Nikki McKenzie awarded CEDS Certification after passing exam

by Mandy Hicks

Nikki McKenzie
Nikki McKenzie

Nikki McKenzie, a paralegal at English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP, is now a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. She is the only legal professional in Bowling Green and the surrounding area to pass the certification test, which is designed to recognize those who have specialized knowledge in e-discovery. The certification program is administered by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).

The CEDS credential may be earned by individuals who submit qualifying experience and education to ACEDS, and pass the rigorous four-hour examination which provides a tough and objective measure of mastery of the challenging field of e-discovery.  Since the exam was first offered in November 2010, professionals in the United States, Canada, the UK, South Korea, Germany and China have earned the CEDS certification.

Nikki is an accomplished and experienced paralegal who has worked at ELPO since 2015. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 2003, then attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for 18 months before deciding a paralegal career would best fit her family lifestyle. She has worked as a legal secretary and paralegal since high school. She has worked in several states including Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, and has extensive experience in a number of practice areas including domestic, probate, real estate, professional negligence, personal injury, commercial litigation, and mass torts. She lives in Alvaton, Kentucky.

About ELPO

English Lucas Priest & Owsley LLP, the largest law firm in Southcentral Kentucky, offers business clients and individuals the experience and depth of a large firm and the personal commitment and attention of a small one. For more than 40 years, the firm has worked with clients to develop creative solutions to difficult legal and business problems. The firm is located in Bowling Green, Ky.