Ms. Balch has over 35 years’ experience as a paralegal and office manager. She began her career in Albuquerque, NM working for a criminal defense attorney and managing a five attorney law office. She moved to Boston in 1984 and began working in large and mid-size law firms. She obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Boston University and has worked extensively in the area of litigation, focusing on insurance defense. Ms. Balch presently serves as the Office Manager for Koufman & Frederick, LLP, and provides paralegal services to the firm.
“I am a medical doctor who has worked with K&F on a number of cases. I am consistently impressed with the K&F team’s collaborative approach, with their individual commitment, and with their strong litigation skills.”
“My counsel at K&F was very patient and diligent. She was very thorough and detailed in explaining issues to me. She helped me explain my questions and understand the answers. I am glad K&F was on my side.”
“It all went very well. As soon as I met Attorney Koufman I felt very comfortable with the way he approached things. He definitely knows the law and he made it really easy and straightforward for me. I definitely recommend him to others because he is fair and honest. He’s a good guy.”
“Melissa Garand & Victor Koufman represented me in my civil rights action. They were always responsive to my requests and were very knowledgeable with respect to my civil rights. As a result, they helped me achieve a very favorable outcome with respect to my case. I highly recommend them to others whose civil rights were violated.”
“I was very happy with the results from Koufman & Frederick. Attorney Garand was very understanding and I was comfortable with her. Considering what I went through, it went really quickly; faster than I expected. There were no problems. Now everything is going great in my life.”
“I received a “Not Guilty” verdict. Everything was just fantastic. Attorney Koufman looked at every single thing. I am very happy about what he did. He’s a very good lawyer. He’s respectful. The jury was six women and one guy, and they liked him very much.”
“Koufman & Frederick retained me as an expert in a medical case. They effectively and thoroughly prepared for trial by, for instance, developing a good working knowledge of the content of my testimony. They also helped me determine the best manner by which I presented my expert testimony, and at trial, they were relaxed but very effective before the jury. “