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Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location:
Milton, FL
Salary:
$50,000
Posted:
October 22, 2018

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KIMBERLY M. MCCRORY, FRP

**** ******* ****** • Milton, Florida 32583

ac7gpc@r.postjobfree.com

850-***-**** Mobile

OBJECTIVE

To continue an accomplished and successful career within the judicial field where extensive legal experience, integrity, respect, extreme attention to detail, a wealth of communication skills, excellent client communication, and proven abilities contribute to the delivery of quality service to the legal field. EMPLOYMENT

SENIOR LITIGATION PARALEGAL MARCH 2013 – AUGUST 2018 MICHLES & BOOTH, P.A. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and breach of contract matters. Drafted complaints, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, disbursement sheets, subrogation notices, reviewed and summarized medical records, reviewed and summarized deposition and hearing transcripts, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, coordinated trial exhibits, and communicated with clients regularly. Performed in-depth legal research, extensive research in order to perfect service of process, trial preparations, negotiated liens, and e-filed court documents. Investigated case details, met with witnesses, and prepared and attended trials. Trained and supervised staff, in order to adhere to quality assurance and compliance with court rules. Created, coordinated, and conducted litigation training workshops. Updated existing legal forms and drafted new litigation forms and was the point of contact to assist others.

PARALEGAL JULY 2007 – MARCH 2013

GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH PENSACOLA, FLORIDA Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, breach of contract, maritime, injunctions, and declaratory judgment matters. Drafted complaints, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, subrogation notices, reviewed and summarized medical records, reviewed and summarized deposition and hearing transcripts, client reports, dictation transcription, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, coordinated trial exhibits, and regularly communicated with adjusters and insureds. Performed in-depth research and e-filed court documents. Investigated case details, met with witnesses, and prepared and attended trials. Knowledge of and compliance with multiple insurance carriers’ guidelines. Tracked billable time and prepared responses to insurance carriers’ billing audits. Trained and supervised staff in order to adhere to quality assurance and compliance with court rules, and was appointed on the panels in which created the initial and revised paralegal practices manual. PARALEGAL JULY 2006 – JULY 2007

CONROY, SIMBERG, GANON, KREVANS, ABEL, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA LURVEY, MORROW & SCHEFER

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and breach of contract matters. Processed incoming mail, drafted answers, motions, proposed orders, notices, scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, discovery requests and responses, dictation transcription, and correspondence to various readers. Page 2 (Continued)

PARALEGAL OCTOBER 2005 – JULY 2006

VERNIS & BOWLING OF NORTH WEST FLORIDA, P.A. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents and premises liability matters. Processed incoming mail, handled all criminal and rotating civil consultations, tracking of billable time, dictation transcription, filed court documents, and scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, and regularly communicated with adjusters and insureds. Drafted answers, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, and correspondence to various readers. PARALEGAL APRIL 2005 – OCTOBER 2005

TODD M. LADOUCEUR, P.A. PACE, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, breach of contract, medical malpractice, real estate disputes, and violation of civil rights matters. Drafted complaints, answers, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, subrogation notices, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, coordinated trial exhibits, filed court documents, and regularly communicated with clients. Investigated case details, met with witnesses, and prepared and attended trials. Conducted in-depth legal research and extensive research in order to perfect service of process.

PARALEGAL & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FEBRUARY 2003 – OCTOBER 2005 JOSEPH SCOTT, JR., ESQ. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and nursing home matters, and assisted with Mr. Scott’s mediation practice. Drafted complaints, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, subrogation notices, reviewed and summarized medical records, reviewed and summarized deposition and hearing transcripts, client reports, dictation transcription, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, coordinated trial exhibits, and regularly communicated with adjusters and insureds. Performed in-depth research and e-filed court documents. Investigated case details, met with witnesses, and prepared and attended trials. PARALEGAL MARCH 2002 – FEBRUARY 2003

MICHLES & BOOTH, P.A. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and nursing home matters. Drafted demand packages, complaints, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, disbursement sheets, subrogation notices, reviewed and summarized medical records, reviewed and summarized deposition and hearing transcripts, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, coordinated trial exhibits, and communicated with clients regularly. Performed in-depth legal research, extensive research in order to perfect service of process, trial preparations, negotiated liens, and filed court documents. Investigated case details, met with witnesses, and prepared and attended trials.

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PARALEGAL NOVEMBER 2001 – MARCH 2002

LISA S. MINSHEW, P.A. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding real estate matters. Drafted demand packages, complaints, motions, proposed orders, notices, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, case management statements, witness lists, exhibit lists, and correspondence to various readers. Reviewed deposition and hearing transcripts. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, conferences, and court deadlines, and communicated with clients regularly. Performed in-depth legal research, extensive research in order to perfect service of process, and filed court documents.

LEGAL ASSISTANT NOVEMBER 2000 – NOVEMBER 2001

YOUNG, BILL & FUGETT, P.A. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Handled State of Florida and federal cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and breach of contract. Drafted motions, proposed orders, notices, dictation transcription, and correspondence to various readers. Scheduled hearings, mediations, depositions, examinations under oath, attorney conferences, and calendared court deadlines. Communicated with insurance adjusters, insureds, opposing counsel, and judicial personnel.

EDUCATION

BACHELORS OF ARTS IN LEGAL ADMINISTRATION

University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida NOT YET COMPLETED ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida DECEMBER 1999 ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN LEGAL ASSISTING

Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida DECEMBER 1998 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Pace High School, Pace, Florida MAY 1992

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LEGAL SKILLS

Legal Research;

Legal citations;

Draft discovery requests and responses;

Draft complaints, answers, motions, notices,

memoranda, proposed orders & subpoenas;

Track billable time;

Trial preparation;

Investigation;

Experience with Personal Injury, Probate,

Domestic Relations, Bankruptcy, Construction

Defect, Breach of Contract, Medical Malpractice,

Criminal & Maritime law;

Civil Litigation & Real Estate specializations;

Experience with LexisNexis & West Law;

Experience with multiple state & federal online

court portals; and

Experience with Legal Files, Time Slips, Juris,

Client Profiles, AIM, ProDocs, Practice Master &

Worldox.

ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS

Type 55-60/wpm;

Operation of office equipment;

Filing;

Computation of time;

Calendaring of court deadlines;

Schedule depositions, hearings & conferences;

Billing audits;

Data processing;

Supervision & training of others;

Telephone etiquette;

Client communication;

Ability to multi-task, work quickly & efficiently with productivity demands;

Travel flexibility;

Create, coordinate & presenting legal training

workshops; and

Experience with Word, Excel, Adobe, WordPerfect, Windows, Outlook, NeoPost, PowerPoint & various

websites.

ASSOCIATIONS

Florida Registered Paralegal

Northwest Florida Paralegal Association

Florida Notary Public

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Manna Food Pantry

Cram-The-Van

Salvation Army

Children Services Center



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