Legal Assistant/Paralegal interested in litigation and related practice. Experienced in the full spectrum of legal proceedings,
pre-suit to trial/settlement. Skilled in building rewarding relationships with partners, associates, and clients. High-energy,
self-motivated, detail-oriented professional with exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Illinois, admitted May 7, 2015 (ARDC Number: #6319152).
Conflicts SpecialistWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP － Dayton, Ohio
Analyzed, identified, and cleared conflicts-of-interest associated with new matters and business · Determined the nature of potential conflicts and whether such conflicts could be waived · Reviewed existing client engagement terms and waivers to determine if consent was needed · Consulted with the firm's conflicts attorneys as necessary during the conflict resolution process · Assisted with the clearing of possible conflicts associated with lateral hires Key Achievement Participated through meetings in the development of a new software platform to streamline the conflicts clearing process required in a big-law firm environment.
Law Clerk/ParalegalBurke Wise Morrissey Kaveny － Chicago, Illinois
Assisted attorneys with the preparation of personal injury and medical malpractice cases for trial · Reviewed, summarized, and abstracted depositions and medical records · Conducted extensive, cost-effective research across a broad spectrum of legal issues · Researched and drafted responses to dispositive motions and motions in limine · Prepared memorandum concerning ambiguous areas of Federal and Illinois law · Communicated with clients concerning discovery requests and upcoming court appearances Key Achievement Researched and drafted a motion allowing our client to amend a Federal complaint years into discovery to add a negligent spoliation of evidence claim, helping lead to a successful seven-figure settlement.
01/2011 to 01/2013
Law Clerk/Legal AssistantThe Hunt Law Group, LLC － Chicago, Illinois
Actively participated in developing pre-trial litigation and trial strategies · Provided training, guidance, and assistance to new law clerks and new associate attorneys · Drafted pleadings, including answers, counterclaims, and third-party complaints · Reviewed and answered written interrogatories, requests to produce, and requests to admit · Researched and drafted discovery motions, dispositive motions, and appellate court briefs · Attended routine motions and ensured on-time filings in Cook County and its collar counties · Reviewed case files and researched litigation strategies and expert witnesses · Traveled to Milwaukee to perform document review for a products liability action · Contacted clients to discuss the status of litigation and obtain necessary documentation · Appeared in court for case management conferences when the attorney of record was unavailable Key Achievement Assumed the daily duties of an associate attorney during the summer of 2012, overseeing ten cases under the supervision of the managing partner.
Juris DoctorLoyola University Chicago School of Law － Chicago, IllinoisGPA: GPA: 3.253/4.0 Honors-at-Entrance ScholarshipGPA: 3.253/4.0 Honors-at-Entrance Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science HistoryMiami University － Oxford, OhioGPA: University Honors Program
· Harry and Lucy Williams Memorial ScholarshipPolitical Science History University Honors Program
· Harry and Lucy Williams Memorial Scholarship
American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, member Loyola Intramural Moot Court Competition, honorable mention Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Service Initiative, participant Phi Gamma Delta, Mu Upsilon Chapter, graduate brother Miami University College Democrats, member Miami University Honors Advisory Board, 2006 - 2007 World Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Distinction, 2006 National Honors Society, member
streamline, attorney, case management, conferences, conflict resolution, client, clients, documentation, law, legal, litigation, managing, meetings, research, supervision, written
AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS, and OTHER ACTIVITIES American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, member Loyola Intramural Moot Court Competition, honorable mention Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Service Initiative, participant Phi Gamma Delta, Mu Upsilon Chapter, graduate brother Miami University College Democrats, member Miami University Honors Advisory Board, 2006 - 2007 World Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Distinction, 2006 National Honors Society, member