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Experienced Litigation Paralegal W/MBA

Location:
Snellville, Georgia, United States
Posted:
November 19, 2018

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Professional Summary

Experienced Paralegal with more than 15 years of experience in fast-paced major law firms and corporations. Excellent communication and analytical skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in negotiation, problem solving and organization.

Skills

Effective communicator

Judgment and Decision Making

Social Perceptiveness

Complex Problem Solving

Negotiation

Administration and Management

Sales and Marketing

Troubleshooting

Proficient in litigation software and MS office

Experience

Realtor 9/2016 to Present

KELLER WILLIAMS ATL.PERIMETER, ATLANTA, GA

Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other

Compare property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price

Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services

Accompany buyers during visits to and inspections of property, advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting

Confer with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to ensure that terms and conditions of purchase agreements are met before closing dates

Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases

Interview clients to determine what kinds of properties they are seeking

Paralegal 8/2010 to 6/2013

COUNSEL ON CALL ATLANTA GA

Reviewed legal publications and performed database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.

Drafted contract Agreements and statement of work agreements

Negotiated terms of amendments with in-house clients

Performed audit of environmental files, for international chemical company, to respond to regulatory agency's action items and ensure compliance

Reviewed and provided legal analysis of state statutes relative to client's business position

Provided legal analysis relative to existing agreements to assist attorneys during negotiations

Assisted in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request

Drafted, signed and certified key legal documents for judicial review

Supervised legal assistant in the maintenance of contract resource binders, database and contract files

Accurately and concisely summarized terms of contracts for internal review and approval

Reviewed Contracts for medical care facilities, physicians, medical specialists and medical school

Created database utilizing proprietary software to classify the type, term, facility and other proprietary information as required

IP Litigation Paralegal 8/2009 to 8/2010

HENINGER GARRISON DAVIS, LLC Atlanta, GA

Prepared for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits

Prepared affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organized and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system

Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case

Directed and coordinated law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas

Filed pleadings with court clerk

Prepared and processed legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements

Mailed, faxed, or arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials

Investigated facts and law of cases and searched pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases

Litigation Paralegal 8/2008 to 1/2009

KILPATRICK STOCKTON, LLP Atlanta, GA

Prepared for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits

Prepared affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organized and maintained documents in paper or electronic filing system

Called upon witnesses to testify at hearing

Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case

Investigated facts and law of cases and searched pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases

Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents

Prepared and processed legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements

IP LITIGATION PARALEGAL 11/2005 to 8/2008

WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents

Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request

Created and implemented policies, work flow processes and work assignments

Provided written status reports to department heads and other corporate executives

Interviewed corporate representatives, witnesses and experts

Reviewed documents produced to ensure compliance with protective orders

Hired outside vendors to assist with electronic and paper discovery

Worked closely with IT professionals to identify and develop cost effective and efficient methods to comply with discovery schedules

Maintained company database

Managed billable hours, client invoicing and attorney schedules to ensure compliance with budgetary/contractual requirements

Investigated facts and law of cases and searched pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases

Investigated facts and law of cases and searched pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases

Attended legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and took notes.

Prepared and processed legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements

LITIGATION PARALEGAL 1/ 2000 to 12/2002

GEORGIA PACIFIC CORPORATION, ATLANTA, GA

Participated in procedural aspects of case management relative to employment, manufacturing, contracts, environmental and insurance disputes.

Advised clients of record retention policy and assisted with educating staff on retention process

Assisted with drafting instructions for retention policy and educated staff on policy requirements in pending litigation

Attended Arbitrations and Mediations as corporate representative

Managed large volume document review and production involving many locations nationwide

Managed docket of over forty cases annually

Negotiated with and supervised vendors during nationwide document collection and discovery review

Prepared for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits

Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents

Assisted attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records

Attended legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and took notes

Reviewed legal publications and performed database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases

Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences

Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case

EDUCATION

KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

MBA, MAY 2003

UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, ST Thomas, USVI

BA, May 1983

Community Service

Volunteer, Georgia Radio Reading Service (GARRS), Board member - Atl. Intl. Night Market, Board member- Jamaican Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations

Member, National Association of Realtors; Member Local Chamber of Commerce, Member community organizations, Notary Public

Awards

President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List



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