Highly organized candidate with extensive experience in the legal field, with office managerial skills. Reputation for maintaining and processing client records, files, and legal documents in a highly precise and efficient manner. Thorough, detail and ethics oriented; known for maintaining discretion and confidentiality. Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced environment through advanced multi-tasking skills.
Paralegal/Office Manager May 2011 to CurrentLaw Office of Smith & Nwokorie － Farmerville, LA
Receive visitors and clients, receive incoming calls, handle incoming and outgoing mail, prepared, facilitate consultation and setup for new personal injury clients, extensive interaction with automobile insurance companies, request insurance policies, medical bills and records, compile demand packages to submit to insurance companies, settle personal injury claims, organize and maintain case files, prepare correspondences for attorneys, prepare legal documents such as petitions, pleadings, briefs, appeals, and contracts, prepare successions and wills, prepare and submit e-filings in State and Federal Court using Pacer/ECF, assist attorneys by gathering and researching information and data, maintain appointments and schedules for attorneys, extensive interaction with clients, outside counsel, and third parties, organize and prepare files for depositions, hearings, and court filings, additional duties as assigned.
Paralegal Intern July 2010 to May 2011Vecchio & Vecchio, Attorneys-at-Law/Arlington Career Institute － Grand Prairie, TX
Prepared legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, and wills, assisted attorney by researching legal precedent investigating facts, prepared and organized case files, notes, and legal documents, gathered and analyzed research data, prepared mock files, drafted agreements and contracts, coordinated research and reviewed legal forms for accuracy, assisted attorney in courtroom, maintained appointment schedule for attorneys, answered phones and forwarded message to appropriate parties.
Mortgage Loan Processor/Office Manager June 2008 to May 2010Financial Capital Funding Group － Euless, TX
Processed FHA, VA, and Conventional loans, ordered and verified all required documentation, requested and follow-up with multiple parties to ensure documentation is complete, ordered credit reports, flood certifications and appraisals, closed and audited loans for compliance, reviewed information with mortgage underwriters, worked to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner, ensured all specific credit decision instructions or documentation are followed and/or obtained, reviewed and cleared stipulations, reviewed loan files ensuring accuracy and completeness of documents, answered incoming calls and forwarded to appropriate party, scheduled appointments and travel arrangements for office personnel, prepared and coordinated materials for meetings, ordered and maintained supplies for company, trained new hires and completed new hire orientation.
Mortgage Loan Specialist/Customer Service Collection Specialist November 2006 to March 2008Saxon Mortgage － Fort Worth, TX
Communicated regularly and effectively with mortgagors who were seriously delinquent in order to identify and counsel borrowers on best workout options available, negotiated workout programs with all involved parties from initial workout request to final close of workout, collected mortgage payments, outstanding fees, and corporate advances, identified the customer's reason for default and analyze loans for the best loss mitigation workout options, obtained all necessary documentation from mortgagors and coordinated workouts with applicable internal departments when necessary, performed all functions necessary for accomplishment of timely and cost-effective foreclosure proceedings or deeds-in-lieu transactions in accordance with investor and regulatory guidelines, handled loan modifications, partial claims, deed-in-lieu's and short sales/trustee sales, provided proper and timely response to mortgagor's correspondence according to RESPA and FNMA guidelines.
Mortgage Underwriter/Loan Processor January 2003 to November 2006EMC Mortgage － Irving, TX
Managed a team of mortgage underwriters, processors and closers, ensured that all loans were closed in a timely manner, resolved problems that would arise during process, reviewed underwriting guidelines from new sellers, reviewed compliance issues as applicable, performed preliminary compliance calculations, program validation and conformity to EMC's guidelines, coordinated third party due diligence for all conduit bulk transactions, assisted Deal Manager and Underwriting Manager with underwriting and funding arrangements as trades are settled, worked with Operations Managers and other Team Leaders to develop and maintain policies and procedures, filled in for any employees/team members when necessary, provided coaching and development to team members, compiled and verified application information for mortgage loans, ordered appraisals, credit reports, flood certifications and other related documentation, communicated with third party clients and internal staff providing feedback of loan status, reviewed and cleared stipulations, reviewed loan files ensuring accuracy and completeness of documents, submitted mortgage loan application files to underwriting, approved and rejected loan applications, prepared mortgage loan files by reviewing applications and requested additional information to complete loan package.
Paralegal Certification : May 2011ARLINGTON CAREER INSTITUTE － Grand Prairie, Texas
Bachelor of Science : Marketing, May 1994GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY － Grambling, Louisiana