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Summary

I have worked on some of the largest complex construction matters in Southern Nevada and am adept at managing these "monster document" cases for purposes of deposition and trial support.  I am completely familiar with the mandates of N.R.C.P., EDCR,  U.S.D.C. - Nevada and NRS as they apply to lien litigation.

You will find me to have a very strong work ethic, a high regard for your clients' interests, and an innate ability to adapt to the constantly changing priorities of a busy law office.

Whether working independently or in a team environment, my focus on the task at hand and commitment to quality legal services is attested to by my references. 

Work History

Dec 2012Oct 2015

Paralegal

GORDON & REES LLP

Construction Defect - Insurance Defense

  • tele-commute from home
  • review and analyze incoming documents from opposing parties and client
  • index documents using Summation Pro and Case Map
  • assist in assembling documents for Appeal
  • research using Lexus.
Sep 2001Nov 2010

Senior Paralegal

PEEL BRIMELY, LLP

Responsible for all phases of lien litigation support work

  • attend initial client meetings; research facts, property and business entities
  • draft lien and related documents; calculate and docket critical dates
  • statutory service and recordation of lien and related documents
  • track case progression; document management; summarize evidence
  • prepare documents for hearings, mediations, depositions
  • legal research using Westlaw; draft discovery and motions
  • attend trial to support attorneys with document management

Train and supervise new paralegals and project assistants

Maintain tracking matrices and attend weekly case meetings

Feb 2000Aug 2001

Limited duration Legal Secretary assignments

Various Temp Agencies
  • Fill in for vacationing legal secretaries: front desk, schedule appointments, transcribe dictation
Aug 1999Jan 2000

Limited duration Legal Secretary assignments

ADD STAFF, INC. & OLSTEN SERVICES
  • Fill in for vacationing legal secretaries:  telephones, schedule appointments, transcribe dictation
Jan 1998Aug 1999

Paralegal

JEFFREY I. TOMPKINS LAW OFFICE
  • Draft pleadings for personal injury and domestic law matters
  • Draft discovery and responses
  • Answer telephones, schedule client appointments

Education

Oct 1997

Certificate from ABA approved curriculum program

Denver Paralegal Institute
May 1980

Certificate

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute

Computer Operator/Programmer

Sep 1971Dec 1976

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin

Business Education - Secretarial

Skills

Summation Pro
Access
Word
Outlook, Excel, Westlaw
WordPerfect, CaseMap, TextMap, Adobe

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE

BACHELOR DEGREE

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References

Michael W. Brimley, Esq.

Sharon Kaminoski

Jo Cieslar

Michael Davidson, Esq.

Lisa Sifuentes

Martina Shindelus, Esq.

Robert Werbicky, Esq.