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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Bar Associations

Mississippi Bar, September 2015


Talented attorney, leader, communicator, and strategic thinker with vast knowledge in administrative law, business law, legal services, brief writing, and styles of effective communication. Offers proven ability to build effective teams and produce work product that exceeds expectations. Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth. Certified in Business Law.

01/2019 to 06/2020
Disability Attorney Progressive Plattsburgh, NY,
  • Communicate effectively with clients, department staff, and court personnel.
  • Nurture relationships with the general public, potential clients, current clients, and former clients to incite interest in the services currently provided.
  • Educate the general public about their rights under Title II and Title XVI.
  • Advocate for Title II (SSDI) and Title XVI (SSI) claimants in Social Security Administrative Proceedings.
  • Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Oversee a caseload of 26 - 30 cases per month.
  • Review voluminous medical records.
  • Prepare monthly expense reports.
  • Coordinate work travel inclusive of flights, hotels, meals, and car rentals.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Provide excellent service and attention to clients when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Attend departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
  • Maintain knowledge in Social Security Law to best advise and advocate for clients by tracking and researching developing precedent and legislation.
  • Prepare and educate over 200 clients on legal and administrative court processes.
04/2018 to 11/2018
Managing Attorney Boulder Community Health Boulder, CO, US

Provided Civil Legal Services to indigent and low income clients.

  • Conducted community outreach within 13 Counties of the North Mississippi Area.
  • Utilized litigation experiences to effectively develop and revise appropriate legal strategies for every stage of the legal process for assigned cases
  • Drafted heirship affidavits, deeds and bill of sales.
  • Managed day to day office events, trainings, business related matters, and administrative duties/tasks.
  • Provided daily direction and guidance to staff attorney and other office staff.
  • Advocated for clients in Social Security Administrative, Bankruptcy, Circuit Court, Housing Law, Chancery Court, Youth Court, Justice Court and other Administrative legal proceedings.
  • Advised and communicated with clients at every stage of the legal process.
  • Represented clients before court in oral debate by constructing favorable and truthful narrative around presented evidence and facts.
  • Researched legal authority and black letter law to compare case facts patterns to precedential cases and determine probable outcomes.
  • Negotiated civil dispute settlements to minimize payment or maximize receipt of monetary damages.
  • Conferenced with Judges and opposing counsel to discuss and settle case disputes.
  • Effectively interpreted laws, rulings and regulations which affected each case.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
09/2016 to 04/2018
Staff Attorney United States Courts Jackson, TN,
  • Provided Civil Legal Services and community outreach within 13 Counties of the North Mississippi Area.
  • Advocated for clients in Bankruptcy Court, Social Security Administrative, Circuit Court, Housing Law, Chancery Court, Youth Court, Justice Court and other Administrative legal proceedings.
  • Drafted legal documents and client correspondence letters.
  • Filed pleadings and other documents with various courts.
  • Engaged in public speaking events informing the community of the services offered.
  • Interpreted recent court opinions and current legal research to remain current with developments.
  • Developed comprehensive case plan to prepare for proceeding.
  • Conducted client meetings to discuss and gather key information necessary for upcoming litigation proceedings.
  • Kept firm's database updated with new information for cases, including client records, policies and various documents to facilitate work of litigation team.
07/2015 to 06/2016
Judicial Law Clerk The Mississippi Court Of Appeals City, STATE,

Conducted legal research on various issues before the Appellate Court, including - but not limited to: (1) Criminal matters, (2) Civil matters, and (3) Administrative Law matters.

  • Drafted appellate opinions.
  • Reviewed voluminous appellate cases, including - but not limited to: (1) motions filed at the trial and appellate levels, (2) the lower court's orders, opinions, decrees, or judgments, and (3) appellate briefs.
  • Attended oral arguments before the Mississippi Court of Appeals, which included a variety of criminal, civil, and domestic relations matters.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Counseled with the Presiding Judge while drafting effective legal precedent.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2015
Juris Doctor: General Law Studies & Business Law Certification
University of Mississippi School of Law - Oxford, MS
  • Cum laude graduate
Expected in 05/2012
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication With Emphasis in P.R.
Mississippi Valley State University - Itta Bena, MS
  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • Research (10+ years)
  • Legal Research (7 years)
  • Litigation (4 years)
  • Family Law (2 years)
  • LexisNexis (7 years)
  • Negotiation (7 years)
  • Personal Injury (2 years)
  • Time Management (4 years)
  • Microsoft Word (10+ years)
  • Wordperfect (4 years)
  • Communications (10+ years)
  • Customer Service (10+ years)
  • Advocacy (7 years)
  • Management Experience (1 year)
  • Case Management (3 years)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (10+ years)
  • Excel (10+ years)
  • Travel Arrangements (2 years)
  • Travel Coordination (2 years)
  • Social Security Law (3 years)
  • Bankruptcy (2 years)
  • Domestic Relations (3 years)
  • Housing Law (2 years)
  • Public Relations (10+ years)
  • Record Sealing (2 years)
  • Name Change (2 years)
  • Employment Law (3 years)
  • Federal Law (3 years)
  • Administrative Law (3 years)
  • Public Benefits Law (3 years)
  • Eviction Law (2 years)
  • Consumer Law (1 year)
  • Maintaining a Public Blog (3 years)
  • Marketing (4 years)
  • Journalism (4 years)
  • Microsoft Office (10+ years)
  • Proofreading (10+ years)
  • Project Management (10+ years)
  • Public Speaking (10+ years)
  • Marketing (5 years)
  • Promoted Content (10+ years)
  • Press Releases (4 years)
  • AP Style (4 years)
  • Marketing (4 years)
  • Public Relations (10+ years)
  • Writing Skills (10+ years)
  • Networking (10+ years)
  • Computer Skills (10+ years)
  • Communications (10+ years)
Other Associations
  • Active Mississippi Notary
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Summer 2017 Participant
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity

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School Attended
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Mississippi Valley State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Disability Attorney
  • Managing Attorney
  • Staff Attorney
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Arts

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