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Law: Criminal, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Administrative

ID: 738959 Florida, USA

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Accomplished Attorney with 16+ years conducting case management and discovery of complex personal injury and negligence claims, administering dispositions, and negotiating settlements. History of successfully delivering innovative legal and business solutions based on sound and intelligent strategies. Adept at fostering and sustaining strong professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and law enforcement personnel to facilitate the attainment of overarching corporate goals and objectives.

Expert graduated from the University of Louisville with a BA in French and Political Science. Expert then continued her studies at the University Of Miami School Of Law in Coral Gables, FL. After completing law school she passed the Florida Bar and the New Jersey bar and continues to maintain an active license in both states.

Since becoming licensed she has also been admitted to practice in Washington, the District of Columbia. She has practiced in a variety of areas of law including criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation, and administrative law. She is now currently is a general practitioner with her own firm. She also has other endeavors which involve tutoring and consulting.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: JD Subject: Law Institution: University of Miami
Year: 2000 Degree: BA Subject: Political Science and French Institution: University of Louisville

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department:
Responsibilities:
• Provide representation for clients in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law.
• Attended Court Hearings and Depositions for all phases of litigation.
• Drafted and Responded to Discovery Requests.
• Negotiate settlements and resolutions of matters including family law cases, foreclosure cases, and health care issues.
• Successfully mediated cases for great returns for the client.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2012 Employer: Florida A&M University Title: Director of Pre-Professional Law Program Department:
Responsibilities:
• Advised students interested in the practice of law.
• Discussed law school admissions and LSAT testing with pre law students.
• Planned programming and activities to expose students to the legal community.
• Advised the Hatchett Pre Law Society.
• Submitted reports for continued grant funding and reapplication.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: Florida Department of Health Title: Assistant General Counsel Department: Prosecution Services Unit
Responsibilities:
• Provided a full range of legal representation to the Agency in regulatory matters before the Florida Board of Nursing and Podiatry.
• Reviewed complaints and expert opinions, recommended appropriate action to the probable cause panel by drafting charging and closure documents in the form of Administrative Complaints and closing orders.
• Litigated disciplinary cases, including all aspects of discovery and motion practice before the Division of Administrative Hearings.
• Conducted expert and lay depositions.
• Negotiated settlements and participated in all phases of litigation before the Division of Administrative Hearings.
• Reviewed public records requests for redactions according to Florida Sunshine Law and HIPPA
• Presented licensure discipline cases to the Boards.
• Managed assistants, helped train other attorneys, and acted as Team Lead on several occasions
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Parks & Crump LLC Title: Associate Attorney Department:
Responsibilities:
• Managed caseload of over 40 litigation files monthly.
• Investigated claims.
• Communicated with claimants, witnesses, and medical facilities regarding case facts.
• Reviewed and evaluated investigation results and evidence to determine monetary value of claims.
• Initiated settlements with insurance companies.
• Negotiated a minimum of $60k a month in settlements. Settled several claims valued in excess of $250k.
• Researched and analyzed legal issues.
• Litigated Personal Injury Protection (PIP), bodily injury, wrongful death and property damage claims.
• Drafted appellate briefs, complaints, motions, decision memoranda and memoranda of law.
• Argued over 50 motions, including but not limited to: Motions for Summary Judgment, Motions in Limine, and Motions to Compel.
• Completed over 200 hours of depositions and over 30 mediations.
• Trained and supervised legal assistants and interns.
• Served as mentor to new attorneys and law clerks.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Title: Assistant Public Defender Department:
Responsibilities:
• Fully litigated and managed all phases of an average of 130 client cases monthly.
• Represented indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors by researching, drafting and arguing substantive motions, advocating in misdemeanor trials, and negotiating advantageous plea bargains with prosecutors.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Diamond Life Member, Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter
- Co-Chair May Week
- South Broward Alumnae Chapter
- Chair of Social Action Commission
- The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee
- Tallahassee Bar Association
- National Bar Association
Licenses / Certifications
Florida Bar 2003
New Jersey Bar 2004
District of Columbia Bar 2019
Professional Appointments
- Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association, Secretary, Treasurer
- Tallahassee Barristers Association, President
- Lexington Alumnae Chapter Corresponding Secretary
- The Florida Bar, Student Education/Admissions to the Bar Committee, Vice Chair, Chair
- Chair of Social Action Commission, and Second Vice President
Publications and Patents Summary
Contributing Writer Color Him Father: Stories of Love and Rediscovery of Black Men edited by Stephana I. Colbert and Valerie I. Harrison

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