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COUNSEL
Professional Summary
Seasoned Litigator with more than 20 years of experience in fast-paced law firms. Excellent analytical and comprehension skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in defense of Negligence cases and No-Fault Litigation matters.
Skills

Writing

Critical Thinking

Reading Comprehension

Complex Problem Solving

Judgment and Decision Making

Negotiation

Work History
Counsel, 10/1996 to Current
Law Offices of Karen L. LawrenceGarden City, NY
Represent Allstate Insurance Company in No-Fault litigation in Court.Develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.Present evidence to defend clients in civil litigation.Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending a lawsuit.Advise clients concerning claim liability, advisability of defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.Negotiate settlements of civil disputes and No-Fault matters.Prepare and draft legal documents, such as pleadings, affidavits, affirmations, memorandums of law and motions.
Trial Attorney, 10/1993 to 10/1996
McDonald and O\'ConnorMelville, NY
Represented Insured person\'s of General Accident Insurance Company at trial in civil litigation involving automobile accidents.Researched and analyzed strategies and arguments in preparation for trials in Supreme Court.Met with Plaintiff\'s counsels and Claim Examiners from General Accident Insurance Company to negotiate and resolve matters prior to trial.Prepared for and conducted numerous depositions to be used in defense at trials.Researched and reviewed the rules of Evidence for trial matters and depositions.
Assistant Corporation Counsel, 08/1990 to 10/1993
Corporation Counsel\'s Office, New York City Law DepartmentNew York, NY and Queens, NY
Represented the City Of New York in all phases of civil litigation including claims for: Medical Malpractice, Police Officers (false arrest/imprisonment), property damage, automobile accidents, Department of Education. Prepared and developed strategies for numerous trials in all areas listed.Researched and analyzed statutes, administrative codes and laws applicable to all areas listed in preparation for defending The City of New York at trial and at depositions.Tried numerous cases to verdict, prepared witnesses for deposition and trial.Conducted thorough accident investigations.

Education
J.D.: Law, 1990
New York Law School - New York, NY
Bachelor of Science: Business Economics and Psychology, 1986
State University of New York at Oneonta - Oneonta, NY
Affiliations
Member, Queens County Bar AssociationMember, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Bar Admissions

New York State Courts

United States Supreme Court

Resume Overview

Companies Worked For:

  • Law Offices of Karen L. Lawrence
  • McDonald and O\'Connor
  • Corporation Counsel\'s Office, New York City Law Department

School Attended

  • New York Law School
  • State University of New York at Oneonta

Job Titles Held:

  • Counsel
  • Trial Attorney
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel

Degrees

  • J.D. : Law , 1990
    Bachelor of Science : Business Economics and Psychology , 1986

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