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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary

Zealous, creative and tireless litigator with more than ten years of experience providing clients with exceptional results in numerous practice areas before state, federal, and appellate courts.

Highlights
  • Railroad and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction and Real Estate Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Regulatory and Compliance Experience
  • Professional and Personable
  • Ability to Develop, Maintain and Grow Client Relationships
  • Experience in the Construction and Agriculture Industries
  • Experience with Construction and Agricultural Equipment
Education
University of Minnesota Law School Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2004 Juris Doctor : Law - GPA : Cum Laude, 2004 (top quartile of class) Dean's List, Elected Law Council Member, Graduation Committee Member. Managing Editor, Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (Now Minnesota Journal of International Law). Extern for the Honorable Ann Alton, Hennepin County District Court. Misdemeanor Defense Law Clinic, Housing Law Clinic.

Graduated Cum Laude (top quartile of class) Dean's List, Elected Law Council Member, Graduation Committee Member. Managing Editor, Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (Now Minnesota Journal of International Law). Extern for the Honorable Ann Alton, Hennepin County District Court. Misdemeanor Defense Law Clinic, Housing Law Clinic.

University Of Minnesota Duluth, MN Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Arts : Philosophy and Communications Psychology and Sociology - GPA : Summa Cum Laude Dean's List, Communications Department Academic Excellence Award. *Member, University of Minnesota Duluth Socratic Society.

Majors - Philosophy and Communications, Minors - Psychology and Sociology, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List Each Quarter/Semester, Communications Department Academic Excellence Award, Member of the University of Minnesota Duluth Socratic Society.

Accomplishments

Successfully briefed and argued case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court that established the law on post-verdict/prejudment interest for cases tried pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in Minnesota


Obtained defense verdict and numerous other favorable verdicts and settlements for Class I Railroad clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin state court.


Obtained multiple summary judgments and outright dismissals of FELA cases brought in Minnesota and Wisconsin State Courts.


Obtained dismissal in multi-million dollar securities litigation on behalf of client and members of the client's board of directors.

Experience
Larimar Therapeutics - Attorney
Philadelphia, PA, 03/2010 - Current
  • Manage and conduct the defense of Class 1 Railroad clients in litigation arising under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), Safety Appliance Act (SAA) and Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), including overseeing discovery, litigation strategy, and staff.
  • Obtain favorable results for clients in jury trials in Minnesota state courts, and in appellate matters before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court.
  • Protect clients' interests in various real estate matters including Condemnation actions, Torrens actions, Quite Title actions, landlord/tenant disputes, trespasser matters, contract and lease disputes, lease and easement agreements, and boundary line and right of way issues.
  • Represent clients in various regulatory matters including the analysis and interpretation of federal and state statutes and regulations, and the appropriate action required to remain in compliance therewith.
  • Recover thousands of dollars for clients in various collection matters including obtaining and enforcing judgments, garnishing accounts and wages, attaching funds and property, and obtaining liens.
  • Defend clients' rights and financial interests in various bankruptcy and insurance defense matters.
  • Present at annual Midwest Claims Conference for Railroad Claims Agents.
Maricopa County, Arizona - Associate Attorney/of Counsel
Avondale, AZ, 06/2008 - 03/2010
  • Prosecute civil rights, consumer fraud and employment class action litigation in state and federal courts, including acting as lead attorney and driving the litigation to obtain favorable outcomes for clients.
  • Manage all aspects of negotiation and settlement discussions to procure six-figure settlements for clients.
  • Represent clients' interests in depositions, mediations, and in hearings before state and federal courts.
  • Research and analyze litigation issues to determine the likelihood of success on behalf of class members.
  • Draft complex complaints, briefs, written discovery requests, affidavits, motions, memoranda and settlement demands to push clients' lawsuits to successful resolution.
  • Analyze statutes and regulations to determine violations of consumer fraud statutes, civil rights, employment, and other governmental regulations.
Kutak Rock Llp - Judicial Law Clerk
Kansas City, MO, 04/2008 - 06/2008
  • Assist the Magistrate by researching and analyzing all legal issues before the court, including constitutional, civil rights and criminal issues, business and real estate disputes, and fraud claims.
  • Advise the Magistrate regarding the current state of the law as applied to the matter before the court.
  • Prepare concise legal memoranda and opinions addressing civil and criminal issues before the court.
Harris Williams & Co. - Litigation Associate
Richmond, VA, 08/2004 - 04/2008
  • Assist in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, including investigation of potential issues and claims, conducting discovery, taking depositions, motion practice and preparation for trial.
  • Lead and participate in negotiation and settlement discussions with clients, opposing counsel and adverse parties.
  • Negotiate successful settlement agreements in bankruptcy, real estate and contract disputes.
  • Draft complex briefs, including oppositions thereto, written discovery requests, affidavits, motions, memoranda, and settlement documents.
  • Analyze statutes and regulations to determine regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with clients and various regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance of the client's business.
  • Independently represent clients at various hearings and bench trials in both state and federal court.
Greenstate Credit Union - Westlaw Student Representative
Grinnell, IA, 05/2002 - 12/2003
  • Provide legal research and training for students and faculty at the University of MN Law School.
Johnson Killen & Seiler, P.A - Summer Associate
City, STATE, 06/2002 - 08/2002
  • Conduct and analyze research regarding legal topics including employment law, workman's compensation law, personal injury law, real estate law, family law, social security law, and corporate law.
  • Prepare memoranda, liability releases, findings of fact and proposed orders, and discovery.
  • Work closely with clients to gather and prepare evidence and information for litigation.
Brown Law Center - Law Clerk/Intern
City, STATE, 01/2000 - 01/2001
  • Conduct and analyze research for attorneys, work with opposing counsel and clients to obtain discovery material, attend depositions and participate in drafting responses to discovery requests.
  • Draft memoranda, motions and requests to be presented to the court, participate in jury selection.
  • Work with clients to prepare pleadings, documents and exhibits to be used in the course of litigation.
  • Work with expert witnesses in preparation for depositions and trial.
Bacon Excavating And Building - Construction Coordinator/Carpenter
City, STATE, 1999 - 2001
  • Supervise and direct day to day construction and excavating operations.
  • Negotiate and prepare construction/excavating estimates and contracts for clients, prepare progress reports and billing summaries, and ensure the collection of monies owed on delinquent accounts.
  • Manage sub-contractors, directed workflow and ordering of materials, and preparation of job schedules to ensure timely and efficient completion of projects.
  • Manage advertising and sales of real estate, drafted purchase/sales contracts for real-estate transactions.
Interests
Minnesota State Bar Association. American Bar Association. Advisory Council - St. Joseph Workers Program. Participate in the Dayton's Bluff Community Council. Grandma's Marathon Volunteer. Basketball and Softball. Minnesota State 4-H Ambassador Alumnus.
Additional Information
  • Minnesota State Bar Association. American Bar Association. Advisory Council - St. Joseph Workers Program. Participate in the Dayton's Bluff Community Council. Grandma's Marathon Volunteer. Basketball and Softball. Minnesota State 4-H Ambassador Alumnus.
Skills

Trial work/Litigation Strategy, Discovery and Depositions, Creative Problem Solving, Negotiation, Drafting Legal Memoranda

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University Of Minnesota

Job Titles Held:

  • Attorney
  • Associate Attorney/of Counsel
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Litigation Associate
  • Westlaw Student Representative
  • Summer Associate
  • Law Clerk/Intern
  • Construction Coordinator/Carpenter

Degrees

  • Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Arts

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