Proactive leader with experience running a department of a national non-profit organization.
Executive versed in media relations, marketing, and development. Expertly pitches ideas to donors and corporations.
Driven and accomplished attorney with ample background in non-profits, management, public relations, and development.
Talented public speaker
Skilled negotiator and fundraiser
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Personable and friendly
J.D.LawNorthern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of LawHighland Heights, KY | 2014
Completed 55 pro bono hours.
Semester in practice.
Member of Legal Association of Women, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the Federalist Society.
Bachelor of ArtsCommunication & Political Science (Double B.A.)Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC | 2010
Double Bachelor of Arts recipient
Chief Operating Officer and Anchor of WAKE TV
Sponsorship Coordinator for the Reynolda Film Festival
Charter Member and Parents' Weekend Chairperson for Alpha Delta Pi
Listserv Manager for Reformed University Fellowship
Internship with ABC36 WTVQ in Lexington
Junior Statesmen of America graduate and People to People Student Ambassador
Pohl & Aubrey, P.S.C.Workers' Compensation Attorney | Lexington, KY | November 2016 - Current
Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
Researched and analyzed medical records.
Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
Managed all preparation for case litigation.
Attended hearings and benefit review conferences.
Conducted depositions and communicated with plaintiffs, doctors, and employers.
Creatively formulated techniques that specifically pertained to each case.
Wrote memoranda and reviewed legal briefs.
Filed all case pleadings in a timely manner.
Drafted legal briefs and opinions for clients.
Negotiated settlement agreements.
VIRGINIA L. LAWSON & ASSOCIATES, P.S.CCivil Litigation & Real Estate Attorney | Lexington, KY | May 2015 - November 2016
Presented and summarized cases to judges and attended court statewide.
Addressed contract-specific matters during case and precedent research.
Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation.
Advised clients of their rights.
Drafted and amended complaints.
Drafted all necessary motions relevant to each case.
Appeared for status conferences and settlement conferences.
Performed quarterly audits of client files.
Explained the legal process to each client and answered questions to help ease concerns.
Real estate transactions and litigation, including brokerage law.
Initiated dialogue between all parties involved in the case.
Prepared and performed closings.
Studied all aspects of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
Offered extensive case status explanations to each client.
USA CARESChapter Operations Officer | Radcliff, KY | December 2014 - May 2015
Managed the Chapters department of a national non-profit.
Worked hand-in-hand with the USA Cares Board of Directors.
Hired regional Chapter Field Officers and evaluated their performance.
Directed the volunteer Board of Directors of each Chapter.
Planned and headed the annual National Leadership Conference.
Acted as liaison to key Chapters.
Attended community events, meetings, and conferences to promote organizational goals and solicit donations/sponsorships.
Contacted corporate representatives, government officials, and community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.
Created fundraising activity plans to maximize participation and contributions while minimizing costs.
Developed strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
Wrote speeches and other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.
Compiled and developed materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.
Established fundraising and participation goals for special events over specified time periods.
Identified and built relationships with donors and potential donors.
Monitored budgets, expense reports, and other financial data.
Wrote reports and prepared presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
WEBB, HOSKINS, BROWN, & THOMPSON, P.S.CLaw Clerk | Lexington, KY | December 2011 - December 2014
Prepared legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of cases.
Investigated facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action
and to prepare cases.
Filed pleadings with court clerk.
Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
Prepared lists of all legal instruments applying to a specific piece of land and the buildings on it.
Examined documentation such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements
in order to verify factors such as properties' legal descriptions, ownership, or restrictions.
Examined individual titles in order to determine if restrictions, such as delinquent taxes, will affect titles and limit
Conferred with realtors, lending institution personnel, buyers, sellers, contractors, surveyors, and courthouse personnel in
order to exchange title-related information or to resolve problems.
Kentucky Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky