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Litigation Paralegal

Location:
Tampa, FL
Posted:
November 13, 2022

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MICHELLE BOGAN

**** ******* ***** ****

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

813-***-****

Paralegal with ten years of experience in personal injury, insurance defense, workers’ compensation and foreclosure litigation and seven years of clerical, billing, and bookkeeping while serving as a U.S. Marine. . Extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and reviewing pleadings, documents, discovery, research and client relations. Advanced understanding of medical and legal terminology in addition to demonstrating strong communication and time management skills. Computer and software skills include MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), LPS, VendorScape, LenStar, Word Perfect, Perfect Practice, Qlaw, Westlaw, Westlaw Next, Client Profiles/Aderant, DMS, Adobe Pro, Trial Works, Orion, TimeSlips, TimeMatters, Clio, Orion and State and Federal e-filing. EXPERIENCE

Law Office of Charles E. McKeon, P.A. Tampa, Florida Senior Personal Injury/Auto Accident Paralegal 2019-present Assist attorneys in the defense of auto accident lawsuits by investigating claim file materials/facts and preparing legal documents, including pleadings, motions, timelines, reviewal of records, compliance with records request, status reports, case reviews, non-party production and subpoenas. Prepare affidavits or other pertinent documents, maintained document file, and file pleadings with court clerk and all counsel. Responsible for conduction of both propounding discovery and preparation of responsive discovery; including, preparation of chronological medical binders, deposition binders, hearing, deposition and trial materials, and routine case development, locate and research experts for review, and propounding relevant documents for expert opinion.

Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O'Hara, Bocchino & Bolin, P.A. Tampa, Florida Personal Injury Paralegal 2016-2019

Assist attorneys in the defense of lawsuits by investigating facts and preparing legal documents, including pleadings, motions, releases, timelines, chronologies, status reports, case reviews, non-party production and subpoenas. Prepare affidavits or other pertinent documents, maintained document file, and file pleadings with court clerk and all counsel. Responsible for scheduling and calendaring all deadlines, events, and meetings. Conduct discovery including obtaining records and reviewing documents, preparation of chronological medical binders, deposition binders, hearing, deposition and trial materials, and routine case development, locate and research experts for review. Banker, Lopez, & Gassler Tampa, Florida

Insurance Defense Paralegal 2015 – 2016

Assisting attorney in insurance defense and workers’ compensation litigation; performs criminal background checks through FDLE, breakdown, organization of initial file materials; prepare correspondence to doctors, subpoena, motions, and notices; e-filing through DOAH; prepare medical record and case summaries; research file materials for calculation of settlement figures; coordinate conference calls, hearings, depositions, and mediation.. Law Office of Daniel C. Consuegra Tampa, Florida

Paralegal 2012 –2015

Foreclosure litigation paralegal working mortgage foreclosures for banking clients, responsible for lien searches, drafting estoppel letters; payment of property bills, lien payoffs, and HOA fees on the clients’ behalf; promoted to litigation support assisting with contested suits on notes, deficiencies, and replevin; drafting complaints, affidavits, motions, and responses to defendant’s motions, answers, affirmative defenses and discovery; researching changes in statutes, case law (Westlaw); obtaining daily dockets on active cases; knowledgeable in legal terminology and legal process; worked efficiently while under pressure.

MaintenX International Tampa, Florida

Administrative Assistant 2012 - 2013

Administrative assistant duties included communication with subcontractors related to billing for company invoices; handle approximately 50 inbound/outbound calls each day; process 25-50 company invoices daily; assisted dispatchers with work orders for technicians and subcontractors.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Tampa, Florida Server 2010 - 2012

Responsible for up to 200 slot machines, 15-20 table game, or equivalent to 100 guests; ability to give every guest their order within a quick and efficient manner; provide excellent customer service. Stay at Home Mom 2008-2010

U.S. Marine Corps Oceanside, California

Logistic Coordinator (Traffic Management Office) 2003 - 2008 Assisted with military travel orders, arrangements; relocation and travel for up to 100 military personnel daily; responsible for billing and payment of travel arrangements; authorized bank payments; confirmed travel costs; tracked expenses using Excel; performed bank reconciliations; negotiated dates of service for civilian contractors; prepared daily personnel reports; composed legal correspondences; taught relocation classes (up to 15 attendees); trained new administrative clerks; coordinated special projects/events; scheduled meetings; spearheaded fundraising efforts for Toys for Tots campaign; assisted with planning of Marine Ball; earned numerous military awards, including medals for national-defense service in Iraq during the Global War on Terror and was promoted to E-4 before being honorably discharged. EDUCATION

St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, Florida

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Liberal Arts May 2015

Hillsborough Community College Tampa, Florida

Associate of Science (A.S.) Paralegal Studies December 2014 MEMBERSHIPS

Paralegal Association of Florida – Hillsborough County Chapter, Member Florida Registered Paralegal – Pending approval.



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