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Defense Attorneys represent individuals or organizations accused of misconduct. Duties such as preparing cases, performing research, arguing on behalf of the client, travelling to courtrooms, consulting law resources, and constantly adapting their strategy in order to win the case are often seen on Defense Attorney example resumes. Based on our selection of resumes for the job, essential qualifications are excellent oral communication skills, persuasion, analytical thinking, mental stamina, research skills, and the ability to work under pressure. A Juris Doctor degree and membership of the Bar Association are required for this position.

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Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense Attorney

Responsible for case management of construction defect cases involving over 100 parties.

  • Supervised discovery phase of litigation by determining strategies for depositions, production of documents, and issuances of subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.
  • Conducted extensive pre-discovery fact investigation, exhibits management, and document review of construction defect and commercial litigation cases.
  • Performed key research on case law and authorities regarding condominium conversions in complex construction defect and unfair business practices cases.
  • Conducted depositions in breach of contract and commercial lease cases.
  • Authored settlement agreements.
  • Prepared pleadings, pre-trial motions, and ex parte applications with supporting memoranda in commercial litigation cases.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Double Major: Political Science And Asian-american Studies
JD
Law
2

Deputy Defense Attorney

  • Multitasked to manage a caseload of approximately fifty (50) active cases.
  • Responsible for all aspects of client cases: analyzed case documents and evidence, developed case strategy, conducted legal research and writing, interviewed clients and witnesses, provided legal advice to clients, and represented clients at all court hearings.
  • Researched relevant case law and applied relevant law to write and argue motions.
  • Successfully represented clients at jury trials by: anticipating prosecution's arguments, developing a plan to address unfavorable evidence, and presenting the defense's theme of the case through relevant testimony and evidence.
  • Collaborated with other firm members to brainstorm and develop case strategy in complex cases.
  • Prepared presentations for opening and closing arguments.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Government
JD
Law
3

Defense Attorney Mentor

  • Served as a justice advisor to defense lawyers and law enforcement in a program funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
  • Conducted trial skills mentoring sessions for a group of 14 criminal defense attorneys working for the Legal Aid Organization of Afghanistan.
  • Drafted curriculum addressing individual rights for use in training police officers.
  • Organized a nine day training program for approximately 60 justice sector actors in the Bamiyan Province. At the time, this was the longest provincial justice training conducted by the Justice Sector Support Program.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Economics & Business Administration
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Defense Attorney

  • Represented clients in various legal proceedings
  • Researched and evaluated complex legal issues for trial and motion preparation
  • Developed trial strategies by analyzing discovery, speaking with witnesses and working with an investigator
  • Collaborated with treatment teams that included mental health providers, educators, government personnel and family members, to ensure clients' treatment needs were addressed
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Journalism And Mass Communications
JD
Juris Doctor
Education Of Students
5

Defense Attorney I

Drafted motions, met with clients, interviewed witnesses, negotiated plea offers, and appeared in tribal court.

  • Assisted clients with criminal matters, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile dependency.
  • Appeared in court for suppression hearings, arraignments, probation revocation, and juvenile detention hearings.
  • Advised clients of unique circumstances of tribal court relating to sovereignty and double jeopardy.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Private Criminal Defense Attorney

Routinely work very long hours without supervision to prepare for trial

  • Acted as arbitrator in a dozen vehicular injury cases involving insurance firms
  • Supervised three staff member and provided H.R. functions when necessary for hiring or termination
  • Attend and teach multiple seminars to stay up to date on scientific aspects of trial
  • Extensive experience with the Administrative Law statutes in Arizona
  • Major focus of work was vehicular cases and accident reconstruction
  • Lead counsel in over 400 jury trials
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
16
years
at this job
BS
Systematic Biology
Jurisprudence
7

Criminal Defense and Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Negotiated pleas State Attorney's Office by evaluating evidence

  • Assisted clients through trial including daily courtroom appearances and mediation or trial preparation
  • Conducted depositions of criminal clients and interviewed officers at DMV hearings
  • Composed criminal, foreclosure, and family motions and formulated responses to discovery
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Spanish
JD
Law Journal
8

Criminal Defense Attorney

Researched, drafted and edited pre-trial motions in civil cases

  • Argued pre-trial motions in civil cases in court
  • Researched, drafted and edited pre-trial motions in criminal defense cases
  • Argued pre-trial criminal defense motions in court
  • Researched, prepared and argue sentencing motions in criminal defense cases
  • Researched, drafted and edited factually accurate articles on various criminal defense topics for publication on multiple websites
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BS
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Defense Attorney

  • Assisted court-appointed attorney with defense of indigent criminal defendants.
  • Prepared motions, statement summaries, trial books and other legal defense documentation.
  • Performed jail visits and other client conferences.
  • Interfaced with judges, prosecutors, investigators and expert witnesses as needed to negotiate pleas and prepare for trial and hearings.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Secondary Education - Math And History
JD
Juris Doctor
Law License - State Bar Of Texas Bar#24060877
10

Criminal Defense Attorney

Represent clients in criminal matters before Federal and California State courts at all levels

  • Admitted in every District Court in California, Central District of Illinois, and Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Admitted and practiced pro hac vice in numerous United States District Courts including Eastern District of Virginia, District of Utah, District of Wyoming, Western District of Washington, District of Nebraska, Western District of Arkansas, Middle District of Florida, District of Hawaii, Western District of Louisiana, Western District of Maryland, District of New Mexico, Southern District of Ohio, District of Kansas, District of South Carolina and Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and scheduled for oral argument on December 4, 2013
  • Prepare post-conviction sentencing memoranda and motions, and represent clients at sentencing hearings and federal trials
  • Conduct preliminary hearings, subsequent motions and state trials
  • Negotiate complex plea agreements in both federal and state cases
  • State and Federal trial practice
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor

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