Detail-oriented, organized, and persistent newly admitted Attorney at Law. Possesses a dynamic personality, superb work ethic, along with excellent people skills and a willingness to learn and accept challenges. Ethical, reliable and trustworthy.
Highly organized and efficient
Professional and personable
Ability to work as part of a team or independently
Willingness to learn
Interest in community/giving-back
Legal Assistant10/2015 to CurrentPatrick HermanSan Diego, CA
paralegal. Research relevant legal
cases, law, and write motions of law for Attorney.
Organizing of files, indexing
files, copying, and various administrative tasks to assist the Attorney.
Paralegal/Assistant08/2014 to CurrentVR&E Industries
Contract based data work in the
legal field which requires organizing data, editing, and proofreading.
Law clerk/Negotiator/Legal Assistant06/2014 to 06/2015Kane Handel, Attorney at LawRancho Sante Fe, CA
Negotiated all personal injury
cases, obtained final settlement awards, completed breakdown letters to clients
for settlement, dealt with all correspondence to clients, insurance companies,
Answered discovery, propounded discovery
on defendants, filed lawsuits when needed; completed summons, complaints,
statement of damages, and all other required documentation for the court.
Actively negotiated reductions in bills and
liens with third parties. Managed office, communicated with all clients daily including follow up and scheduling for the attorney.
Custodian of Records03/2012 to 10/2012Portfolio Recovery AssociatesSan Diego, CA
Reviewed and endorsed affidavits, defaults, and various documents for accuracy on behalf of the company.
Represented the company at court hearings and/or dispositions as a witness or corporate representative when deemed necessary.
Maintained and managed document requests along with knowledge of current department policies and procedures; applying as necessary in appropriate circumstances.
Authored and submitted necessary responses to debtors and companies addressing particular inquiries.
Reviewed accounts in dispute and verified appropriate documentation, proper handling of documents and analyzed whether the account was handled accurately prior to trial.
Legal Secretary/Paralegal07/2011 to 11/2011Lynch Scrimo AttorneysLenox, MA
Conducted legal research and analysis for both of the attorneys in practice areas of civil litigation, personal injury, employment law, real estate law and trust/estate law.
Entrusted with maintaining client relations, scheduling appointments, and follow ups as a result of exceptional organizational ability, promptness, and professionalism.
Participated in the execution of closings, wills, trial preparation with the office lawyers. Drafted and proofread legal documents for both attorneys.
Legal Assistant/Secretary06/2009 to 07/2011Anthony Gianacopoulous, Attorney at LawPittsfield, MA
the attorney in trial preparation for criminal cases by helping collect
information, research, and maintaining organization of scheduling for
court dates, hearing, trials and client meetings.
Provided legal research in helping to solve legal issues,
performed legal analysis, drafting and proofreading of legal documents.
Entrusted with writing and researching various issues
for significant criminal law motions.
Legal Intern07/2008 to 05/2009Berkshire County District Attorney's OfficePittsfield, MA
Successfully completed an internship in law school credit:
conducted legal research, wrote memorandums, trial preparation and assisted
Presented an argument of research conducted regarding a high
profile murder case and analyzed the facts to the law as well as pointed out
counter arguments that may be raised by the defense.
Legal Intern09/2006 to 12/2006Bacon & Wilson, P.C.Springfield, MA
attorneys, conducted research, witnessed legal signings, and watched various
J.D.: Law2010Western New England CollegeSpringfield, MA
Member of Criminal Law Clinic my 3rd year and won a motion to suppress evidence in Springfield Court arguing under 303 status which allows law students to argue cases under a supervising professor/attorney.
Argued and cross examined an expert witness in a DUI case in the criminal court in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice & Political Science2006Westfield State CollegeWestfield, MAGPA: Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List GPA: 3.438 GPA: 3.639 Member of Phi Sigma Alpha: Political Science National Honor Society
Member of ABA and SDCBA.
Volunteered for Unity 4 Orphans and now continue to assist La Tribu de Jesus Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.
Tutored at the Dalton Youth Center. Volunteered at American Red Cross Volunteered at Dalton Community Recreation Association: Senior Leaders, Big Buddies, Coached Youth League Basketball. Volunteered at the Josh Billings Annual Runaground.
Microsoft Word/Office. Westlaw/Lexis Nexus.
People skills; enthusiastic people person with a great attitude.
Honors and Awards: James H. Duquette Memorial Scholarship. Zenas Crane Fund Scholarship, Dalton Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship, Community Recreation Association Youth Leadership Award, The Norman "Pop" Smith Outstanding Youth of the Year Award from the Dalton Youth Center, Price Chopper Associate Scholarship Senior Athlete Booster Club Award-earned variety of letters in basketball and softball