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Location:
Pensacola, FL
Salary:
$90,000.00
Posted:
October 29, 2019

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Tracey Robinson-Coffee

Attorney At Law

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Pensacola, Florida 32526

C 850-***-****

e-mail: adapkp@r.postjobfree.com

Tracey Robinson-Coffee

Attorney At Law

**** **** ****s Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32526

H 850-***-**** C 850-***-****, e-mail: adapkp@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Profile

High-Caliber, ethical and motivated Attorney at Law is seeking Attorney position that will fully utilize my experience. Managed high case load as Child Support Hearing Officer and as Legal Service Provider for Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support. Operated solo practice handling multi-area system. Operated as the Director of Licensure for the State of Tennessee. Oversaw the licensing of over twenty-one hundred facilities. Responsible for drafting current licensure rules and policy. Succeeded as managing partner, solo practitioner and as an associate attorney for Blackburn & McCune, P.C.; a general practice plaintiff's law firm. Also, possess more than 3 years of experience as an Assistant State Attorney for Dade County State Attorney’s Office in Florida, one of the largest prosecutor’s offices in the nation. Work style exhibits maturity, self-confidence, and leadership with an affinity for working long hours to accomplish objectives. Highly organized with ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple cases and projects simultaneously. Excellent writing and editing skills.

Extremely personable Attorney with an extensive background working and living in Florida and who maintains the highest levels of professionalism and work ethic in all environments. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate with all types of individuals and all levels of management and personnel.

Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Jamaica, New York, 1997

Activities:

Director of Publications, Criminal Law Institute

Editor-in-Chief of McKenna Journal, “The Traffic Stop.”

Elder Law Clinic

Trial Competitions:

ATLA Civil Trial Competition

Frank J. Rogers Mock Trial Competition, Semi-Finalist

Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Minor: Sociology

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Boston, Massachusetts, 1994

Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Criminal Justice National Honor Society

Advanced Training

Florida Judicial College

American Law Institute-American Bar Association

Current Developments in Employment Law

Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association Training

Driving Under the Influence, Cultivating Child Witness and Evidence

Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar

Prosecutor Trial Training Program

Professional Affiliations

Florida Bar Assoc., Tennessee Bar Assoc., Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Assoc.

Recruitment Screening Committee at Dade County State Attorney’s Office

Professional and Law Experience

Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer

STATE OF FLORIDA

1ST Judicial Circuit Sept. 2016 – June 2019

Quasi-Judicial: Conducted hearings in a high caseload environment to determine matters of child support establishment, modification and contempt. Reviewed judge’s orders of referral and conducted legal research in preparation for hearings. Prepared Reports and Recommendations with accompanying orders for referring judge’s signature.

Manager & Administrator: Managed one employee. Set referred cases for hearing. Prepared reports and attend staff meetings, Florida Unified Family Court meetings and meetings with varying agencies such as the Department of Revenue, the Clerk of Court and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department. Read professional journals and case law updates to stay current on regulations, statutes and law governing family law court.

Attorney

TRACEY ROBINSON-COFFEE, P.L.L.C.

Pensacola, Florida Jan. 2015 – June 2018

General Practice Law: Performed all activities involved in a General/ Sole Practitioners Law Office with a primary focus on Criminal Defense, Family Law Employment Law and Personal Injury.

Litigation: Prepared numerous cases for depositions and hearings. Drafted and responded to discovery. Drafted petitions, motions, orders and other relevant pleadings. Performed legal research and draft memorandums.

Advisor & Counselor: Interviewed, advised, and evaluated witnesses. Assessed and evaluated cases from inception to trial. Prepared witnesses for testimony at depositions, preliminary hearings and trials.

Manager & Administrator: Contributed to marketing; maintain firm books, time and client files; ran the day to day operations of a small office.

Legal Service Provider

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Pensacola, Florida Sept. 2009 – March 2015

Litigation: Prepared numerous cases for child support establishment, enforcement and modification hearings. Drafted and responded to discovery. Drafted motions, orders and other relevant pleadings. Presented the State of Florida’s case at trial and pretrial hearings.

Advisor & Counselor: Represented Department of Revenue’s interest. Advised custodial and non-custodial parents. Filed petitions, motions and notices. Demonstrated a commitment to ethics and public service.

Director of Licensure

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Nashville, Tennessee April 2007 – Dec. 2007

Directive: Planned and promoted the availability of a comprehensive array of early intervention, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation services through the licensing process; protected the interest of tax-paying citizens against unlicensed practitioners, unsafe environments, inadequate education and training of personnel, physical abuse and any unscrupulous acts deemed detrimental to the treatment of the general welfare of mental health/developmental disabilities issues or in need of personal support services.

Manager & Administrator: Directed State Office of Licensure with regional offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis. Supervised over 40 employees. Authorized expenditures. Oversaw and directed training for employees and providers. Coordinated public information. Conferred with public including law enforcement and community groups. Drafted new Licensure rules and amended old rules for legislative approval. Addressed legislative committees. Entrusted with most vulnerable population.

Advisor & Counselor: Administrator to Licensure IT Program; Communicated to Office of Legal Counsel and drafted memorandums clarifying Licensures position and interpretation of rules. Advised Commissioner on Licensure issues such as suspending admissions.

Attorney

THE LAW OFFICE OF TRACEY ROBINSON-COFFEE

Nashville, Tennessee Feb. 2003 – April 2007

General Practice Law: Performed all activities involved in a General/ Sole Practitioners Law Office with a primary focus on Criminal Defense, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.

Litigation: Prepared both criminal and civil cases from initial client interview through appeal. Litigated in state and federal courts.

Manager & Administrator: Supervised paralegal; maintained firm books, time and client files; ran the day to day operations of a small office.

Community Involvement: Donated attorney time toward pro bono activities; made charitable contributions towards student scholarships, drug rehabilitation programs, Habitat for Humanity, and local youth organizations.

Attorney

BLACKBURN & MCCUNE, P.C.

Nashville, Tennessee Jan. 2001 – Feb. 2003

General Practice Law: Performed all activities involved in a General Practice Plaintiff's Law Firm with a focus on Labor and Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense.

Litigation: Prepared and argued pre-trial motions, prepared and conducted discovery, analyzed and prepared defense strategy in criminal cases, facilitated plea negotiations, and conducted settlement conferences. Litigated cases before state and federal courts.

Advisor & Counselor: Interviewed, advised, and evaluated witnesses. Assessed and evaluated cases from inception to trial. Prepared witnesses for testimony at depositions, preliminary hearings and trials.

Clientele: Clientele was diverse and consisted of middle-class America. Worked extensively with general public concerning assorted legal issues including bankruptcy, family law, consumer finance, real estate, employment, tax, and small business.

Legal Research: Conducted legal research and drafted complaints, memoranda of law, briefs, interrogatories, and other pleadings. Researched, drafted, and litigated pre-trial and post-trial motions.

Attorney

DADE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Miami, Florida Aug. 1997 – Oct. 2000

General Practice Law: Given broad autonomy and discretion. Facilitated filing decisions and handled case from inception to culmination at trial. Served as an “A” level trial attorney who prosecuted 1st Degree Felonies including Attempted Murders, Armed Robberies, and Sexual Batteries.

Litigation: Conducted more than 25 Jury trials. Prepared and argued pre-trial motions, prepared and conducted discovery, analyzed and preempted defense strategy, conducted plea negotiations, and conducted trials. Represented State in criminal matters, appeals, post-conviction and collateral review.

Management: Served as Former Division Chief for Juvenile Division and in charge of supervising and training Attorneys in law and procedures. Delegated responsibilities and supervised job performances. Managed all cases involving juveniles who were charged with sexual offenses, serious habitual offenders and issues of competency. Was formerly assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit, Specialized Unit.

Advisor & Counselor: Advised and counseled witnesses, civilians, and police agencies regarding criminal procedure. Prepared witnesses for testimony at depositions, preliminary hearings and trials. Tried cases before State Circuit Courts, filed briefs, and made oral arguments before Court of Appeals on post-conviction and collateral review.

Community Relations: Consistently built and nurtured professional relationships in the community due to extensive interaction between individuals, agencies, and businesses, and due to strong communication skills.

Community Affiliations

Member Bethel A.M.E. Church; Women’s Missionary Society; Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Vice President; Board of Directors Pensacola Little League; Founder of Edith Stewart Scholarship



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