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Associate Attorneys handle the same responsibilities as the other attorneys in a law firm, such as performing legal research, writing briefs, and arguing cases in court. The only difference is that Associate Attorneys are not partners to the firm. Skills included on example resumes of Associate Attorneys include drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, and conducting counseling sessions with clientele. Resumes of Associate Attorneys will highlight their recent graduation from law school with their Juris Doctor degrees, as Associate Attorneys will typically have less experience than other attorneys in the field.

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Associate Attorney

Oversaw social security division including case selection, preparation, and litigation

  • Supervised social security support staff consisting of three members
  • Litigated workers compensation and unemployment compensation hearings
  • Prepared pleadings and assisted in trial preparation for civil litigation cases
  • Met with clients and communicated with them regarding their cases
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
Secondary Education- Social Studies
New Professional Studies
2

Associate Attorney

Litigated over 2,500 Social Security Disability hearings in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, maintaining an average of 500 active cases simultaneously

  • Prepared more than 1,800 briefs and reviewed over 1,000,000 pages of medical records
  • Leader of firm committee to reduce costs and increase employee efficiency
  • Opened more than 2,700 cases and produced more than $7,000,000 in attorney fees since 2006
  • Lead training seminars for individuals seeking to understand federal and state disability regulations
  • Trained Social Workers, Hospital Staff, and school employees to properly assist individuals seeking disability benefits
  • Helped Claimants meet statutory requirements for Medicare/Medicaid and lead firm compliance with HIPAA regulations
  • Coordinated disability benefits with Worker's Compensation Benefits, Michigan No-Fault, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, and state disability benefits
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
JD
Litigation
3

Associate Attorney

Represented clients in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including meeting creditors and attending confirmation hearings.

  • Represented clients in foreclosure defense proceedings, including attending hearings and trials as well as trying to negotiate with the lenders.
  • Advised and counseled clients on a variety of legal issues, including bankruptcy, civil litigation and estate planning.
  • Argued contested motions in state court.
  • Researched and drafted motions and memorandums of law on a variety of civil litigation matters.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Associate Attorney

General practice attorney with emphasis on supervision and management of personal real estate transactions.

  • Conducted and oversaw all aspects of residential real estate division from client intake and property inspections to negotiations and closing proceedings.
  • Researched variety of issues including, but not limited to, personal and corporate bankruptcy, residential and commercial real estate, and family law.
  • Interviewed clients regarding asset determination for purposes of divorce proceedings.
  • Assisted client in petitioning court for assessment of incompetence and granting of guardianship in matter involving a special needs minor.
  • Devised and implemented business development plan to expand outreach into local real estate agencies and promote additional revenue.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
5

Associate Attorney

Attended home equity hearings, temporary injunction hearings, probate proceedings, and eviction matters in the justice of the peace, probate, district and appellate courts.

  • Managed caseload of over 600 foreclosure-related cases including borrower disputes, excess proceeds
  • Drafted and reviewed pleadings for probate, evictions, interpleader actions, deed of trust reformation and home
  • Investigated and responded to foreclosure borrower disputes regarding payment histories, escrow analyses, chain of title, and debt validation, including negotiations to reduce client liability for wrongful foreclosure
  • Reviewed title reports to determine lien priority and contacted opposing counsel and homeowner's associations to establish seniority status of liens.
  • Researched statutory law and case law to ensure that firm practices were compliant with legal requirements.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Associate Attorney

Hired as Paralegal to Sole Practitioner and then promoted to Associate Attorney handling family, criminal, traffic, and wills and trust legal matters

  • Performed extensive legal research in Family, Criminal, and Wills and Trust matters
  • Drafted Complaints, Judgments, Orders, Subpoenas, Summons, Motions, Wills, Separation Agreements and other legal documents
  • Assisted attorney in trial preparation, court filings, document production and records management
  • Conducted intake interviews with potential clients and provided legal advice
  • Met with existing clients and developed strategy for case handling
  • Attended court appearances and represented clients' legal interests
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
History
BA
History
JD
Law
7

Associate Attorney

Drafted pleadings and motions, performed extensive legal research, and prepared discovery responses and requests.

  • Extensively reviewed and analyzed financial documents and contracts relevant to discovery.
  • Managed and trained junior associate attorney and staff with regard to law and procedures of the office structure.
  • Attended motion calendar hearings, UCD hearings, mediations, and participated in collaborative law sessions.
  • Assisted and attended depositions and support hearings with managing partner.
  • Prepared for and attended trials as second chair.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Legal Studies
JD
Juris Doctor
8

Associate Attorney

Conducted extensive legal research and analysis on a broad range of issues for cases in both state and federal court including breach of contract, jurisdictional disputes, and trust land acquisitions

  • Reviewed documents in 24,000 page administrative record for federal recognition case under the Administrative Procedure Act
  • Researched and composed memoranda on issues involving land into trust matters, water rights, federal recognition of Indian tribes, Constitutional law, Indian gaming, federal civil procedure, and employment law as well as drafting employee policies and procedures
  • Advised clients on a variety of Tribal matters including Tribal government, Indian gaming, and business issues
  • Drafted client letters, memoranda, motions, ordinances, resolutions, and attended client meetings
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice Administration
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Associate Attorney

Drafted initial pleadings and discovery in order to assess the strength of the case and responded to the discovery of the opposition.

  • Performed legal research and drafted motions for summary judgment, motions to exclude expert opinions, and miscellaneous pre-trial motions.
  • Coordinated the attendance of deposition and trial witnesses through subpoenas and conferencing with the opposition and court reporters to ensure completion.
  • Obtained analyzed and summarized plaintiff's medical records in order to assess the degree of damages and to impeach the opposing party.
  • Attended motion hearings, case management conferences and pre-trial conferences and managed the deadlines for which the case much reach a resolution.
  • Communicated with insurance adjusters and clients regarding the status of the case and discuss case strategy.
  • Negotiated small claim settlements and handled all aspects of small claims matters in court.
  • Conducted depositions to assess the credibility of opposing parties and witnesses.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Associate Attorney

Specialized in commercial litigation with an emphasis on motion practice.

  • Billable hours exceeded firm expectations by 50%
  • Was solely responsible for beginning to end successful completion of suits
  • General caseload of approximately 40 files.
  • Reduced time of litigation for contested matters by 80%
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
Law Trial

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