LAURIE CHRZANOWSKI is a paralegal with Tarpine, Heller & Pendergrass, LLC, a boutique workers compensation defense firm in Columbia, Maryland, serving Maryland and Washington, DC. She works in all capacities of the claim from beginning investigations through the litigation process. She is experienced with litigation, motions, jury trials, hearings and the day to day handling of medical records and investigations. A certified paralegal, Ms. Chrzanowski is a graduate of Frederick Community College and Stevenson University. She is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) and has taught a number of seminars and webinars for the Institute of Paralegal Education (IPE).