Former Attorney who loves to research and write about the law with contract management experience in the private sector. Excellent legal writing skills. More than 6 years in the legal field. Extensive contract courses in law school including Contracts and Advanced Contracts. Continuing legal education courses including: Understanding the FAR; Federal Supply Schedules: The Do's and Don'ts of Schedule Contracting
Navigating the Government's Revolving Door; The Do's and Don'ts and Bid
Protest Risks of Hiring Current and Former Federal Government Personnel
Government; Contract Issues in Bankruptcy; Key Issues in Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions
Practiced in litigation and contracts
Professional and personable
National Bar Association (NBA)
MS Office proficient
Exceptional communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Drafting legal documents
ContractReview and Litigation
Negotiated, revised and finalized all contracts in UCC debt collection cases.
Obtained favorable settlements for 90% of cases
Oversaw all contract cases pertaining to debt collection at all times.
Lead counsel in up to 300 cases per month.
Assisted support staff with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to motions and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery.
03/2012 - 09/2014
Edmonds & Russel － Fort Collins, COAttorny
Effectively represent client to legally obtain payment from debtors who haven't been cooperative in paying what's owed
Represent client in courts of law; collect facts and evidence, try cases and perform other litigation tasks. Assist in the handling and management of litigation against the defendant; negotiating and resolving claims and preparing necessary resolution documents;Complete case preparation by preparing legal briefs, developing strategies and necessary arguments;Conduct relevant legal research, track case law and develop legal theories;Analyze claims and the pertinent records to effectively participate in decisions related to strategy of resolving or litigating claims and ensure that errors are corrected and future liability is minimized;Represent the client at scheduling conferences, mediations, settlement conferences, depositions and hearings/trials;
02/2010 - 02/2012
Ring & Associates － Fort Collins, ColoradoAttorney
Effectively represent clients in legal proceedings in personal injury, workers compensation claims, and criminal defense.
Reviews personal injury settlement contracts to ensure clauses, terms and conditions are compliant with legal, and other regulation requirements.
Reviews workers compensation settlement contracts to determine they are compliant with legal, and administrative court requirements.
Recommends language for internal contracts that supports the law firms strategies and interest.
Produce effective legal writing in support of legal positions including pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs and memoranda.
Investigate and interview clients and witnesses.
Develop appropriate legal strategy, mediation and negotiation techniques to best position cases handled.
Appear in court for all hearings and attend ADR.
Prepare for trial and represent our client in court.
02/2008 - 02/2009
8th Judicial District Court － Fort Collins, ColoradoJudicial Law Clerk
Reviews contracts that have been brought before the Court to ensure clauses, terms and conditions are legally compliant with contract law, no too exclusive and that the the rights and duties that arise from agreements are acceptable under statute.
Work with judges on complex cases involving civil contract cases.
Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda to guide judges through the contract issues present.
Process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions.
Draft opinions and orders in all types of District Court matters, including appeals from county court (both civil and criminal), complex civil litigation, constitutional questions, complex family law cases and criminal matters.
Observe judicial proceedings, attend conferences with attorneys and judges, receive training in mediation and summarize information for judges.
01/2007 - 01/2008
Larimer County Office of the District Attorney － Fort Collins, ColoradoVictim/Witness Advocate
Serve as a liaison between victims and Prosecution and Court staffs.
Accompany victims to court proceedings and informs victims about their constitutional and statutory mandated victim's rights.
Assess victim needs and acts as a resource for community service referrals.
Loyola Law School Top Tier Law School University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles, CABachelor of Arts: SociologyTop 25 University
Supreme Court State of Colorado, May 2008
Attorney Registration #39841 (Inactive)
Client Relations, Computer Proficiency: Internet Research, Westlaw Lexis Nexus, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
Drafting concise Letters and Memos, Minute Taking Coordination, Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, , Multi-Task Management, Organizational Skills, Prioritization, Proofreading,Speaking, Telephone Skills, Time Management.