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Assistant Medical

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
August 29, 2017

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Bryce Ritchie

West Palm Beach, FL

Tel# 561-***-**** - Cell # 561-***-****


Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Personal / Executive Assistant QUALIFICATIONS

Dynamic, knowledgeable individual with 25+-year background in the legal field of giving executive assistance to Attorneys/Partners in personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, commercial, PIP, employment, family law, foreclosure and all phases of litigation. Skilled in all facets of legal executive assistance/paralegal duties and responsibilities to include computer technology for thorough research and rapid, accurate preparation of court documents. Skill set includes ability to compose clear, concise work product, ability to prioritize, multi-task, produce exceptional work quality with a natural ability to succeed in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Certified in ECF, U. S. District Court, State of Florida, and Notary Public, State of Florida. SKILLS - AREAS OF PROFICIENCY

Skill in the application of techniques and procedures. Accuracy of judgments or decisions. Dependability. Initiative.

• Accurate • Dictation/transcription • Legal docs/pleadings

• Adobe Acrobat • Discovery • LPS/Serengeti/MSP

• Blue Track/ProLaw • Domestications • Microsoft Applications

• Client Profiles • E-Filing / FL / Federal • Trial Works

• Computer Research • Filing / faxing / scanning • Vendorscape / Lenscape

• Confidentiality • Filesite/imanage • Westlaw/Lexus/Fast Case

• Correspondence • Hague Service Convention • Word / Word Perfect EXPERIENCE

RUTHERFORD & RITCHIE 2012 /July 2017

Civil Litigation Paralegal (Certified)

Experience with medical malpractice/RICO, wrongful death, personal-injury litigation, including auto accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls. Initial client meeting, request/review medical bills/records, retain current medical summaries, medical-bill index, draft correspondence, initial pleadings, motions and discovery documentation, organize, update client documentation, diary document(s) and trial deadlines, schedule client meetings, depositions, hearings, mediation file preparation, discovery req./resp., and trial prep. CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER, et al. Aug.2011-Dec.2011 Legal Assistant to Named Partner

Legal assistance to Medical Malpractice named-partner, transcription of dictation, proof, edit, and prepare pleadings and correspondence for accuracy, consistency, and e-filing. Schedule, coordinate and set depositions, hearings, mediation, arbitration, unsworn statements, prepare discovery requests, responses thereto, intake, scan, and calendar mail, diary applicable deadlines for responses/follow up, legal research, client interaction, Trial Orders, general office duties relative to legal support for a named partner with a very heavy work flow and case load. FRANK McKEOWN, P.A. 2005 - 2011

Litigation Paralegal (Certified)-Employment and Family Law Client In-take, prepare and assemble all pre-trial records, findings, Complaint and/or Answer /Affirmative Defenses, authorizations, discovery requests and/or responses, schedule/set, depositions, mediation(s), organize and manage complex files, assemble and catalog chronology(ies) of client-related documentation, pre-trial stipulations, draft proposal for settlement, prepare Federal, State filings, and all trial and settlement preparation. JOEL M. WEISSMAN, P.A, West Palm Beach, FL

2004 – 2005

Lead Legal Team Leader (solely for Mr. Weissman) High-End Family Law Dictation, transcription, catalog pre-marital, post-nuptial agreements, prepare legal documents for Mr. Weissman for review/signature. Mail receipt/review, petitions for dissolution, final judgments, appellate pleadings, organize, manage complex files, prepare all legal documents in family law, including mandatory discovery, pre-nuptials, separation agreements, and custody cases.

• Provide primary executive assistance to Owner/Main Partner/Rainmaker, Joel Weissman, and overflow assistance to appellate attorneys, Denise Desmond and Deborah Duckett. STUART KOCHA, P.A. 1990 - 2004

Litigation Paralegal (Certified), Plaintiff PI

Client In-take, prepare and assemble all pre-trial records, findings, prepare civil notice, medical record/billing update requests, authorizations, discovery requests, schedule/set, depositions, depo summaries, examinations under oath, IMEs/CMEs, organize and manage complex files, assemble, catalog medical histories, accident-related documentation, pre-trial stipulations, settlement documents, and all trial and settlement preparation. NEW MEXICO STATE SENATE, Santa Fe, NM. 1978 - 1990 Senate Pro Tempore – Executive Legislative Assistant Coordinated Legislative Agenda between the Executive and Legislative branches of the New Mexico State Government. Align votes, poll legislative members, research, draft, prepare, and present legislative proposals. Direction of all media, correspondence to / from the Pro Tempore’s district and appropriate agency responses.

• Provide primary executive legislative to Senate Pro Tempore, Whip and Leadership.

• Implemented a standard constituent in-take and response turn-around system.

• Codified filing system.

U.S. CONGRESS, Washington, D.C. 1973 - 1978

Congressman Paul G. Rogers (D-FL) Assistant Press Secretary Coordinate media responses to legislation introduced and/or passed by Congressman Rogers, write and edit speeches addressing environmental and health issues directed to various interest groups, draft and edit legislation for the Sub/Full Committee(s), coordinate and poll votes with staff and members for the passage of bills and ultimate laws and prepare responses to environmental legislative inquiries by constituents.

• Provide primary executive legislative media assistance to Congressman Paul G. Rogers.

• Prepare briefing packets for Members’ review before votes.

• Concentration on The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 and all health/environmental legislation with passage into law.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, Washington, D.C. 1969 - 1973 Special Investigative Division IX, Criminal Intelligence/Organized Crime

• Signed Confidentiality Agreement – cannot elaborate on responsibilities. EDUCATION

Florida Atlantic University 4.0 GPA – Honors’ College Boca Raton, FL B.A. & M.A., Political Science

University of Oxford Congratulatory First (w/Distinction) Oxford, ENGLAND M.A., British/Irish History


Timothy Murphy, Esquire 561-***-****

David Prather, Esquire 561-***-****

Joel M. Weissman, Esquire 561-***-**** (direct)

James D. D’Loughy, Esquire 561-***-****

Jerald S. Beer, Esquire 561-***-****

Hon. Daniel T. K. Hurley, Sr. Judge, USDC 561-***-**** Hon. Ilona Holmes’ former J.A.-Linda Maina 954-***-**** Louisa Smith-Adam, Attorney at Law 360-***-****

Gerald F. Richman, Esquire 561-***-**** (direct)

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