Sample Litigation Paralegal Resume

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Dana S. Brown, ACP
451 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Home: 304-789-4425
Cell: 304-322-2101
dbrown@gmail.com

Qualification Highlights

  • Highly qualified and efficient paralegal professional with more than 10 years' litigation experience.
  • Significant experience in product liability, insurance defense, and asbestos litigation.
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency in Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Word, Excel, and Summation.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience in drafting a wide range of legal documents including pleadings, discovery, motions, memoranda of law, briefs and correspondence.
  • Extensive knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of civil litigation.
  • Solid discovery skills including e-discovery knowledge.

Experience

Smith & Brown, Beckley, WV
Senior Paralegal, August 2010 - Present

  • Serve as paralegal to managing partner in busy litigation practice.
  • Handle heavy case load and assist with all aspects of the litigation lifecycle from inception through appeal.
  • Draft legal documents including pleadings, interrogatories, jury instructions, voir dire, affidavits, subpoenas and memoranda of law.
  • Assist with trial preparation: manage trial exhibits, prepare trial notebooks, maintain expert binders, perform jury research and communicate with experts and fact witnesses.
  • Train paralegals on case management software.
  • Assist at trial; surveyed jury panels to obtain insight into decisions contributing to verdict.
  • Developed in-house method of preparing trial exhibits reducing vendor costs by 15%.

Rothman, Jones & Kelly, Wheeling, WV
Litigation Paralegal, June 2006 - August 2010

  • Involved in all aspects of litigation support including legal research, factual investigation, medical records review, document management, and trial preparation.
  • Served as liaison between clients, opposing counsel, vendors, and witnesses.
  • Reviewed, organized and summarized medical records; prepared subpoenas.
  • Drafted discovery documents, correspondence and legal memoranda.

The Law Offices of Timothy Jenkins, Wheeling, WV
Litigation Paralegal, February 2004 - June 2006

  • Assisted staff counsel in all aspects of litigation management including factual investigation, document preparation, trial preparation, and support.
  • Performed medical records procurement and analysis; prepared medical chronologies and summaries.
  • Drafted legal documents including correspondence, pleadings, interrogatories, subpoenas, and affidavits.
  • Researched legal issues; cite-checked and shepardized legal documents.
  • Proficient in Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis.

    Rhodes, Derry, Jones and Caine, LLP, Terra Alta, WV
    Legal Assistant, June 2001 - February 2004

    • Provided litigation support in a variety of cases including asbestos, products liability, labor and employment and commercial litigation.
    • Organized and indexed case files; developed time-saving case filing system.
    • Drafted correspondence and other legal documents.
    • Scheduled depositions, hearings, and independent medical examinations.
    • Prepared deposition summaries.

    Education

    • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
      Bachelor of Arts, Paralegal Studies, 2000
      G.P.A.: 3.5, Cum Laude
      Distinguished Student Award, June 1999

    Achievements

    • Advanced Certified Paralegal since 2005
    • Notary Public
    • NALA Professional Development Committee Member
    • CASA volunteer for Ohio County CASA, Inc.
    • Vice President, Wheeling Paralegal Association

    Memberships

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    • Advanced Certified Paralegal since 2005
    • Notary Public
    • NALA Professional Development Committee Member
    • CASA volunteer for Ohio County CASA, Inc.
    • Vice President, Wheeling Paralegal Association
    • Wheeling Paralegal Association
    • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

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