Senior Paralegal

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Ellie Gedney

ellie.gedney@gmail.com | (281) 495-5510 | Sioux Falls, SD

Summary


I have over 5 years of experience as a senior paralegal. In that time, I have gained extensive knowledge in many areas of the law. My skills include research, writing legal documents, and communicating with clients. I am a highly organized and detail-oriented individual who is able to work independently or as part of a team. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and producing quality work product.

Experience


Senior Paralegal at Patterson Law Firm, SDMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and settled over 100 personal injury cases.
  • Drafted, filed, and served more than 1,000 legal documents.
  • Managed caseloads of up to 50 active cases at a time.
  • Conducted client intakes and interviews.
  • Performed preliminary research on potential new cases.

Paralegal at Johnson & Johnson, SDJul 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Successfully completed 400+ cases from start to finish.
  • Managed and organized case files for 100+ clients.
  • Drafted over 200 legal documents such as pleadings, discovery requests, and motions.
  • Conducted extensive research on various legal issues.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by organizing exhibits and preparing witness statements.

Education


Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies at National American UniversityAug 2013 - May 2017

The skills I've learned while studying Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies are: legal research, writing, and analytical skills; critical thinking and problem solving skills; and oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Skills


  • Legal research
  • Writing legal briefs
  • Drafting pleadings and discovery requests
  • Conducting client interviews
  • Managing document production
  • Organizing case files

Danecia Crowle

danecia.crowle@gmail.com | (491) 835-2789 | Detroit, MI

Summary


I am a senior paralegal with over five years of experience. I have worked in law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies. I have handled all aspects of litigation, from discovery to trial preparation. I also have experience in transactional work, including drafting contracts and performing due diligence. In addition to my strong research and writing skills, I am also proficient in Spanish and have working knowledge of French .

Experience


Senior Paralegal at Miller Canfield, MIMar 2022 - Present

  • Researched and analyzed complex legal documents to support senior attorneys in preparing cases for trial.
  • Wrote briefs, motions, and other legal documents under the supervision of senior attorneys.
  • Conducted client interviews and recorded their statements.
  • Investigated facts of cases and maintained organized case files.
  • Monitored deadlines and calendared court dates.
  • Attended hearings, trials, depositions, mediations on behalf of the firm.

Paralegal at Plunkett Cooney, MIAug 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Negotiated a $2 million dollar settlement in an insurance dispute.
  • Wrote and filed 50+ discovery motions, including 30+ depositions.
  • Investigated 100 potential cases for merit.
  • Interviewed 25 clients to obtain facts of their case.
  • Researched and wrote 10 legal briefs used in court.

Education


Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies at Oakland Community College, MIAug 2012 - May 2017

Some skills I have learned are document preparation, case management, legal research, and writing.

Skills


  • Legal research
  • Writing legal briefs
  • Motions and pleadings
  • Discovery and depositions
  • Client interviews
  • Legal document preparation