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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
PROFILE: Successful, dedicated litigation attorney with more than 15 years substantive legal experience. Knowledge across various areas of law with a strong focus in civil and commercial litigation complex litigation, and contract and property law. Litigation through all levels of trial practice, from case evaluation through discovery, motion practice, trial, and appellate levels. Excellent communication skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Skills
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Westlaw and various discovery, document management and time keeping software.
  • AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
  • Litigation Processes
  • Real Property Matters
  • Arbitration / Negotiations
  • Case and Claim Evaluation
  • Drafting Motions and Pleadings
  • Drafting Contracts and Legal Documents
  • Research / Case Preparation
  • Hearings and Oral Arguments
  • Trials / Arbitrations
  • Discovery / Case Preparation
  • Client Communication
  • Appellate Court Briefs
Education
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY / J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL Provo, Utah Expected in 2000 JURIS DOCTORATE, (CUM LAUDE), : - GPA :
, Expected in HONOR: ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES: INVITED MEMBER OF MOOT COURT TEAM INVITED MEMBER OF BOARD OF ADVOCATES AWARD FOR HIGHEST GRADE IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS COURSE : - GPA :
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Logan, Utah Expected in 1993 BACHELOR OF ARTS : DUAL MAJORS OF HISTORY AND LIBERAL ARTS PHILOSOPHY (MAGNA CUM LAUDE) - GPA : DUAL MAJORS OF HISTORY AND LIBERAL ARTS PHILOSOPHY (MAGNA CUM LAUDE)
Accomplishments
  • Presentations to various professional and community associations, including teaching CLE courses Volunteered legal services in pro bono cases, for Army One Source, Veterans' Legal Aid and other organizations and individuals.
Work History
Bickford Senior Living - ATTORNEY AT LAW
Greenwood, IN, 03/2011 - Present
  • Founder of a legal firm providing full services in civil, and commercial litigation; entity formation, buy-sell agreements, and estate planning with broad experience in various areas of legal practice.
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. -
Oak Creek, WI, 08/2000 - 02/2005
- SENIOR ASSOCIATE
, , 06/2007 - 06/2011
  • Litigation on behalf of clients in numerous areas of law such as commercial, property, civil, landlord-tenant, and probate, among other areas.
  • Primary focus was on complex commercial litigation and all aspects of civil litigation from initial client consultation through trial closure.
  • Wrote legal documents from pleadings through appellate briefs and worked on probate, estate planning, bankrupting proceedings for creditor/debtor, administrative law, and transactional processes.
  • except 05/20/01 to 11/31/01 when I was at Kaites Iafrate and Rai directly after Heywood & Lee split.
Tishman Speyer - ASSOCIATE
Chicago, IL, 02/2005 - 06/2007
  • Executed transactional processes including buy-sell agreements, contract preparation, negotiations and easements.
  • Estate planning, and probate proceedings.
  • Conducted commercial and probate litigation on behalf of clients.
Tishman Speyer - ASSOCIATE
City, STATE, 05/2001 - 12/2001
  • Drafted motions; affidavits, pleadings, and other documents for firm focused on construction defects, and state/political subdivision practice.
  • Conducted discovery and performed research, writing legal memoranda, and other legal documents.
KAITES IAFRATE AND RAI - CONTRACTED CLERKSHIP
City, STATE, 05/1999 - 08/1999
  • Accountable for numerous legal assignments including response brief for the Ninth Circuit Court, motions for summary judgment; responses, replies, subpoenas, pre-trial statements and other motions/office memoranda.
  • Provided support with depositions, trials, investigations, and hearings.
ASPEY WATKINS & DIESEL - UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL / CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION
City, STATE, 08/1998 - 11/1998
- CONTRACTED CLERKSHIP
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  • Conducted factual research, writing legal memoranda, drafting motions; affidavits, pleadings, and other documents.
  • ARIZONA FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT 05/11/98 - 07/24/98 CLERK TO JUDGE EARL CARROLL (RETIRED).
  • Performed research, wrote court orders and bench memos for civil and criminal cases; attended court proceedings.
Affiliations
Arizona State Bar Association J. Rueben Clark Law Society, Board Member, Phoenix Chapter Women in Law Association (former Board Member)

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School Attended
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY / J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Job Titles Held:
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • SENIOR ASSOCIATE
  • ASSOCIATE
  • ASSOCIATE
  • CONTRACTED CLERKSHIP
  • UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL / CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION
  • CONTRACTED CLERKSHIP
Degrees
  • JURIS DOCTORATE, (CUM LAUDE),
  • HONOR: ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES: INVITED MEMBER OF MOOT COURT TEAM INVITED MEMBER OF BOARD OF ADVOCATES AWARD FOR HIGHEST GRADE IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS COURSE
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS