March 31, 2019
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am sending this letter in regards to the family law attorney position posted on Indeed.com. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you in regards to this position as I am interested in practicing at your firm, and I would be a good fit at your firm from what I read in the job description. Specifically, I am confident that am able to handle the caseload that the posting indicates that I would be asked to manage. In my current position as a family law associate attorney, I manage my own caseload without supervision, and I provide a significant amount of support to my managing attorney. In my support role, I assist in all aspects of a case, from researching and drafting to appearing in Court including for trials. Additionally, I consistently exceed my billable hour expectations such that I am the top biller at my firm despite not having any support staff.
My current firm is very busy and has a diverse client base such that I have dealt with many legally complex issues and high net worth clients in addition to more typical family law matters. Due to this, I have a wide range of experience in family law that includes less common, complex issues such as UCCJEA disputes, loan/real estate issues, multimillion-dollar business valuations, receiverships, division of civil injury judgments, employment contracts, and buy-sell agreements. Much of my experience has been first hand as I have represented clients in over forty-five (45) contested hearings, drafted countless pre-trial memoranda, engaged in rigorous and detailed motion practice (including dispositive motions such as motions for summary judgment), taken and defended depositions, and filed many post-judgment motions, including appellate briefs.
I am currently seeking a change in employment as I am looking to continue my professional development. Specifically, I am looking for an opportunity where I am able to focus more on managing my own case load. While I welcome supervision as it can only help me improve as an attorney while serving the client’s interests, I am also comfortable practicing with very limited supervision and am interested in moving more in this direction in my career. I am comfortable handling routine family law matters, and the breadth of my experience allows me to spot more complex issues that require additional research or assistance. Because of this, I am comfortable working with minimal levels of supervision and direction. I appreciate your consideration for the position at your firm. For your review, I have attached my resume, with this letter. References, transcripts, and a writing sample can be made available upon request. I look forward to speaking with you soon regarding this opportunity. Sincerely,
/s/ Marc R. Grant Jr.
Marc R. Grant Jr.
Marc R. Grant Jr., J.D. 6031 N 17 St., Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, AZ
Juris Doctor, December 2015
Summa Cum Laude graduation honors with GPA of 3.82/4.00 and Class Rank of 3/98 (top 3% of class)
TA in Evidence
Received top grade in class and the CALI Excellence for the future award in the following subjects: (1) Property II,
(2) Torts II; (3) Antitrust Law; (4) Family Law and (5) Constitutional Law II Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, August 2011
Rader, Sheldon & Stoutner 05/2015-present
Contact information available upon request
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Began as an intern; later offered full-time positions as a law clerk (pending bar results), and then associate attorney
Significant experience in handling all aspects of matters from client retention, discovery/disclosure, intensive motion practice, ADR/mediation, and contested trials, post-decree motion practice, and appellate matters.
Personally handled over 45 contested trials/evidentiary hearings including dissolution of marriage, modification, temporary orders, contempt/enforcement, order of protection hearings, and severance trials. Participated in numerous other trials/hearings as a second chair under the direction of a supervising attorney
Perform additional work at direction of supervising attorney with work involving many legally and financially complex issues
Represent professionally licensed clients before the licensee’s respective licensing board (administrative law)
Consistently exceed billable hour requirements
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP 08/2014-08/2015 Marvin Zieser 602-***-****
Performed typical file clerk duties as well as special projects under attorney direction. Law Offices of Kelly J. McDonald, PLLC 08/2011-12/2013 Kelly J. McDonald, Esq. 480-***-****
Assisted in attorney’s administrative law practice, which consisted exclusively of defending medical professional licensing clients against license complaints. Duties included working with AG staff/attorneys, preparing matters for administrative review/hearings, and reviewing evidence/documents, including patient medical records. Donor Network of Arizona 11/2003-04/2011
Performed human tissue recoveries pursuant to policies and procedures, federal law, and best practices as set by FDA and other regulatory agencies; established medical suitability for transplantation of human tissue; performed quality assurance on tissue, medical charts, policies, and procedures; performed advisory activities to staff related to regulatory compliance; drafted departmental policies and procedures and performed process audits; obtained consent and medical/social histories for donors from next of kin