criminal defense private investigator resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Private Investigator accomplished at collaborating with defense attorneys to conduct detailed investigations into alleged criminal activities. Skilled at compiling information for investigations and documenting evidence.

Director of Education with 15 years of experience in private religious education with proven success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Discreet and professional [Job Title] with [Number]-year track record handling rigorous demands of [Type] investigations. Well-versed in surveillance and case history documentation. Licensed in [State] and skilled in managing challenging cases. Conscientious criminal investigations team member bringing [Number] years of achievement in evidence collection, suspect interviews and case documentation. Vigilant, meticulous and systematic in gathering data and following leads. Skillfully build rapport and thoroughly analyze encounters and scenes to support criminal prosecution of [Type] and [Type] cases. Collaborative Investigator with uncanny ability to identify links between cases. Adept at analyzing and uncovering trends in complex data. Highly skilled in [Area of expertise]. [Job Title] well-versed in research, analysis and strategic planning. Exceptional leader focused on resolving difficult and cold cases. Well-rounded Detective with exceptional analytical, innovative and imaginative problem-solving skills. Experienced Investigator offering diverse background in [Industry] and [Industry]. Expert in reading people and uncovering evidence. Prepared to apply knowledge and skills to new position at [Company Name]. Knowledgeable Court Approved Special Advocate focused on assisting at-risk children. Empathetic professional with more than [Number] years of advocating for children and elderly without voice. Conscientious individual with the ability to multitask and liaise among clients, families and the court system. Respectful Court Approved Special Advocate offering placement recommendation and case research skills. Charismatic and dependable Teacher with [Number] years of experience delivering educational assistance and instruction to various levels of learners. Committed to providing students with necessary tools to achieve academic goals, instilling love of learning and cooperative teamwork. Adept in application of excellent communication and problem solving skills. Passionate Teacher with more than [Number] years of experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering wide range of subjects. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. Successful in helping students develop strong literacy, numeracy, social and learning skills. Creative [Job Title] offering [Number] years of experience developing and implementing [Type] course curriculum. Proficient in evaluation, monitoring student performance and organizing examinations. Hardworking and energetic individual with excellent communication and supervisory skills.

  • Evidence Gathering
  • Records Research
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Accurate documenting
  • MS Office
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education administration
  • Curriculum writing
  • Problem resolution
  • Accreditation standards
  • Written communication
  • WestLaw proficiency
  • Case analysis
  • Criminal defense
  • Legal writing
  • Case Management
  • Investigation skills
  • Civil law
  • Discovery processes
  • Document filing
  • Efficient researcher
  • Criminal law
  • Reviewing documents
  • Case research
  • Child representation
  • Case confidentiality
Work History
10/2017 to 10/2020 Criminal Defense Private Investigator Kindred Healthcare | Somerset, KY,
  • Collected documentation such as witness statements, video recordings and photographs to support case findings.
  • Conducted mobile and stationary surveillance on subjects of criminal and civil investigations.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by uncovering evidence to support the defense strategy.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Crafted legal instruments for team of attorneys and prepared for trials using interviews, presentations and jury selection.
  • Maintained relationships with investigators by collecting facts and evidence, obtaining documents by subpoena and negotiating with prosecutors, probation officers and victims.
  • Tried cases from petty theft to gang related felonies for private, paid clients and indigent citizens.
  • Solely defended [Number] clients needing indigent criminal defense and was team member for $[Number] settlement cases with [Number] other attorneys.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Interviewed and selected jurors in voir dire based on assessment of personality, competency and fair mindedness.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses and complainants.
  • Identified witnesses and collected statements to gather information and pursue remedies for violations of legal standards.
  • Conducted thorough face-to-face interviews with employers, families, neighbors, friends and suspects and documented all investigative findings.
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted information, documentation and physical evidence associated with investigations.
  • Obtained admissions of crimes using forensic interviewing techniques.
  • Accurately investigated cases while preparing, submitting and aiding prosecution.
  • Questioned and consulted with subjects and witnesses for information pertaining to criminal cases.
  • Testified in court during [Type] proceedings and trials.
  • Conducted interviews with witnesses and clients.
  • Directed criminal investigations of crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, theft and homicide.
01/2015 to 01/2017 Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA Of Memphis Tn | City, STATE,
  • Validated and substantiated admissibility of evidence, perpetuating integrity during court hearings.
  • Testified in court and provided voice for severely abused and neglected children.
  • Observed strict security measures to keep all case information confidential.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect and reported findings to court.
  • Researched each client's case to become familiarized with his or her background by carefully reviewing available documents.
  • Conducted interviews with parents, foster parents, school officials and other individuals to better understand client's needs.
  • Provided assessments and made recommendations to court.
  • Assisted interested parties in navigating admissions procedures and dealing with eligibility issues.
  • Organized supporting documentation for individuals under evaluation and coordinated paperwork transfers to correct staff members.
  • Onboarded and monitored program participants and guided each through entry-level stages.
  • Created professional and error-free business correspondence to communicate with prospective and currently enrolled participants.
  • Reached out to individuals eligible for services to solicit applications and offer assistance.
  • Worked effectively with fellow team members to coordinate effective solutions to any question or concern.
  • Completed physical and digital reporting on [Type] activities.
08/1998 to 05/2012 Director of Education Christian Home Educators | City, STATE,
  • Recruited, trained and mentored faculty and staff in best practices for instruction.
  • Sourced, modified and prepared class curricula and targeted lesson plans based on subject matter requirements.
  • Built, managed and upgraded K-12 educational program, including administering budgets, coordinating resources and bringing in students.
  • Hired, mentored and supervised instructors and volunteer staff to carry out program goals.
  • Developed engaging and effective curricula for students K-6th grade.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom including [Type].
  • Directed afterschool activities [Number] days each week to provide students with interesting opportunities while maintaining student discipline.
  • Held conferences with parents to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Planned and implemented integrated Social Studies lessons to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
  • Developed fundraisers and completed grant documentation to raise money for district.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Supervised learning groups of students in classroom stations including [Area of study].
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.
  • Collaborated with parents of [Type] students to increase comprehensive and long-term success.
  • Enhanced student knowledge of technology by integrating various web-based applications for research and assignments.
  • Directed after-school tutoring and mentoring program serving [Number] elementary school students.
  • Piloted [Type] program to address state [Area of study] and [Area of study] standards.
  • Collaborated with team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help.
  • Maintained required passing rate of [Number]% for [Number] years.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest of Children's Literature as avenue of study.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Planned and implemented integrated Social Studies lessons to meet national standards.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
Expected in 06/2021 Master of Science | Criminal Justice University Of Mississippi, University, MS GPA:
Expected in 12/2017 Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice University Of Mississippi, University, MS GPA:
Expected in 03/2016 Associate of Science | Paralegal Studies Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, MS GPA:

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School Attended

  • University Of Mississippi
  • University Of Mississippi
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College

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  • Criminal Defense Private Investigator
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Director of Education


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