Mary Ellen O'Dell Schantz

"I am surrounded by people who are dedicated to doing exceptional work and who have integrity. It’s motivating."
Mary Ellen O'Dell Schantz, Paralegal

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Mary Ellen O'Dell Schantz

"The firm provides me with resources which allow me to focus on the substance of my work."

I have been a paralegal in HSE’s corporate group for a total of twenty-five years. During that time, the firm has invested significant resources to support our ability to provide exceptional client service. These resources include training opportunities, assistance from the library and technology solutions. HSE’s commitment to our work is exceptional - and is evidence that the firm values my contributions. Knowing that I have the resources I need to do my best work lets me focus on our clients, which makes it easier for me to head home at the end of the day relax with a good book!

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The Great News About Being a Paralegal at HSE

Paralegals who join HSE typically make it a career. Why do they stay? Because HSE paralegals are members of the legal team who play an integral part in shaping our clients’ experiences. Our paralegals work with attorneys who rely on their expertise and who want them to succeed. The people here are focused on one goal, providing exceptional client service. That common purpose translates to an enjoyable place to work, and a great place to have a career.

Although paralegal openings can be rare, we encourage you to consider learning more about us—you may be the next person to discover that HSE is your destination.


This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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