Our Staff

Laura Fonseca, LL.M.

Laura Fonseca, LL.M.


Laura Fonseca is an experienced paralegal whose areas of concentration are immigration and insurance defense.   

After graduating from high school in Boca Raton, FL, Ms. Fonseca attended FEAD University in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, where she graduated in 2011 with her J.D. equivalent and became an attorney in Brazil.  Shortly thereafter, Ms. Fonseca returned to the United States and began attending University of Miami School of Law.  She earned her LL.M. (Master of Law) in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers from the University of Miami in 2014.  Ms. Fonseca is currently preparing to take the New York Bar Exam which will allow her to practice law in the United States Federal Court and Immigration Court. 

Ms. Fonseca’s knowledge, education and experience have made her an asset to the Bechert & Associates, PA team.  

In her spare time, Ms. Fonseca enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, including her son, Anthony.

Julie A. Dickinson, M.S.

Paralegal/Office Manager

Julie Dickinson has been with Bechert & Associates, PA since 2009. She has been working in civil litigation firms since the late 1990’s, and has a wealth of litigation experience. In addition to her role as Paralegal, where she oversees the Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Wills/Trusts and Probate, and Insurance departments, Ms. Dickinson has been overseeing operations at Bechert & Associates, PA as office manager since 2013. 

After graduating from Rhode Island College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and a minor in Psychology, Ms. Dickinson continued her work as Animal Control and Humane Law Enforcement offer in the Town of Lincoln, RI. She then went on to become manager of one of the largest veterinary emergency hospitals in Rhode Island where she stayed until 1999, when she began working in a small law firm. She moved to Florida in 2002 and began working for a sole practitioner, focusing on general civil litigation and bankruptcy.   

In 2007, Ms. Dickinson attended Florida Atlantic University, where she earned her Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She joined Bechert & Associates in 2009.  

  In her free time, Ms. Dickinson works with a personal trainer and is dedicated to health and physical fitness. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her two cats. 

Lynne Marinaro

Lynne Marinaro


Lynne Marinaro is an experienced paralegal whose areas of concentration are personal injury/automobile accidents and insurance defense.   

Ms. Marinaro graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1992, where she earned her degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  In 1999, Ms. Marinaro returned to FAU and obtained her Paralegal certification. 

Ms. Marinaro began her career as a legal assistant in the personal injury pre-litigation department in several law firms, where she has expanded her knowledge base.  Ms. Marinaro has worked in several law firms over the past 23 years. Her knowledge and experience has made her an integral part of the Bechert & Associates, P.A. team.  

In 2003, Ms. Marinaro became a small business owner and sole proprietor of Lamazing Lips, a specialized makeup and skin care line of which she is an independent distributor.  In her free time, Lynne enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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