Julie Canton, affectionately known as “Jules” to her co-workers, joined Lee & Lazzara in January 2017 as the Firm Administrator.
A third generation Tampa native, Jules is a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names and the University of Tampa. After graduating college, she became a teacher at a private Carrollwood day school.
After deciding to embark on a new career in the legal field, Jules returned to college and earned a degree in Legal Studies, graduating cum laude. She has been a certified paralegal for over 15 years and has dedicated most of her career to personal injury law firms, particularly those that represent victims of nursing home abuse & neglect and medical malpractice. Jules has also devoted 200+ hours to performing pro bono work for Bay Area Legal Services.
Jules is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a Notary Public. She is also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, holding membership in the national organization as well as in the local Suncoast chapter.
As the wife of a disabled veteran, Jules is a passionate advocate for veterans and is always on the lookout for opportunities involving veteran-owned businesses.
In her spare time, Jules is an active member of one of Tampa’s own Gasparilla Krewes. Her Krewe supports several local groups including the VA Hospital, CASA and Trinity Cafe.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Association of Legal Administrators, Suncoast Chapter
- Gasparilla Krewes