PART TIME MAGISTRATE JUDGE – COBB COUNTY December 2016 – Present
Responsible for taking testimony to determine probable cause to issue search and arrest warrants; conduct first appearance hearings in criminal matters; issue bonds for criminal defendants; review small claims, garnishments and dispossessory actions filed with the Court; conduct weddings for applicants from throughout the state of Georgia; complete administrative forms and actions regarding magistrate matters as required.
JANNÉ Y. MCKAMEY, ESQ. September 2011 – Present
Routinely handle civil litigation matters for clients, including domestic relations, mediation, various business matters, contract and legal document drafting and review; court appointed attorney for Gwinnett County Juvenile Court; collections and post judgment collections; legal research and counsel; client representation at trials and hearings; deal directly with courts, governmental, consumer and regulatory agencies; complete contracted work for other law firms as requested.
Compliance analysis – examine firm or company records, invoices, policies, relationships with outside counsel, etc., to confirm compliance with applicable regulations and laws; draft new or modify current firm policies and procedures as necessary to establish and maintain employment, financial and internal compliance.
Real estate closing attorney – conduct real estate closings through BC Law and McDonnell & Associates, PA as assigned. Such closings include reviewing received documents for accuracy and traveling to the borrower’s home for execution pursuant to Georgia law.
DOCUMENT REVIEW ATTORNEY – UNITED LEX July 2018 – December 2019
Responsible for reviewing documents for e-discovery purposes using Relativity software.
OF COUNSEL - MOLDEN LAW FIRM, LLC October 2014 – December 2016
Routinely handled employment, business and civil litigation matters for the firm, including various business matters, contract and legal document drafting and review; collections; legal research and counsel; client representation at trials and hearings; dealt directly with courts, governmental, consumer and regulatory agencies.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – STEARNS-MONTGOMERY & PROCTOR October 2009-September 2011
Routinely conducted extensive legal research/analysis in an effort to provide exemplary services to clients as their attorney; provided dynamic representation for clients in trial hearings and other legal presentations as each case warrants; represented firm in collections and garnishment matters regarding its delinquent accounts; drafted legal documents including briefs, pleadings, litigation papers, and advisory opinions; file lawsuits, and dealt directly with courts and governmental agencies.
Actively participated in the litigation of client’s cases including initial pleadings, discovery, depositions, preparation of motions, mediation, rule nisi hearings and bench trials.
ATTORNEY – GERALD E. MOORE & ASSOCIATES July 2005 – September 2007, September 2011 – September 2015
Fully participated in the firm’s litigation process, including: suit approval for consumer accounts, draft pleadings and motions for assigned cases, attending trials and mediation on a regular basis, negotiating acceptable settlements with consumers and/or their attorneys as needed.
Managed the Arbitration and Garnishment Departments that included credit collection accounts and GA Department of Revenue accounts; ensured compliance to company policies and applicable state/federal laws including FDCPA and FCRA.
Supervised 3 paralegals, 3 administrative assistants, and up to 50 collectors including work allocation, guidance, training, compliance monitoring, performance evaluation, and personnel actions such as promotions and termination. Represent firm in unemployment hearings.
Reviewed and responded to complaints filed directly by consumers or indirectly through regulatory agencies, helped draft company SOPs regarding compliance issues and acceptable file maintenance, and streamlined all in-house processes.
Most recently was a contract attorney appearing for the firm in hearings, bench trials and mediation sessions.
MANAGING ATTORNEY – HOLLANDER LAW OFFICES October 2007-February 2009
Spearheaded daily management for the Marietta branch office that had 20+ employees engaged in performing collections and related legal services; personally collected monies for client when consumers were represented by an attorney.
Provided leadership and strategic direction for the firm that impacted key areas including client service, administration, employee morale, collections/compliance oversight, and employee supervision and development.
Developed firm’s mission vision and strategies to achieve it, built consensus and commitment for achieving the mission throughout the firm and set a positive example by displaying personal integrity and professionalism at all levels.
Consistently monitored all collectors to ensure absolute compliance with FDCPA, FCRA and state collection laws which resulted in lowering complaints received by the government about the firm regarding compliance issues.
In charge of suit approval process wherein files were reviewed for the viability of both a successful lawsuit and the successful collection of judgments awarded.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Durham, NC
Am Jur Book Award for Torts ● Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity ● James A. Martin Scholarship
B.A. DEGREE – POLITICAL SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Knoxville, TN
Minor: Business ● Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship ● UT Freshman Alumni Scholarship
Current on Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) for Georgia and Tennessee; current on GODR mediation CE, Relativity E-discovery software proficient
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Member – Georgia Bar, Tennessee Bar and Cobb County Bar Associations
Member State Bar of Georgia
Collection Manager’s License – State of Nevada
GODR Mediation Certification, Registered Mediator (General and Domestic)
Guardian Ad Litem – Cobb County
Cobb Justice Lifetime Volunteer Lawyer
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Dragon Con Director Volunteer, Anime Weekend Atlanta Assistant Director Volunteer, Momocon Volunteer
High School and College Mock Trial Volunteer Judge