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Brenda Lea Schmelz, American paralegal.


Schmelz, Brenda Lea was born on June 13, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Edward G. and Wilma D. (Hektor) R.


Secretarial science certified with honors, East Central College, Union, Missouri, 1977. Associate of Applied Science in Court Reporting, St. Louis Community College, 2003.


Secretary, paralegal Mittendorf & Mittendorf, Union, Missouri, 1976-1983, Eckelkamp, Eckelkamp, Wood & Kuenzel, Washington, 1983—2002. Court reporter Franklin County Circuit Court, Union, since 2004. Member legal secretarial advisory board East Central College, 1978, chairman, 1987.

Member legal secretarial advisory board State Fair Community College, 1995.


Member National Association Court Reporters, National Association Legal Secretaries (member certifying board 1997-2000, chairman 1998-2000, Jett award 1999), Missouri Court Reporters Association, Missouri Association Legal Secretaries (president 1994-1996, pres-elect 1992-1994, vice president 1986, 89-91, secretary 1984-1986, 89-90, director public relations 1987-1989, parliamentarian 1998-1999, Legal Secretary of Year 1987), Franklin County Legal Secretaries (president 1989-1992, Legal Secretary of Year 1986, 95), Illinois Court Reporters Association, Union of Women Today, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Jan M. Schmelz, October 7, 1978. Children: Edward L., Brent T.

Edward G. R.

Wilma D. (Hektor) R.

Jan M. Schmelz

Edward L. Schmelz

Brent T. Schmelz