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Attorney (Licensed in Wisconsin and Nevada)

Location:
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051, United States
Posted:
January 17, 2017

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Steven Gage, Esq.

N** W***** Junction Way #***, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

acybtz@r.postjobfree.com 414.***.****

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PROFILE

Licensed Wisconsin attorney (Member No. 1066601) seeking position that will capitalize on successful experience in legal research and writing, drafting and arguing dispositive pre-trial motions, trial preparation, discovery proceedings, and other aspects of civil litigation, as well as proven acumen in managing client expectations. Positioned to excel in such capacity requiring intellectual acumen, professional integrity, and a proactive approach to minimizing client risk.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES P.C., Las Vegas, Nevada

Litigation Attorney, 02/2016 – 07/2016

Represented insurance companies in product liability subrogation matters throughout the country. Responsible for developing theories of liability against product manufacturers, designers, distributors, and service providers based on flood/fire damage suffered by residential and commercial properties. Duties included composing pre-litigation settlement demands, as well as composed complaints, discovery requests and responses, and dispositive motions to assist local counsel in litigation strategy.

Prepared pre-litigation settlement demands against entities within a defective product’s chain of distribution, leading to early settlements in nationwide matters valued from $500 to

$500,000.

Drafted successful motions to compel regarding discovery disputes against worldwide product manufacturers in multiple jurisdictions, resulting in manufacturers' early settlement of cases.

WOLFE & WYMAN LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada

Associate Attorney, 12/2014 – 09/2015

Served as counsel for commercial subcontractors in complex residential and commercial construction defect cases. Performed comprehensive case management responsibilities from inception through resolution, including creation and implementation of litigation strategy and budgeting; conducting opposing party lay witness and expert depositions; settlement negotiations; and picking potential jurors upon analysis of jury questionnaires.

Drafted confidential mediation briefs to mediators in: (1) oldest active matter in Clark County, Nevada (10+ years); and (2) commercial construction defect matter involving pool reconstruction at Palms Hotel & Resort (both briefs led to favorable settlement resolution).

Independently conducted dozens of plaintiff, general contractor, and subcontractor witness and expert depositions, to obtain advantageous testimony in preparation for trial and/or to be relied upon during mediation.

Wrote detailed reports to clients advising of case progression, potential exposure, and proposed litigation strategy based on analysis of: (1) pertinent regulations, statutes, and case law; and (2) opposing parties’ evidentiary disclosures, including witness testimony and expert reports.

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STEPHENSON & DICKINSON P.C., Las Vegas, Nevada

Associate Attorney, 02/2013 – 11/2014

Represented commercial property owners, trucking companies, and subcontractors in premises liability, automobile personal injury, and construction defect cases. Performed daily case management responsibilities from inception of matter through resolution; conducted comprehensive legal case research while drafting dispositive motions, discovery motions, and pleadings.

Drafted and argued winning opposition to plaintiff's motion for discovery sanctions in motor vehicle personal injury action.

Prepared and argued successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of homeowner client against plaintiff parent in premises liability case involving death of plaintiff’s minor child. LEE, HERNANDEZ, LANDRUM, & GAROFALO, Las Vegas, Nevada Associate Attorney, 11/2010 – 02/2013

Represented residential real estate developers/general contractors during complex insurance defense / construction defect litigation. Interviewed clients and witnesses to acquire case details and evidence; performed relevant case research; drafted dispositive motions and periodic status reports to carriers/clients; and handled settlement negotiations.

Independently conducted over 30 homeowner and subcontractor depositions, and obtaining testimony instrumental in achieving early resolutions for clients.

Drafted arbitration brief on behalf of personal injury client involved in motor vehicle / pedestrian accident case, resulting in favorable ruling by arbitrator.

Created and argued winning motion to dismiss for client in Israel against Las Vegas plaintiff for failure to comply with Hague Convention's service of process requirements.

Provided pro bono representation to client "aging out" of juvenile delinquency system; and successfully negotiated reduced plea arrangement in federal district court for same client after he was charged with possession of controlled substance. CASS COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, Cassopolis, Michigan Legal Intern (Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan) 05/2009 – 08/2009 Assisted lead prosecutors in developing plea agreements, preliminary exams, and trial strategies for felony and misdemeanor cases. Duties included skillful research and drafting of motions and briefs, which were successfully argued in court by lead prosecutors.

Independently tried two-count misdemeanor bench trial, capturing guilty verdict on both counts.

CREDENTIALS / EDUCATION

Licensure: State Bar of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court in Nevada, and State Bar of Nevada Juris Doctor (2010)

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – Valparaiso, Indiana

"Honors A" in Jurisprudence; Trial Advocacy / Mock Trial Team - Regional Competitions



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