assistant states attorney resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Experience
07/2009 to Current
Assistant State's Attorney Lake County Il Waukegan, IL,
  • Over 10+ years applying strong interpersonal skills by sucessfully negotiating over 10,000+ cases from driving suspended to first degree murder.
  • Utilize computer and time management skills in managing a high-volume caseload averaging 130 open felony cases in a populous and demanding circuit.
  • Use analytical skills assessing cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law, procedure and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Collaborate with colleagues for strategic case resolution.
  • Track and research developing precedent and legislation in criminal law to maintain expertise and attend continuing education conferences.
  • Maintain proficiency by attending annual conferences providing continuing education on legislative and judicial legal developments in the law.
  • Apply excellent legal research, writing skills in drafting charging documents, witness lists, subpoenas, statement of cases, legal memoranda and proposed orders by balancing objectives, legal requirements and prohibitions.
  • Draft and file timely case pleadings to meet firm deadlines utilizing computer and time management skills.
  • Interview and select jurors for trials to assess personality, competency and fair mindedness and raise challenges for cause to dismiss unfit candidates.
  • Advocate for the State before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Review and approve search warrant and wire tap applications and provide legal advice to law enforcement.
  • Develop strategies and resolving cases in State and victim's best interest.
  • Utilize computer skills operating specialized legal software programs including Judiciary Record Serach, Judicial Dialogue, LaserFiche, MDEC and LiquidFiles.
03/2007 to 07/2009
Law Clerk State Of North Dakota Lamoure, ND,
  • Supported 3 judges by using these skills: computer proficiency, conducting legal research, analyzing legal documents, writing briefs, assessing merits of party positions, and composing judicial opinions and orders on scheduling deadline.
  • Provided assistance on 100+ cases including criminal, civil and domestic cases and appeals under the Administrative Procedure Act.
06/2005 to 03/2007
Certified Legal Intern Franklin County Legal Services, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Exercised flexible interpersonal skills when conducting client interviews.
  • Applied legal research skills in researching bankruptcy, contract, family, juvenile and property laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to the managing attornery.
  • Advocated for juveniles as panel attorney under supervision of managing attorney.
04/1999 to 08/2003
Commissioner District Court Of Maryland City, STATE,
  • Decided probable cause with careful consideration based on factors including black letter law, credibility of attestor's statements, evidence and public safety.
  • Analyzed law enforcement documents, citizen complaints and criminal records determined compliance with standards and made efficient and effective approval or denial judgments on a case-by-case basis averaging 25 cases daily.
  • Utlized computer skills and processed background checks utilizing CJIS software program.
  • Conducted hearings to establish pretrial bond/release conditions.
  • Case Management
  • Case analysis
  • Precedential Knowledge
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Legal writing
  • Negotiation
  • Litigation
  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management Skills
  • Computer/electronic files
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
Professional Summary

Criminal lawyer with 10+ years experience representing the State of Maryland prosecuting over 10,000 cases. Extensive background in litigation and legal research and writing. Specialist in case analysis, strategic planning and negotiations having obtained favorable case resolution in 90%+ cases. Attorney adept at gleaning important case issues, predicting arguments of opposing counsel, and timely addressing important concerns or questions. Proven courtroom success litigating criminal, post conviction and civil forfeiture cases. Expertise at developing positive rapport with case parties and reaching global plea agreements. Experienced at timely management of revolving case loads averaging 130 open felony cases at a given time. Looking to leverage my expertise in efficient case analysis and legal writing as an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Law License
  • Member in good standing of the Maryland Bar
Expected in 05/2006 to to
J.D.: Certificate in Dispute Resolution And Advocacy
Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State Univ. - Carlisle, PA,
Expected in 05/1992 to to
Bachelor of Arts: United States Government And Politics
University of Maryland - College Park - College Park, MD
  • Member in good standing of the Maryland State Bar
  • Commonwealth of Pennsyvlvania Bar (inactive)
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Bar (inactive)
  • Member National District Attorneys Assocation
  • Member Maryland State Attorneys Association
  • Member Washington County Bar Association

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School Attended

  • Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State Univ.
  • University of Maryland - College Park

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Law Clerk
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Commissioner


  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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