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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Savvy Attorney who is well versed in trial preparation, research and drafting legal documents. Tackles cases with tenacity and an analytical mindset.

Key Skills
  • Contract negotiation
  • Skilled mediator
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Litigation management

  • Detailed-oriented
  • Strong leader
  • Outstanding public speaker
  • Self-motivated
Professional Experience
04/2012 to Current
E-Discovery Consultant State Of Indiana North Judson, IN,
  • Provide both strategic advice and resources to manage the discovery challenges of various Fortune 500 companies.
  • Review and analyze documents in order to assist with the clients' document production request.
  • Objectively identify and optimize processes, procedures, technology, and resources to aid in becoming better prepared to fulfill discovery obligations.
  • Identify situations where evidence and key documents can be properly withheld from opposing counsel based on the privilege doctrine.
06/2009 to 04/2012
Pre-Trial Litigation Consultant Hudson Legal-Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP City, STATE,
  • Support the litigation team by focusing on pretrial discovery and case management.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the e-discovery process, including preparing evidence for production, organizing key documents for trial, conducting deposition designations and record management.
  • Manage and supervise the firm's foreign language team by establishing workloads and evaluating employee performance.
  • Effectively designed several strategies that improved the firm's discovery process.
11/2007 to 06/2009
Staff Attorney Simon Property Group, Inc City, STATE,
  • Represented Simon in matters, including breach of contract, employment discrimination, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury claims and commercial real estate issues.
  • Accountable for trial preparations such as interviewing witnesses, drafting motions and pleadings, responding to requests and conducting pre-trial negotiations.
  • Organized the presentation of cases and successfully argued motions before state and local court.
  • Developed written policies and procedures regarding employment and tenant relationships.
  • Participated in the settlement process by evaluating claims and drafting recommendations for settlement figures.
  • Helped developed a leasing agreement that increased the effectiveness of the Houston office's current leasing structure.
01/2007 to 05/2007
Student Attorney City Of Houston City, STATE,
  • Performed research to defend the City against litigation involving claims for breach of contract, insurance claims, discrimination claims and claims for civil liberty violations.
  • Effectively drafted motions and pleadings that allowed the City to succeed on its defenses and saved the City from costly and extensive litigation.
  • Conducted and participated in pre-trial conferences, depositions, mediation, negotiations, hearings and trial.
  • 164thth Civil District Court.
06/2005 to 04/2007
Paralegal/Project Assistant Andrews Kurth LLP City, STATE,
  • Advised and assisted partners and attorneys with trial preparations, court filings, document production and records management.
  • Conducted legal research regarding complex legal matters such as Asbestos and Toxic Tort litigation.
  • Drafted memorandums on substantive and procedural issues involving clients' matters.
  • Reviewed and summarize depositions as a part of trial preparation.
2005 to 04/2005
Intern for the Honorable Martha Jamison Hill 164th Civil District Court City, STATE,
  • Aided Judge by drafting recommendations for Summary and Default Judgments, Motions to Withdraw Pro Hac Vice and Motions to Compel.
  • Conducted extensive research on legal issues identified in briefs submitted to the Court.
  • Drafted memoranda, proposed orders, legal opinions and case summaries.
  • Assisted in management of the court docket by scheduling pre-trial conferences, hearings and trials.
  • Supported staff by performing general administrative duties.
Education
Expected in 2007
Juris Doctor:
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Houston, TX
GPA:

Cum Laude Top 25%

Dean’s List 2006-2007

Helen Dawn Williams Mock Trial Team, Member, Regional Qualifier

CALI Award for Excellence: Trial Simulations, Federal Jurisdiction, Media Law and Motion Practice

Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Arts: B.S., Political Science and B.A., Legal Studies
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
GPA:

Political Science National Honor Society

UCF Trial Team, Co-Captain

Women’s Track and Field, Captain

Professional Affiliations

Atlanta Bar Association-Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation-Volunteer Lawyer, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Generation Vote, Inc-Co-Founder, Attorney Ad Litem, Fulton County, Texas Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association-Volunteer Lawyer

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School Attended

  • Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • University of Central Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • E-Discovery Consultant
  • Pre-Trial Litigation Consultant
  • Staff Attorney
  • Student Attorney
  • Paralegal/Project Assistant
  • Intern for the Honorable Martha Jamison Hill

Degrees

  • Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Arts

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