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Shannon M.

4450 Jody Avenue North Port, FL 33983 (941) 468-8778

Experienced administrative legal assistant seeks a position in a growth-oriented organization which offers
diverse job responsibility, where I can utilize my skills and gain further experience while enhancing the companys
productivity and reputation.

Highly organized candidate with extensive experience in office administration. Proven ability to work in fastpaced environments demanding strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Diplomatic and
tactful with professionals and nonprofessionals at all levels. Reputation for gathering, maintaining, and
organizing information necessary for the preparation and analysis of basic legal documents. Trustworthy and
discreet; upholding the ethical standards of the legal profession.

Skills Summary
Time management skills
Effective Oral & Written

Summarization of legal
documents and pleadings

Typing 65-70 wpm

Legal Research
Ability to work


administrative duties

Computer Savvy

Preparation & Analysis of basic

legal documents

Analytical & Critical thinking

Excellent research &

investigative skills

Thrive in deadline-driven

Professional Experience
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation Beachwood, OH
Legal Administrative Assistant - Litigation


Coordinated multifaceted office functions and administrative support to General Legal Counsel of
Litigation and Paralegals.
Assisted in various types of litigation and legal matters pertaining to the corporation, provided
assistance in preparing legal documents, researched and compiled data from legal references, as
well as, prepared drafts of contracts, and maintained responsibility for case files and meetings.
Scheduled and coordinated meetings, events, interviews, appointments, and/or other similar activities,
which included coordinating travel and lodging arrangements, and scheduling conference rooms for
various meetings and depositions.
Established, maintained and updated files, databases, records and/or other documents.
Composed and edited correspondence, memoranda, and reports from dictation, as well as, verbal
direction or from knowledge of established policies for distribution.
Performed computerized research to obtain and gather case-relevant data and materials.
Drafted correspondence, discovery requests, and responses, settlement agreements, motions,
promissory notes, and other related documents.
Followed established procedures to perform routine tasks, received general guidance and direction to
perform a variety of non-routine responsibilities with limited supervision. Operated standard office
equipment and used required software applications.
Additional support duties included opening, sorting, screening, distributing and prioritizing mail, and
answering and placing phone calls; responded to some calls personally and composed detailed

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Century 21 Advantage, Sarasota, FL

Real Estate Sales Associate


Knowledgeable in Real Estate principles, practices and laws, familiar with property and transaction
disclosures, real estate contracts, taxes affecting real estate, government planning and zoning, Fair
Housing Act.
Utilized computers to locate or list available properties and identify sources of financing.
Analyzed properties for sale.
Met with prospective clients.
Researched the state of the market.
Compared and created market analysis and appraisals.

Health Care Management Inc., Sarasota, FL

Medical Claims Specialist/Legal Department


Responsible for consistently pursuing payment for services, as well as, initiating the collection
Utilized computer software to analyze patient account information, post checks, and verify patient
auto insurance policy and coverage.
Efficiently located, organized, and filed pertinent patient account information necessary to prepare
and write fifteen (15) day demands, and personal injury protection (PIP) suits.
Provided assistance in the preparation, summarization, and analysis of legal documents.
Located key information in the preparation and analysis of basic legal documents.
Summarized and analyzed legal documents pertaining to a personal injury suit.
Reviewed patient accounts to determine information is correct and current.
Professionally handled insurance adjuster inquiries.
Routinely confered with in-house attorneys regarding specifics for each case.

Advanced Paralegal Certificate, in-progress; completion date December 2011

Revelant Coursework: Legal Research and Writing I; General Law (Contracts & Torts); Law Office
Computer Applications; Law Office Management; Business Organizations & Corporations; and
Introduction to Legal Systems.


Associates in Arts Degree in Business Administration, 2001

Real Estate Sales Associate License - State of Florida, Division of Real Estate, 01/2005 to 09/2007
License to practice Real Estate Sales in the State of Florida

Computer Skills

Shannon M. Scarpello
4450 Jody Avenue North Port, FL 33983 (941) 468-8778
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Lotus Notes

JD Edwards


Adobe Acrobat