Joryn Jenkins, Founding Partner, Trial Attorney, Collaborative Attorney Cara Powell, Attorney Megan Dalrymple, Legal Assistant Lori Skipper, Of Counsel, Collaborative Attorney Joryn Jenkins, Founding Partner, Trial Attorney, Collaborative Attorney JORYN JENKINS | FOUNDING PARTNER,
TRIAL ATTORNEY, COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY
Open Palm in Tampa, Florida is proud to present our firm’s founder, Joryn Jenkins. Please take a moment to read about her qualifications to assist you. We also invite you to view her resume.
In the beginning, Ms. Jenkins worked for one of the ten largest law firms in the country in its Washington, D.C. office. After nearly three years practicing in all aspects of regulatory law, she took a break from big firm life to work exclusively for one of her own clients on a class action involving more than fifty sex discrimination claims in California. When she returned to the East Coast, she accepted an offer from the state attorney in Tampa, E.J. Salcines (now an appellate judge). CONTINUE READING…
Cara Powell, Attorney
CARA POWELL | ATTORNEY
Cara received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2017. As a law student extern of Three Rivers Legal Services, Cara assisted indigent clients with family law and housing issues. She also received the Estates and Trusts Certificate for her intensive coursework in that practice area. Cara was greatly involved in the community, providing hundreds of pro bono service hours which earned her awards from Levin College of Law as well as the Eighth Judicial Circuit.Cara attended the University of South Florida as an undergraduate. In May 2014, she graduated from South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English Honors, with a concentration in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology.
Megan Dalrymple, Legal Assistant
MEGAN DALRYMPLE | LEGAL ASSISTANT
Megan joined Open Palm Law in 2017, bringing many talents with her. As someone who previously managed her own business, she brings to the table outstanding time management and organizational skills. Keeping her focus on the highest caliber of customer relations, she is always problem solving and ensuring the prosperity of our clients. Megan graduated from the University of South Florida in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. She went on to receive a post baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College with a 4.0 GPA in 2017. Megan recently became a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is a single mother of two young girls and, in her limited free time, volunteers in her community and encourages her daughters to do the same.
Lori Skipper, Of Counsel, Collaborative Attorney
LORI SKIPPER | OF COUNSEL, COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY
Lori received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in December 2004, from which she graduated with honors. As a law student member of the Virgil B. Hawkins Civil Clinic, Lori assisted indigent clients with family law issues. She also received the Estates and Trusts Certificate for her intensive coursework in that practice area.Proud to be a Florida Gator, Lori had also attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate. In May 2001, she graduated with honors from Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as a Minor in Education. While there, Lori volunteered at the Alachua County Crisis Center, was a Kappa Delta, and participated in many philanthropic events, such as Dance Marathon. CONTINUE READING…
To Provide an Affordable, Collaborative, and Creative Solution to Your Legal Problem.
We provide comprehensive legal and collaborative services in the areas of family law (including divorce, paternity, custody and timesharing, alimony, family support, and child support), bankruptcy and commercial disputes, legal malpractice, and appellate law to individuals and businesses in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with legal representation in which you can have the highest degree of trust and confidence.
Our firm’s clients have been a diverse group, including one of the most successful home builders in the State of Florida, as well as the owner of the largest beer distributorship in Tampa Bay. Joryn has represented one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as American Contractors Indemnity Company and American Bankers Insurance Company, both sureties, in actions in all Florida courts. On the one hand, we have represented a manufacturer of munitions, on the other, a maker of paint ball machines.