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Birmingham, AL, 35242
May 19, 2020

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Ryan P. Dougherty

**** ******** ******, **********, ** 35242

Email:, Phone: 205-***-****

Professional Summary

A paralegal looking for opportunities in the legal profession. Also, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Obtained skills in drafting legal documents, discovery, Microsoft Office, legal research, critical thinking, technical editing, and rhetorical analysis.


Texas State University: June 2018-December 2019

•Post Baccalaureate ABA Approved Paralegal Certification (GPA- 3.67)

•Coursework included learning how to write legal memos and case briefs, conduct legal research, use databases such as Westlaw and Lexus Nexus, and draft documents for discovery.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: January 2016-December 2017

•Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric & writing (GPA- 3.0)


Internship at the Hays County, Texas District Attorney’s Office Civil Division Summer 2019.

•Duties included filing and editing legal documents.

Troutman Sanders LLP, Maritime Division: December 20, 2019-January 29, 2020

•Duties included drafting letters and notices, scheduling depositions, saving documents into I-manage, bates numbering discovery responses, and calendaring deadlines into outlook.

Academy Sports & Outdoors: Freight & Receiving Associate Winter 2018

•Duties included unloading merchandise from truck and putting it on the shelves in store.

Enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard: Machinery Technician 3rd Class November 2010- November 2014

•Duties: Inspected and maintained hazardous materials, small boat engines, and the building and grounds. Dispatched and participated in search and rescue operations. Served as a mess cook for crew’s meals.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis: Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation October 2011


I enjoy reading novels, especially the genres of fantasy and mystery. I also enjoy watching and playing sports, especially baseball and surfing.

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