Experienced Paralegal with over 4 years of experience in the medical and legal arena. Demonstrates vast knowledge in medical terminology and hospital practice and procedure. Proficient in medical and legal research and excellent communication skills with physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel.
Specialty in Medical Malpractice Defense
Excellent investigative and research skills
Strong rapport with physicians and other medical staff
Exceptional writing skills
Organized and systematic
Exemplary attention to detail
Kaufman & CanolesMedical Malpractice Paralegal | 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100, Norfolk, Virginia 23514 | October 2006 - April 2010
Analyzed and organized copious amounts of medical records to determine pertinent facts in each case.
Identified and communicated with physicians, nurses and other hospital employees pertinent to each case.
Researched and analyzed medical conditions, pharmaceutics, interactions and side effects pertinent to each case.
Researched and communicated with physicians, nurses and other related hospital personnel in order to identify qualifications and traits to determine suitable candidates able to testify as expert witnesses.
Prepared medical case briefs, pleadings, motions, subpoenas duces tecum and trial materials for attorneys.
On occasion, assisted attorneys with medical board cases as well as risk management policy for hospitals.
-Chesapeake Volunteers in Youth ServicesJuvenile Conference Committee Volunteer | 301 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 | April 2004 - July 2005This was a volunteer position. I sat in on or headed committees that would hear juvenile cases referred to us by the intake officer. These were misdemeanor, first offense cases that were sent to us to keep the juveniles out of the court system. We analyzed the cases, talked with the juvenile and parents, then, as a committee, decided on appropriate action. The juveniles were monitored weekly to ensure progress towards completion of said punishment, as well as discuss any personal or family issues they may be dealing with.
Law Offices of Kathryn P. CooneyParalegal | 440 Escondido Avenue, Vista, California 92084 | September 1999 - April 2000
Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery requests.
Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase.
Communicated with physicians, insurance companies, and other third parties.
Bachelor of ScienceParalegal StudiesPierce CollegePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania | 2006
Graduated with Honors
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Paralegal CertificateUniversity of California, San DiegoSan Diego, California | 1999
Member of the National Paralegal Honor Society, Lamda Epsilon Chi