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Real Estate Litigation and Insurance Defense Attorney

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
August 17, 2018

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Jessica Keir

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Insurance defense attorney with experience supporting a fast-paced litigation firms, managing support staff, and effectively managing a high volume caseload. Effectively communicates ideas, strives to provide excellent customer service to clients, and is detail oriented. BAR and COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

• State of Alabama 09/25/2015

• State of Georgia 05/27/2016

• Northern District of Alabama 12/18/2015

• Middle District of Alabama 03/01/2016

• Alabama State Bar Digital Communications Committee 2016 – 2017

• Alabama State Bar Quality if Life, Health & Wellness Task Force 2016 – present EDUCATION

University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Juris Doctor, May 2015

GPA 3.15

Journal of the Legal Profession, Symposium Editor

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Spanish Minor, May 2008 GPA 3.34


Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith: 02/2018 – present Litigation Associate

• Defends insurance companies and insured individuals and companies in lawsuits for personal injury, property damages, and wrongful death in all Georgia state courts.

• Attends depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and court hearings.

• Prosecutes and defends landlord tenant lawsuits.

• Defends title insurance companies and insured lenders pertaining to real property disputes.

• Represents appellants and appellees in direct appeals and writ of certiorari in Alabama appellate courts.

• Represents criminal defendants in felony and misdemeanor offenses in Alabama and Georgia.

Giacoma, Roberts & Daughdrill, LLC: 09/2017 – 02/2018 Litigation Associate

• Represented contractors and property owners regarding construction contract disputes, claims for liens, and property levies.

• Represented developers and property owners regarding zoning disputes, including applications for rezoning, certificates of appropriateness, variances, building permits, and appeals of adverse decisions regarding these cases.

• Represented property owners regarding surface water disputes, trespass, and nuisance claims.

• Represented families involved in custody, divorce, and other civil disputes involving child support and protection orders.

Rubin Lublin, LLC in Peachtree Corners, Georgia: 10/2015 – 09/2017 Litigation Associate

• Represented title insurers and mortgage lenders to cure real property title defects, which generally required performing pre-acquisition due diligence, drafting affidavits, deeds, easement agreements, mortgage/security deed releases, subordination agreements, and filing litigation when necessary to quiet title and reform land records.

• Prosecuted evictions and ejectment actions, which generally required working closely with REO agents, negotiating with persons in possession of property, and filing necessary motions and pleadings to obtain writs of possession.

• Collected debts on behalf of clients, which included drafting demand letters for defaulted promissory noted, obtaining writs of fieri facias, and filing garnishments.

• Frequently attended court hearings including all pretrial hearings, contested motion hearing, and bench trials and represents clients in appellate cases. PUBLICATIONS

A student note discussing a practicing attorney’s competency requirement in e-discovery cases. Raising the Bar: How Will the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Affect Your Required Level of Competency, 39 J. LEGAL PROF. 103 (2014)

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