Qualifications/Background: I earned my J.D./M.B.A. from Drake University in 2007. While in law school, I was the research assistant for the Director of Drake’s Constitutional Law Center, Professor Mark Kende, and I also clerked for LaMarca & Landry, P.C, a prominent litigation firm in Des Moines. In addition, I served as captain of our National Moot Court team and graduated in the top 10% of my class. After obtaining my license to practice law in both Iowa and Florida, I worked as an associate in the health care and corporate law department at Blalock, Walters, P.A. in Bradenton, Florida. While at Blalock Walters, I had the opportunity to present at a Lorman Medical Records Seminar and also to speak to the medical students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine about the significance of the U.S. Constitution, in honor of "Constitution Day." I began working as a Freelance Law Clerk in June of 2009, providing legal research, writing, and litigation support services to attorneys nationwide.
Services: I contract with large and small law firms on a project-by-project basis to provide high quality, comprehensive, and efficient legal research and writing services. I am able to perform the same level and type of legal work as a traditional associate, without the long-term commitment and financial investment. I've assisted clients with research and writing projects in a variety of practice areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, real estate, trust and probate litigation, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting complex legal documents, such as pre-trial and trial motions, research and supporting memoranda, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Upon request, I would be more than happy to provide writing samples and references.
Please note that I do not carry malpractice insurance, as my client (i.e., the law firm and/or attorney) assumes full responsibility for the final product and recommendations that are made to the end client.