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Minneapolis, MN


To obtain a paralegal/ legal assistant position in a law firm or corporate legal department that will allow me to integrate my writing skills, organizational abilities and 5 years of paralegal experience to contribute to company growth and profitability.

Work Experience


Beacon Hill Staffing, Minneapolis, MN

May 2013Current

Reviewed lease and purchase agreements for Target's US and Canadian Stores. Identified execution/termination dates, use restriction, and other relevant legal/business clauses. Data Entry.


The Mergis Group, Minneapolis, MN

May 2013May 2013

Dorsey & Whitney LLP 
Reviewed and redacted supplemental discovery documents for a construction matter.


Infinity Consulting Solutions, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 2013Apr 2013

Thomson Reuters  
Reviewed Bureau of National Affairs Arbitration documents and redacted all identifying information. Redacted Case Numbers, locations, business information, third party information, non-related party information, grievant names, and witness names from the BNA documents

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Gurstel Chargo P.A, Golden Valley, MN

Feb 2012 2013

Responsibilities Include: Review of contested files for determination of next course of action and proceeding as appropriate. Drafting and preparation of legal documents pertaining to the legal action at hand based on file review. Assisting attorney's in litigation, including counterclaims, court documents, and hearing preparation. Responsible for file investigation and case preparation, legal research, document production and e-discovery, drafting routine notices, affidavits, pleadings, and discovery requests documents. Handles client inquiries and updates pertaining to individual files. Review and interpret disclosure agreements, equipment leases, engagement letters, services agreements, promissory notes, sales contracts, advertising contracts, etc. Maintains files, hearing notices, agendas, calendaring, etc. for the attorney. Follow up with courts and other legal departments regarding filed documents. Other duties as required by the attorneys and department.

Case Assistant

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Minneapolis, MN

2011 2012

for: The Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in Gulf of Mexico Litigation 
Responsibilities included: Document review, i.e. review of Tax records, Fish trip tickets, Coast Guard Vessel Registration, Fishing licenses (both state and federal), Oyster lease maps. Drafting and calculating claim submissions for Attorney review. Drafting client narratives for attorney review. Organizing client data into Access and Excel spreadsheets. Organizing final claim submissions i.e., checking the calculations, client information, vessel information, and inserting photos if necessary. Submitting claim documents to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Prepared correspondence to the Gulf Coast Claim Facility and Clients. Tracked processed claim information, final offers, relief payments, and liens. Worked closely with Attorneys to ensure that all claims were being properly processed and in a timely manner. 
24 hour on call case assistant support - supported Associates with their needs on an on call basis. Entered data, document prep, prep of final claim forms, and document review.

Servicing Specialist

Talent Link Staffing, Bloomington, MN

2010 2011

Draft and respond to customer emails regarding appraisal orders for foreclosure and short sale properties. Relay information between the Appraisal vendors and the clients. Resolve issues on orders such as missing information, including address, appraisal parcel numbers, unit numbers, and owner names. Worked with vendors to make sure they maintained the tight deadlines and standards of the client.


Messerli and Kramer, Plymouth, MN

2009 2010

Accomplishments: Met monthly File Review goal 6 months in a row. Responsibilities included: Review file for litigation, including review of account and contact information and information relative to collect ability of account. Review for bankruptcy filing; review for payments made or pending payments; review client parameters for suit; draft Summons and Complaint along with transmittal letter for service; schedule file for review of service of the Summons and Complaint. Print and processed the Summons and Complaint and Exhibits; prepare finalized documents for review and signing by an attorney Reviewed mail and drafted appropriate correspondence letters Handled validation requests Answered phones

Patient Care Advocate

Express Scripts, Bloomington, MN

2007 2009

Accomplishments: Top Performer 18 Months in a Row, 3 time Heart of Service Nominee, Subject Matter Expert for Medicare B and Health Saving accounts. Training Camp Supervisor, Led numerous trainings on the TriCare Program. Call center environment, answered in bound calls assisted patients with refilling medications, order progress and shipment dates. Assisted retail pharmacist in processing claims and advising them on why the claim did not go through and instructing them on the proper way to bill a claim. Answered patients questions on their prescription drug benefits and health savings plans. Researched claims history and processed health savings account documentation


Indigo Law, Red Wing, MN

Jun 2006Aug 2006

File Organization, maintained attorneys calendar, office organization, legal research

UW-Superior Self Represented Litigants Clinic,

Mar 2003May 2006

Assisted Self Represented Litigants with the filling out and filing of court documents. Such as Divorce, Child Support, Order of protection, and maintenance documents. 
Other Legal: 
Familiarity with Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Law 
Notary Republic 
E-Filing experience in both Federal and State Courts 
Farmer Lender Mediation Program

Program Director

Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center, Woodbury, MN

2006 2006

Accomplishments: Reached sales goal 3 months in a Row, Helped 6 clients reach a weight loss goal of 50 pounds or more. Met with new and returning clients. Explained and sold the Jenny Craig Program. Personal weight loss consultations ensured that they were doing everything to reach their personal goals. Ran the center with the director was out, minor accounting, scheduled appointments, ordered stock, and office supplies.

New Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Sep 2004Nov 2004

Edinburgh Scotland: Assisted with administrative tasks, gave tours to of the new building to school children


Certificate in Paralegal

Minnesota Paralegal Institute,


B. S. in Legal Studies

University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI


Paralegal Association

Children's Safety Center,

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