Mar 2001 - Present
Senior Trial Support Coordinator
Launch and manage remote trial sites for Shook, Hardy & Bacon trial teams. Draft budget proposals for each new trial site assignment. Specialize in negotiating contracts to secure office space, sleeping rooms and trial site services. Travel to the trial sites to set- up remote offices for trial teams and their partners. Work closely with the court personnel in defining courtroom / courthouse logistical challenges. Assist with courtroom hardware set -up. Assist and manage the dismantling of the trial site. Review and process invoices generated at the trial site.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
Petroleum Executive Service
Facilitate convention activities for upstart fuel exchange and other petroleum companies. Coordinate and manage petroleum events. Negotiate agreements with vendors for temporary exhibition sites and hotel hospitality suites.
May 1998 - Dec 1999
Ward North American, Chicago, IL
Assigned as a 3rd Party Administrator for Employers Reinsurance Company to launch a newly developed claim adjusters division to work on real estate policy issues, coverage determination under Professional Liability Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy. Supervised and trained claim adjusters how to investigate, negotiate, defend and settle real estate E&O claims on behalf of the client.
Jan 1994 - May 1998
Senior Claims Analyst
Employers Reinsurance Corporation
Responsible for making coverage determination under Professional Liability Errors & Omissions Insurance Policy. Investigate claims to determine agent/broker liability. Assign and work with outside counsel in managing, negotiating claims that were in litigation. Work to settle claims on behalf of the named insured.
Jan 1986 - Present
Real Estate Specialist
KC Property Exchange
Work independently in assisting sellers and buyers with selling or purchasing real estate property in the greater Kansas City area. Market real estate on behalf of the seller to obtain the best price and terms for the sale of their personal property. Research and locate properties that fits the requirements provided by the prospective buyer. Negotiate on behalf of the buyer in securing reasonable contract terms to purchase the real estate.
2001 – 2012 SHB Presentations: Courtroom Technology Presentations.
2006 Published: Interviewed by “The Daily Record”, a premier newspaper for Kansas City and Independence, Missouri. The articled title, “The stakes are high [tech]”.
October 13, 2007 Presentation: “Building a Successful Trial Site” at the Association for Legal Professionals [NALS]” National Conference.
2008 Published: Member Spotlight interview by the Kansas City Paralegal Association
2009 Presentation for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc. breakfast program titled: “Get on the Point with Electric Media in the Courtroom”
2010 Presentation: The audience; Shook, Hardy, Bacon Paralegals, regarding “Trial Site & Courtroom Logistics”
2012 -2013 Trial Site Coordination Presentations for Shook, Hardy & Bacon New Hire Attorneys
Kansas City Paralegal Association
Shook Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., Staff Diversity Ambassador
Greater Kansas City Real Estate Board; Heartland
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Urban Core Development
Bachelor of Arts Degree /Legal Studies
Bachelor Degree: Legal Studies and Paralegal Certifications in Missouri / Kansas
Johnson County Community College