Teresa L. Duddles has been a Paralegal for The Meisner Law Group, P.C. legal team since 1989 and has lived in beautiful Northern Michigan since 1991. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University, College of Social Science, School of Criminal Justice in 1985 and was awarded an American Bar Association approved Legal Assistant Certificate from Lansing Community College in 1989, graduating in the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity. Ms. Duddles is a member of the Legal Assistants Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is currently serving as Secretary for the Section. She is a past council member of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the State Bar of Michigan, currently the Chair-Elect for the Section and Membership Chair, and she served as a Regional Director for the Traverse City and Northern Region.
Ms. Duddles specializes in collections for Condominium and Community Associations involving lien placement, litigation and foreclosure. She has also been involved in the critiquing and assisting in the preparation of condominium document amendments, drafting of Rules and Regulations for Associations, bylaw enforcement, critiquing and preparation of management contracts, title and tax issues, and is educated and accomplished with regard to intricacies of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Ms. Duddles also has concentrated her time in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filings as they relate to Condominium/Community Associations. She has organized seminars for The Meisner Law Group in the Northern Michigan and surrounding areas for over 20 years and has appeared on a speaker’s panel for United Condominium Owners of Michigan’s Annual Seminar each year from 2013 through 2016.
- Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts
- Lansing Community College, Post Baccalaureate Legal Assistant Certificate, American Bar Association approved
- Affiliate Member –State Bar of Michigan-Past Council Member and current Membership Chair and Chair-Elect of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the State Bar of Michigan
- Legal Assistant’s Association of Michigan, former Board Member and Regional Director
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Michigan Paralegal, Issue 3, 2014
Ms. Duddles was interviewed and published by the Oakland County Legal News in October 2012 (see article on the front page of the Legal News)