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Licensed Attorney, with experience in criminal and civil litigation both as a Private Practitioner and Public Defender, seeking a challenging corporate assignment
JurisDoctor and Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics; admitted to the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, the Florida Bar and the Maryland Bar
Highly experienced in performing as a Sole Practitioner and representing clients dealing with multiple and varied criminal charges as well as those involved an array of domestic issues; skilled in jury selection and participating in jury and bench trials as well as probation violation hearings
Capabilities in providing assistance with all areas of personal documentation, personal injury, family law and situations involving juveniles; strengths in successfully managing multiple situations and activities simultaneously
Sole Practitioner, The Law Office of Pamela D. Simons, L.L.C. 2012 Present
Effectively represent clients involved in criminal enterprises that include traffic violations, DWI/DUI, controlled or illegal substances, weapons activities, sex offenses, robbery/theft/burglary and domestic abuse situations; skilled at managing jury selection and participating in jury or bench trials as well as hearings dealing with probation violation.
Other domestic issues include divorces, child custody/support decisions, name changes and paternity issues.
Adept at providing assistance in developing personal documents including wills, Powers of Attorney, deed transfers and advance directives.
Have gained specific skills in performing daily activities and meeting responsibilities surrounding management of a sole practitioner practice including all administrative and clerical tasks, arranging and maintaining crucial calendar appointments, managing all budgetary-related actions and utilizing a Cloud-based law office management system.
Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore City, MD 2010 2012
Provided excellent representation in the District Court for clients charged with assault, theft, controlled/illegal substance possession, welfare fraud, identify theft, burglary, DUI/DWI charges, contempt of court and driving with a revoked/suspended license.
Represented juveniles dealing with misdemeanor as well as felony charges that included armed robbery, assault, burglary, weapons charges and driving without a license.
Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Jacksonville, FL 2009 2010
Expertly served as first or second chair during multiple felony and misdemeanor jury trials; skillful at managing waiver trials, preparing for and selecting jury participants, evaluating the merits of information/petitions, researching relevant case law and analyzing court opinions/statutes.
Diligently researched/drafted motions including those requesting dismissal or suppression, drafted and argued legal memorandum of law, recorded/defended depositions, interviewed witnesses, reviewed case files and conducted hearings on probation violation actions, bond determination and sentencing.
Negotiated plea agreements with the State s Attorney, prepared sworn statements, participated in round table discussions on various trial strategies and case preparation, was involved with investigations, evaluated crime scienes and prepared mitigation packages for the State and Court.
For juvenile delinquency and detention hearings, participated in placement hearings, interviewed individuals, performed trial preparation, researched relevant case law, assessed the merits of each case and dealt with conditions of confinement.
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Associate Attorney, Kevin M. Cobbin, Attorney at Law, P.L. 2008 2009
Practice focused on several areas including Personal Injury, Family Law and Criminal Law. For Personal Injury situations provided assistance in working with cases involving multiple areas including car accidents and slip-and-fall injuries; was responsible for interviewing clients, investigating claims, negotiating settlements with insurance organizations, preparing necessary demand letters and obtaining medical records.
For Family Law, cases ranged from divorce to child custody/visitation/support issues; filed all necessary motions and pleadigs with the Court and interviewed clients.
Criminal Law cases involved misdemeanors up to and including felonies.
Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Juvenile Division, Baltimore City, MD 2006 2008
Was involved with bench trials/hearings, defended against misdemeanor and felony-level crimes against people and property, and misdemeanor/felony charges involving narcotics and handguns, sex offenses and rape; negotiated plea agreements and developed demands for discovery and responses.
Worked closely with school personnel regarding individuals with IEPs, investigated any violations of IEPs or violations of the Person s with Disabilities Act, and negotiated various settlements.
Conducted detention review hearings and investigated detention alternatives, interfaced with array of agencies to identify services for clients/families and successfully managed up to 150 open cases.
Law Clerk, Stiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A. 2003 2004
In this early assignment was tasked with drafting mediation and final hearing letters, trial memoranda and requests for subpoenas/depositions; verified case law/statutes on brief, prepared responses to various requests and was involved in various cases involving the Social Security Administration.
Earlier, held responsibilities as a Surgical Techniclan serving with the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, the First Assist Association and the United States Navy, providing assistance with Orthopedics, General, Plastic and Eye surgery
Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville,FL
Juris Doctor, 2005
University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD
Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics, 2001
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2008
Florida Bar, 2007
Maryland Bar, 2006
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I am seeking a challenging assignment as an Attorney providing legal support and advisement within an organizational structure. As demonstrated by my attached resume, I have developed in-depth litigation experience, primarily criminal, with the last six years as a Sole Practitioner.
My legal experience ranges from an early assignment as a Law Clerk through roles as Assistant Public Defender for Baltimore City, Maryland, and Jacksonville, Florida, to serving as an Associate Attorney prior to forming my own practice.
Skills developed during these past years have included representing clients in a wide array of criminal enterprises, from traffic issues through drugs, robbery and domestic abuse. I also have been involved in assisting clients in dealing with multiple domestic issues such as divorces, child custody and support, and have represented juveniles in multiple situations. I have developed skills in selecting jury participants, preparing for trial, researching relevant case law, evaluating the merits of petitions, interviewing witnesses, drafting responses and negotiating plea agreements, among many other areas of expertise and experience.
As an entrepreneur and private business owner, I have developed a strong understanding of the various elements that are needed to work together to support organizational success, and I am sure that my experiences in this arena have well-prepared me to serve in a corporate setting.
I will be relocating back to Florida within this coming year and welcome the opportunity to be part of a Florida organization.
Throughout my career I have exhibited a commitment to quality and consistent compliance with critical governing directives, standards, policies and procedures. I am confident in my ability to deliver immediate and long-term results, and you will find me to be a performance-driven leader and collaborative team player focused on achieving and surpassing goals.
I am eager to discuss how my qualifications match your needs, and look forward to interviewing with you at your earliest convenience.
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