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CURT WHITELEY

4135 San Marco Drive


H: (804) 447-0047
Glen Allen, VA 23060 cwc8300e@westpost.net
C: (804) 836-2305

LEGAL ASSISTANT * PARALEGAL


Talented and solutions-driven Legal Assistant with 3+ years' experience supporti
ng attorneys in large and small law firms. Expertise conducting legal research,
performing document analysis, and maintaining document control. Proven ability t
o coordinate and manage case work, prepare filing documents, and streamline proc
esses by organizing and improving system data. Outstanding communicator with abi
lity to confidently interact with attorneys, government agencies, and other law
firms. Top-performer, exceptional research, writing, and analysis skills, and va
luable contributor to legal teams.
Case Law * Briefs * Records Management * Legal Research * Litigation Materials *
Discovery * Filings
Document Control * Process Improvement * Title Search * Client Relations * Real
Estate Law

EDUCATION
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Richmon
d, VA
Associate of Arts in Legal Studies, Dean's List, GANNON UNIVERSITY, Erie, PA
Internships - Vendetti & Vendetti Law Office and Law Office of Attorney John Coo
per
Completed 9.75 hours NFPA CLE credits - Paralegal Super Conference, Orlando, FL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RANDSTAD STAFFING AGENCY, Richmond, VA
2010
Legal Clerk
Described and input litigation material into system ensuring high-levels of accu
racy and detail allowing for information to be quickly located.
THOMPSON MCMULLAN, Richmond, VA
2007 - 2010
Legal Assistant
Served as Legal Assistant for mid-size general practice law firm. Performed exte
nsive legal research on case law and real estate matters, maintained document co
ntrol for database containing 10+ years of files, and filed court documents. Pre
pared briefs and memoranda, assisted drafting complaints, and expedited legal ma
tters from differing jurisdictions. Closely monitored time sensitive pending cas
es and updated attorneys and staff when action was needed. Prepared spreadsheets
for data analysis, conducted document and file analysis, and presented findings
to attorneys. Virginia Notary Public commissioned September, 2008.
* Successfully incorporated 10+ years of files into one searchable database.
* Chosen by firm's President to organize his client files.
* Selected and trusted to assist in drafting business real estate purchase docum
ents.
* Continuously demonstrated outstanding work performance and was recognized as p
rimary "go-to" person by attorneys.
MANPOWER, Richmond, VA
2007
Foreclosure Clerk
Collaborated with clients and bank attorneys to facilitate difficult foreclosure
s for Sun Trust Mortgage. Reviewed foreclosure documentation and determined whet
her to make arrangements with clients to settle mortgages and set-up payment pla
ns or recommend bank to proceed with legal action. Maintained high-volume databa
se ensuring all client files were accurate and current.
* Successfully partnered with attorneys and clients to bring potential foreclos
ures to positive resolution.
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MACDONALD, ILLIG, JONES & BRITTON, Erie, PA
2006
Title Researcher
Performed title research on newly purchased properties for residential real esta
te purchasing division of law firm. Researched and obtained public records, iden
tified chain of ownership, determined if property had potential problems or lien
s, and communicated findings to attorneys.
MELARAGNO & PLACIDI LAW OFFICE, Erie, PA
2006 - 2007
Runner
Performed legal research, filed bankruptcy documents, delivered documents to cou
rthouse, and assisted paralegals with office administration.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
KEYSTONE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION, Erie, PA
1994 - 2003
Information Technician
Mailroom/Shipping Clerk
AUTOCLAVE ENGINEERS, Erie, PA
1980 - 1994
Courier/Mailroom Clerk