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Mesa, AZ


Experienced paralegal with extensive experience in initial client interview through trial, mediation and arbitration. Additional medical experience has included laboratory, insurance filings, secretarial and accounting. Accounting has included all aspects of payroll, corporate taxes, accounts payable and receivable. 
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Vantage, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ

2010 2010

Scottsdale, Arizona SECURITY GUARD 
Secure the gatehouse and patrol Towers I and II on the third shift. Patrol common areas and use key fob at all 17 locations. Report any findings in the patrol log book. Any incidents that occur should have a complete and accurate incident report filled out. 
2010 Census (Vantage, Inc.) - Phoenix, Arizona United States Department of Commerce Security Clearance SCANNER OPERATOR 
Support the Census Paper Data Capture Center in Phoenix; Scanned confidential data while maintaining strict quality and productivity standards; Operated and maintained ibml Imagetrac IV scanner; Responsible for ensuring that work area is safe; mats are laid out properly; table is adjusted appropriately; Met all established quality and productivity goals assigned by the customer; Participated in focus groups to improve the quality and efficiency of work flow process; Required to protect confidentiality of the census data to high standard of Title 13 of the Privacy Act; Responsible for proper operation of Scanning machines which includes starting and stopping, loading and unloading forms, and clearing jams and adjustment of Scanner to optimize scanning production; Clean and adjust machine; Achieved a remarkable .002943% of total images re-scanned which was rewarded in weekly bonuses. 
Bredemann & McFarlane, PLC - Scottsdale, Arizona 
Developed Excel spreadsheets to track and control assigned trustee spending in estate planning cases for Probate Court; Assisted attorneys in corporate, estate planning, probate, real estate, tax, arbitrations and litigation; Assisted attorneys in filing annual reports, draft minutes, wills, estate planning documents and various other documents. 
Sanders & Parks, P.C. - Phoenix, Arizona 
Assisted in intellectual property, medical malpractice, construction, airplane litigation, school litigation, arbitration, mediation and insurance defense; Reviewed documents, scheduled meetings, opened client files, answered telephone, calendaring, input time and transcribed dictation. 
Harris Palumbo Powers & Cunningham, PLLC - Phoenix, Arizona 
Assembled medical records in notebooks for doctors and experts to review for the most productive use of their time in evaluating medical malpractice cases; Assisted attorneys in medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, tort, dram shop, arbitration and mediation; Attended meetings with attorneys and doctors to determine merits of a prospective medical malpractice case; Assisted onsite nurse with her investigation of client's medical and various other records. 
Herzog & O'Connor, P.C. - Scottsdale, Arizona 
Assembled medical records and nursing home records in notebooks for doctors and experts to review for the most productive use of their time in evaluating nursing home and medical malpractice cases; Redlined anything that was not pertinent to the doctor or expert to review, as well as, bate number stamped each document for quick identification as soon as the records would come in to the office; Continually ordering and updating of medical, patient's accounts and pharmaceutical records; Assisted attorneys in medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, tort and nursing home malpractice cases. 
Broening Oberg Woods Wilson & Cass - Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona 
Assisted in medical malpractice, personal injury, airplane litigation, motorcycle accidents; Reviewed documents, scheduled meetings, opened client files, answered telephone, calendaring, input time and transcribed dictation. 
United States Post Office - Remote Encoding Center - Glendale, Arizona - Clive, Iowa United States Department of Commerce Security Clearance DATA ENTRY OPERATOR 
Assisted during the Christmas season part-time inserting the information on the screen to the appropriate destination. 
Drew Law Firm, P.C. - Des Moines, Iowa 
Under the supervision of the attorney, assisted in all aspects of trial preparation including initial client interviews with the attorney; Preparation of all pleadings, reviewed records, and prepared medical records and account summaries, trial exhibits and witness exhibits; Responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable, including trust account and quarterly filing of business tax returns; Assembled all legal forms and documents on a CD disk for the Iowa State Bar Association bar members; Assisted attorney in busy law practice specializing in civil litigation, products liability, personal injury, tort, workers' compensation, airplane litigation and dram shop cases; Served in the Office Manager capacity in all aspects of hiring, training, ordering supplies, solving problems, defining job descriptions, managing multiple tasks and recording data in the employee files. 
Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake - West Des Moines, Iowa 
Participated in the typing of the yearly supplement of legal cases authored by Jim Lawyer, attorney practicing in worker's compensation and personal injury cases; Transcribed dictation for all employees of the firm; Drafted various probate documents for the attorney to review and edit. 
Ernst & Young - Des Moines, Iowa 
Perfect attendance for five years; Assisted attorneys and certified public accountants in preparation of corporate income tax returns and estate planning; Filing of all library materials and updates; Maintained an ample supply of numerous tax return forms; Initial person assigned to input all tax returns via the newly implemented computer filing system; Zero lost time due to accidents during entire work career 
Gardiner, Nail, Davis & Company - Clive, Iowa 
Assisted certified public accountants who specialized in co-op audits; Participated in the development and implementation of entering data from the previous year to coincide with the current tax return year; Established this program to increase productivity by certified public accountants and input operators by 50%.


Bachelor of Science

Southern California University for Professional Studies, Santa Ana, CA


National Institute for Paralegal Arts and Sciences, Boca Raton, FL

Paralegal in Degrees

The School of Paralegal Studies, Atlanta, GA

M edical Secretary/Laboratory Assistant

Medical Institute of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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