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Paralegal/Executive Assistant

Location:
Orlando, FL
Posted:
March 27, 2018

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Janna R. Sherwood – Paralegal

**** ***** ***** ***., ***. 313

Orlando, Florida

407-***-****; ac4x4o@r.postjobfree.com

Highly qualified and efficient Paralegal with over 32 years of law office experience with emphasis in Products and Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Labor and Employment. Strong technology skills including proficiency in Lexis, Westlaw and Microsoft Office. Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience in drafting a wide range of legal documents including pleadings, discovery, motions, and correspondence. Extensive knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of civil litigation, including E-filing in Federal and State Courts. Work Experience

Paralegal

Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton, P.A. – Orlando, Florida March 2016 to Feb., 2018 Responsibilities

• Serve as Paralegal to Partner in Labor and Employment practice.

• Draft legal documents including pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and responses regarding employment issues.

• Maintain communication with clients, opposing counsel and court staff.

• Perform e-filing of pleadings in State and Federal courts.

• Maintain attorney’s calendar for client appointments and case deadlines.

• Manage incoming mail and case data, scanned and archived documents, maintained filing, copying and faxing.

• Prepare quarterly litigation case status reports and budgets.

• Manage and maintain legal records and files as well as participation in the development and organization of large employment cases.

Paralegal

Greenspoon Marder, P.A. – Orlando, Florida 2014 to 2016 Responsibilities

• Served as Paralegal to Shareholder in Labor and Employment practice.

• Drafted legal documents including pleadings, discovery requests and responses, and filings for EEOC and other government related agencies.

• Maintained communication with clients, opposing counsel and court staff.

• Performed e-filing of pleadings in state and federal courts.

• Maintained attorney’s calendar for client appointments and case deadlines.

• Managed incoming mail and case data, scanned and archived documents, maintained filing, copying and faxing.

Paralegal

Overchuck & Byron, P.A. – Orlando, Florida 2009 to 2014 Responsibilities

• Served as Litigation Paralegal for a small Plaintiffs’ law firm specializing in products liability litigation, personal injury and civil tort cases.

• Performed e-filing of pleadings in state and federal court cases.

• Heavy client and expert witness contact.

• Trial preparation and assistance, including exhibit organization and control of large document intensive cases, witness coordination, set-up satellite offices and attendance in courtrooms during trial proceedings.

• Managed and maintained complex legal records and files as well as participation in the development and organization of several large cases.

Paralegal 2008

Leeper & Haftel, P.A. – Orlando, Florida

Responsibilities

• Investigation of insurance defense cases for State Farm Insurance including preparation of written discovery and responses, medical records summaries, filed non-party notices and served subpoenas.

• Trial preparation and exhibit organization.

Paralegal 2005-2006

Seifert, Miller & Slusher – Orlando, Florida

Responsibilities

• Part-time litigation Paralegal for small Plaintiffs’ law firm. Prepared written discovery and responses, filed complaints, scheduled depositions, hearings and mediations. Prepared exhibits for trial. Paralegal 2002-2004

Cabaniss Smith Toole & Wiggins, PL – Maitland, Florida Responsibilities

• Served as Case Manager/Paralegal for boutique defense litigation law firm specializing in large complex automotive products cases.

• Investigated all aspects of cases, gathered medical records, preparation of discovery responses, document review including preparation of deposition indexes for attorneys’ use.

• Large file/document organization and maintenance.

• Trial preparation and assistance including maintaining exhibits, expert witness contact and coordination, set-up satellite offices around the United States and daily attendance at trial. Paralegal 2001-2002

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. – Orlando, Florida 1996-1999 1986-1995

Responsibilities

• Served as Case Manager/Paralegal for large defense Litigation law firm specializing in complex automotive products cases.

• Investigated all aspects of cases, gathered medical records, preparation of discovery responses, document review including preparation of deposition indexes for attorneys’ use.

• Large file/document organization and maintenance.

• Trial preparation and assistance including witness lists, maintaining exhibits, expert witness contact and coordination, set-up satellite offices around the United States and daily attendance at trial. Paralegal 1999-2001

Unger, Acree, Weinstein, et al., - Orlando, Florida Responsibilities

• Served as part-time medical malpractice Paralegal for medium size firm. Reviewed pleadings and discovery responses and sent out non-party notices and subpoenas.

• Reviewed medical records and prepared chronology of records.

• Preparation of cases for trial including witness and exhibits lists, trial notebooks and maintaining exhibits throughout trial.

Education

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 1982

Associates Liberal Arts Degree

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 1984

ABA Approved Paralegal Program



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