Dedicated and proactive professional experienced in various areas of litigation, primarily in Civil Defense Litigation. Experienced in handing a variety of different types of law suits and pe-suit matters. Proficient in applying advanced technical skills in overall case management of active litigation files involving a variety of claims. Experienced in preparing for depositions, hearings, mediation and trial and preparing the necessary materials such as exhibits and presentations to support defense arguments and/or refute the allegations. Experienced in preparation of all trial material, trial exhibits trial attendance and overseeing all preparations for the presentation of evidence. Recent support of defense team during a two week jury trial out of Gwinnett County Superior Court involving a wrongful death suit, which resulted in a defense verdict. Knowledgeable in the Rules of Civil Procedure and ability to quickly determine the posture of a case in addition to anticipating the next steps throughout the course litigation. Able to accurately apply the law in preparation of pleadings and discovery documents. Strengths include communication and organizational skills and accustomed to multitasking on a daily basis. Ability to adjust quickly to new firm structure and can easily adapt to work flow in a fast paced environment. Primary goals include effectively applying acquired knowledge while encouraging any opportunity learn and advance through new experience.
Tabs, Client Profiles, Orion, Windows, Microsoft Office Express, Microsoft Image Writer, Excel, Word Perfect, Bosch media player, Case Fleet, legal research using Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, Federal and State Court E-File systems including Pacer, Odyssey E-File and "Peachcourt" E-File and other billing software.
Civil litigation support for one partner and three associates in a mid-sized insurance defense firm with a dynamic team based structure.
Assistance in representing insurance companies and the insured for claims involving general liability, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability and property damage claims.
Proactive in taking the necessary action to provide an effective defense and to facilitate progress throughout the course of litigation in order to reach a swift and efficient resolution.
Providing general litigation support and case management involving claims against a variety of companies including mid-size to large-scale retailers, healthcare providers, homeowners associations, security companies, parking and valet services and hotels in suits involving small claims to large damages seeking the policy limits.
Daily tasks include fact investigation of all file materials involving pre-suit claims and cases in suit you identify necessary information surrounding the claim for damages in order to file timely response and develop initial evaluation and litigation strategy to present to client, general case management for assigned cases lists active in litigation, keeping accurate and detailed calendar of events and deadlines, scheduling and coordinating with outside counsel, clients, expert consultants, third party providers, Clerk of Courts, Court Administration, Judge's staff, fact witnesses, etc., keeping updated case lists and litigation status charts for each associate for purposes of monitoring pre-trial and discovery deadlines, analyzing claim files, claim notes, demand packages and initial notice of claim from the insurance adjusters to identify the facts and circumstances surrounding the claim and assess initial damages, claim history research, legal research regarding case law, rues of civil procedure code sections and standing orders relevant to State, Superior, Magistrate and Federal Courts, corresponding with insurance adjusters and clients to obtain the necessary information and relevant documentation pertaining to the subject claim, identifying all third party providers and drafting various request for production of documents, drafting Open Records Requests, FOIA requests, HIPAA authorizations and other release forms required for the release of information, analysis of third party records to extract relevant information, analysis of medical records for purposes of drafting medical summary and keeping an up to date chronology of medical treatment following the date of loss, evaluation of injuries to decipher what subsequent treatment is directly related to the subject claim for personal injury, evaluation of continuing treatment to determine if future treatment will be necessary and identify any pre-existing and/or unrelated treatment, analysis of medical billing records for relevant treatment for purposes of calculating special damages to be reported to the client throughout the course of discovery for purposes of initial strategy recommendations, ongoing litigation plan and to evaluation of settlement potential, drafting pleadings, correspondence and discovery documents including Interrogatories Request for Production of Documents and Request for Admissions and in the alternative, analysis of discovery requests served by adverse counsel in preparation of drafting timely responses and producing non-privileged information and documentation on behalf of Defendant(s), identifying what necessary information and documentation was not produced by the opposing party and drafting 6.4 letters and supplemental discovery requests to compel production, identify additional responsive information and documentation obtained from client to be supplemented by the Defendant(s) and drafting settlement documents upon resolution.
Civil Defense Litigation support for one partner and four associates in the representation of insurance carriers nationwide. We primarily handled the defense of motor carriers in complex civil litigation matters. Experienced in case management involving law suits ranging from general liability to catastrophic injury and death matters ranging from pre-suit claims to active litigation matters filed in state, superior and federal courts. Main focus areas include general liability, bodily injury, property damage and transportation coverage disputes. Proficient in providing litigation support for partners and associates as well as overseeing litigation coordination in a team dynamic. Primary tasks include: accident investigation, analyzing issues and determining the appropriate course of action from pre-suit to settlement of a claim. investigating facts and communicating with clients in preparation of drafting and responding to discovery, drafting motions, notices, identifying providers and sending third party requests for documents, drafting, analyzing correspondence, opening new files, calendaring meetings, depositions, court dates and time sensitive due dates, analyzing and summarizing medical records, calculating damages, preparing for mediations, depositions, mock trials and jury trials. Skilled in communicating and coordinating professionally with clients, opposing counsel, independent insurance adjusters, accident reconstruction teams, expert witnesses and a variety of outside consultants. Strengths include: ability to adjust well to new environments, quickly jump into a fast paced work flow while maintaining organization, multitasking and proactive in preparation throughout the course of litigation.
Litigation support involving civil matters in general liability, commercial, construction, health care and medical malpractice litigation. Primary job duties include: applying general knowledge of Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure, handling all scheduling including depositions, court appearances, meetings, inspections, mediations and trial calendars as well as maintaining and updating calendars for due dates and deadlines, drafting correspondence, notices, motions and discovery requests, filing documents with the court, corresponding with clients, court and outside counsel, overseeing discovery and making sure that discovery documents are produced timely, legal research, review and organization of medical records, calculating medical expenses and damages, making travel arrangements for partners and associates, handling all invoices and expenses, entering time and billing, monthly review and follow up of partner accounts receivable, opening and closing files, general file upkeep and organization, logging pleadings as they are filed, general case management.
Assistance in the representation of Plaintiff(s) in civil, domestic, criminal and personal injury law suits. Daily job duties include: support to five attorneys, case management, calendaring, trial preparation, corresponding and interacting with clients regularly, correspondence with court and opposing counsel, court filings, drafting, file management and organization, overseeing the transition to paperless filing system, assisting with discovery depositions, requesting medical records, investigations of facts throughout the progression of litigation and keeping record of billable hours firm wide.
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