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Managing Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location:
New York City, NY
Salary:
80,000
Posted:
January 07, 2020

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Pilar Atterberry

New Rochelle, NY *****

ada8jh@r.postjobfree.com

914-***-****

Certified Senior Managing Litigation Paralegal with over 20 years' experience seeking position within a law practice/ company/corporation where my proven skills will be an asset to my employer. Work Experience:

MANAGING SENIOR LITIGATION PARALEGAL

CORNELL GRACE, PC- NEW YORK, NY

September 2017-Current (Insurance Defense)

Responsible for handling/assisting in the management of over 650 cases. Responsible for drafting all pleadings, demands and responses to discovery demands, calendaring depositions, preliminary conferences, compliance conference, orders based on oral argument, stipulations and discovery motions), post deposition demands, surveillance exchanges, 3101(d) exchanges, trial research and preparation. General case law research. Heavy client contact with insureds and their staff. Coordination of non-party witness depositions, as well as the service of notices and subpoenas, review of depositions and review of IME reports., processing HIPPA compliant authorizations and assisting in all other legal aspects of the matters assigned.

DISCOVERY PARALEGAL, GREATER NEW YORK INSURANCE COMPANY LAW OFFICE OF MARGARET G. KLEIN & ASSOCIATES - New York, NY July 2016 to September 2017 (Insurance Defense)

Responsible for processing all discovery, including but not limited to discovery demands, combined demands, demands for a bill of particulars, (affirmative defenses, etc.), responses to Court orders

(preliminary, compliance, orders based on oral argument, stipulations and decision based on discovery motions), post deposition demands, surveillance exchanges, 3101(d) exchanges, trial research and preparation. General case law research. Heavy client contact with insureds and their staff. Coordination with the deposition department for non-party witness depositions, as well as the service of notices and subpoenas in connection with depositions. Review of IME reports. PARALEGAL

RUBIN, FIORELLA & FREIDMAN, New York, NY

June 2014- December 2015 (Insurance Defense)

Responsible for processing HIPAA authorizations from plaintiff's counsels, including Special NYC Hospital HIPAA forms. Tracking receipt of medical records, including retrieving records from medical providers' offices directly and follow-up telephone calls to the providers' offices. Review and chronological organization of medical records, as well as by provider type. Drafting memorandums regarding injuries, Heavy contact with clients and medical providers regarding medical treatment for purposes of keeping medical treatment records current in files. Scheduling and attending Independent Medical Examinations, as well as Defense Medical Examinations. Review of IME and DME Reports prior to handing over to attorney.

PARALEGAL

OMRANI & TAUB, P.C., New York, NY (Plaintiff's Personal Injury) Managed 45 Plaintiff's personal injuries files (MVA and Slip and Falls, etc.). Responsible for preparation of initial pleading, discovery, demands and responses, processing HIPAA authorizations, including Special NYC Hospital HIAPA forms. Tracking receipt of medical records, including retrieving records from medical providers' offices directly and follow-up telephone calls to the providers' offices. Review and chronological organization of medical records, as well as by provider type. Drafting memorandums regarding injuries, Heavy contact with clients and medical providers regarding medical treatment for purposes of keeping medical treatment records current in files. Scheduling and attending Independent Medical Examinations, as well as Defense Medical Examinations. Review of IME and DME Reports. Gathering certified medical records for trial Additionally, responsibilities included but not limited to maintaining attorneys daily calendar and schedule of appearances (Preliminary Conference, Examinations Before Trial, Compliance Conference, and other general paralegal duties.) OFFICE MANAGER/ PARALEGAL

RICE & RICE ATTORNEYS AT LAW - New Rochelle, NY

July 2007 to August 2013

(General Law Practice) Managed all plaintiff personal injuries files (MVA and Slip and Falls, Medical Malpractice and civil rights violations.). Responsible for the preparation of all initial pleadings, including Notices Claims and petitions. Full preparation of discovery demands and responses, processing HIPAA authorizations, Full preparation of all Federal Court Pleadings. Handling and preparation of Matrimonial and Family Law matters, including financial documents, pleadings, motions and final divorce papers. Attending settlement (four way) conferences with Senior Partner. Full preparation and filing of Trust and Estate matters, including but not limited to acquiring Letters of Testamentary, final accounting petitions, guardianship actions and probate challenges. Full preparation of all Real Estate Contracts, review of Title Reports, surveys, acquiring bank documentation, preparing for and attending closings. Preparation of foreclosure defense documents including but not limited to Verified Answers and motions. Preparation and tracking of criminal files, drafting pleadings, (Huntly motions, Speedy Trial, etc.) Full pre-litigation management of all office files through MA3000, as well as CLIO case management program, including calendaring all appearances. Tracking receipt of medical records and bills for treatment, placing follow-up telephone calls to providers to obtain missing records. Review and chronological organization of medical records by date order, as well as by provider type. Preparing injury reports for each file for attorneys review. Meeting with clients to go over medical records to make sure treatment records are complete, as well as to ascertain any new treating Physicians/surgeons in connection with the matter and assessing any prior injuries, possibly relevant to cases. Scheduling of Independent Medical Examinations, as well as Defense Medical Examinations. Review of IME and DME Reports. Gathering certified medical records for trial. Additional duties included but not limited to Westlaw Research, drafting all motions, pleadings and forms for other areas of general practice and some administrative duties. PARALEGAL

DAVID I. RIFAS, ESQ - New Rochelle, NY

March 2004 to July 2007

(General Law Practice) Processing of HIPAA authorizations. Tracking receipt of medical records and bills for treatment, placing follow-up telephone calls to providers to obtain missing records. Review and chronological organization of medical records by date order, as well as by provider type. Heavy contact with insurance adjusters (No-fault and Bodily Injury). Assembling and sending out medical records packages for settlement purposes. Meeting with clients to go over medical records to make sure treatment records are complete, Gathering certified medical records for trial. Drafting, preparing and filing of civil motions, landlord-tenant petitions, service of process, Investigative information research, and Westlaw next research. Additional duties included but not limited to drafting all motions, pleadings and forms for other areas of general practice including documents for contested and uncontested divorce matters.

LEGAL SECRETARY

MARCUS, OLLMAN & KOMMER - New Rochelle, NY

February 2003 to February 2004

Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Real Estate)

Typing dictated legal pleadings, processing HIPPA authorizations for personal injury matters, including but not limited to records retrieval and follow-up, as well preparing medical records section of trial notebooks. Additional duties included, preparing Contracts of Sale, Deeds and NYS transfer tax forms, preparing trial binders.

LEGAL SECRETARY

ADAM BRADLEY, ESQ - White Plains, NY

January 2001 to December 2003

Matrimonial (Family Law/Criminal Defense)

Typing dictated legal pleadings for criminal and matrimonial matters. Processing uncontested divorces and contested divorces including the preparation of all forms. Preparing Petitions for Family Court proceedings. Processing bills for Law Guardian assignments and the personal filing of all Court documents. LEGAL ASSISTANT

MARILYN JOY DANIELS, ESQ - New Rochelle, NY

January 1997 to January 2001

Civil (Litigation/Criminal Defense)

Preparing letters to clients regarding Court appearances and probation/parole appointments. Preparation and tracking of criminal files, drafting pleadings, (Huntly motions, Speedy Trial, etc.) Drafting Real Estate Documents and other legal forms, corresponding with all Court personnel, ordering copies of transcripts of depositions and hearings. Responsible for keeping office files in order. Other administrative duties. Education:

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

Kaplan University Graduated May 2017

Certification

Bronx Community College

January 1996 to May 1997

SKILLS:

WINDOWS PROGRAMS: Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS: MA3000, CLIO, SAGA, Time Matters, Trial Works and Image Right, PM Legal. Full knowledge of the NYS E-filing system and PACER. RESEARCH: Westlaw, Westlawnext, Lexis, Nexis, Verdict Search, New York Law Journal



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