Skills and PROFICIENCies
Detailed-oriented Paralegal of 25 years, supporting attorneys in all aspects of their law practice and case management. I possess excellent writing skills, research skills, problem-solving and organizational skills.
Dedicated to and focused on providing the highest quality service in pursuit of justice for clients.
Independent and confident professional, capable of learning new tasks very quickly and adapting to different situations.
Extensive legal and medical research, and extensive investigative experience performed throughout career.
The ability to summarize and interpret medical records, police investigative reports, expert witness reports and authoritative literature and articles.
Produced marketing materials and worked with marketing professionals on website design, advertising and community outreach.
Communicated with a diverse population and negotiated with insurance adjusters, risk managers and attorneys, either on the phone, in person, or through correspondence.
Sadler Ladenburg Law Firm — Tacoma, WA
Paralegal (September 2014 – April 2018)
Responsible for managing caseload to comply with court deadlines; drafted discovery questions; assisted attorneys in all aspects of complex litigation from initial client meeting to trial preparation; attended trials with attorneys and helped with jury selection, witness communication and exhibit preparation; negotiated to reach settlements for clients.
MBC Law Firm — Tacoma, WA
Litigation Paralegal (June 1993 – July 2014)
Managed complex litigation caseload from lawsuit filing to trial; responsible for marketing firm including new website with web designers; wrote text and articles for website; wrote articles for firm newsletters; wrote ad copy for phone book and other advertisements; attended marketing seminars and social events to represent the law firm.
Seattle Times — Seattle, WA
News Assistant (1990 – 1993)
Managed South Sound news bureau office; administrative assistant to the bureau’s editor; wrote activity and events calendars and articles; gathered information and photographs for news stories written by reporters.
University of Portland – Portland, OR
B.A., Communication, 1988