Hudson, FL *****
STEPHANIE R. GRASKA-CASDORPH, ASP, ASCJ, BSCJ, MSCJ
Objective: To find an award winning position in an established company where I can apply myself using my skills and education.
Law Offices of Lucas, Green & Magazine, P.A.
01/11 - 06/12
Litigation, Supervisor for Litigation Department and Trial Paralegal:
I oversaw cases from the complaint all the way through to the trial. I filed suit on the litigation cases for which were assigned to me, discovery, drafted pleadings, set depositions, set mediations, set trials, and worked the cases for each phase. Prepared the attorneys for trial, trial discovery, depositions, obtaining expert witnesses, jury instructions, witness/exhibit lists. Attended trials with the attorneys. I prepared approximately five(5) trials a month. I also supervised the litigation team of eight (8) team-members.
Brumbelow Drechsel Law Group, P.A.
05/08 - Present
Pre-Litigation, Litigation & Trial Paralegal:
I maintained a case load of approximately 190, for which 78 are in litigation for Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability and Worker's Compensation. I worked these cases thoroughly, I managed these cases from intake through settlement. Duties include the following: Client interviewing, intake of clients, opening of file, obtaining police reports and all other investigative processes, obtaining medical records, obtaining medical specials, filing civil remedy notices, composing demands, negotiating settlements with insurance companies, file suits, complaints, discovery, set depositions, mediations, arbitrations and preparing for trial. Organizing, verifying and participating in disbursements. Research. In 2009, I brought into the firm over a million dollars in just attorney’s fees.
Carey & Leisure, P.A.
07/04 - 02/08
Paralegal/Legal Assistant-Supervisor for the Pre-Litigation Department:
Worked in the Client Relations Department: obtaining information from new clients. Opened new files, file maintenance, bi-monthly file reviews and client status letters. Updated records and billing specials, reviewed records and billings. Investigation work on all cases, identified documentation on all evidentiary - including but not limited to medical records, defendants, insurance policies, witness information, statements, and photographs. I obtained vast experience involving DUI cases, working closely with the State Attorney's office, slip and fall cases, dog bites and wrongful death cases. Wrote and prepared at least 10-15 demands per month. Negotiated these files with insurance companies once settlement proposal was sent out. Coordinated travel reservations for business. Corresponded in writing and via telephonically with defense, counsel, medical providers, experts, clients, judicial assistants, and others. Attended mediations and trials with attorneys. Organizing, verifying and participating in disbursements. Research and recommended experts. Drafting of pleadings, discovery, and subpoenas. Scheduling of mediations, depositions, and hearings.
The Law Offices of Beltz & Ruth, P.A.
Assistant Supervisor for the Pre-Litigation Department & Litigation Departments:
Delegating assignments to five (5) Paralegal's. Scheduling mediations, depositions, and other appointments for attorneys. Opened new files, updated records and billing specials, reviewed records and billings. Investigation work on the cases, involving many DUI cases and wrongful death. Made sure that my department maintained at least 32 outgoing demands a month. Worked on Property Damage with clients and insurance companies. Over saw and responsible for 750 cases with case reviews. Litigation- drafting of pleadings, discovery, and subpoenas. Scheduling of mediations, depositions, and hearings.
Chambers Law Group
Opened new files, updated records and billing specials, reviewed records and billings. Investigation work on cases. Wrote and prepared at least 10-15 demands per month. Assisted attorney with notices, pre-suit, and extension requirements and deadlines. Researched and recommended expert(s).
Florida Metropolitan University Clearwater, Florida
Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, obtained May 25, 2006.
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, obtained June 05, 2004.
Associates Degree as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant, obtained June 04, 1993.
Organization, multi-tasked, problem solver, team-player, enjoy challenge, communication, listener, learner with positive attitude. Client Profiles, Amicus, Law Base, Excel, Word Perfect, Internet, Abicus, Microsoft Office, legal terminology, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and medical terminology.
Please be advised - Salary requirements depend upon the position and will be negotiable at time of interview.
Sherelle Brown, Paralegal
Lucas, Green & Magazine
Thomas Carey, Esquire
Carey & Leisure, P.A.
Advertising Concepts of Maderia Beach