Fl Supreme Court Certified Mediator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated family law attorney seeking to specialize in gestational surrogacy and adoption. Proven success in building trusting rapport with clients and offering sound legal advice in clear and universal terms. Hardworking and dedicated to client advocacy.

Areas of Proven Performance
  • Experienced and accomplished attorney, mediator and negotiator
  • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • Highly experienced in assisting families in life transitions
  • Thrives in stressful circumstances and under strict deadlines
  • Highly effective at developing creative solutions to complex disputes
  • Communicates with empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a professional work ethic
Legal and Mediation Experience
FL Supreme Court Certified Mediator, 10/2017 to Current
Eberstein Witherite LlpDallas, TX,
  • Mediates family law, landlord/tenant, and civil disputes to mutually agreeable resolutions
  • Serves as court appointed/court contracted mediator for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida (Pinellas and Pasco counties)
  • Successfully mediated 100's of contested cases and drafted complex agreements under stringent deadlines
Partner, Attorney (Of Counsel), 07/2015 to 07/2019
Voigt Murphy, LLC, Attorneys At LawCity, STATE,
  • Remotely consulted and advised attorneys on complex and/or high asset family law cases
  • Managed interstate adoption and gestational surrogacy cases
  • Provided counsel on law firm management issues, business development, client acquisition, retention, and marketing
  • Worked remotely from Florida serving South Carolina clients
Founder, Attorney, and Mediator, 11/2002 to 06/2015
Murphy Law Firm, LLCCity, STATE,
  • Founded and managed law practice for more than 13 years and expanded business from small enterprise in 2002 to highly profitable law firm when sold in July of 2015
  • Represented individuals in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, equitable distribution of assets, adoption, and gestational surrogacy
  • Advocated for 1000's of clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light
  • Mediated family court cases and assisted families in reaching mutually agreeable resolutions to highly contested and emotional issues involving asset division and child custody
  • Participated in collaborative law teams (working alongside mental health professionals, forensic accountants, parenting coordinators, and financial advisors) to achieve positive results for clients in complex litigation
  • Drafted and negotiated complex marital settlement agreements
  • Recruited, supervised, and motivated employees, including associate attorneys and paralegals, by providing mentorship and guidance on litigation, settlement, and trial strategies
  • Managed law firm finances, including billing, accounts receivable/payable, and payroll
Associate Attorney, 07/1999 to 10/2002
Nelson, Mullins, Riley And Scarborough, LLPCity, STATE,
  • Litigated complex product liability cases for corporate clients such as Ford, Toyota, and Werner Ladder Company
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases
  • Interviewed and selected jurors to verify competency and lack of biases, presenting challenges for cause to dismiss unfit candidates
Juris Doctorate: Legal Studies , Expected in 1999
University of South Carolina School of Law - Columbia, South Carolina
  • Graduated in top 1/3 of class
  • Editor, Real Property and Probate Journal
  • President, Palmetto Legal Society
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology And Sociology, Expected in 1995
University of Richmond - Richmond, Virginia
  • Graduated in top 5% of class (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Studied abroad in London and completed internships in English law and forensic psychiatry
Professional Appointments and Recognitions
  • Martindale-Hubble Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement and High Ethical Standing
  • South Carolina Certified Family Court Mediator (2007-2015)
  • Founding Board Member, Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston (2008-2011)
  • Founding Board Member, South Carolina Collaborative Law Institute (2007-2010)
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem (South Carolina) (2004-2015)
  • Chairperson, Charleston County Bar Association (CLE Planning Committee) (2013-2015)
  • Committee Member, Children's Law Committee of South Carolina Bar (2011-2013)
  • Past Board Member (South Carolina) and present Florida member, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association
  • Committee Member, Residential Access to Justice Collaborative/Residential Eviction Dispute Resolution Program (2017-2020)
  • Co-Chair of Wellness Committee, St. Pete Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Volunteer, Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), St. Petersburg
  • Volunteer, Community Law Program, St. Petersburg

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School Attended

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Richmond

Job Titles Held:

  • FL Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Partner, Attorney (Of Counsel)
  • Founder, Attorney, and Mediator
  • Associate Attorney


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Bachelor of Arts

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