Associate Attorney at Law Offices of J. Bernard Chery, P.A.
If you ask her, she will tell you that going to law school was somewhat of an afterthought. Attorney Paige L. Carlos actually grew up with dreams of becoming a pediatrician. She started college at Colgate University as a pre-med student with plans to attend medical school; but somewhere between freshman orientation and graduation Paige’s plans changed and she ended up with a major degree in Africana Studies, a minor degree in History and acceptance letters to several law schools.
A native of Southern Connecticut, Paige decided to trade cold winters for sunshine and moved to Orlando to attend Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law. While at FAMU, Paige was a member of the Law Review and she served as the Law Review’s Editor-in-Chief her 3L year. In law school, Paige gained practical experience through her internships at the law firms of Pardy & Rodriguez and NeJame Law and by working at her law school’s Housing Clinic. Paige graduated from FAMU with honors in May 2012 and passed the bar exam that same year.
Since passing the bar exam, Paige has gained experience in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury but the majority of her practice has been devoted to Family Law. She handles many different aspects of Family Law including dissolutions of marriage, child support issues, child custody disputes and mediations. She takes her work very seriously and enjoys being able to help her clients through difficult times. Paige has a real passion for people and she simply wants to put forth her best effort to serve those who may not be able to serve themselves.
In between devoting herself to her practice and balancing her personal life, Paige has also been able to be an active member of the Orlando legal community. She is very involved with the Young Lawyer’s Section (YLS) of the Orange County Bar Association. This year, she was the Chairperson for the YLS “Afternoon at the State Courthouse”. This unique seminar, taught only by judges, was created by the Honorable C. Jeffrey Arnold and is designed to provide insight into the practice of law and give helpful practice advice to young lawyers, law students and other members of the profession. The event was a success this year and Paige hopes to be the Chairperson again next year. Paige is also a member of the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court and the George C. Young American Inn of Court. Both of the Inns of Court are invitation only organizations that were founded to promote the highest level of practice and professionalism among its members.
“Ever since I was young I always wanted to help people; that’s why I wanted to become a doctor. It is funny though how life happens and our plans change and somehow God gets us all where we are supposed to be and gets us all doing what we are supposed to do. I’m still helping people I’m just doing it in a different way and I’m very thankful.”
In addition to practicing law and being involved in the legal community, Paige is a COMPACT mentor in the Orange County Public School System, an active member of First Baptist Church Orlando, a private tutor for students in second grade through high school and a trained dancer. In her spare time, Paige enjoys cooking, visiting her family in Connecticut and having game nights with friends.
Paige L. Carlos, Esq.
at Law Offices of J. Bernard Chery, P.A.
1310 W Colonial Dr., Ste 10
Orlando, FL 32804
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