica provides invaluable staff support and investigative services to ensure each client receives appropriate representation. 

Pat J. Abraham

Patricia Abraham joined the Bedell Firm in 2016. Pat has over 35 years of experience in the legal field. She is a dedicated member of our Family Law team and has assisted the firm on a variety of cases and uses her experience in the private and public sectors to help win cases. 

Prior to joining our firm, she worked for 27 years as a Senior Paralegal to Barry S. Sinoff, P.A., where she assisted with depositions, helped with trials involving complex divorce cases, attended mediation conferences, and more. 

Pat is a Florida Registered Paralegal as well as a Florida Notary Public. She previously served as part of the Florida Bar Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance. 

The Bedell Firm

As the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the State of Florida, Bedell Firm has a long-standing history of providing exceptional legal services to our clients. Our core practice areas include civil, criminal, and family law litigation. If you have a legal matter that requires a depth of experience in the matter, contact the Bedell Firm at (904) 353-0211.

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