student attorney criminal defense resume example with 11+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Recent law school graduate, excited to begin my new career, offering skill in innovative problem solving and finding unique theories, ideas and solutions to create effectual case arguments. Works aggressively to achieve continued success. 
Dedicated insurance professional with more than 13 years of experience investigating and processing complex automobile insurance claims. Excels in analyzing damages, causes, interpreting policies and negotiating payment solutions. Effectively managed multiple high priority projects Takes pride in providing exemplary customer service.
  • Claims file management processes
  • Litigation management
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Experience negotiating health insurance liens
  • Subrogation knowledge
  • Strong insurance defense/personal injury background
  • Professional and personable
St. Mary's University San Antonio, Texas Expected in 2016 J.D. : Law - GPA :
  • Coursework in Criminal Justice 
  • Legal License Pending November 2016
Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Arts : English Literature - GPA : English Literature
Training , Expected in : - GPA :
  • Risk Management and Insurance coursework
  • Extensive training in auto insurance terminology/ processes (parts, repair and medical procedures)
  • Texas and other state's regulations
  • Customer Service Delivery
  • Commercial Specific Issues
  • Earned opportunity to apply for an internship with a Professor who is a sitting U.S. District Magistrate Judge due to receiving one of the highest grades in his Advanced Legal Writing class.
  • Recommended to apply for a law clerk position with the Court of Criminal Appeals. 
  • Awarded highest file quality score for the region as a first year team leader.
  • Nominated and selected among thousands of employees to travel to Corporate Headquarters and meet with the CEO and Head of Claims to understand company culture and process as acknowledgment for contributions to my region.
  • Held position as one of 6 Claims Specialist Leads in Texas Consistently performed at a high meets to exceeds level in all areas to include file quality, accuracy, efficiency and work environment Selected by supervisor to assist with file closures; resolve complex claim-processing issues; participate in commercial reserves analysis; monitor claim status in a mentor capacity to other teammates.
Progressive - Student Attorney - Criminal Defense
Jamestown, ND, 07/2015 - 04/2016
  • Offered extensive case status explanations to each client. Advised clients of their rights.
  • Explained the legal process to each client and answered questions to help ease concerns.
  • Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation.
  • Drafted necessary motions relevant to each case.
  • Interviewed witnesses/Crime scene reconstruction
  • Worked on a high profile writ for habeas corpus
  • Negotiated plea deals with prosecutor

C3/Customercontactchannels - Claims Specialist Lead
Tucson, AZ, 01/2008 - 07/2015
  • Managed files in litigation and worked closely with defense counsel to develop strategy to bring cases to resolution.
  • Attended, negotiated and resolved close to 100 features in mediation.
  • Handled serious and complex claims by investigating, analyzing, and determining the extent of liability concerning loss of damages through attempts to affect fair settlement with claimants and insureds.
  • Mentored new members of the claim staff.
  • Entrusted with $75,000 in settlement authority.
Mercury Insurance Group - Team Leader
MA, State, 08/2004 - 01/2006
  • Responsible for overseeing daily administration of claims work flow for my assigned team.
  • Supervised, coached, and developed team to ensure quality outcomes and superior customer service.
  • Monitored claims to ensure file quality is compliant with established standards.
  • Maintained accountability for team performance.
  • Mentored team members to Casualty promotion Explored alternatives to find innovative ways to leverage opportunities for team to improve quality of work/life balance.
Progressive Insurance - San Antonio - Claims Trainee
, , 10/2002 - 08/2004
  • Mastered basic claims handling in a high demand atmosphere.
  • Property Damage Assessor- Estimated vehicle damages, managed preferred repair shops, informed customers.
  • of the repair process, repair quality assurance Casualty Adjuster- Completed detailed review of medical records/ bills, negotiated settlements with attorneys, monitored files for possible lawsuit potential.
Interpersonal and communication, Customer service, File management, Insurance, Legal Research & Writing, Litigation, Mediation, Medical record review, High level claim evaluation, Commercial needs,  Negotiation, Processes, Quality assurance, Risk Management, Settlements, Strategy

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School Attended

  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas A&M University - College
  • Training

Job Titles Held:

  • Student Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • Claims Specialist Lead
  • Team Leader
  • Claims Trainee


  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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