Charlotte Blacklee has been with the firm since 1994. Her experience and knowledge regarding commercial litigation allows her to support attorneys in preparing cases for trial through all aspects of discovery, document review and analysis, investigation of facts and witnesses, organizing and summarizing information, drafting pleadings and correspondence and assisting in the courtroom.
Charlotte’s responsibilities also include the management, consulting and implementation of procedures related to all aspects of electronically stored information, ESI and litigation technology, including pre-litigation planning and consultation; electronic data identification, inventorying and mapping; management of electronic data review and production; and management of vendors regarding electronic data.
In her capacity, Charlotte works closely with the firm’s attorneys and litigation teams regarding case management, trial preparation and presentation and the use of electronic evidence at trial. Charlotte regularly provides continuing education related to technology and litigation support matters internally and to the firm’s clients. In addition, she volunteers with the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and serves on several committees within the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma County Bar Association concerning issues with electronic discovery and data management. She also presents to attorneys and paralegal students at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University School of Law on these subjects. Charlotte current serves on the Rose State College Paralegal Advisory Committee and the OSU-OKC Information Systems Technology Advisory Board.
Charlotte has worked in the legal profession for more than 30 years. She received her associate degree in Applied Science in Legal Assistance from Rose State College and her bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma. Charlotte was one of the first in Oklahoma to receive certifications in computer forensics, e-Discovery and social media investigations.