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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Litigation Attorney with extensive courtroom experience and the ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment. With a high level of business acumen and decision making abilities, I possess excellent communication skills to address complex issues in an accurate, concise and thorough manner. I thrive in dynamic environments, have developed sharp organizational, planning and project management skills and quickly adapt to the ever-changing demands of the legal and business markets.

Highlights
  • Confident and effective public speaker
  • Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues
  • Creative Problem solver
  • Critical Thinker
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Certified in HelixPLAN Facilitation Methodology
  • Powerful negotiator
  • Team management experience
  • High level of business acumen and decision making ability
  • Exceptional work ethic and a quick study
Experience
Owner, Independent Legal Consultant, 10/2016 to Current
Higher LogicPortland, OR,

  • Evaluate client's needs to determine extent and length of case work.
  • Provide unique prosecutorial perspective on criminal matters and experienced insight on civil matters.
  • Review case file(s), facts and research applicable case law.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses and legal issues within each case.
  • Prepare trial notebooks for hearings/trials in Superior Court.
  • Assist with pretrial motions, jury selection and trial/trial strategy in all criminal and civil matters.
Consultant, 2016 to 10/2016
Harris County District Attorney's OfficeHouston, TX,
 
  • Evaluate client's needs during initial consultation to determine extent and length of case work.
  • Review case file(s), facts and research applicable case law.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses and legal issues within each case.
  • Prepare trial notebooks for hearings/trials in Superior Court.
  • Present work product to client and advise on how to proceed in court.
Trial Team Coach, 08/2015 to 10/2015
Norman Adrian Wiggins School Of Law, Campbell UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Prepared law school students for trial competition in Atlanta, Georgia in November, 2015.
  • Created an environment for students to strengthen their public speaking skills, enhance critical thinking abilities and execute effective direct examination and cross examination strategies.
  • Prepared students for realistic trial situations using the Federal Rules of Evidence in a competitive setting.
Assistant District Attorney, 08/2006 to 08/2015
Wake County District Attorney's OfficeCity, STATE,
 
  • Tried extensive bench and jury trials including juvenile cases, misdemeanor appeals, burglaries, rapes, drug trafficking cases and murders (both capital and non-capital).
  • Organized and presented district and superior court cases to both judges and juries.
  • Worked with city, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify legal issues and strengthen cases.
  • Entered into extensive plea negotiations in an effort to resolve cases efficiently.
  • Conducted legal research and fact investigation for case litigation.
  • Drafted all necessary motions relevant to each case.
  • Selected jurors, argued motions and met with judges during the course of numerous trials.
  • Interviewed and prepared witnesses for misdemeanor and felony cases.
  • Strategically cross-examined witnesses in court.
  • Delivered persuasive opening and closing arguments in bench and jury trials with successful results.
Community Service

Noah's Team of Raleigh - Canine Assistants' National Volunteer Program

  • Co-founded the Raleigh chapter of this organization in the fall of 2012.
  • Designed to raise awareness and educate children and adults on a national level about service dogs and the ways in which they assist those with physical disabilities, seizures or other special needs.
  • Brainstorm and execute fund-raising events and opportunities.
Education
J.D.: Law, Expected in 2006
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University - Buies Creek, NC
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Business Management, Expected in 2000
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
GPA:

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Minor in Political Science

High School Diploma: , Expected in 1995
Ravenscroft School - Raleigh, NC
GPA:
Certifications
Admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar - November 30, 2016

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School Attended

  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ravenscroft School

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner, Independent Legal Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Trial Team Coach
  • Assistant District Attorney

Degrees

  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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