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

Experienced federal litigator turned ambitious and forward-thinking business owner. Over 20 years of litigation experience managing complex litigation and trial teams, overseeing litigation strategy, meeting deadlines, advising clients and management, and developing creative solutions. Strategic business owner and entrepreneur with a two-year history of building a business from scratch through marketing, networking, social media, and targeted business relationships and partnerships. Strong drive with excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills. Seasoned national and international speaker for 25 years of providing oral advocacy, presentations, and courses. Focused on providing group trainings on mindfulness-based practices and teachings, along with coaching modalities, to drive improvements and create more diverse, compassionate, mindful, and resilient work place cultures. Three-time Ironman, marathoner, and mountaineer with results-oriented expertise in setting and achieving goals.

  • Public Speaking and Teaching
  • Community and Team Building
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Team Leadership
  • Focus and Follow-Through
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Money Handling
  • Deadline Management
  • Multitasking and Prioritization
  • Calendar Management
  • Direct Sales
  • Mindfulness Meditation Training
  • Leadership coaching
  • Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (Logical Operations) (May 2021)
  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (Sounds True) (Feb. 2021)
  • Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator (December 2020)
  • Associate Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) (100+ hours of coaching) (December 2020)
  • Certified Professional Coach (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) (March 2020)
  • Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) (August 2019)
Sounds True (through Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield) Boulder, CO, Expected in 02/2021 Certified Mindful Meditation Teacher : Mindfulness Meditation - GPA :
Institute For Professional Excellence in Coaching Denver, Colorado, Expected in 03/2020 Certified Professional Coach : Coaching - GPA :
Institute For Professional Excellence in Coaching Denver, CO, Expected in 02/2020 Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner : Coaching - GPA :
  • Completed professional development in Core Energy Leadership
George Washington University School of Law Washington, DC Expected in 05/1998 Masters of Environmental Law : Law - GPA :
Creighton University School of Law Omaha, Nebraska, Expected in 05/1997 J.D. : Law - GPA :
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska, Expected in 05/1994 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Kemper Corp. - Company Owner
Miami, FL, 08/2019 - Current
  • Founded Life From The Summit, LLC, a coaching and mindfulness meditation consulting services company.
  • Created and updated company digital presence to enhance and market services through professional website, optimized social media profiles, and digital course platforms.
  • Assessed business areas in need of improvement, e.g., email and social media marketing, and devised targeted corrective actions for each concern to maintain optimal business operations.
  • Built business to 7 individual clients and 4 courses taught to nearly 200 people in total within 12 months by implementing effective marketing and customer engagement plans.
  • Taught 5-hour Introduction to Mindfulness course over virtual platform to Pikes Peak Community College staff.
  • Taught two 5-hour courses (Introduction to Mindfulness; Building Mindful Resilience) to federal employees as part of full-time attorney role while employed at the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Presented mindfulness talks and facilitated group trainings for international organization in Africa.
  • Created 5-part online Well-Being in Law course and marketed to legal professionals.
  • Managed and mapped income generating strategies to grow revenue.
  • Developed business plan; mission statement; Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Policy; and vision.
  • Interacted consistently with individual clients and organizational clients to build connections and nurture relationships.
  • Part-time business owner since August 2019.
  • Full-time entrepreneur and business owner since June 4, 2021.
Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez - Trial Attorney
Long Beach, CA, 06/2009 - 06/2021
  • Engaged in complex and high-profile environmental litigation under federal statutes.
  • Provided legal advice and strategy to federal client agencies.
  • Wrote dozens of briefs, motions, and internal memoranda to analyze technical information and advocate legal positions.
  • Presented oral argument in at least 10 federal district and appellate court cases.
  • Supervised and managed litigation teams of 2-4 attorneys plus professional support staff.
  • Managed support staff in large-scale document productions.
  • Coordinated payments of federal monies to private parties.
  • Researched and analyzed environmental statutes and regulations.
  • Wrote briefs and internal memoranda analyzing complex environmental issues.
  • Propounded interrogatories, requests for admission, and requests for documents.
  • Conducted depositions of fact and expert witnesses.
  • Facilitated high-level Department and agency briefings.
  • Managed complex environmental negotiations and mediations.
  • Developed long-term litigation strategies and priorities.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Learned and operated specialized legal software such as Relativity.
  • Interviewed and vetted expert witnesses for litigation support.
  • Mentored new attorneys.
  • Coordinated a weekly mindfulness meditation group for the Environment & Natural Resources Division for over 6 years.
  • Filed timely case pleadings to meet firm deadlines
Kemper Corp. - Associate Attorney
Cerritos, CA, 09/2006 - 06/2009
  • Broadened environmental knowledge through representing clients in oil and gas industry to advise on energy development and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Established pro bono client relationship with Animal Welfare Institute for representation on controversial animal welfare issues such as horse slaughter.
  • Designated to help develop procedures for collecting electronic documents from clients and establish database for document review.
  • Advocated for clients before state and federal appellate and district courts by writing briefs.
United States Department Of Justice - Trial Attorney
City, STATE, 06/1998 - 06/2006
  • Same position and experience as years 2009-2021.
  • Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division’s Outstanding Performance Awards (2001 and 2004) for representing federal agencies responsible for contamination at hazardous waste sites and achieving favorable settlements of liability.
  • Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division’s Special Commendation Award (2002) for achieving a settlement addressing civil penalties and environmental restoration against private entity who illegally filled wetlands.
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Certificate of Merit (2003) for achieving dismissal of challenge to APHIS’ decision concerning the placement of pesticide-containing devices to control predators.
  • Department of Justice Team Nomination for Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2004) for writing appellate brief and presenting oral argument concerning the potential Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
Additional Information
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer
  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • ICF Colorado chapter
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Colorado Mountain Club

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School Attended
  • Sounds True (through Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield)
  • Institute For Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Institute For Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • George Washington University School of Law
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • Creighton University
Job Titles Held:
  • Company Owner
  • Trial Attorney
  • Associate Attorney
  • Trial Attorney
  • Certified Mindful Meditation Teacher
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
  • Masters of Environmental Law
  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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