Anthony Gomez is affable and intelligent, with a great sense of humor and deep gratitude for every day. Anthony is skilled at quick analysis and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced work environment. He is currently a paralegal and has a wide range of experience in the legal field, including assisting in all aspects of complex cases. Anthony is working to set goals for himself to further his career; he is seeking the next opportunity to enhance his skills and join an in-office team.
When not working, Anthony provides guidance and mentorship to those still serving in prison, and finds community in a weekly fellowship group.
Through education and work experience, Anthony has developed proficiency in:
- Paralegal Support: legal writing, legal research, and a range of tasks and responsibilities to attorneys in legal offices;
- Public Speaking: community events and recorded interviews;
- Time Management: proven ability to work both remotely and in office, evaluate and reprioritize tasks;
- Group Facilitation and Management: manage church programming for 200+ members; implement programs and policies; fundraising;
- Level Headed: calm, works well under pressure.
- Paralegal for a criminal law firm in Charlottesville, VA
- Notary licensed in Virginia
- Mentor and Leader who provides daily guidance, advice and resources to men who are in prison, those planning for release and those who have come home
- Certified Paralegal
- Associates Degree in Bible Theology
- Group Facilitator for psychotherapist-led programming
- Study Group Coordinator, a position of trust with management duties, spanning 10 years
Anthony believes that honesty and humility are life’s guiding principles. He looks at every day as a fresh start, and a new day to enjoy. After growing up in the Bronx and moving to Virginia, Anthony was arrested at 17 years old and incarcerated for 24 years. He maintained a stellar record in prison; he earned his associate’s degree and numerous certificates, assisted staff with facilitating programming, and remained infraction free. Prior to his release, Anthony had the opportunity to seek atonement directly from those impacted by his crime; a powerful and life-changing experience. He was the first person granted parole in Virginia when that state’s law changed in 2020.
Anthony enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family. He loves to work out at the gym daily and enjoys long bike rides. He looks forward to traveling around the country and learning how to kayak!