Senior Paralegal with a diverse professional history and solid reputation for high quality work, commitment, exceptional interpersonal skills, and extensive background in litigation. Motivated, self-disciplined with strong communication and analytical skills, and the ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment. TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES Proficient computer skills, knowledge and applications utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. eDiscovery document and case management database systems utilizing Summation, Concordance, CaseCentral, SharePoint, Worldox, NetDocs, Lexis Time Matters, Legal Files and Client Profiles. Experience with various legal software programs using CaseMap, TimeMap, Trial Director, Timeline Maker, Nuance and Adobe Acrobat Pro, as well as Juris, Aderant, Carpe Diem, Omega and PC Law time keeping software. Experience using Trial Director, Trial Pad and Transcript Pad applications with Apple iPad for attorney's use at hearings and for trial. Proficient in state and federal Court e-filing with AlaFile and PACER. Legal research utilizing Westlaw, Lexis Advance, on-line background research on individuals utilizing Lexis, Accurint, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. A unique combination of skilled paralegal, case management and technology experience Proven ability to deliver proactive solutions that support client and attorney objectives Experience with litigation case management, including implementing tools necessary to organize and manage cases from the complaint through trial Ability to analyze needs, develop solutions and communicate effectively with attorneys, court personnel, staff, vendors and clients Proficient analytical and troubleshooting abilities
Labor & Employment Paralegal08/2015 to CurrentJACKSON LEWISBirmingham, Alabama
Prepare subpoenas, EEOC FOIA requests, and medical and employment chronologies for use in case evaluation and depositions.
Participate in large eDiscovery retrieval, review and redaction project for defense of major insurance company in a retaliatory discharge claim of former employee utilizing Case Central.
eDiscovery document review to determine relevance, redaction of confidential information and preparation of documents for production to meet discovery deadlines.
Conduct legal and factual research and on-line background investigation on individuals utilizing Lexis, Accurint, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for social media presence; Prepare memorandum of findings.
Litigation/Insurance Defense Paralegal03/2009 to 08/2015RICHARDSON CLEMENT PCBirmingham, Alabama
Reviewed initial client documents, discovery propounded and discovery responses Litigation case management, including implementing tools necessary to manage documents and cases from the complaint through trial Drafted discovery requests and responses, together with client contact and assisting our client with identification of responsive documents for discovery Conducted legal and factual research, litigation history and on-line background investigation on individuals utilizing Lexis, Accurint, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for social media presence; Prepared Memorandum of findings Created medical and employment chronologies Analyzed evidence for attorney/client privilege, created and maintained privilege logs.
Summarized depositions and analyzed testimony for continuing discovery Responsible for all trial preparations and assisting in court Developed and created trial exhibits consisting of timelines as a spatial analysis of an individual's work and medical history which was integral in preparing cases for trial.
Labor & Employment Paralegal07/2008 to 03/2009SIROTE & PERMUTTBirmingham, Alabama
Case management and litigation support which included preparing drafts of pleading and discovery documents, subpoenas, employment manuals, file management and organization, correspondence, medical chronologies and deposition summaries.
Litigation/Workers' Compensation Paralegal11/2004 to 05/2008LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANYBirmingham, Alabama
Litigation support and case management.
Responsible for all phases of discovery, which included preparing drafts of pleading and discovery documents and responding to discovery requests.
Prepared and proofread legal documents.
Critical analysis and summarization of events contained in discovery and medical records.
Client correspondence and witness interviews.
Received a Liberty Mutual Bravo Award.
Litigation Paralegal10/2003 to 11/2004CHRISTIAN & SMALL, LLCBirmingham, Alabama
Litigation support for insurance, products liability, dram shop and trucking cases which included preparing drafts of pleading and discovery documents, subpoenas, case management, deposition summaries, client correspondence, responses to discovery requests, medical chronologies and preparing cases for trial.
Bachelor of Science: Administrative StudiesSAMFORD UNIVERSITYAdministrative Studies
Paralegal Studies Major ABA Accredited Program
Paralegal CertificationGPA: GPA: 3.7 Dean's ListGPA: 3.7 Dean's List
Bachelor of Science: EducationAUBURN UNIVERSITYEducation
Lexis Advance; Lexis Paralegal Certificate of Mastery 2015; In-House and online eDiscovery project management coursesNetDocs and Worldox document management with Active Profiling technology live training; Clio cloud-based online practice management training; CaseCentral cloud-based eDiscovery software training.
Member: Alabama Association of Paralegals, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Bachelor of Science : Administrative Studies Paralegal Studies Major ABA Accredited Program
Paralegal Certification Bachelor of Science : Education Lexis Advance; Lexis Paralegal Certificate of Mastery 2015; In-House and online eDiscovery project management courses
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