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43 Doranne Ct., Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Phone: (678) 923-9638 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A certified paralegal with 8 years of corporate and paralegal experience and high levels of
administrative competence, and proficiency in legal terminology, seeking opportunities to apply
skills in intellectual property and civillitigation.
Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett& Brieske,LLP November 2016-Present
Draft new filememorandums
E-filepleadings through Odyssey, PeachCourt and U.S. DistrictCourt ECF systems
Proofreadmotions, answers and other pleadings
DocketState Court, Superior Court and District Court case deadlines
Correspond with clerks of court
Locate relevant statutes
Streamline the flow of cases and assist in expediting settlement.
DownsLaw, LLC March 2016-November 2016
Firm’s point of contactfor new clients
Assisted in obtaining over $1,200,000 in judgments
Review contracts and draft complaints accordingly
Draft pleadings and documents and file in court/arrange forfiling in several counties
Prepare and file garnishments in court
Research the most efficientmethods forService of Process
Draft correspondence to clients, courts and judges
Call judges’ chambers to set hearing dates
Call court;ascertain procedure for domesticating a foreign judgment, prepare forms and file
Calculate tenant holdovers
Land new clients, achieving Firm growthand client satisfaction.
TravelersIndemnityInsurance Corporation November 2015-December 2015
Contract Legal Assistant
Handled new cases by:
Prepare Non-Party Requests forProductionof Documents and Serve in Liability and
Worker’s Compensation cases
Obtain Health Care Providerand Worker’s Compensation Records
Docketcourt deadlines and calendar follow-upon discovery requests
Utilize Subpoenas for Federal Court
Creating Case Information Sheets and New Matter Intake
Prepare Mail Merges using MicrosoftAccess
Facilitated the flow of cases.
SynergyAmerica,Inc. Atlanta, GA March 2015-May 2015
Discoverthe best strategy forthe client.
Performlegal research answering questions regarding: PTAB, contracts and data security
Locate case law, relevant federal code and articles; identify and retrieve information
necessary to support legal decision-making. Create Table of Authorities in report
Review articles and case law to concludethe strength or weakness in legal arguments
Define parameters forthe most effectiveuse of contractsand alert client to areas of law that are
new, evolving,and remain undecided, providing less risk forthe client.
HeningerGarrisonDavis,LLC Atlanta, GA January 2013-July 2014
Supported intellectual strategy and litigation practice in a technology driven marketplace.
Monitored over 70 patent infringement litigation cases and supported 8 attorneys in 21
jurisdictions including attorney admissions, Pro Hac Vice,mediations and settlements
Drafted discovery responses, filed motions, notices of appearance in 21 jurisdictions. Filed
complaints in the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
Prepared and filed notices using the Electronic Case Filing System, organized and tracked
case information using excel-spreadsheets, WestLaw and maintained databases
Compiled and updated monthly patent group data report for partner
Improved operational efficiency of patent practice through effectively handling competing
priorities. Contributed to recovery of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments on behalf of
MorrisonLawOffices,P.C. Atlanta, GA September 2012-December 2012
Morrison Law Offices,a boutique firm, practices Domestic and International Trademark Law for
franchises. Workedon contractdevelopment and trademark infringement regulations.
Monitored trademark applications and oppositions and studied intellectual property
Studied trademark assignment procedure and performed legal research using Westlaw
Docketedtrademark deadlines and monitored status of pending trademark applications and
oppositions. Assembled and responded to discovery requests from opposing counsel
Researched filing foreign trademark applications to determine which type of filing is most
optimal forthe client
Filed trademark applications and communicated with USPTOand courts to obtain
ownership of registered trademarks through default judgment and Writ of Fieri Facias
Created judgments that were pre-approved by judge. Filed and executed judgments and requests
for Writof Fieri Facias. Results from legal research assisted in legal proceedings against domain
name infringers. Solved domain name dispute for client.
WilliamsonIntellectual PropertyLaw,LLC Atlanta, GA June 2009-July 2012
Williamson IP specialized in the prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights needed to
develop processes and resource capabilities to support growth.
Monitored and tracked approximately 200 trademark applications using USPTO’sTESS
Docketedintellectual property deadlines, patent surcharge schedules, PCT deadlines,
trademark renewal and officeactiondeadlines
Updated new USPTOfees in correspondence form letters to clients, created patent and
trademark OfficeActionresponse letters for clients
Worked on trademark opposition and infringement litigation. Worked on foreign and
domestic patent/trademark prosecution with international counsel in the United Kingdom,
Australia, New Zealand, China and Canada
Acted as firm’s liaison with clients. Facilitated depositions with interpreters and court
Prepared patent forms including power of attorney, declarations and information disclosure
statements, downloaded image file wrappers from PAIR
Achievements: Contributed to optimal growth of the firm withan approximate 80 percent increase
in client base. Exceptionalservice levels resulted a client awarding over$100,000 worthof patent
Glock,Inc. Atlanta, GA May 2006-Jan. 2008
GlockInc, a global manufacturer of fire arms supplying to military and law enforcement agencies
world-wideneeded corporate level legal support fortrademarks in the North American division.
Handled Glocktrademark and section 8 & 15 renewals with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office Handled trademark infringement using various websites and kept records of
Filed and kept current all Glock,Inc. business licenses and annual reports in all fifty states
totaling approximately 90 annual renewals
Processed export licenses for the U.S. State Department. Renewed BATF, FDAand Federal
license renewals and kept company in compliance
Acted as a liaison between Glock’s general and local counsel. Created case status reports
from Glock’sgeneral counsel and monitored litigation.
Handled all docketing matters in AMICUS attorney software. Maintained reports of blown
pistols and drafted liability letters and other correspondence for warranty department
Kept all Glockpistol listings current under the California Roster of Handguns Certified for
Kept all pistol dealers current with their annual Certificates of Insurance and Federal
Firearms Licenses; performed legal research and due diligence in response to incoming
Meticulously ProtectedGlock’strademarks and trade dress and business licenses.
Contributed to improved operational efficiency through organizing information on trademarks,
business licenses and litigation matters.
Law OfficesofJoshSacks Atlanta, GA Sept. 2005-February 2006
Trial attorneys specializing in medical malpractice, tort and injury practice.
Performed summations for medical malpractice cases
Ordered medical records and prepared all documents including HIPAA authorizations
Prepared trial notebooks, scheduled depositions and courtreporters
Reviewed discovery and assisted in answering discovery, proofread and filed pleadings
Corresponded with all counsel and clients, Performedcase management
Responsible forfirm calendar and docketing, created and maintained case files
Assisted in the recovery of large settlements for victimsof medical malpractice and personal injury.
TopEchelonContracting Atlanta,GA June 2005-August 2005
TEC is a trusted and respected partner of the recruiting industry and a Member of the American
Staffing Association (ASA).
Performed administrative duties, formed corporations and paid annual fees and maintained
Organized, Reviewed and Prepared documents for commercial real estate closings. Drafted
correspondence to clients and ordered translators
Clients’ corporations were formulated in abidance with applicable law and remained in compliance
Quirk& Quirk, P.C. Atlanta, GA Sept. 2002-February 2005
Quirk & Quirk, LLC is a general commercial litigation law firm specializing in banking, finance,
commercial transactions, premises liability defense, domestic relations, bankruptcy, personal injury
and criminal defense cases.
Drafted pleadings, calculated default judgments, drafted correspondence and proofread,
corresponded with judge’s chambers, clients, creditors and opposing counsel
Proofread pleadings and corrected any errors occurring in litigation
Met with clients at office and in court. E-filed pleadings with court and filed pleadings
Docketed hearings and depositions, performed legal research, organized sheriff’s service
upon defendants in and out of state, prepared wills and handled probate matters
Created and filed deeds and various real estate forms in court. Filled out UCC statements
and drafted commercial real estate closing documents
Created corporations with the Secretary of State and maintained compliance
Effortsproved instrumental in the successful outcome of promissory note default judgments as well
IP Paralegal Course: Emory University, GA
Paralegal Certificate: Kennesaw State University,GA
Under Graduate Program: College of Business Administration, Central Michigan University,MI
Draftnon-disclosureagreements forU.S.inventor tailoring agreements to companies located in
Argentina, Israel and Canada. Research arbitration procedures to keep agreement in line with
Computer Skills & Software
OfficeSoftware:AdobePro,OneDrive,Windows 2010, MicrosoftWord2010, WordPerfect, Excel,
Basic Powerpoint,MicrosoftOutlook, IBMCognos Business intelligenceandperformance
management,VehicleMasterInquiry (VMI) software, Uniflow,Adobe,MXIE phonesystem,digital and
manualdictation,internet tools, typing81 WPM.
Legal Software:MyCase,Odyssey,Linear,iManage,MicrosoftAccess,CounselLink,CT Advantage,
eTime,LexisNexis,Westlaw,PAIR,TESS,PTO filinginterface, AMICUS software,Pacer,PC Law,Time
Member: Georgia Association of Paralegals
Guest Speaker: Emory University,Patent and Trademark Prosecution