Lead Personal Injury Paralegal resume example with 9+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Driven Paralegal successful at thriving in high stress, high-pressure environments and situations involving constant change and vast ambiguity in data and instruction.

Highly motivated and hardworking, with more than 10 years in the industry. Strong skills in writing, organizing and project management. Highly skilled at multitasking and prioritizing tasks to complete projects on time and determine appropriate courses of action.

Experienced in drafting legal documents, scheduling appointments, managing client files and interacting with clients. Knowledge of State Court and Federal Court rules of practice and filing procedures. Excellent computer/ technical and organizational skills to excel under deadline and workload pressures.

Adaptable with enthusiastic attitude and manages highly confidential information with professionalism and integrity.

  • Case Management
  • Administrative support
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Planning, Calendaring and Coordination of Depositions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Legal Research
  • Exceptional writer
  • Document filing
  • Litigation support
  • Proficient in MS Office
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA, Expected in 08/1998 Bachelor of Arts : Social Work - GPA :

1. Internship at Natchitoches Parish School Board- Counseling elementary children, and evaluations and writing individualized 504 plans.

2. Internship at Mansfield Mental Health-Lead support group therapy sessions, participated in with the MSW in individual therapy sessions, updated client case notes after therapy sessions, updated clients medical charts, and updated clients medication management for the Psychiatrist.

Southern University Law School Baton Rouge, Expected in 05/2003 J.D. : Law Degree - GPA :
Work History
Centene Corporation - Lead Personal Injury Paralegal
Oldsmar, FL, 08/2019 - Current
  • Maintains a litigation database and document organization for 40 cases.
  • Collaborates with lead attorneys to recommend effective strategies for personal injury cases.
  • Prepare, index & develop exhibits for hearings, mediations and arbitrations.
  • Maintain litigation database and document organization for 40+ cases.
  • Utilize document review tools, including Adobe to discover and inspect records such as medical records and discovery documents produced.
  • Upload data into electronic file library and FileVine database for review and pre-processing.
  • Manage exhibits, evidence and data related to Summary Judgment, Compel and other legal proceedings.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets to track data and calculate information such as potential damages.
  • Complete electronic court filings at state and federal levels.
  • Confer with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Review and analyzed government and judicial structures, as well as arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Write first draft legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Analyze elements of civil litigation, including evidence gathering and presentation and client counseling, in addition to evaluating jury selection methods processes.
  • Review, interpret, research and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Research state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Investigate facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Evaluate multiple facets of substantive law, including domestic relations, property law and bankruptcy.
  • Investigate causes and resolutions to bodily injury cases, reviewing damages, losses and settlement formalities.
  • Supervise appointment scheduling for 3 attorneys and made adjustments and changes through Outlook and Filevine applications.
  • Draft correspondence and documentation and disseminated materials to appropriate parties.
Caci International Inc. - Paralegal
Cherry Point, NC, 06/2014 - 11/2016
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities.
  • Drafted correspondence and documentation and disseminated materials to appropriate parties.
  • Drafted and filed pleadings with state and federal court.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules for attorney.
Kelly & Townsend Law Firm, LLC - Overflow Legal Secretary
City, STATE, 05/2010 - 08/2011
  • Supported team of 6 attorneys in practice of personal injury, criminal, family and contractual law.
  • Organized files for court proceedings.
  • Screened telephone calls and forwarded to appropriate departments.
  • Developed and maintained filing and retrieval systems.
  • Answered and directed calls using multi-line switchboard.
  • Prepared legal correspondence and wrote professional letters for legal assistants and attorneys.
  • Organized envelopes, postage and mail correspondence for staff and management, maintaining postage meter and coordinating with delivery and courier services.
Louisiana Secretary Of State - Records Management Clerk
City, STATE, 03/2002 - 08/2006
  • Maintained organized and efficient document flows by using excellent planning and multitasking skills.
  • Provided tools to support state agency records operations and log retention schedule processes by using Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, Excel and Access capabilities.
  • Managed state agency records retention compliance regulated by federal and state laws.
  • Educated agencies of archival and information retrievals.
  • Monitored and created control reporting to track performance of records compliance systems and process integrity of records that cannot be destroyed for various laws in all state agencies, as required by laws applicable to each specific agency. Criminal records, educational records, department of justice records, etc.
  • Provided leadership vision, direction, development and maintenance of multiple complex and high priority retention schedules for state records
  • Remained informed on current regulations, especially concerning document creation. preservation & laws for time frame of when records can be destroyed.
  • Identified control gaps in processes, procedures and systems through in-depth research and assessment and suggested methods for improvement.
  • Attending meeting with my supervising director of records management and heads of state agencies to develop an annual records retention schedule to be complied with and regulated by the Secretary of State Records Management Division.

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School Attended

  • Northwestern State University
  • Southern University Law School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Personal Injury Paralegal
  • Paralegal
  • Overflow Legal Secretary
  • Records Management Clerk


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • J.D.

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