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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced legal professional with over 30 years of experience in legal industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving client satisfaction.

Skills
  • Civil law
  • Litigation experience
  • Investigation Skills
  • Discovery Processes
  • Case Management
  • Document review/preparation
  • Legal memos
  • Brief and opinion writing
  • Motions practice
  • Legal Research
Work History
Litigation Specialist, 04/2014 - Current
Kemper Miami, FL,
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Examined and generated memos on statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations using online research databases, such as Westlaw, and print sources.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Reviewed, edited and proofread litigation for proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with Florida courts on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Prepared witnesses to testify under oath at court hearings.
  • Researched Florida laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to litigation teams.
  • Researched statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes.
  • Produced legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and appeals.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Cooperated with legal teams to create performance documents for curative action planning.
  • Reviewed case files and reported case progress to clients.
  • Established law library database accuracy by maintaining legal records to regulate disparities and perform updates.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Offered litigation support to Miami, Boca Raton Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers local litigation offices from headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.
Attorney, 08/2012 - 04/2014
Suzuki Motor Of America NJ, State,
  • Consulted with clients on legal issues and provided helpful advice.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases through knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Wrote Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions.
  • Drafted statements of cases and witness lists.
  • Attended hearings as representative of corporate entities and firm clients.
  • Developed strategies to resolve cases in client's best interest.
  • Negotiated home mortgage modifications and alternative mitigation efforts for distressed homeowners.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
Staff Attorney, 08/2008 - 08/2012
City Of Augusta Ga Augusta, GA,
  • Analyzed facts to identify relevant legal issues and make appropriate referrals.
  • Researched legal authorities, statutory and case law and examined legal document drafts for compliance with procedural requirements.
  • Worked cooperatively with staff and other attorneys to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Prepared administrative and judicial complaints advocating on behalf of organization and clients.
  • Developed and conducted in-house presentations for training and professional development and responded to legal analyses requests from staff.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Established and maintained professional relationships with court personnel to build credibility.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Minimized risk exposure through careful advice on business operations and strategic plans.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
  • Filed timely case pleadings to meet firm deadlines.
  • Attended hearings as representative of corporate entities and firm clients.
  • Drafted legal documents on clients' behalf by balancing objectives and legal requirements and prohibitions.
  • Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Drafted statements of cases and witness lists.
  • Developed strategies to resolve cases in client's best interest.
Senior Staff Attorney, 07/2006 - 08/2008
Fulton County Georgia Juvenile Court (Fulton County), GA,
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Attended hearings as representative of corporate entities and firm clients.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
  • Developed strategies to resolve cases in client's best interest.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Drafted statements of cases and witness lists.
  • Filed timely case pleadings to meet firm deadlines.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
Attorney, 01/1999 - 07/2006
Suzuki Motor Of America Panama City, FL,
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Filed timely case pleadings to meet firm deadlines.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Minimized risk exposure through careful advice on business operations and strategic plans.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Drafted pleadings on clients' behalf by balancing objectives and legal requirements and prohibitions.
  • Administered audits to verify data involving assets, income and liabilities.
  • Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Wrote Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions.
  • Drafted statements of cases and witness lists.
  • Attended hearings as representative of corporate entities and firm clients.
  • Negotiated home mortgage modifications and alternative mitigation efforts for distressed homeowners.
Deputy Prosecutor, 01/2001 - 01/2002
City Of Indianapolis And Marion County Indianapolis, IN,
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Presented key evidence and exhibits during criminal and civil trials.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Oversaw average of 100 cases each month.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Drafted demurrers and replied to oppositions.
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Formulated trial techniques specifically pertaining to each case.
  • Researched, wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
  • Communicated with clients and collected information to research cases and prepare settlement offers.
Partner, 09/1987 - 12/1998
Banfield Pet Hospital Tempe, AZ,
  • Provided outstanding service to all individuals, promoting effective and lasting business relationships.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Oversaw firm's day-to-day administrative operations, provided guidance to support staff and enforced compliance with state, federal and local regulations across organization.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Promoted new business and expanded firm's professional network through attendance and participation in community, government and industry events.
  • Kept meticulous records of all correspondence with customers for future reference.
  • Spoke with peers to verify task completion, enabling all deadlines and schedules to be met.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Addressed employee concerns regarding demotion and termination.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Communicated with clients and collected information to research cases and prepare settlement offers.
  • Presented key evidence and exhibits during civil trials.
  • Researched, wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
  • Apprised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals.
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
Education
J.D.: Jurisprudence, Expected in 05/1987
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Indiana University School Of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana,
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Industrial Management/Computer Science, Expected in 05/1984
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Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
GPA:
Certifications
  • Licensed Indiana Attorney since 1988.

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School Attended

  • Indiana University School Of Law
  • Purdue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Litigation Specialist
  • Attorney
  • Staff Attorney
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Deputy Prosecutor
  • Partner

Degrees

  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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