managing attorney resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dynamic and industrious Attorney bringing 10+ years of civil litigation and management experience in a wide variety of disciplines with emphasis in (enter type) and (enter type) law. Proven success in handling large caseloads while supervising and developing legal staff and meeting department goals. Comprehensive background includes providing in-house counsel, implementing legal strategies and solutions and fostering positive client/staff relationships. Seeking to leverage progressive leadership experience and legal acumen into a Legal Services Management position.

  • Exceptional ability to supervise and coordinate the work of legal professionals, paraprofessionals, and consultants
  • 10+ years of management experience and leading in-house legal teams to provide effective defense against lawsuits
  • Excellent capacity to prioritize changing work demands and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate complex legal issues to staff and managers
  • Legal research, documentation and preparation of reports, briefs and pleadings
  • 10+ years experience - Litigation Strategy & Management
Work History
Managing Attorney , 05/2016 to Current
ProgressiveLinden, NJ,

Manage up to 20 active clients and 70+ cases across multiple industries including, (enter types of industries); advise on general commercial matters and provide both hands-on litigation and litigation management. Provide mentorship and guidance to staff attorneys in litigation, settlement and trial strategies resulting in successful placement in top tier federal government positions and other notable law firms.

  • Litigate hundreds of cases, including complex civil and commercial litigation that cover an extensive range of legal issues
  • Build cohesive, goal - oriented teams and strong coalitions that achieved positive result for clients in complex, multi-party litigation
  • Engage in complex (enter type) litigation under statutes relating to (area of expertise) and (enter other area of expertise); resolve post-judgement litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients
  • Draft legal documents and prepare motions; direct, draft, and respond to discovery; prepare witnesses for deposition and depose witnesses
  • Negotiate and close real estate transactions annually for commercial, residential properties and joint ventures yielding revenues of over (enter dollar amount)
Practice Manager, Contract Attorney , 03/2019 to 09/2019
ProgressiveLufkin, TX,

Supervised a team of 4 employees and spearheaded the creation of new processes and policies for the firm to increase organizational and personnel development. Managed and reviewed all corporate and legal documents to ensure compliance with company standards and strategic objectives.

  • Promoted compliance by advising the (enter title) on actions that needed to be taken or prohibited in order to comport with corporate governance and regulations
  • Monitored and implemented modifications to file organization system to improve overall effectiveness of personnel and activities
  • Administered guidance to legal staff in researching, interpreting and applying legal principles
  • Established and developed highly-efficient and dependable process for incoming client documents and case files to minimize regulatory risks and liability across the firm
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching (enter type of law) and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases
  • Conducted extensive legal research and drafted several motions which led to the following favorable outcomes for the client: motion vacating an unfavorable arbitration award, motion resulting in the client having a voice in selecting an arbitrator, settlement of the case at mediation after several documents combined created a metaphorical "smoking gun"
Associate/ Contract Attorney, 01/2014 to 01/2017
Burford Perry, LLP; Burford Law Firm, PC; Faubus KCity, STATE,

Served as second chair for a multinational investment bank and financial services company which led to favorable judge and jury rulings in clients’ favor, including awards of up to $1.4 million. Successfully facilitated and conducted meetings with clients ranging from general and in-house counsel, to executives and line managers, to develop litigation strategy and handle variety of complex commercial litigation cases.

  • Drafted and reviewed complex transaction related legal documents including: requests for disclosure and production, interrogatories, and admissions
  • Presented exhibits and provided pre-trial litigation services for multiple projects in the commercial litigation practice area
  • Handled high volume of litigation preparation and aided in litigation management including: conducting witness examinations, drafting litigation briefs, and motion practice documents related to a broad range of litigation matters
  • Analyzed and tracked crucial documents for reports litigation data; synthesized and presented monthly status reports to senior associates and partners
  • Maximized productivity by mentoring new attorneys and communicating with all team members to navigate job duties and complete daily tasks
Managing Attorney, 01/2010 to 01/2013
Ferrer & Tu PLLCCity, STATE,

Founded firm directly after law school and handled large caseloads of several hundred files, while overseeing a team of (enter number) in legal staff development, management, and training. Completed annual reviews of case files, employee handbooks, and overall firm structures; implemented legal policies, processes and programs to remedy issues.

  • Analyzed probable outcome of cases and performed legal research in order to provide quality advice to clients regarding available courses of action and potential risks associated with mortgage foreclosures, junior lien holders, debtor’s bankruptcies, common area maintenance, easements and city ordinances
  • Automated debt collection process by developing custom forms and programming and implementing software to integrate cohesive work platform – e.g., slashed demand letter time-frame for 90 minutes to under 10
  • Drafted and approved contracts, corporate transactions for homeowners association and provided services related to deed restriction enforcement and assessment collection services
  • Provided substantive and procedural guidance to legal staff to assist with case and trial preparation
J.D.: , Expected in 2010 to University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX,

Mediation Certificate – Blakely Advocacy Institute

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in 2001 to University of Houston - ,

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School Attended

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of Houston

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