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

Detail-oriented and organized attorney with 24 years of federal practice experience. Excellent legal research and writing skills developed as a law clerk for seven different federal judges.

  • Insider knowledge of the federal courts
  • Expertise developed in criminal, post-conviction; Title VII / employment law
  • Skilled on-line legal researcher
  • Taught post-conviction law to judges, law clerks and law students
  • Experienced negotiator
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association


As a law clerk to the criminal duty judge, I managed a heavy docket of criminal matters; conducted case and discovery conferences with counsel; and, interacted daily with various governmental and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, I supervised assigned staff attorneys and numerous student externs.

After noting a problem with the time-frame for responses to criminal discovery, I drafted and assisted the Clerk of Court in the implementation of new local criminal rules.

Responsible for yearly training of all new law clerks in the Eastern District with regard to prisoner litigation and habeas corpus matters. Also made regular presentations at law schools to attract externs to the court.

09/1994 to 11/2013 Judicial Law Clerk United States Courts | Fort Pierce, FL,

Judicial law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr. Researched and drafted opinions in various areas of federal law including criminal, post-conviction, immigration and judgment debtor matters. Responsible for all aspects of case management and docket administration. Reviewed and recommended final disposition of discovery and other pre-trial motions. After Judge Moore's retirement in June 2012, I was assigned to assist the remaining five magistrate judges and one district judge by researching and writing draft opinions, resolving pre-trial and post-trial motions, preparing criminal sentencing bench memoranda and preparing for and assisting the judge with re-arraignments.

05/1991 to 09/1994 Senior Trial Attorney American International Group | Cincinnati, OH,

Responsible for all aspects of equal employment litigation (Title VII) including instituting and prosecuting lawsuits on behalf of the government, conducting discovery and depositions, pre-trial and post-trial motion practice and settlement negotiation. Acted as in-house counsel to agency investigators and made recommendations to the Commission regarding whether to file suit.

11/1990 to 05/1991 Attorney Advisor Department Of Homeland Security | Los Fresnos, TX,

Reviewed administrative records and prepared draft opinions, orders or memoranda for two administrative law judges, dealing with issues arising under the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

Expected in 1990 J.D. | Loyola Law School, New Orleans, LA GPA:
  • Moot Court Board Member and Chair of Public Relations
  • Teaching Assistant for Uniform Commercial Code
  • Winner, American Jurisprudence Award
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient (3 years)
  • U.S. District Court Extern
Expected in 1982 Bachelor of Science | Community Service Organizations Women's Studies University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA GPA:
  • Double Major
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient (4 years)

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