Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez





Legal Acumen   §  In-depth knowledge of legal proceedings, briefs, motions, client         assessments, contract negotiation, and review   Litigation   §  Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to         motions and reviewed/organized documents for discovery and trial §  Depositions Summaries §  Assisted in complex litigation through discovery, trial and extensive         client/expert contact §  Reviewed and provided comments on the adequacy of documents and         took necessary steps to cure any deficiencies §  Supported attorneys with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and         various court documents  


Legal Administration Tasks

§Generated, typed, formatted and edited letters, documents, motions, briefs

        and client forms

§Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing

§Prepared routine legal correspondence and memoranda for attorney


§Prepared and electronically filed all legal documents, includings but not

        limited to motions,  orders, and pleadings to courts

§Accurately utilized Redline format to draft and review General Counsel


§Assisted with implementation of new computer programs

Civil Litigation

§Handled general civil litigation in several areas with special 

        emphasis in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful

        death cases, estate planning/wills, wrongful termination, divorce,

        probate, bad faith products liability, premises liability, and criminal


§Performed initial client assessment and analysis to begin research


Effective Communication

§Followed up and kept track of expected orders from the court

        and correspondence from opposing attorneys

Volunteer Work

Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County

  • Mediator

St. Andrew Catholic Church – Fort Worth, Texas

  • Wedding Ministries
  • Bereavement Ministries
  • Bible Study Instructor - 4th and 5th graders
  • RCIA Instructor - Children and Adults
  • Quinceaneras Ministries

The Kevin D. Wade Foundation – Fort Worth, Texas

  • Treasurer

South Hills High School – Fort Worth, Texas

  • Band Boosters 
  • President 2004
  • Treasurer 2002-2003

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Administrative Secretary

City of Fort Worth

Administrative Secretary - City of Fort Worth, Texas

Processed all incoming M&Cs and compiled salmon copies for the Assistant City Managers and supervisors; edited all M&Cs and prepare council packets on Thursdays for the Tuesday Pre-Council and Council meetings; published agendas on Friday mornings and initiated the City Secretary Index; compiled notebook with all Mayor & Council Communications and attachments for the weekly meeting with the Assistant City Managers and City Manager; prepare and distribute agenda packets for various board or committee meetings; disseminate information to City staff; and assist staff in preparation of material for submission to Board or Committee members as well as for Press, Public and the City Secretary's Office.

Executive Secretary for Assistant City Managers Joe Paniagua (Retired), Charles Daniels and

Tom Higgins

Provide administrative, technical, and secretarial support to assigned City staff and officials, which includes prepara­tion of general correspondence, reports, memorandum, agendas, and telephone response; schedule appointments, meetings and other detailed arrangements. Answer a variety of questions from citizens, visitors and various departments; determine nature of the issue and trans­fer to the appropriate individual or department as necessary; interpret technical information regarding City policies and procedures. Participate in the business of Boards, Commissions and/or other special agencies, by assisting staff in planning and conducting activities.File documents, reports, and correspondence for department or assigned area, maintain filing system and records for department.Operate a variety of office equipment including telephones, computers, copy machines, and facsimile machines; input and retrieve data and text; organize and maintain disk storage and filing.Arrange travel/training registrations and reservations to include preparation of itinerary, expense reports, and other related documentation.Review, research and summarize a variety of fiscal, adminis­trative, and departmental information and prepare related re­ports as needed. Coordinate and provide support services for other senior management and administrative staff within assigned depart­ment; monitor workload, work activities, priorities, and deadlines.Attend conferences, meetings, and briefings; take notes as required.Provide supervisory duties such as planning, scheduling, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of subordinate clerical personnel as needed.Provide staff support to an assigned department including assuming various staff responsibili­ties in their absence.
Mar 2003 - Apr 2006


Law Offices of Roger Brown
Jan 2004 - Apr 2006


J. Michael Liles, PLLC
Mar 2002 - May 2002


Law Office of Jerry Jarzombec
Aug 1999 - Mar 2002


Law Office of Stephen W. Mitchell
Mar 1999 - Apr 2000


Law Office of Avery McDaniel
Mar 1999 - Apr 2000


Law Office of Wesley Dauphinot
Apr 1987 - Aug 1999


Bailey & Galyen
May 1987 - Apr 1997


Law Office of Kevin A. Byrne Formerly Known As Kugle, Stewart, Dent & Frederick
Aug 1985 - Nov 1986


Law Office of Denbow & Wade Formerly Known As Law Offices of Don Denbow
Aug 1984 - Aug 1985

Accounts Payable Clerk

Dunlap Executive Offices

Developed new process for employee evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements 

Supported Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions, including but not limited to establishing daily and weekly reports for Vice-President of company; prepared correspondence, accounting, and financial documents for analysis; researched and processed all invoices for payment verifying that all merchandise invoiced was actually received; performed various special projects for supervisor, the Vice-President and President of the company; and trained new personnel in various duties in accounting as well as for receptionists.

Mar 1984 - Aug 1984

Clerk/Order Filler

Williamson Dickies

Processed orders from various companies both stateside and overseas; interpreted for Spanish speaking customers and vendors;and was responsible for taking inventory and replenishing the necessary supplies.Light accounting and secretarial office duties.

Mar 1982 - Mar 1984

Accounts Payable Clerk/Human Resources Clerk

Pengo Oil Company

Researched and processed all invoices for payment of services and/or supplies.Batched completed invoices for computer input.Assisted in the Human Resources/Personnel department with employee health insurance and provided support for receptionist.Transferred to Human Resources department and performed various duties under Employee Retirement Services.  Bilingual.

Jan 1982 - Mar 1982

Accounts Payable Clerk

El Rancho Grande Country Club

Processed all invoices for country club members in payment of services and or products and updated accounts on a daily basis and reports were compiled on a weekly basis, 10-key by touch.  Bilingual.

May 1977 - Jun 1979

Imprest Fund Cashier/Human Resources Clerk

Civil Service

Imprest Fund Cashier:

Responsible for distributing cash to military personnel for purchase of supplies and for payment ofservices; kept American and German currency on hand for these purposes; processed receipts once transactions were complete; and compiled monthly, bi-weekly, and quarterly reports for inspection.All accounts underwent military financial inspection twice a year.

Human Resources Clerk: 

Processed all files for civil services civilian, active military and retired military personnel.  Duties included coding all information from personnel files onto new computer system known as SCIPMIS.  Duties included all secretial duties including typing, filing, answering telephones, and customer service.  10-Key by touch, bilingual.


Jul 2011 - Present


Texas Women's University
Aug 2011 - Present


Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County
Jan 2012 - May 2013


University of Texas @ Brownsville
Jan 2008 - May 2011

Associate of Arts (A.A.S.)

Tarrant County College
May 1988 - Jun 1988


Tarrant County College
Jun 1980 - May 1981

North Alabama College of Commerce


Jul 2011 - Present

Basic 40-Hour Mediation Training

Texas Women's University
Aug 2011 - Present

Family Law Mediation Training

Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County
Jan 2012 - Present

TMCA Candidate for Credentialed Mediator

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013

Notary Public Commission

State of Texas