State Bar of Texas, Bar No. 24088090
*U.S. District Court, Northern, District of Texas
*U.S. District Court, Easter District of Texas
Insurance Defense Attorney, 08/2016 to Current MACDONALD DEVIN, P.C – Dallas, Texas
Personal Injury Litigation Attorney, 03/2014 to 08/2016 REYES | BROWNE | REILLEY – Dallas, Texas
Settled 188 personal injury cases generating $ 458,210.14 in attorney fees.
Conducted over 112 solo mediations resulting in settlement.
Taken and defended over 300 depositions for personal injury lawsuits.
Drafted and filed over 400 personal injury, slip and fall, premises liability and wrongful death lawsuits.
Tried five personal injury cases as first chair with three resulting in favorable outcomes.
Direct examination of two expert doctors in two separate jury trials as first chair.
Cross-examined expert doctor in one jury trial as first chair.
Settled five eviction and foreclosure cases in eviction proceedings.
Drafted and filed three responses to No-Evidence and Traditional Motions for Summary Judgment with two favorable outcomes.
Drafted and managed discovery for over 300 personal injury cases.
Investigator VI, 01/2014 to 03/2014 OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL – Dallas, TX
Conducted investigations of alleged Medicaid provider fraud, waste, program abuse and historical non-compliance.
Researched, reviewed, and investigated advanced complaints and cases.
Examined, investigated, evaluated and analyzed the business and claims activity of entities to ensure compliance with statutory standards and regulations.
Developed cases and presented evidence in informal reviews and judicial proceedings as needed.
Evaluated and summarize investigative findings.
Prepared detailed and comprehensive Case Summary or Closure Memorandum for each assigned case written according to Office of Inspector General (OIG), Medicaid Provider Integrity (MPI) policies and procedures Communicated investigative findings to the Medical Provider Integrity Manager, Director of MPI, other Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) staff, external agencies and before administrative, civil and criminal courts as needed.
Developed witness lists and comprehensive exhibits to ensure effective case presentation during informal reviews and court cases.
Law Clerk, 02/2012 to 07/2012 JOSH FIELDS & ASSOCIATES – East Lansing, MI
Conducted legal research on family, commercial, tort, criminal, and corporate law issues and civil litigation matters.
Drafted briefs, motions, pleadings, and affidavits.
Performed discovery document review.
Resident Clinician, 01/2012 to 05/2012 MSU IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC – East Lansing, MI
Conducted intakes and counsel potential clients and managed a caseload of 10-15 clients for J-Visas, U-Visas, VAWA petitions, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions.
Formulated legal-factual theories to help clients during immigration hearings in front of Immigration Judges as a student attorney.
Developed and implemented oral and written advocacy for effective representation of clients.
Devise strategies to assure diligent representation and thorough preparation for all aspects of client representation.
Legal Intern, 06/2009 to 09/2009 DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE – San Mateo, CA
Provided support for court filings, depositions, and hearings.
Maintained client databases and conducted telephone interviews of potential clients.
Assisted with document organization, production and review, data entry and report creation.
Office Assistant, 08/2008 to 11/2008 STANFORD LAW SCHOOL – Stanford, CA
Specialized in fact checking documents for the Stanford Lawyer.
Edited online articles and publications pertaining to the law school.
Operations Specialist, 09/2003 to 07/2008 UNITED STATES NAVY – VA
Specialized in writing and organizing tactical data reports.
Maintained equipment casualty reports, daily operational summaries, training reports and status of readiness reports.
Aided high ranking officers and foreign officials and served as personal assistant to the Head of Operations.
Evaluated training methods for domestic and international armed forces.
House Manager, 12/2008 to 07/2010 NEW CREATION HOME MINISTRIES – East Palo Alto, CA
Managed a household for at-risk teen mothers by monitoring daily chores and implementing weekly meetings and dinners.
Administered weekly status reports to case manager.
Center Director, 09/2001 to 01/2003 SCORE! EDUCATIONAL CENTERS – Arcadia, CA
Negotiated and drafted yearly contracts with potential members of the program.
Managed a team of two program directors and five part-time personal tutors and center's financial budget and reports.
Juris Doctor: May 2013 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW - East Lansing, Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, President Mock Mediation and Arbitration Participant Jurisprudence Award, Research, Writing, & Analysis (at first-year law school) Student Ambassador Christian Legal Society, Member
Bachelor of Arts: Iberian and Latin American Cultures, January 2010 STANFORD UNIVERSITY - Stanford, California Iberian and Latin American Cultures