Deatsville, Alabama 36022
Diverse legal background with over nine years of administrative experience. Detail oriented, with ability to manage general office duties, arrange schedule, maintain files and correspondence. Proficient in working with litigation, affidavits, pleadings, complaints, motions, settlement claims, exhibit preparation and ordering medical records. Skilled at preparing, proofreading and submitting legal documents. Able to coordinate office activities and resources. Pleasant personality, with above average communication skills when dealing with clients, attorneys, witnesses, experts, doctors and staff. An energetic, enthusiastic, and multi-talented self-starter committed to excellence and capable of mastering and performing several tasks while building positive relationships.
June 2015 – August 2018 - Legal Assistant, Capell & Howard, P.C. (Litigation Section), Montgomery, Alabama
Responsible for providing litigation support for multiple attorneys and performing paralegal tasks. Duties include drafting correspondence, agreements and documents; transcribing dictation, proofing and editing documents for accuracy; drafting responses to discovery, organizing and bates numbering discovery documents; scheduling depositions; monitoring on-going case activity and deadlines; maintaining attorneys' registrations; handling all calendaring, coordination of meetings and travel arrangements; assisting with office administrative duties and back-up reception coverage; interacting with firm personnel, clients and outside counsel; any and all trial preparation needed, including preparing trial notebooks, exhibits, etc.; time entry for multiple attorneys and summer interns; collecting, analyzing and organizing litigation documents, including those in electronic format; and electronic and paper filing of documents in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
May 2014 – April 2015 - Assistant Account Manager, Palomar Insurance Corporation
(CosmetAssure Department), Montgomery, Alabama
Responsible for assisting the Program Director, Account Manager and Executive Producers in daily tasks; fulfilling Surgeon requests for Patient Brochures; and sending out Physician Notebooks when a new Surgeon signed up for CosmetAssure. Other responsibilities included keeping track of, calculating and filing Surplus Lines Taxes for each state for all of Palomar’s accounts; running monthly reports regarding Non-reporting reports; sending out past due invoices and reminder emails to all Surgeons and staff; and coordinating and organizing attendance for the Program Director and Executive Producers to different Expo Shows. I also filled in for the Receptionist for breaks, lunch and days off.
March 2008 – May 2014 - Legal Assistant, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, Alabama Responsible for assisting Associates with preparation and filing of motions, pleadings, complaints, affidavits, Short form joinders, settlement claim forms, Incompleteness Notices, requesting medical records, and legal documents. Job duties included corresponding with clients, claim center, experts, doctors and staff, CPAs and partners to provide necessary documents for settlement claims or cases. I assisted partners in preparing for trials, managed a client database in Excel with all claim information, and provided the Section Head with a monthly report. I prepared and submitted settlement claims to the Claim Center, reviewed Tax Returns, Profit & Loss Statements, and many other documents for clients with potential property, medical/personal injury, and loss of wages due to the BP Oil spill. I was also responsible for compiling Final Claim Packages and submitting them to the claim center. I coordinated all meetings, schedules, appointments, and depositions and prioritized work assignments to meet the Firm’s deadlines and objectives. I conducted research on rulings, laws, statutes, and regulations and provided clients and referring attorneys with updates.
January 2006 - May 2007 - Phlebotomist, Baptist Medical Center South (ER), Montgomery, Alabama
Responsible for obtaining blood samples for medical testing and transfusion through venipuncture or capillary puncture. Followed infection-control and safety procedures in carrying out daily phlebotomy function. Prepared blood-collecting equipment, drew blood and safely stored and transported samples. Built trust and minimized patient discomfort during phlebotomy procedures while efficiently collecting blood specimens. Performed basic administrative duties such as patient logging information, answering phones, and documenting procedures performed. SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Proficient in all areas of Microsoft products including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. Well versed in ProLaw, Sagitta, NetDocs, LMS+, Paperwise applications and implementation.
Marbury High School: General Studies
Prince Institute of Professional Studies, 2007-2009: Court Reporting Troy University at Montgomery, 2012-2014: General Studies for Nursing REFERENCES:
• Richard H. Allen
Capell & Howard, P.C.
NOTE: Richard is one of the supervising attorneys I was the Legal Assistant for.
• R. Brooke Lawson, III
Capell & Howard, P.C.
NOTE: Brooke is one of the supervising attorneys I was the Legal Assistant for.
• Treasure Bailey
Capell & Howard, P.C.
NOTE: Treasure is a close friend and the Paralegal I worked closely with at Capell.