Dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile administrative support skill set developed through experience as a Paralegal, Legal Administrator, and Administrative Assistant. Excel in resolving employer challenges with innovative solutions, systems and process improvements proven to increase efficiency, customer satisfaction and the bottom line. Offer advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite and other applications/systems. CORE COMPENTENCIES Office Management Report & Document Preparation Records Management Teambuilding & Supervision Spreadsheet & Database Creation Meeting & Event Planning Staff Development & Training Accounts Payable/Receivable Inventory Management Policies & Procedures Manuals Bookkeeping & Payroll Expense Reduction
SELF EMPLOYED CONTRACT PARALEGALSimpsonville, KYOwner/Contractor05/2015 to Current
Perform various duties under contracts from area attorneys, including but not limited to, media room citation reviews for solicitation letters to potential clients, picking up documents and delivering them to the courthouses to be timely filed and returning stamped copies to the attorneys, drafting various pleadings as needed, performing detailed case file research, obtaining case histories, summaries, and video recordings of hearings, filing various real estate documents, assisting clients who live outside of the United States procure and obtained apostilled documents for their country's embassy consulate in order to establish residency status in that country, and other tasks on an as needed basis.
Very familiar and comfortable with CourtNet, as well as reading and understanding various pleadings, property filings such as deeds, liens, mortgages, etc., service of process, and performing background checks.
Strict confidentiality kept in all matters.
O'CONNELL CONSTRUCTION, INCSimpsonville, KYPresident & CEO06/2012 to 05/2015
Schedule and coordinate potential client field visits to perform accurate estimates for building projects.
Schedule and coordinate all material deliveries to job sites.
Handle all issues related to material deliveries including corrections, shortages, etc.
Handle all company advertising genres including website development and maintenance.
Prepare and deliver project contracts to clients.
Prepare project Invoices and deliver to clients.
Handle collection of all payments due including past due accounts.
Gather all relevant information for legal counsel for further action on seriously delinquent accounts.
Maintain company books, including employee paperwork and payroll.
Assist on job sites as needed, often operating heavy equipment when project sites are short employees.
THE FIRM, PLLCShelbyville, KYParalegal & Legal Administrator04/2010 to 06/2012
Managed several different departments within the Firm, including approximately 15 employees.
Assisted in the hiring and termination of firm employees.
Managed day to day tasks involving client files; discussed and resolved any outstanding issues concerning clients, and handled day to day client customer service issues.
Maintained confidential client records and employee personnel files.
Communicated on a regular basis with other law firms and attorneys relating to client files.
Drafted all legal correspondence, Answers to Complaints, Interrogatories, Discovery Requests, Requests for Admissions, and all other legal documentation.
Researched case laws involving client cases.
Assisted Lead Attorney with client issues when needed.
Ordered and distributed office supplies on a monthly basis.
Oversaw approximately 150 Affiliate Attorneys to ensure successful completion of bankruptcy cases for our clients outside the State of Kentucky.
Monitored payments from clients to determine when fees have been paid in full in order to compensate our Affiliate Attorneys, or in cases where we were paid a Consultation Fee, ensured timely receipt of payments from Affiliate Counsels.
Processed and submitted weekly payroll hours.
Implemented and maintained employee health care coverage plans.
Maintained client internet files and the client's accessibility of such on the company website on a monthly basis.
Processed completed and/or closed client files and prepared final billing statements.
FIFTH THIRD BANKLouisville, KYCustomer Service Representative04/2004 to 11/2006
Handled all teller responsibilities including deposits, withdrawals, check cashing, certified checks, money orders, traveler's cheques, international currency exchanges, account inquiries, and bank product questions.
Responsible for pulling daily account overdraft and suspicious activity reports, and worked with customers and the fraud department to resolve issues.
Balance my teller drawer daily.
Process intake information on all loan applications and forward the completed documents to the appropriate underwriters.
Review customer accounts and present available bank products to them based on potential need or as an added benefit.
Maintain current education and trained for advancement by completing E-Learning courses through the company Intranet.
Maintain and balance the main vault on a monthly rotational basis, holding an average balance of $150,000.
Won a $500 bonus for generating the most sales leads for the Branch Manager in a two week time period.
COWBOY WAY RANCHSimpsonville, KYCo-Owner11/2003 to 04/2010
Assisted in the daily care and management of 100+ cow/calf pairs and 3 bulls, 150+ feeder/stocker cattle, and 13 farm owned horses in addition to customer owned horses.
Assisted in the management of the breeding program of several farm owned Incentive Fund Program stallions.
Assisted in the administration of all vaccines, wormers, medications and vitamins.
Assisted in the planting and harvesting of several types of hay and grain crops & delivered harvest to grain elevators.
Maintained accurate farm records of hay and crop production for farm production history.
Maintained accurate records of all livestock on the property.
Maintained accurate financial records at all times.
Located and acquired all necessary parts for farm machinery equipment maintenance and repairs.
Bachelor of Arts:Business Administration2016MIDWAY COLLEGE, Midway, KYBusiness Administration
Associates of Applied Science:Business Administration2013JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Louisville, KYBusiness Administration
Certificate, Paralegal Studies2010KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Manhatten, KS
Certificate, Master Cattleman and Advanced Master Cattleman2008UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, KY
Certificate, Farm Financial Analysis, 2008PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, State College, PA