paralegal litigation resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Highly motivated Certified Paralegal who applies excellent writing skills in drafting briefs, legal memorandums, motions and correspondence. Conducts all legal business professionally and with little guidance from attorneys and supervisors. Well organized Paralegal who manages case loads with authority and advanced technical skill. Sorts and categorizes vast amounts of legal documents and data with ease. Knowledge of bankruptcy, collections, employment, insurance subrogation, litigation, probate and real estate.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Dynamics
Legal Research - Westlaw and Lexis Nexis
Case Management Software - Pro Law, Phoenix, Q-law, Debtmaster
Client Support Systems - Vendorscape, LENSTAR, Mortgage Servicing Platform
PACER, ECF Filing, E-File and Serve (Lexis Nexis)


Westlaw and LexisNexis

Legal research

Legal writing

Case management



Proficiency in title searches 


Registered Paralegal certified by National Federation of Paralegal Associations

Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
Paralegal Certificate: , Expected in 2003
Oakland University - Rochester, MI
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Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in 1998
University of Michigan - Dearborn, MI
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Georgia Association of Paralegals, Inc., Board Member 2011- 2012 

Prepared meeting agendas.  Assisted in drafting by-laws.  Reviewed and approved monthly and annual budgets.  Attended quarterly and annual meetings for the region and national levels. Developed and managed annual operating budgets for certification program and national representation.

Paralegal - Litigation, 06/2012 - Current
American International Group Denver, CO,

Obtained, reviewed, organized and analyzed preliminary documentation and information supporting client's claim.  Drafted demand letters. Performed conflict checks.  Drafted summons and service of process.  Drafted answers to complaint and other defensive pleadings. Drafted interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production of documents.  Corresponded with client and with in-house and outside counsel on factual matters. Schedule, organized, and control document acquisitions and/or productions.  Collected, organized and maintained research file.

Paralegal - HSBC Redaction Team (Temporary), 2012 - 06/2012
Mahone Group City, STATE, Accurately entered client data into a company-based software program. Examined Deeds of Trust to determine the grantor, grantee, trustee and loan amount. Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints.
Paralegal - Garnishments (Temporary), 09/2011 - 09/2011
American Legal Search City, STATE, Accurately entered client data into a company-based software program. Drafted judicial correspondence and handled all court mailings. Acted as court liaison between judges, court administration, attorneys, government agencies and the public. Arranged all correspondence on behalf of the attorney.
Paralegal - Team Lead, 09/2004 - 08/2011
Morris, Schneider And Prior LLC City, STATE,
Assisted attorneys at trial.  Prepared complaint and exhibits in support of complaint. Monitoed date for response to complaint and prepared default motions as needed. Drafted demand letters for suits on open accounts, promissory notes, replevins and dishonored checks.  Drafted motions for summary judgment.  Scheduled mediation, motion hearings and arbitration proceedings. Searched for assets. Prepared and filed bank and garnishments. Process bench warrants for contempt of court.
Paralegal - SunTrust Bank (Temporary), 04/2004 - 09/2004
Bellon And Associates City, STATE,


Coordinated with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention. Gathered and analyzed research data regarding statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes. Conducted research and developed materials for employee policy manual.  Monitored state and federal regulations, such as Family Medial Leave Act and OSHA to ensure compliance by client.

Legal Assistant III, 2002 - 03/2004
Weltman, Weinberg And Reis Co LPA City, STATE,


Collected, organized and maintained form files, including model pleadings, motions and checklists.  Maintained litigation docket, noting deadline dates responsive pleadings, motions and court appearances.  Drafted demand letters, summons and complaints.  Arranged for service of process. Drafted answers to complaints and responses to discovery requests. Review of client files, gathered, organized and analyzed factual data collected.  Coordinated depositions, arbitrations and mediations.  Indexed and summarized deposition testimony and exhibits.  Researched procedural and case law.  Conducted computer-assisted legal and factual research using WESTLAW.

Prepared trial notebooks of key documents and witness files.  Drafted pretrial statements, witness and exhibit lists.  Organized, marked and indexed trial exhibits. Ordered hearing transcripts and prepared outline of transcripts.
Administrative Assistant - LaFarge Corporation - Temporary Project, 05/2001 - 11/2011
Snelling Personnel Services City, STATE, Planned travel arrangements for 4 executives and staff. Planned meetings and prepared conference rooms. Wrote reports and correspondence from dictation and handwritten notes. Maintained an up-to-date department organizational chart. Created PowerPoint presentations used for business development. Properly routed agreements, contracts and invoices through the signature process.

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School Attended

  • Oakland University
  • University of Michigan

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal - Litigation
  • Paralegal - HSBC Redaction Team (Temporary)
  • Paralegal - Garnishments (Temporary)
  • Paralegal - Team Lead
  • Paralegal - SunTrust Bank (Temporary)
  • Legal Assistant III
  • Administrative Assistant - LaFarge Corporation - Temporary Project


  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts

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