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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Thirteen (13) years of paralegal experience, ABA approved program certification
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Civil and Criminal Defense, 
  • HIPAA Certified (Next renewal exam 04/2017)
  • Exceptional skills in medical memorandum and research;
  • Experience and Familiarity with Regulated Industry Compliance;
  • Strong Organizational Skills, Strong Work Ethic; Excellent Leadership Ability;
  • Exceptional Research and Writing Skills, see samples in right sidebar;
  • HACCP CERTIFIED by FDA ~ 2047-111797-8600, 11/01/1997
  • Managerial Level Office Experience / H.R. Experience 
  • Word, Excel, Outlook, Client Profiles, Juris, Adobe, Lexis/Nexis, WestLaw, World Dox (limited); ONIS, Interwoven, Elite, DMS, Webview, Nuance

Work History

Nov 2013Present

Litigation Paralegal

Deutsch Kerrigan 
  • Draft Subpoenas
  • Propound and Answer Discovery Demands
  • Perform Medical Research
  • Perform Legal Research
  • Create Medical Memorandum 
  • Organize Medical Records
  • Summarize Medical Records
  • Prepare Cases for Mediation
  • Deposition Preparation 
  • Deposition Abstracting
  • Trial Preparation
  • Trial Assistance
  • Digital File Creation and Maintenance
  • Draft Correspondence
Apr 2012Nov 2013

Litigation Paralegal

Cochran Firm

Fields: Medical Malpractice; Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; and Products Liability

DUTIES:

  • Draft Subpoenas
  • Propound and Answer Discovery Demands
  • Perform Medical Research
  • Perform Legal Research
  • Create Medical Memorandum 
  • Organize Medical Records
  • Prepare Cases for Mediation
  • Deposition Preparation 
  • Deposition Abstracting
  • Trial Preparation
  • Trial Assistance
  • Digital File Creation and Maintenance
  • Draft Correspondence
  • Draft Submissions of Evidence
  • Manage Medicare/Medicaid Lien files
Oct 2009Apr 2012

Paralegal

Independent/Contract Paralegal

Multiple Clients, Freelance Services

20072009

Litigation Paralegal

Hobbie, Corrigan, Bertucio, PC

Fields: Plaintiff Personal Injury, Municipal Matters, Administrative Law Matters, Special Civil and Lower Court Matters, Disciplinary Matters and Civil & Criminal Defense

DUTIES:

  • Draft legal pleadings;
  • Propound and answer discovery demands;
  • Prepare and respond to motions;
  • Draft correspondence;
  • Conduct client intake meetings;
  • Create Intake memo for investigation of claim and creation of file
  • Communicate with Court, clients, attorneys, insurance adjusters; doctors;
  • Manage Files and Discovery deadlines
  • Perform Notary functions;
  • Deposition Preparation of clients;
  • Designed case-management spreadsheet system to track and manage files
  • Designed Case Status Report template for case evaluation and updating

Left firm to relocate to New Orleans, Louisiana

20052007

Litigation Paralegal

Goldring, Edwards & Dalton

Fields: Will Contestation Civil & Special Civil litigation; Collections, Commercial Litigation, Family Law; Municipal Law

DUTIES:

  • Draft legal pleadings, Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Propound and answer discovery demands;
  • Record legal documents;
  • Create PSA/Custody Schedules
  • Draft correspondence;
  • Motion Practice
  • Communicate with Court, clients, attorneys, Insurance adjusters;
  • Manage Files and Discovery; 

Firm dissolved

20032005

Litigation Paralegal

Foss, SanFilippo & Milne

Fields: Estate Litigation, Foreclosure Actions, Landlord/Tenant Matters, Civil & Special Civil litigation; Family Law; Municipal Law; Commercial Litigation

DUTIES:

  • Draft legal pleadings, Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Propound and answer discovery demands;
  • Perform Notary Functions;
  • Record legal documents;
  • Draft correspondence;
  • Communicate with Court, clients, attorneys, Insurance adjusters;
  • Manage Files and Discovery; 

Left firm for better opportunity

Jan 1992Jan 2003

Operations Manager

Seacoast Fisheries, Inc.
  • Manager of office, warehouse facilities and staff (9 permanent, 30 independent harvesters);
  • Created and managed systems for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll;
  • Responsible for all banking and loan management;
  • Maintained leases for shellfish harvesting lots;
  • Negotiated all commercial leases (hard clam relay leases, riparian grant, facilities and marina);
  • Maintained compliance with  New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Titles 23 and 50, and New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 7, Subtitle E, Chapter 25 and 25A; N.J.A.C. 8:21-2.1;  NOAA  Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; FDA  21 CFR 123;
  • Reviewed, interpreted and complied with changing regulations for commercial fisheries;

  • HACCP Coordinator: Designed and implemented HACCP program to ensure safety in handling of fishery products. (HACCP certified by FDA);
  • Secured and maintained local, state and federal permits and licenses; 
  • Performed all Compliance Reporting to local, state and federal agencies;
  • Negotiated and maintained all insurance policies  and vendor contracts.

Education

20012003

A.A.S. Legal Studies (ABA Approved)

Brookdale Community College

Legal Studies (ABA Approved certification)

Brookdale Community College, 2000-2003, Lincroft, NJ

  • Member of Alpha Phi Theta, Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
  • Member Lambda Epsilon Chi
  • Named to National Dean's List

VOLUNTEERISM

  • Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Branch
  • Lunch Break Soup Kitchen, Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Monmouth County SPCA, Eatontown, New Jersey
  • Pro Bono Paralegal Work, New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • Trash Mob Litter Removal, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana