Resumes by Industry: Legal Services

Attorney Litigator

Lee Robertson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


• Attorney with seven years of experience in case litigation including class action suits, personal injury, succession, corporate law, and domestic law.
• Knowledge of legal precedents established in domestic law cases.
• Specializing in domestic law case management.
• Success in presenting opening statements, examinations, cross-examinations, and closing statements.


Collaborated and negotiated national and statewide class action suits in anti-trust, oil, and gas. Developed, negotiated, and executed class action writs, appeals, amicus curiaes, and legal memorandums. Advised and assisted legal counsel in maritime and toxic tort litigation. Analyzed and formulated grounds for civil rights litigation. Gained knowledge in Federal and State Court litigation. Devised and launched legal strategies for cases including personal injury, succession, corporate law, and domestic law. Negotiated numerous legal disputes that resulted in out-of-court settlements.
• Established legal precedent in national and statewide class action suit in anti-trust.
• Founded domestic law precedent at State level.
• Generated 20% increase in revenue for firm due to domestic law specialization.

Compiled and analyzed legal precedents on class action suits involving anti-trust, oil, and gas. Performed Title VII legal research. Compiled and distributed information on maritime and toxic tort. Collected and monitored legal developments in civil rights litigation. Examined legal precedents in personal injury, succession, corporate law, and domestic law.
• Converted firm-wide research library to computer based model accessible via modem.
• Researched, prepared, and distributed appellate briefs to managing partners.
• Devised firm-wide research policies and procedures.

Hired, trained, and supervised staff of ten legal assistants. Cross-trained legal assistants and administrative assistants for inter-office functionality. Developed and maintained professional relationship with Providence chapters of Special Olympics and March of Dimes. Elected as Treasurer for Providence chapter of Special Olympics. Headed Advisory Board for Providence chapter of March of Dimes. Arranged and participated in fund raising events for local charitable organizations.
• Resolved union disputes involving benefits, salary, and paid time off.
• Raised over $50,000 at corporate auction benefiting Providence chapter of Special Olympics.
• Solicited over $15,000 in donations for Providence chapter of March of Dimes.


Boyle, McBride and Finch, LLC, Providence, RI
1997 - Present
Attorney Il

Klein and Klein, LLC, Northbury, RI
1992 - 1996
Staff Attorney


Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT
J.D., Law

University of Hartford, East Hartford, CT
B.A., Psychology

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Certified Paralegal Best

Patricia Winters
4567 9th Avenue, Hartford, CT 05493 / Tel# (702) 555-2339 Email:

Certified Paralegal


Certified paralegal with 14 years experience providing legal support and research. Demonstrated expertise in family law, wills, trusts, and estate planning. Ability to use computer technology for thorough research and rapid, accurate preparation of court documents. Expertise includes the ability to compose clear and concise summaries of findings, draft motions, and prepare settlement agreements. Advanced computer knowledge and skills.


· Legal Documents
· Research Summaries
· Computer-based Research
· Custody
· Adoption
· Microsoft Word
· Wills
· Trusts
· Lexis-Nexis
· Estates
· Divorce
· WordPerfect


1997 - Present
Certified Paralegal
Prepared support documents and recommendations for hearings and trials. Directed research efforts to locate all related case law, summarizing and prioritizing the most relevant precedents for attorney review. Drafted legal arguments, agreements, affidavits, motions, and pleadings.
· Trained legal secretaries and researchers in electronic filing and archival procedures.
· Created databases of firm’s family law cases; including adoption, child abuse, divorce, domestic violence, guardianship, marriage, and power of attorney; to streamline record retrieval.
· Updated and improved the firm’s online library of standard templates to ensure compliance with latest legislation and regulations.
· Developed an on-line network of support referrals to assist clients.

1996 - 1997
Paralegal Intern
Drafted legal agreements for review by attorneys. Directed case research and composed summaries of findings. Researched case histories in family law, including wills, trusts, estates, probate, pre-nuptials, separation, and custody cases.
· Completed a 6-month internship supporting 12 attorneys specializing in Family Law. Received commendations for outstanding performance from all 12 attorneys.
· Implemented a standard research method to assist in quickly scanning research findings.
· Designed and delivered workshops to train research staff on advanced uses of computer databases and research techniques.

1993 - 1996
Legal Research Assistant
Conducted legal research as directed by attorneys, using traditional methods and computer-based techniques. Analyzed court transcripts, filings, and background documents to develop leads for further research. Prepared research reports and presented findings to legal team. Studied current cases to identify search keywords for related case law.
· Introduced the firm to the use of Lexis-Nexis for additional legal research.
· Trained other research associates to conduct computer-based research.
· Developed and maintained a common keyword dictionary to assist others in searching.

1988 - 1993
Legal Secretary
Edited and typed legal documents, including motions, contracts, briefs, client forms, settlements, wills, trusts, and complaints. Scheduled appointments, depositions, and conferences, coordinating schedules of multiple parties. Recorded and typed meeting minutes.
· Devised and implemented filing system using client color-coding to aid retrieval.
· Developed word-processing templates to decrease the time to produce standard documents.
· Organized research notes and transcribed to electronic format reducing space needed for files.


Paralegal Certificate, 1996
Southern Connecticut College, Fairfield, Connecticut

Coursework included:
Contracts, Torts, Business Law, Property and Creditor's Rights, Family Law, Evidence, Civil Litigation and Discovery, Wills, Trusts, Probate Administration, Law Office Management, Legal Writing, Legal Research.

Corporate Lawyer Litigator

Jamie Hill
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Corporate Attorney acknowledged for superior performances in delivering win-win outcomes in business and civil litigation matters. History of successfully negotiating countless settlements based upon sound and resourceful pretrial strategies, and winning dismissals in State and Federal Courts. Generating up to $1 million in fees for partners in last 3 years, have demonstrated particular expertise in employing client retention strategies that build loyalty and enhance attorney-client relationships. Career highlights:

• 31 cases brought to verdict in State Court.
• Arbitrated 100 cases in the Court of Common Pleas throughout several Tennessee counties.
• Appeared before Tennessee District, Supreme, Superior and State Courts.
• 10+ years accumulated management expertise monitoring expenditures, billing and legal/administrative teams to optimize operational efficiencies.


Corporate/Individual Client Prosecution/Defense
• Commercial, Business & Partnership Disputes • Breach of Contract
• Employee Contracts-Restrictive Covenants • Defamation & Libel
• RICO • Toxic Torts
• Product Liability • Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance Defense Civil Litigation
• Personal Injury • Property Damage
• Construction Law • Breach of Contract
• Professional Malpractice • Product Liability
• Vehicular Negligence • General Liability
• Insurance Negligence Law • Insurance Bad Faith
• Admiralty • Railroad Litigation


Lincoln, Beale and Frank, Nashville, TN
1997 - Present
Attorney, Business & Civil Litigation
Medium-sized law firm specializing in business planning, litigation, estate planning/administration, family-law, personal injury/malpractice and real estate. Team comprises 30 attorneys, paralegals and assistants.

Personally contributed over $1 million in billable hours, litigating cases in State and Federal Courts to accomplish win-win outcomes. Initiate and defend cases handling initial pleadings, discovery, motions, trial preparation, trial and negotiations. Numerous victories for clients include a successful minority dispute action yielding a six-figure settlement that avoided protracted legal proceedings; hundreds of litigation claims settled; and a summary judgment motion, brief and exhibits that led to the swift exoneration of a client.

Simultaneously monitor expenditures, oversee paralegals and administrative staff, and consult with colleagues as a primary source of information for complex business and civil litigation matters.

• Reversed decision client's former employers unwilling to compensate for untenable work environment. Disavowing client's work and financial contributions, employer dismissed claims outright. Personally prepared Complaint citing causes for action for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and RICO, that produced an immediate $100,000 offer of compensation.
• Successfully defended attorney and law firm from a "Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings" action in State Court. Conducted paper discovery, secured subpoenas from original trial, police investigations and insurance company. Researched, compiled and presented successful summary judgment motion and brief, resulting in dismissal of case by the trial court.
• Settled disputed stock value case for a high six-figure sum through a strategized series of tactics in relationship-building and communication. Overcame two sets of Preliminary Objections and a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings to the Complaint; obtained tens of thousands of documents for discovery, and successfully maintained legal pressure for monetary damages citing usurpation of corporate opportunities, corporate affairs mismanagement, fiduciary duties breaches, fraud, self-dealing, waste and conversion of corporate assets, profiteering at the shareholders' expense, conspiracy and accounting, until settlement similar to original demand was secured.

Baker, Baker and Manning, Nashville, TN
1986 - 1997
Attorney, Civil Litigation (1987-1997); Law Clerk (1986-1987)
Joined insurance defense civil litigation trial practice. Cases included personal injury, property damage, construction law, breach of contract, professional malpractice, product liability, vehicular negligence, general liability, insurance negligence law, insurance bad faith, admiralty, railroad litigation and management of large asbestos litigation.

• Settled hundreds of industrial misconduct actions subsequent to protracted litigation. Marshaled formidable forces to prepare for trial resulting in an acceptable figure for consideration. Negotiated with plaintiff's attorneys and after two years of discovery and trials, settlements were successfully limited from zero to less than 10% of the sum the company had paid for each case.
• Appeared before the Supreme Court with an emergency petition for a law student to take state bar exam, having been denied by board of examiners. Chief Justice granted petition without hesitation based on content of emergency petition despite no procedure or reported case law involving situation presented to the Court.


Maxwell, Doyle and Reed, Knoxville, TN
Elected to project manage complete technology migration for 8-year old DOS-based computer environment considered unlikely to meet post Y2K requirements. Embarked upon extensive research and negotiations with hardware and software providers, and secured state-of-the-art systems. Successfully delivered project on time, and $50,000 under predicted outsourcing costs.


Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Supreme Court of Tennessee.
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Tennessee State Courts and Courts of Lesser Jurisdiction; includes Superior Court and Commonwealth Court United States. District Courts on a Pro Hac Vice basis.


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association


Seminar and professional group lecturer frequently invited to address participants and stimulate debate on the status of law surrounding discovery and ethical issues relating to computer use in the practice of law.


University of California, School of Law, CA
Secretary of Student Bar Association; Honors in Legal Writing

University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
B.A., Government, Minor: Transportation

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Defense Attorney

Devin Saunders
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Attorney with 20-years legal experience, with an emphasis in civil and criminal litigation. Use of analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation, and courtroom litigation skills.

Management skills used to plan and oversee projects from concept to conclusion.
Performance in relationship development and management, team building and professional leadership skills.
• Research and Documentation • Case Management
• Workflow Management • Interview and Investigative Activities
• Client Representation • Business Leadership
• Resourceful Problem Solving • Strategic and Tactical Planning
• Staff Mentoring and Training


Law Group, Anchorage, AK
1996 - Present
President / Owner
• Manage legal office providing legal advice in estate planning, real estate, landlord/tenant, personal injury, worker compensation, civil and criminal defense, and administrative matters.
• Recruite, train, supervise, and evaluate support staff of two.
• Contribute to company performance with continuity in office procedures and setting clear communication lines between 6000+ clients and company.
• Use communication skills to fulfill liaison nature of position, developing cordial working relationships with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and staff.
• Provide follow-up through all stages, from initial investigations through trail planning, pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery, legal research and courtroom representation for court proceedings.
• Skills include litigation, case management, negotiation, drafting and interpretation of various contracts. Often manage several cases concurrently.
• Develop knowledge in the field by keeping current on all cases. Refine and strengthen legal skills through continuing education programs.

Law Counsel, Anchorage, AK
1992 - 1996
Managing Partner
• Managed all administrative duties for law firm of six attorneys and eight staff members.
• Restructured operating, financial and legal infrastructure. Negotiated/renegotiated strategic partnerships, forged profitable new alliances, expanded market channels, and standardized contracts and business documentation.
• Oversaw broad portfolio of clients across diverse industries. Earned reputation as a consistent top performer, profitability, and new client development.
• Defended a Real Estate Developer/Building contractor in a high profile multi-million dollar case.
• Argued and tried cases in Magistrates Court, District Court, Alaska Court of Appeals, Alaska Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Attended over 1500 pretrial conferences.

Legal Counsel, Anchorage, AK
1988 - 1992
• Represented city prosecuting criminal cases and handled all civil litigation for the city.
• Attended all city council meetings and prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases.
• Areas of concentration were: real estate, business law, family law, criminal defense, and personal injury plaintiffs, with an emphasis in civil and criminal litigation.

Law Office, Anchorage, AK
1983 - 1988
Sole Practitioner
• General practice developed legal theories, interviewed prospective clients, negotiated with opposing counsel, prepared briefs and argumentative memoranda.


Radio media spokesperson for local one-hour weekly talk radio show, 1987-Present
- Developed and researched legal issues reflecting community interests.
- Booked interviews with guests that included: Alaska Supreme Court Justices, Judges, Prosecutors, Procurers, and varied local attorneys.

Produce weekly TV informational talk show, 2001 - Present
- Establish contacts with producers and editors and book interviews.
- Speak on topics regarding a wide range of legal issues.
Teach monthly two-hour course, Court Referral Services
- Discuss legal ramifications, and answer questions concerning legal topics to 60-100 students.

Keynote presenter/speaker for several lectures regarding Estate Planning.
Participant in Leadership Alaska Program
Served as Judge Advocate


Licensed - Supreme Court of the United States of America
Member of Fourth Judicial District
Alaska State Bar
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
America Bar Association
Member of Alaska Chamber of Commerce


South Texas College of Law (Texas A&M, Houston, TX

University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, FL
B.S., Advertising

London Program - Florida State University

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Editing Attorney

Marion McLeod
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Leadership role, such as Executive Director for an Association or Not for Profit, Strategic Business Planner, Corporate Relations Coordinator or Legal & Regulatory Analyst.


Awarded a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from DePaul University College of Law. Graduate credential is supported by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Philology and Civilizations from Beloit College of Wisconsin. Academic and professional credentials have been enhanced with additional training in operations management, human resource regulations, personnel development and training, community service administration, and numerous computer based business applications.


5 years of leadership in research, writing, law, risk management, public relations, and organizational administration, in the highly competitive environments of corporate counsel and legal publication. Possess a demonstrated record of success to increase operating efficiency, enhance performance and establish strong client relationships. Experience encompasses divorce, bankruptcy, probate, insurance defense, secured transactions and general practice law.

Leadership abilities have been utilized by numerous professional and community organizations, including but not limited to: Blind Services Association, Legal Aid Program to Victims of Domestic Violence, The Women's Law Journal, the Massachusetts Bar Associations and Boston Bar Associations, serving as Co-Chair of the Social/Event Planning Committee.


• Analyzed new and unused legal specific software and identified practical applications for the firm, significantly reduced research time and paper flow, while enhancing the access and utilization of shared information through out the firm.
• Resolved to client satisfaction family/estate issues from $2-$25M.
• Sought by senior management to edit and salvage a lengthy article on newly revised regulations, reduced printed manuscript by 40%, and presented new format on time and under budget.
• Identified need for a "niche publication", sought advice, solicited funds, acquired articles, coordinated production & distribution, and gained endorsement by the Law School Dean for the Women's Law Journal.
• Served as regional Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association Social Events Committee, to coordinate professional comradely through 9 annual events, all of which were considered highlights of the association and were expedited under budget.
• Served as mentor and editor to a visually impaired professional completing a Masters Degree in Journalism.


Harbor Publications, Boston, MA
Editing Attorney

Blumberg, Haverstein and Gramulknic, Boston, MA
Associate Attorney

Defense Research Program/Northwestern University, Boston, MA
1997 - 1999
Research Attorney/Research Assistant

PRWRA Ric Lanham - - RL Stevens & Associates -

Executive Director Legal Counsel

Robin Saunders
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Executive Director for an Association or Not for Profit, Strategic Business Planner, or Legal and Regulatory Analyst employing organizational and management skills to achieve institutional goals.


Business Management / Executive Administration / Legal Counsel

Over six years of business, contract, personnel and financial analysis in private and corporate legal counsel. Seasoned writer and discerning researcher, capable of reducing loss and liability of both individuals and industry-leading corporate clients. Experience includes small and mega-corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract resolution, policy development, personnel administration, and establishment of operational procedures.

Awarded a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from University of Wisconsin School of Law. Graduate credential is supported by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Humanities from the University of Wisconsin. Member of the Wisconsin and American Bar Association(s). Academic and professional credentials have been enhanced with additional training in operations, management, human resource regulations, personnel development and training, community service administration, and numerous computer based business applications.

Leadership expertise has been sought by numerous professional and community organizations. Served as Vice President of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and program coordinator for Wisconsin Special Olympics and Race for the Cure. Most recent administrative role is Director of Fund Raising and Development for the Milwaukee Humane Society.


• Identify recent Supreme Court decision regarding sexual harassment claims and liabilities, presented information to Senior Partners, lead to edit of existing policies and handbook for the firm and numerous corporate clients.
• Adept skills in interviewing, selecting, assigning projects, reviewing, and evaluating interns and legal administrative personnel.
• Established "first of its kind" all-access server system to enable partners and professors to monitor cases assignments and research projects for all intern and co-op students.
• Intuitive understanding of state business law and financial guidelines led to the development of an investment structure that significantly diminished special regulatory filing, thereby eliminating over 50% of client legal fees.
• Sought by Senior Partners to "rescue" an unfinished corporate document, coordinated administrative and research staff to complete the project within 24 hours, savings to the corporate client potential penalties of $300K per day.
• Insight to practical applications of business software enabled me to negotiate a trial run of "legal specific software", saved the firm significant investment and validated accuracy of 500 legal citings for major case.
• Appointed Chair of annual fund-raiser for the Milwaukee Humane Society, coordinated donation of services and products, achieved a land mark participation with a 45% reduction in event expenditures.


Goldman and Frank
1999 - Present
Associate Attorney

Lincoln, Beale, & Frank
1998 - 1999
Legal Intern

Baker and Baker
1998 - 1998
Summer Associate

Judge Adam Helix
1997 - 1998
Judicial Intern Massachusetts Superior Court

PRWRA Ric Lanham - - RL Stevens & Associates -

Executive Office Federal Employment

Sam Sterling
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234

Executive Officer, CP-0301-00/00, US Capitol Police

Highest Grade Held: Grade 15, Series 0341, Date Promoted: May 1, 1999
Veterans Preference: 5-Points – US Army (10/70 to 10/95) Citizenship: USA

Over 2-Decade Background Providing Senior-Level Management Advisory Services

· Superlative record of successive, upward leadership positions in federal government law offices, including distinguished career as US Army officer.
· Definitive experience in quantitative and qualitative studies, program evaluation, and special projects, including guidance, coordination, implementation, and analysis of programs, plans, and activities.
· Proven abilities in organizational leadership, people management, and relationship building.
· Recognized for comprehensive knowledge of government and program management techniques.
· Skilled program problem solver: Apply astute experience for timely and appropriate corrective action.
· Earned 6 consecutive Quality Step Increases—1998 - 2003.
· Accustomed to working with all levels of federal, state, and local agencies, management, and staff.
· Proficient in WordPerfect, Word, Excel, Quattro Pro, and PowerPoint.


· Financial Management
· Government Budgeting
· Customer Support Services
· Interagency Diplomacy
· Projects & Programs
· Procurement & Property
· Change Management
· Policies & Procedures
· Fact Finding & Auditing
· HR & Training
· Information Systems
· Reports & Correspondence
· Records Management
· Performance Review
· Federal Acquisition Regulations


Administrative Officer
05/99 – Present
40 h / week
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1400, Baltimore, MD 21201
Supervisor: John Doe, 410-555-1212; May be contacted
Provided total administrative oversight of operations, management, and information for Federal Public Defender (FPD), including litigation support, records management, telecommunications, and office automation. Advised FPD on programs, objectives, activities, and administrative information systems management. Coordinated content and consistency preparation and presentation of all reports, correspondence, information request responses, and material prepared for signature. Supervised 75 or more employees across state at any one time.
· Developed, managed, and executed $15.3M budget (includes payroll) for 25 FPD offices throughout state, with over 900 people including more than 400 staff attorneys.
· Executed total onsite procurement authority and management (FAR knowledge), up to $100,000 “open marker” and unlimited GSA “Maximum Ordering Threshold.”
· Managed 65,000 square feet of facilities and office property located throughout state.

Selected Accomplishments
· Raised fledgling office to among top-rated in Federal Public Defender Office nationwide.
· Passed audit with only 1 finding and assessment with no findings.
· Lead assessor comment at exit briefing: “One of the best offices I’ve ever seen.”
· Revamped records management system:
· Baseline project included 15,000 case files spanning FY-85 – FY-94.
· System now handles 1900 files per year.
· Established filing, indexing, and safeguarding procedures with user-friendly features for easy and efficient attorney case management and retrieval.
· Converted budget and leave management program from manual to automated system:
· Created 40 linking computerized spreadsheets for budget and 75 non-linking computerized spreadsheets for personnel leave statements.
· Wrote 36 unique and complex computerized spreadsheet formulas in all.
· Wrote 97-page personnel manual, 75-page internal controls manual, and established desktop procedures manuals for 8 major functional areas to put office in compliance with higher authority rules and regulations.
· Moved main office (9,000 sq ft) into new facilities (13,000 sq ft) in 13 months versus typically projected 2-3 years.
· Only 1 day down time.
· Project included new phone system and new, expanded network.
· Worked closely with architect in designing all aspects of new space.
· Reduced phone expenditures from $42,000 to $5,000 monthly, instituting new “Client Collect Call” procedures.
· Served on 15-member national committee for Performance Measurement of FPDs (6 years).

Management Analyst
11/96 – 05/99
40 h / week
One Columbus Circle, NE, Suite G-200, Washington, DC
Supervisor: John Doe, 202-555-1212; May be contacted
Established new assessment program mandated by Congress, serving as senior assessor. Conducted onsite assessments of administrative and operational functions of Federal Public Defender organizations nationwide. Briefed chief federal judges and prepared written reports for each assessment conducted.

Selected Accomplishments
· Establish program nationwide in 6 months and conducted 222 assessments over 2.5 years.
· Developed policies, protocols, procedures, and checklists to perform assessments against 9 major functional areas, including Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Automation, Records Management, Procurement and Property Management, Telecommunications, Security, Internal Controls, and Organizational Policies and Procedures.
· Developed 45-minute presentation to brief federal public defenders and administrators on program, addressing expectations, lessons learned, and best practices. Delivered presentation to average audience of 200.

Administrative Officer
11/95 – 11/96
40 h / week
One Columbus Circle, NE, Suite G-200, Washington, DC
Supervisor: John Doe, 202-555-1212; May be contacted
Oversaw all aspects of administration and management, reporting to division chief. Supervised staff of 10 or more. Managed procurement and property resources and all HR functions. Provided automation support to staff.

Selected Accomplishments
· Developed, managed, and executed $2M budget.
· Managed project to convert all federal public defender organizations to metered mail procedures.
· Drafted 9 new position descriptions.

Senior Legal Administrator
01/83 – 10/95
40 h / week
Judge Advocate General Corps
Worldwide Assignments
Performed full range of legal administrator duties in US Army legal offices. Served as Chief, Administrative Office and Chief, Information Management Office in last assignment for US Army Legal Services Agency (largest US Army law office). Supervised 22 employees. Managed all aspects of personnel management. Served as security manager.
· Provided administrative support to 300 attorneys, judges, and support staff worldwide.
· Developed, managed, and executed operational budgets as large as $10M.
· Managed procurement and logistics of 50,000 sq ft facility.

Selected Accomplishments
· Reduced travel expenses $300,000 annually through institution of improved procedures.
· Increased reimbursements $100,000 by creating interagency agreement with Department of Justice.
· Saved $13,000 annually by establishing procedures for acquiring automation training.


Master of Science in Administration, 1990
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20783

Bachelor of Science in Management, 1987
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623

Simpsonville High School, Simpsonville, SC, Diploma, 1969


· Procurement & Contracting Courses, 1998 & 2004
· Certifying Officers Course, 2004
· Project Management Course, 2003
· Program Evaluation Course, 1998
· Cost-Benefit Analysis Course, 1995
· Federal Budget Process Course, 1992


· Special Act Award, 1998
· Legion of Merit Medal, US Army, 1995

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Intern Legal

Pat Hernandez
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Eastern Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor: Psychology
GPA: 3.65, Cum Laude

Relevant Coursework:
• Personality and Social Structure • Law and Society
• Social Inequality • Child/Adolescent Psychology
• Psych. of Adolescents • Psych. of Gender
• Learning 1: Behavior Modification • Psych. of Adult Development
• Deviance


Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher; Statistical Minitab, SPSS, Accounting Banner program, Internet navigation and research


Adult Probation, Williamsburg Court House, Williamsburg, CT
2002 - 2003
• Intake and Assessment/Supervision
• Conduct interviews to determine background including family life and social structure
• Determine high/low risk status; make referrals to various programs and treatments
• Meet with juveniles under Youthful Offender program to develop communication and determine factors contributing to present behavior
• Investigate restitution claims; research secure information; perform record checks
• Complete Pre-Sentence Investigations (PSI) and Level of Service Inventories (LSI)
• Supervise clients
• Student Activities Accounting Office, ECSU

ECSU, Wilson, CT
2000 - 2003
• Balance budgets and maintain files; handle checks
• Maintain accounting records for student activities/clubs and administration accounts
• Field inquiries for student activities regarding compliance with laws, regulations and policies
• Market Data Retrieval

Dun & Bradstreet, Shelbourg, CT
2000 - 2000
Market Researcher
Utilize telecommunications skills to compile research and verify data

Williams Brothers, Darby, CT
1997 - 2000
Service Desk Personnel/Cashier
Provide outstanding customer service and accurate retail sales transactions


Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Wilson, CT (2002 - present)
Volunteer Big Sister

PRWRA Frost T. Krist - Datatype Inc. - Hebron, CT 06248 - - - (860) 228-3542

Law Firm Associate

Kerry Cordova
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Accomplished law firm Associate with expertise in drafting motions, briefs, legal memoranda, and settlement brochures, as well as analyzing complex documents. Thorough experience developing legal strategies and using proven methods for effective trial preparation. Settled 90% of cases assigned and generated revenue in excess of a half-million dollars within eight months for a prominent firm. Internet savvy and well versed in using technology to perform extensive legal research. Familiar with MS Word and WordPerfect, LegalEZ, Summation, Lexis-Nexis, and TrailWorks.


· Litigation
· Family Law
· Corporate Practice
· Personal Injury
· Entertainment Law
· Criminal Law


American Bar Association
Washington D.C. Bar Association


Law Offices of Michael E. Klass, P.C.
Washington, DC
2002 – Present
Effectively contribute to the growth of the firm by applying legal knowledge and writing skills in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury. Generated over a half-million dollars in revenue through settled cases. Primary focus includes preparing, proofing, and editing legal documents, reviewing complex information, as well as legal strategizing and trial preparation. Generate additional revenue through referring new clients to the firm.
· Compose legal correspondences to clients and adversaries. Draft, edit, and proof complaints, contracts, agreements, and motions for civil and criminal litigation. Create settlement brochures that encourage expedient resolution of personal injury cases.
· Research and gather accurate information by meticulously interviewing clients and witnesses, as well as obtaining decision and citations record from similarly settled suits. Assess factual events surrounding case to appropriately determine case direction. Carefully investigate lawsuits to identify physical, emotional, and economical damages.

Feinberg & Pierre, L.L.C.
Greenbelt, MD
Law Clerk
1998 – 2001
Assisted firm Partners by conducting factual and legal research, as well as investigating matters for client cases files. Helped to successfully resolve ten complex cases. Oversaw a caseload of 100 litigation suits on a monthly basis, consisting of managing various aspects of case files. Responsible for document preparation, client inquiry, and case investigation from case inception to trial. Assisted with pre-trial discovery, as well as drafted interrogatories and motions to dismiss.
· For the Litigation Practice Group, drafted, reviewed, and edited complaints, motions, agreements, answers, and discovery requests for civil litigation. Researched and performed cite checks utilizing the Internet. Used detailed-oriented skills to prepare and organize documents for trial. Solely responsible for developing opening statements and closing arguments, which contributed to winning trial cases.
· For the Corporate & Entertainment Practice Groups, assisted clients through various stages of corporate development. Drafted, edited, and reviewed articles of incorporation, operating agreements, business plans, and company contracts to ensure the sound structure and integrity of clients’ business idea. Developed correspondences that assisted high-tech Internet and emerging companies with securing venture capital during the early stages of financing. Assisted with securing over a quarter-million dollars in capital funds for clients.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Morris L. Boisenberry
1997 – 1998
Served as liaison between Judge Boisenberry and court officials. Primary responsibility was to brief Judge Boisenberry on details of case matters. Handled over 14 cases daily and maintained a thorough eye for information and excellent communication skills in providing proficient legal assistance.
· Requested to provide legal understanding, analysis, and professional judgment, by the Honorable Morris Boisenberry, on various cases and hearings.
· Performed legal research and conducted cite checks for Felony I crimes.
· Drafted bench memoranda, memorandum dispositions and orders for Felony I calendar.
· Attended Felony I trials, status hearings, dispositions and sentence hearings.


Howard University
Washington, DC
Juris Doctor
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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Law Professional

Stacey McGovern
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


· Notable analytical skills. Logically consider problems from all sides and use data and facts to support decisions. Complete reports accurately and in detail.
· Skilled at concentrating on data while seeking best method to solve problem in creative and objective manner. Patient and persistent in approach to achieving goals.
· Service-oriented. Respond to challenges in cooperative manner. Dedicated team player; build good relationships. Display acute awareness of social, economic and political implications of decisions.
· Results of career testing show special aptitude in communication, professional services and business.


J.D., Legal Studies, 2001, University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Constitutional Law … Contracts … Criminal Law … Criminal Procedure
Evidence … Torts … Trademark Protection … Litigation

B.A., Criminal Justice, 1988, Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


American Inns of Court, 12 months
Black Law Students Association, member, 2 years
Mellon Legal Writing program, 1 year

Pittsburgh Board of Education Law Department – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
· Performed legal research using Lexis-Nexis. Referenced authorities online and in library. Drafted memoranda based on research findings.
· Managed various projects as assigned by supervising attorney. Researched and wrote recommendations on matters related to public education. Became knowledgeable in various subjects relative to education law, e.g., disciplinary actions, transportation, residency criteria.


SECURITY OFFICER, Allied Security – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2003 – Present
· Well disciplined and clear-headed in stressful situations. Patrol parking garage at regular intervals to ensure safety of patrons.
· Display keen observation skills; stay alert for any discrepancies within facility or adjacent buildings. Notify co-workers and supervisors as appropriate.
· Regulate access to building in orderly, systematic manner. Assist desk officers with ID verification and access for temporary employees and contractors.

ROOM ATTENDANT, Holiday Inn Select – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2001 – 2002
· With excellent time management and strong work ethic, completed assigned tasks and took on special projects. Competently and efficiently cleaned and detailed rooms in 250-bed facility.

MAIL / DISTRIBUTION CLERK, FMC Corporation – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989 – 1998
· As member of office services staff, provided mail sorting, processing, shipping and receiving to all departments. Maintained up-to-date computerized records. Filled in as courier when needed.
· As designated acting supervisor in office services supervisor’s absence, kept department functioning at full production and service level. Commended by co-workers and supervisor for can-do attitude.

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Legal Assistant Victim Advocate

Frances O 'Malley
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Legal Assistant with 10 years experience in the legal system, handling case management and performing legal research tasks.


• Proven theoretical training and hands-on experience in legal studies.
• Experience in case management skills and assessment techniques.
• Active knowledge and practice of the tools and use of legal research.
• Persistent and dedicated, exhaust all resources to get the job done.
• Confident communicator and comfortable addressing the court one-on-one.
• Community focused and volunteer.


Guardian Ad Litem Program, Tallahassee, FL
2000 - Present
Victim Advocate

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1998 - 2000
Legal Research Internship

Clerk of the County Office, Tallahassee, FL
1996 - 1998
Law Clerk Internship

Saratoga Plumbing Company, Tallahassee, FL
1994 - 1996
Administrative Assistant

Antiques, Tallahassee, FL
1992 - 1994

Legal System - Research and Writing
• Contributed to production of numerous legal articles through legal and statistical research using LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw.
• Performed legal research and wrote on various issues under direction of County Attorney.
- Handled casework, attended depositions and performed interviews with defendants/plaintiffs.
- Planned interrogatory questions, requested files, attended review of attorney's arguments.
• Handled legal work and filed liens and small claims, N.T.O.'s, collections, and AP/AR.

Court Procedures / Client Case Management
• As victim advocate for Guardian Ad Litem program, conducted interviews, assessments, and evaluations in conjunction with other agencies and court system for child's best interests in issues of abuse and neglect, sexual molestation, custody, divorce, paternity, or termination of parental rights
• Assessed effectiveness of current case plan, recommend necessary revisions and testify in court

Leadership and Management
• Appointed to 5-member Student Advisory Board for Legal Studies Program at FSU.
- Acted as liaison between student and faculty - formulated plans to obtain funding for scholarships.
- Evaluated and formulated suggestions for adding or deleting courses from curriculum.
• Co-managed the start-up and day-to-day operations of a small retail shop (My Darling).
- Handled purchasing and procurement of goods, worked with customers, procured licenses, attended shows, negotiated with dealers, handled advertising, researched antique authenticity .


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
B.A., Legal Studies, Minor: Criminal Justice
GPA: 4.0, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List, Alpha Alpha Theta Chi Legal Society

• Law and Society • Civil Practice & Procedure • Legal Research & Writing
• Evidence • Law of Contracts • Administrative Law
• Law & Legal System • Law of Torts • Criminal Procedure
• State & Local Government • Property & Real Estate Law • Justice

A.A. in General Studies, North Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL; GPA: 4.0


• Microsoft Word, Windows 95, WordPerfect, and familiar with Excel.

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Managing Attorney General Practice

Sam Sterling
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Legal professional with 20 years of business analysis, research, negotiation, strategic planning, risk management, and legal counsel for insurance companies with national and international operations. Lead legal counsel for general practice law, disposition of bodily injury cases, vehicle insurance infractions, and all documentation related to large scale corporate carriers. Management responsibilities included supervision of 32 attorneys, 11 support staff, implementation and management of all data use systems, work flow processes, staff reviews, and necessary Human Resource functions.

Completed training in leadership development, personnel management issues, negotiations, contract management, finance, communications, regulatory compliance, litigation, and numerous computer-based business applications. Legal roles include certified arbitrator, paralegal, and member/participant of Defense Research Institute, as well as the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and American Bar Associations.


Ohio State School of Law, Columbus, OH
Juris Doctor

Northern Ohio University, Ada, OH
B.A., Political Science


• Spearheaded demographic research of target markets to increase market share, visibility and profit; simultaneously identified multi-state expansion opportunities that added 12 attorneys, 12 support staff and increased revenues by over 35%.
• Established training program for associate attorney in practical elements of court conduct and litigation procedures, efforts lead to a 50% improvement in case results over a 12 month period, and saved the firm over $700K in attorney expenses; training program was formalized and established as a corporate standard.
• Applied new technology to administrative processes by placing personal computers on every desk. Added data-base driven legal research library, realizing a 100% increase in internal/external communication efficiency.
• Implemented technological advancement which included Modulaw, Lazer Attorney, and Juris software.
• Held multi-departmental supervision of a $2M operational budget, planning and conformity.
• Led internal audit of expenses to discover embezzlement issue that exceeded $100K.
• Perfomed Managing Attorney responsibilities included analysis of job descriptions, elimination of redundant work, and development of policy manual(s) and "best practice protocols", that increased efficiency, increased ownership of corporate goals and objectives, and eliminated staff turnover for 7 years.
• Identified paperwork bottle neck and modified accounting procedures to reduce 90% past due accounts by 50%.


Goldman and Frank, Jefferson City, MO
2000 - Present
Attorney/Office Manager Judge

Industrial Insurance Corporation, Jefferson City, MO
1999 - 2000
Staff Counsel/Managing Attorney

Maxwell Incorporated, Columbia, MO
1986 - 1999
Staff Counsel

Lincoln, Beale, & Frank, Columbia, MO
1982 - 1986

Doyle and Associates, St. Louis, MO
1978 - 1982
Associate Attorney/Junior Partner Wilson

Helix Corporation, St. Louis, MO
1974 - 1978
Law Clerk

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Personal Defense Attorney

Drew Sterling
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Member, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Bar, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania State University
Juris Doctor

Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Economics


Defender Association of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1999 - Present
Staff Attorney
• Conduct complex litigation in Common Pleas and Municipal Courts.
• Clients included both adults and juveniles, with a background in handling delinquent/dependency, mental health and elderly cases.
• Involvement in all aspects of litigation including preliminary hearings, pre-trial motions, trials, post-trial motions, and sentencing.
• Extensively researched and reviewed both statutory and case law, and utilized strategic planning to formulate defense.
• Counseled and prepared clients and witnesses for court, including interviewing and trial investigation.
• Established priorities and expedited workflow of over 90 cases weekly.
• Met all court deadlines timely and accurately.
• Remained calm in crisis situations and made logical decisions under immense pressure.
• Interrelated with people of all ages and backgrounds, including extensive interaction with prosecutors, courtroom staff, judges, and judge's staff.

Court of Pleas, Chicago, IL
1998 - 1999
Law Clerk / Student Law Clerk
• Assisted in preparing criminal judicial opinions.
• Wrote memoranda related to PCRA petitions, omnibus pre-trial motions and post-sentence motions, and other orders of the court.
• Conducted legal research and analysis on state and federal statutory and case law.
• Managed outstanding motions list. Filed court reports -- First-Degree Murder forms and Pa.R.J.A. 703 reports with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).
• Monitored and minimized courtroom downtime. Assisted in preparing civil judicial opinions and disposed of outstanding civil cases remaining on the docket, including civil settlement conferences.

Citizens Criminal Defense Fund, Chicago, IL
1997 - 1998
• Oversaw three misdemeanor cases in conjunction with law school clinical program.
• Contacted and interviewed bailed and incarcerated clients.
• Conducted preliminary field investigations.
• Researched and prepared for preliminary hearings and summary trials, and negotiating pleas.

Court of Pleas, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 - 1997
Performed research on various legal issues pertaining to family law (civil and criminal). Prepared legal briefs and other paperwork. Observed and assisted in the courtroom.

The Law Offices of Branston Hicks, Pittsburgh, PA
1995 - 1996
Close interaction with this solo practitioner. Performed research on employment law which entailed sexual, racial, and national origin discrimination, and sexual harassment. Prepared complaints for federal district court suits. Wrote legal memoranda.

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Product Legal Assistant

Dale Wong
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Executive support or administrative role at a law firm or corporate legal department that will benefit from initiative, organizational skills, hard work ethic, and multi-tasking abilities.


• More than 5 years experience as an administrative assistant to upper level executives and general counsel at a Fortune 500 company.
• Employee service award winner for demonstrated leadership and commitment to the company, employees, and community.
• Initiated and coordinated a reorganization of more than 24,000 legal files that increased document access and efficiency in the corporate legal department.
• Versed in a variety of support positions in corporate marketing, accounting, inventory, and legal departments.
• Demonstrated multi-tasking ability, shown recently in the simultaneous administrative support of two corporate departments.
• Interpersonal skills, including negotiation, international correspondence, and public relations.


Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
2000 - 2002
Product Legal Assistant
• Created reports for over 4,000 products a year detailing product specifications including copyright, trademark and licensor information.
• Coordinated product development and merchandising order schedules for legal department.
• Extensive data entry, organization, and maintenance of corporate product and patent files for general counsel.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
2001 - 2002
Financial Assistant
• Asked to handle accounts payable duties in conjunction with legal administrative support functions.
• Processed all invoices and purchase orders for East Coast office.
• Insured compliance and proper processing of company expense reports.
• Experienced on Millennium and XMS accounts payable systems.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
1997 - 1999
Legal Secretary
• Handled all correspondence for general counsel, including agreement negotiations, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, international correspondence, and legal files.
• Distribution and tracking of trademark and copyright search results.
• Arranged travel itineraries and accommodations for legal staff and clients.

Jaybird Corporation, Mt. Carol, NJ
1995 - 1997
Marketing Administrative Assistant
• Secretary for Fortune 500 company Vice-President.
• Duties included written and oral correspondence.

XYZ Temporary Services, Philadelphia, PA
1994 - 1995

FJK Corporation, Willow Glade, PA & Trenton, NJ
1990 - 1994
Inventory Clerk


Chairperson, Hasbro Employee Association, 2002

Co-Chairperson, Hasbro Employee Association, 2001
• Elected by Hasbro employees to lead Eastern Region employee association
• Coordinated numerous charity events that raised more than $15,000
• Experienced public speaker, leader, and delegator to 19 member association

Service Award, Hasbro Employee Association, 2000
• Selected out of over 10,000 employees as one of 12 award recipients
• Recognized for commitment to the company, employees, and community service

Member, Hasbro Employee Association, 2000

Rutgers University
• Treasurer, Residence Hall Council
• Freshman Orientation Leader
• Vice-President, Chorale Society


• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Access
• Windows
• Word Perfect
• Millennium and XMS Accounts Payable Software


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
GPA: 3.0, Completed 3 semesters
Dean's List, 1992
Working towards Bachelors degree; left due to financial constraints

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Senior Counsel Environmental

Frances O 'Malley
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Litigation Attorney with over 20 years of experience in environmental law. Actively involved in providing legal advice, as well as developing creative approaches and solutions to environmental management issues. Background includes 3+ years with the EPA, with responsibility for litigation support on policy and legal issues with national significance.


Principal, 1999 - Present
Manage a software development company that provides small businesses with environmental auditing products to determine compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Secondary responsibility for providing legal and technical environmental consulting support.
· Started this company, including the development of products and services.

Senior Counsel, Environmental, 1993 - 1999
Represented this diversified manufacturing corporation with over $4 billion in annual revenues. Provided legal advice on domestic and international environmental issues to senior vice president, environmental affairs department and divisions. Served as a specialist in Clean Air Act Amendments and as counsel on all water compliance issues.
· Revamped and developed policies, and created an environmental management system.
· Participated in performing on-site audits at manufacturing facilities in the U.S., South America, and Mexico.
· Negotiated environmental terms in more than 20 divestitures and acquisitions.
· Managed enforcement matters for over 100 hazardous waste sites and cases.

Office of Regional Counsel , 1992 - 1993
Managed all operations of a section within the Solid Waste and Emergency Response Branch. Briefed regional administrator on policy and legal issues.

Office of Enforcement , 1991 - 1992
Provided litigation support within the Superfund Division, with an emphasis on national policy and legal issues, including small party allocations and statutory interface with Clean Water Act.

Office of Regional Counsel, 1990 - 1991
Conducted administrative litigation for actions brought under CERCLA and RCRA.

1987 - 1990
Managed third-party litigation for hazardous waste sites.
· Participated in PRP groups and small party settlement steering committees, monitoring outside counsel representation at over 40 other sites

1985 - 1987
Provided support and management for contract litigation. Served as lead attorney for general corporate affairs of gas marketing holding company's 20+ subsidiaries.

1981 - 1985
Practiced commercial, medical malpractice, and product liability defense litigation. Served as lead attorney for bench trials, and second chair for lengthy medical defense trial with a defense verdict. Drafted and argued over 30 motions. Performed over 20 depositions, including expert witness testimony.


State Bar of Texas, Environmental Section
American Bar Association, SONREEL
American Corporate Counsel Association
Houston Bar Association


Spanish and French


Law Review

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Graduated in top 25% of class.

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