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September 10, 2008

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**** to **** University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Memphis, Tennessee

• Degree: Juris Doctor

• Who’s Who Among American Law Students.

• Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity.

• Student Member of the American Bar Association.

• 1995 to 1999 Christian Brothers University Memphis, Tennessee

• Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

• Graduated Cum Laude.

• Member of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.

• Recipient of Presidential Scholarship.


• Admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2003.

• Admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006.

• Approved Attorney for Chicago Title Insurance Company.


• September 2007 to Present Cecil Smith & Associates, PC Memphis, Tennessee

• Position: Attorney

• Area of Practice: Estate and Business Planning, Asset Protection, Probate

• Experience: draft trust agreements for complex estate and tax planning purposes; draft operating agreements and other business formation and dissolution documents; draft various other documents such as wills, powers of attorney, contracts, assignments and purchase contracts; handle probate of decedents estates; advise and counsel clients with regard to estate planning, tax planning and asset protection issues; prepare estate and inheritance tax returns for high net worth clients.

• November 2003 to June 2006 & November 2006 to September 2007 Murphy, DeZonia & Webb Attorneys Memphis, Tennessee

• Position: Attorney

• Area of practice: Real Estate

• Experience: performed extensive title examination and closing preparation for approximately 150 residential and commercial closings per month; conducted legal research; drafted deeds and other closing documents; resolved survey, estate, bankruptcy, and foreclosure issues with regard to real estate closings; conducted an average of approximately 20-25 closings per month.

• June 2006 to November 2006 Wiseman Biggs Bray PLLC Memphis, Tennessee

• Position: Attorney

• Areas of practice: Commercial and Residential Real Estate

• Experience: drafted purchase contracts, assignments, leases, agreements, corporate resolutions, deeds and loan documents; examined title and completed title opinions; resolved complex title issues; conducted legal research; prepared settlement statements; conducted commercial and residential real estate closings.


• 2002 to 2003 Weissman, Ostrow & Mitchell Attorneys Memphis, Tennessee

• Position: Law Clerk

• Experience: drafted motions, pleadings, memoranda of law, simple wills, living wills and powers of attorney; conducted extensive legal research; assisted in settlement negotiations.

• 1999 to 2000 Borod & Kramer, PC Memphis, Tennessee

• Position: Information Management Coordinator

• Experience: assisted in litigation support; filed court documents; updated, organized and maintained case materials and firm records in a Summation database in searchable form.


• Proficient user of Amicus Attorney, Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, Landtech, Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME and XP, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word Perfect, FilePro, Summation, Genesis, Quicken and the Internet.


• Member of the American Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association.


• Furnished upon your request.

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