Defense Attorney Resume

 

Devin Saunders

604 Harmony Lane

Pleasantville, CA 94588

925-555-1234

 

SUMMARY

Attorney with 20-years legal experience, with an emphasis in civil and criminal litigation. Use of analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation, and courtroom litigation skills.

Management skills used to plan and oversee projects from concept to conclusion.

Performance in relationship development and management, team building and professional leadership skills.

     Research and Documentation       Case Management

     Workflow Management       Interview and Investigative Activities

     Client Representation       Business Leadership

     Resourceful Problem Solving       Strategic and Tactical Planning

     Staff Mentoring and Training       Strategic and Tactical Planning

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

President / Owner

Law Group, Anchorage, AK  2006 to Present

  • Manage legal office providing legal advice in estate planning, real estate, landlord/tenant, personal injury, worker compensation, civil and criminal defense, and administrative matters.
  • Recruite, train, supervise, and evaluate support staff of two.
  • Contribute to company performance with continuity in office procedures and setting clear communication lines between 6000+ clients and company.
  • Use communication skills to fulfill liaison nature of position, developing cordial working relationships with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and staff.
  • Provide follow-up through all stages, from initial investigations through trail planning, pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery, legal research and courtroom representation for court proceedings.
  • Skills include litigation, case management, negotiation, drafting and interpretation of various contracts. Often manage several cases concurrently.
  • Develop knowledge in the field by keeping current on all cases. Refine and strengthen legal skills through continuing education programs.

 

Managing Partner

Law Counsel, Anchorage, AK  2002 to 2006

  • Managed all administrative duties for law firm of six attorneys and eight staff members.
  • Restructured operating, financial and legal infrastructure. Negotiated/renegotiated strategic partnerships, forged profitable new alliances, expanded market channels, and standardized contracts and business documentation.
  • Oversaw broad portfolio of clients across diverse industries. Earned reputation as a consistent top performer, profitability, and new client development.
  • Defended a Real Estate Developer/Building contractor in a high profile multi-million dollar case.
  • Argued and tried cases in Magistrates Court, District Court, Alaska Court of Appeals, Alaska Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Attended over 1500 pretrial conferences.

 

Partner

Legal Counsel, Anchorage, AK  1998 to 2002

  • Represented city prosecuting criminal cases and handled all civil litigation for the city.
  • Attended all city council meetings and prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Areas of concentration were: real estate, business law, family law, criminal defense, and personal injury plaintiffs, with an emphasis in civil and criminal litigation.

 

Sole Practitioner

Law Office, Anchorage, AK  1993 to 1998

  • General practice developed legal theories, interviewed prospective clients, negotiated with opposing counsel, prepared briefs and argumentative memoranda.

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Radio media spokesperson for local one-hour weekly talk radio show, 1987-Present

  • Developed and researched legal issues reflecting community interests.
  • Booked interviews with guests that included: Alaska Supreme Court Justices, Judges, Prosecutors, Procurers, and varied local attorneys.

 

Produce weekly TV informational talk show, 2001 – Present

  • Establish contacts with producers and editors and book interviews.
  • Speak on topics regarding a wide range of legal issues.
  • Teach monthly two-hour course, Court Referral Services
  • Discuss legal ramifications, and answer questions concerning legal topics to 60-100 students.

 

Keynote presenter/speaker for several lectures regarding Estate Planning.

Participant in Leadership Alaska Program

  • Served as Judge Advocate

 

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed – Supreme Court of the United States of America

Member of Fourth Judicial District

Alaska State Bar

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

America Bar Association

Member of Alaska Chamber of Commerce

 

EDUCATION

South Texas College of Law (Texas A&M, Houston, TX

J.D.

 

University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, FL

B.S., Advertising

 

London Program – Florida State University

 

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