Attorney Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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Resume Skills: Legal Software

  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Pacer
  • LiveNote
  • Relativity
  • CaseMap
  • Aderant
  • WestLaw
  • Justia
  • Legal research & writing
  • Regulatory Research
  • Case Law
  • FactBox
  • Zola Suite
  • Clio Manage
  • MyCase
  • Legal Files
  • ProLaw
  • PracticePanther
  • AbacusLaw
  • Actionstep
  • Advologix
  • Amicus Attorney
  • Clio
  • LegalTrek
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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Senior Attorney
Streamlined dispute resolution processes, reducing costs by 25% and increasing efficiency by 30%
Spearheaded a complex intellectual property case, resulting in a favorable settlement saving the company $2M in potential damages
Provided expert legal advice on a wide range of corporate law issues, driving business growth and minimizing legal risks
Led a team of junior attorneys and paralegals to research and prepare 100+ legal documents annually, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
Revamped the legal contract review procedure, reducing turnaround time by 45% and improving accuracy by 35%
Baker & McKenzie January 2014 - June 2018
Expertly navigated 50+ commercial litigation cases with a 92% success rate
Developed a strong understanding of international law, assisting clients in maintaining compliance across multiple jurisdictions
Successfully reduced labor and employment law violations by 60% through proactive legal consulting and training initiatives
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett September 2011 - December 2013
Junior Attorney
Performed in-depth legal research that aided in case preparations, contributing to a 88% win rate
Collaborated on family law cases, ensuring a amicable resolution in 70% of cases
Assisted in drafting clear and reliable legal opinions that informed strategic legal decisions
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2011
Master of Laws (LL.M) - Corporate Law
Specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance
Resume Worded University June 2008
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Graduated with First Class Honors
Additional study in Intellectual Property Law
Litigation & Regulation: Securities Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment Law, Corporate Governance
Legal Research & Software: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Pacer, LiveNote, Relativity, CaseMap, Aderant
Other Legal Skills: Contract Drafting, Negotiation, Legal Advice, Legal Document Review, Client Management
Certifications: Admitted to New York State Bar (2011), Certified Contract Manager - National Contract Management Association
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro bono work for NYC Legal Aid Society, Mentor at Law Without Borders
Continued Learning: Attended 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting, Regularly attend webinars on updates in corporate law
Your Name
Corporate Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2019 - Present
Senior Corporate Counsel
Introduced a proactive legal risk management strategy, reducing legal disputes by 40%
Drafted, negotiated, and reviewed 500+ legal contracts, eliminating loopholes and safeguarding company interests
Developed an intellectual property protection strategy, securing 20+ company trademarks and patents
Implemented a comprehensive legal compliance program resulting in zero regulatory issues
Led negotiations in high-stake business contracts, resulting in securing million-dollar contracts
Microsoft July 2015 - January 2019
Corporate Counsel
Handled corporate law matters for the organization resulting in maintenance of legal standards and business ethics
Advised stakeholders on arbitration strategies that resulted in the favorable resolution of 80% of disputes
Conducted comprehensive legal research to support critical litigation cases
Linklaters LLP April 2013 - June 2015
Law Clerk
Assisted in the prep of 100+ legal documents, including agreements and contracts, complying with legal standards
Supported senior counsels in dispute resolution cases, contributing to a 65% decrease in litigation costs
Perform accurate legal research that supported a 70% victory rate for civil litigation cases
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
Certification: Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Completed the program while serving as a full-time Corporate Counsel at Microsoft
Resume Worded University June 2013
Master of Law (LLM) - Corporate Law
Focus Areas: Compliance, Corporate Governance, and Securities Regulation
Legal Expertise: Corporate Structuring, Contractual Agreements, Legal Compliance, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Securities Law
Technical Skills: MS Office (Expert), Legal Research Software (Westlaw, LexisNexis), Document Management Systems (iManage, Worldox)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Corporate Counsel (CCC) by the Association of Corporate Counsel
Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Corporate Counsels (ACC)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Clinic Volunteer Lawyer, Pro-bono Representation for Non-profits
Your Name
Litigation Lawyer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Senior Litigation Lawyer
Successfully represented high-profile clients in 70+ commercial and civil litigation cases with a 98% success rate
Supervised a team of 8 junior lawyers, improving their performance by 30% via comprehensive legal training
Developed strategic litigation methodologies that resulted in reduction of litigation time by 40%
Instrumental in the resolution of a landmark criminal law case that led to significant legislative changes
Deployed mediation techniques to settle 60% of dispute cases out of court, saving approximately $800K in potential litigation costs
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer September 2014 - February 2019
Litigation Lawyer
Drove a team to prepare for and deliver top performance in 40+ legal trials
Created detailed litigation reports, which led to an improvement in case strategy and an increased win-rate of 30%
Managed all aspects of complex family law cases, leading to satisfactory resolution for 90% of clients
Morrison & Foerster LLP June 2011 - August 2014
Associate Lawyer
Participated actively in high-stakes corporate law cases that led to savings of $500K in potential damages
Assisted in preparing and delivering legal advice on a diverse range of legal issues
Accurately conducted legal document preparation, supporting the efficiency of case proceedings
Resume Worded University June 2009
Master of Law in Litigation
Specialized in Company law ligation
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2006
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Emphasis on Civil and Criminal Procedure
Awards: Dean's List 2004 & 2005
Litigation: Negotiation, Mediation, Appeals, Creditors rights, Bankruptcy, Public Interest Litigation
Legal Research: WestLaw, LexisNexis, Justia, Legal research & writing, Regulatory Research, Case Law
Legal Software: Clio Manage, MyCase, Zola Suite, Legal Files, ProLaw, PracticePanther
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Mandarin (Conversational)
Certifications: Member of The American Bar Association, Certified Mediator
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Coordinator at Legal Aid Society, Mentor & Sponsor at The Innocence Project
Public Speaking: Panelist on 'Trends in Commercial Litigation' at the National Business Institute, Keynote Speaker at 'New Advances in Corporate Law' Symposium
Publications: Published 'The Changed Landscape of Corporate Litigation' in the Journal of Business Law
Your Name
District Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Los Angeles County District Attorney's office November 2017 - Present
District Attorney
Recommend the initiation and dismissal of criminal charges by reviewing detailed reports from the Criminal Investigations Division. These decisions affected over 1,000 cases annually.
Spearheaded a task force that greatly reduced case backlog by implementing a hybrid mediation-criminology approach, thus ensuring swift justice.
Developed and implemented enhanced legal research techniques using Westlaw and LexisNexis, leading to an increase in case win rates by 27%.
Led a team of junior attorneys in preparing and presenting at over 500 appeals and jury trials annually.
Oversaw the successful prosecution of high-profile cases, utilizing advanced criminal law, which brought about a 35% increase in successful convictions.
Resume Worded February 2014 - October 2017
Senior Deputy District Attorney
Presented compelling oral arguments in 85% of assigned hearings, effectively leading to favorable judgments.
Employed trial practice principles in complex litigation, resulting in a record of 75% successful jury trials.
Successfully managed a diverse docket of 200+ cases per month by implementing an optimization procedure that increased efficiency by 45%.
San Francisco County District Attorney's Office March 2011 - January 2014
Deputy District Attorney
Achieved a conviction rate of 75% on 600+ cases per year by employing a unique blend of criminal law principles and effective trial practice strategies.
Drastically improved procedural processes by creating a new indexing system for handling motions, cutting research time by 60%. June 2008 - February 2011
Litigation Associate
Conducted thorough legal research, leading to strong defenses in 60+ litigation cases annually.
Utilized advanced knowledge of civil litigation to play an integral role in successfully mediating 100+ cases over three years, saving the firm an estimated $2 million in potential trial costs.
Resume Worded University August 2010
Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) - Criminal Law
Named on Dean's List for exceptional academic performance
Resume Worded University June 2006
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science
Specialization in Criminal Justice
Recognized with Academic Achievement Award in 2005
Litigation Skills: Jury Trials, Plea Bargains, Pretrial Motions, Legal Research, Case Investigation, Appellate Practice
Legal Software: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, Legal Files, CaseMap, Time Matters, TrialDirector
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Proficient)
Interrogation Techniques: Reid Technique, Information Gathering, Kinesic Interview, Cognitive Interviewing, PEACE Method
Certifications: Bar Certification, State Bar of California (2010), Certified in Criminal Justice, American Board of Criminal Lawyers (2018)
Awards: Prosecutor of the Year, Los Angeles County (2019), Best in Trial Advocacy, Resume Worded Institute (2009)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Lawyers Without Borders (2012-Present), Board Member, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation (2016-Present)
Public Speaking: Guest Speaker, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Seminar (2018), Panelist, National Advocacy Center Training Seminar (2016)
Your Name
Senior Deputy District Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2017 - Present
Senior Deputy District Attorney
Managed and trained a team of 20 junior attorneys, fostering team cohesiveness and enhancing litigation skills.
Developed and implemented a new document management system that reduced average case processing times by 40%, greatly increasing the number of cases handled.
Successfully litigated high-stakes trials with an 85% conviction rate by utilizing trial practices and the integration of Westlaw and LexisNexis research tools.
Improved department efficiency by 35% by spearheading the digitization of archived legal documents and implementation of an electronic filing system.
Employed alternative dispute resolution methods to settle 60% of civil litigation cases pretrial, cutting down litigation costs by 30%.
Los Angeles County District Attorney's office January 2013 - June 2017
Deputy District Attorney
Resolved over 600 criminal justice cases per year by conducting thorough investigations and presenting persuasive arguments during trials.
Developed a streamlined approach to legal writing, leading to an improvement in the clarity and persuasive power of court briefs and memoranda.
Generated comprehensive case strategies based on substantive legal research, increasing success rate in motions filed by 25%. August 2009 - December 2012
Criminal Defense Attorney
Achieved positive verdicts in 70% of jury trials, utilizing criminal defense strategies.
Played a crucial role in mediating over 90 criminal disputes, thereby preventing costly and lengthy trials.
San Francisco County District Attorney's Office September 2007 - July 2009
Law Clerk
Prepared legal briefs and motions, contributing significantly to the successful prosecution of serious crimes.
Assisted with the successful handling of over 300 cases through strong legal research and drafting skills.
Resume Worded University June 2009
Juris Doctorate - Criminal Law
Scheduled courses part-time while practicing at
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2006
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Awards: Resume Worded Political Science Award (Top 5% of Class)
Legal Research & Writing: Legal Writing, Documentation, Criminal Law Procedures, Negotiation, LexisNexis, Westlaw, PACER
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Clio Legal Software
Trial & Litigation: Trial Preparation, Prosecution, Defense, Evidence Handling, Witness Interviewing, Courtroom Decorum
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Criminal Trial Attorney (2017), Certified Bar Association Mediator (2015)
Leadership & Volunteering: Local Bar Association (Board Member and Legal Clinic Volunteer), Youth Mentor for Young Offenders (2009-Present)
Publications: Authored 'Effective Negotiation in Criminal Cases', 'Understanding Prosecution: A Guide for Young Lawyers'
Training: Regular Speaker at Resume Worded Legal Conferences, Law Enforcement Training Facilitator
Your Name
Criminal Defense Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE August 2016 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorney
Successfully defended clients in over 100 felony cases annually by meticulous application of criminal defense strategies.
Improved client satisfaction rates by 50% by streamlining the legal issues management process.
Leveraged litigation and appeal experience to overturn wrong convictions in 15% of appealed cases.
Helped clients negotiate favorable settlements in over 60 criminal investigations, thereby avoiding harsh sentences.
Managed a team of paralegals and junior attorneys to prepare for trial, ensuring optimum case management and preparation.
Resume Worded March 2013 - July 2016
Litigation Associate
Handled over 70 commercial litigation cases annually by implementing effective litigation strategies.
Reduced client costs by 30% by effectively mediating over 50 cases before reaching court.
Los Angeles County District Attorney's office August 2010 - February 2013
Junior Attorney
Assisted in the successful prosecution of 50+ criminal cases annually performing all necessary legal writing and research.
Streamlined the case handling process by implementing a digital document management system, reducing paperwork by 60%.
San Francisco County District Attorney's Office May 2009 - July 2010
Legal Intern
Gained hands-on trial practice experience through attending and documenting various hearings and trials.
Improved the efficiency of senior attorneys by managing case files and legal research.
Resume Worded University June 2010
Juris Doctor (JD)
Focus on Criminal Jurisprudence
Dissertation: Defense Strategies in Criminal Cases
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Minor in Legal Studies
Winner of the 2007 Academic Excellence Award
Legal Research & Drafting Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, Legal Files, AbacusLaw, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Legal Concepts: Criminal Law, Civil Rights Law, Evidence, Contract Law, Torts, Legal Writing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Board Certified in Criminal Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Training: Completed Intensive Trial Advocacy Skills Training from the National Criminal Defense College
Publications: Co-Authored 'Navigating Complex Criminal Defense Cases', published in the California Legal Review
Volunteering: Provide Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the Resume Worded Foundation
Your Name
Real Estate Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2018 – Present
Senior Real Estate Attorney
Steered a team of 6 junior lawyers, reducing real estate transaction times by 25% through the implementation of technological solutions.
Expertly carried out due diligence on over $100M worth of commercial real estate, ensuring all legal intricacies were considered.
Devised strategy for residential real estate acquisitions that secured 30% tax savings, conducting in-depth research on recent legal adjustments.
Headed litigation on complex property law disputes, successfully securing favorable outcomes in 85% of cases.
Streamlined commercial leasing proceedings, resulting in 15% quicker closings through efficient contract negotiations.
Resume Worded January 2015 – June 2018
Real Estate Attorney
Mitigated risk in commercial property purchases by refining company's due diligence system, averting potential issues worth $5M.
Reduced legal disputes by 20% through effective mediation for real estate transactions.
Crafted 50+ legally solid real estate contracts, including those for commercial leasing, directly boosting company revenue by 15%.
Jones Lang LaSalle January 2012 – December 2014
Legal Associate
Assisted with the drafting of thorough title insurance policies, safeguarding clients against future property claims.
Supported corporate law cases, contributing to the resolution of 35+ cases involving real estate development issues.
Conducted detailed legal research for 80+ residential real estate cases to provide an accurate foundation for case strategy.
Resume Worded Institute May 2018
Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law
Part-time Certification coinciding with tenure at Resume Worded
Resume Worded University May 2011
Juris Doctor in Law
Specialization in Property Law & Real Estate Transactions
Achievements: Summa Cum Laude Graduate & Ignatian Scholar (Top 5% of the class)
Legal Documents Drafting & Negotiation : Leases, Deeds, Purchase Agreements, Closing Documents, Easements, Loan Documentation, Title Examination, Escrow Agreements
Legal Software : LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, Aderant, ProLaw, MyCase, Worldox, Legal Files, Amicus Attorney
Regulatory Compliance: Zoning Laws, Land Use Regulations, ADA Compliance, Fair Housing Act, RESPA, Truth in Lending Act
Continuing Education: Annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) In Real Estate over past 8 years
Professional Affiliations: Member of American Bar Association, Member of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
Awards: Recipient of Excellence Award in Client Service at (2020), Most Successful Case Settlement Award at Resume Worded (2017)
Volunteer Experience: Pro-bono legal consultation services for Housing Rights Initiative
Your Name
Corporate Real Estate Lawyer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2017 - Present
Lead Corporate Real Estate Lawyer
Reduced client risk by 25% through meticulous conducting and reporting of due diligence during commercial property acquisitions.
Researched and provided incisive legal advice on real estate transactions worth over $500M, ensuring all contracts adhered to recent changes in property law.
Developed a contract negotiation strategy that led to the seamless acquisition of multiple multi-million-dollar commercial properties.
Successfully negotiated terms for complex commercial leases that resulted in annual savings of $2M for corporate clients.
Provided clear, concise and successful litigation in complex property law disputes, maintaining a success rate of over 90%.
Resume Worded October 2013 - March 2017
Corporate Real Estate Lawyer
Delivered positive outcomes in 80% of commercial litigation cases through a refined problem-solving approach.
Audited leasing processes, and identified loopholes leading to 15% improvement in lease administration.
Handled successful corporate mediation sessions, reducing litigation proceedings by 20%.
Baker McKenzie July 2010 - September 2013
Legal Advisor
Provided legal research for over 200 real estate transactions, contributing to more informed decision making.
Assisted with the formulation of legal strategies for 75+% of commercial real estate development cases.
Played a key role in crafting and executing legal solutions for residential real estate, contributing to a 20% increase in departmental efficiency.
Resume Worded University Aug 2010
Master of Laws (LLM) - Corporate Law
Specialization: Real Estate Law
Resume Worded University June 2008
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Recipient of Top Graduating Student Award
Minors in Commercial Law
Legal Knowledge: Corporate Law, Commercial Property Law, Landlord and Tenant Law, Construction Law, Zoning Law, Real Estate Transactions, Contract Law
Techniques: Contract Drafting, Legal Research, Due Diligence, Lease Agreements, Mergers & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory Compliance
Software Proficiency: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Legal Tracker, Clio, Microsoft Office Suite, E-discovery Tools, Contract Express, PDF Expert
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), German (Conversational)
Certifications: Accredited Member of the American Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Services - Community Legal Aid, Mentor - Future Legal Eagles Program,
Publications: Authored 'Implications of New Commercial Leasing Legislation' in Real Estate Law Journal, Co-authored 'Trends in Corporate Real Estate Law' published in the ACLA Review
Your Name
Commercial Property Lawyer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2016 - Present
Senior Commercial Property Lawyer
Brokered advantageous commercial property deals worth over $150M, leveraging expert contract negotiation skills.
Reduced client disputes by 30% by meticulously managing lease administration processes.
Conducted due diligence for 300+ real estate transactions, ensuring clients' interests were protected.
Played a significant role in outlining strategies for litigation, contributing to a case success rate of over 85%.
Effectively managed a team of 10 associates, improving productivity by 20% through instigated initiatives.
Resume Worded August 2011 - May 2016
Commercial Property Lawyer
Led a team of 5, upping efficiency in clearance research for title insurance issuance by 15%.
Played a key role in preparing legal documentation for commercial leasing contracts, thereby expediting case closures by 10%.
Successfully conducted in-depth research into recent real estate development regulations and laws.
Kirkland & Ellis January 2008 - August 2011
Contributed to the winning strategies of 50+ legal cases, providing due diligence and in-depth legal research.
Assisted with the drafting of residential real estate contracts, accelerating transactions by 10%.
Managed legal documentation for 120+ cases, enabling efficient coordination across the team.
Resume Worded University July 2007
Master of Laws (LLM) - Real Estate Law
Specialization in Commercial Property Law
Resume Worded University May 2005
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Majored in Contract Law
Activities: Moot Court, Legal Minds Club
Legal Platforms: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, PCLaw, Rocket Matter
Property Law Concepts: Lease agreements, Rent reviews, Sale and Acquisitions, Environmental issues, Licensing, Easements
Additional Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Legal Research, M&A Due Diligence
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) certification
Awards: Resume Worded 'Outstanding Advocate' Award (2016, 2018)
Membership: British Property Federation, Member (2012-Present)
Volunteering: Legal Aid Services, Volunteer Lawyer (2009-Present)
Your Name
Trial Lawyer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Lead Trial Lawyer
Spearheaded litigation strategies that led to a 96% success rate in over 250 trial cases, securing favorable outcomes for clients.
Managed corporate law transactions, including due diligence, mergers and acquisitions leading to a corporate growth of 79%.
Applied legal research to draft and present defense arguments in high-profile criminal law cases, securing acquittals against severe charges.
Implemented strategies in commercial litigation that resulted in resolution of complex contractual disputes, saving clients millions in potential damages.
Elevated the team’s efficiency by 47% through implementation of a novel cross-referencing system integral to legal writing. March 2018 - December 2020
Senior Associate Lawyer
Achieved over $10M in managed settlements in civil litigation by leveraging expert negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
Efficiently performed contract law reviews for cross-border transactions that reduced legal risks by 35%.
Effectively provided legal advice that saw 98% of disputes resolved before reaching trial.
Led labor and employment law reform policy in the company resulting in a 40% decrease in workforce turnover.
White & Case LLP June 2015 - February 2018
Associate Lawyer
Developed tactics in arbitration that resulted in favorable decisions for clients in over 60% of cases.
Managed a significant amount of family law cases, surpassing senior colleagues with a win rate of 86%.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Juris Doctor
Top 10% of Graduating Class, Focused in Criminal Law
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Master of Arts in Political Science
Thesis: 'Digital Forensics in Legal Cases: An Expanding Field', Awarded Political Science Major of the Year
Legal Expertise: Legal Research, Litigation, Criminal Defense, Civil Lawsuits, Legal Writing, Intellectual Property Law
Technologies: Legal Research Software (LexisNexis, Westlaw), Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Mediator - National Association of Certified Mediators (2022), Member - The State Bar Association
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member - Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Lawyer - Innocence Project
Awards: Barrister Award for Trial Advocacy (2020), Rising Star Super Lawyer (2019)
Your Name
Commercial Litigator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Senior Commercial Litigator
Led the law firm's commercial litigation department to a win rate of over 90% in a highly competitive legal landscape.
Used advanced legal research and writing skills to prepare and advance compelling arguments saving corporate clients over $11M in potential liabilities.
Provided comprehensive legal advice that navigated client companies through complex cross-border transactions, enabling a successful international expansion.
Negotiated commercially viable M&A deals resulting in approximately $20M increase in corporate capital.
Built and trained a troop of junior lawyers resulting in an increase in team efficiency by 30% within the first six months of tenure. February 2019 - March 2022
Commercial Litigator
Led a team of 5 lawyers to win a landmark intellectual property dispute, saving the client's product from getting pulled from market.
Utilized arbitration methods in multiple inter-business conflicts, resulting in an 81% dispute resolution rate before trial.
Increased efficiency by 45% through the incorporation of AI tools for legal research and drafting.
Allen & Overy LLP July 2016 - January 2019
Junior Litigator
Contributed to several corporate governance reforms through advice usage of property law norms, leading to boosted commercial growth.
Aided senior team members in legal due diligence for high-stake transactions, ensuring accuracy and reducing potential risks.
Resume Worded University January 2016
Master of Laws (LL.M) - Commercial Law
Specialized in Intellectual Property and International Trade
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Graduated with Honors
Active Member: University Moot Court Committee
Legal research tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, PACER
Technical skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Legal Document Management (LDM), Adobe Acrobat
Writing & Reporting: Legal Report Writing, Legal Analysis, Regulatory Filings, Legal Documentation, Legal Research
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Mediator - National Association for Community Mediation (2021)
Publications: Published: 'Understanding the Legal Principles in International Trade' - Legal Intelligencer (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Legal Advisor - Non-profit Organizations, Presidency, Resume Worded Legal Aid Clinic (2016-Present)
Your Name
Litigation Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2021 - Present
Senior Litigation Attorney
Directed significant cases pertaining to M&A transactions involving due diligence and legal writing resulting in profitable business consolidations.
Rendered robust legal advice based on detailed legal research in commercial dealings and contractual disputes, maintaining a 95% client satisfaction rate.
Used strategic defensive techniques to secure significant rulings in international law cases involving businesses.
Reduced the rate of trials through pre-trial dispute resolution techniques by 35%, saving clients time and resources.
Revitalized legal practices resulting in an annual growth of 55% in the law department. January 2017 - April 2021
Litigation Attorney
Managed legal teams to prepare for high-stake corporate law trials that led to a win ratio of 89%.
Achieved successful results in complex civil litigation cases dealing with labor and employment law disputes.
Formulated effective litigation strategies to tackle 100+ contractual disputes, resulting in over $14M in savings in potential claims.
Latham & Watkins August 2014 - December 2016
Assistant Litigator
Assisted lead attorneys in preparing for intellectual property disputes, which resulted in client patents remaining protected.
Increased efficiency in legal research by training a team of interns in the usage of latest legal databases.
Resume Worded Institute June 2021
Certificate in Advanced Litigation Strategies
Focus on optimizing legal practices with innovative technology solutions
Resume Worded University May 2014
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Received Fredrickson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
President, Student Bar Association
Legal: Complex Civil Litigations, Corporate Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuits, Appellate Practice, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration
Legal Software: Clio Manage, MyCase, PracticePanther, Legal Files, Lexicata, Relativity (Advanced)
Research & Documentation: Legal Research, Preparing Legal Documents, Drafting Pleadings, Contract Review, Witness Preparation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Your Name
Judge Advocate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Judge Advocate
Headed a diverse team of 10 legal professionals, increasing team efficiency by 30% through my leadership and organizational strategies.
Leveraged expertise in international law to handle complex multinational cases and reduced average case close-out time by 45%
Provided legal advice during high-risk judgements, reducing the company's litigation risk by 40%.
United States Department of Defense June 2017 - December 2021
Associate Judge Advocate
Managed comprehensive legal research in major felony cases leading to a 25% increase in successful trial defense
Conducted over 50 administrative law hearings, maintaining a 98% success rate in defensively representing the organization.
Enhanced the criminal defense process by implementing streamlined procedures, leading to a 30% reduction in case backlog.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master's Degree in Jurisprudence
Graduated with honors, focusing on International Law and Military Affairs
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Graduate Certification - Military Law
Awarded for proficiency in understanding and application of Military Laws and Procedures
Legal Analysis: Criminal Law, Securities Law, Patent Law, Military Law, Immigration Law, Family Law
Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, MyCase, Timeslips, PracticePanther
Processes: Arbitration, Mediation, Advocacy, Legal Compliance, Legal Research, Legal Writing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Advanced), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Military Lawyer, Certified Federal Courts Practitioner
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Bar Association Military Law Committee, Member, International Military Jurisdiction Network
Honors & Awards: Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Recipient of the National Defense Service Medal
Publications: Author of 'The Military Law Handbook' published in 2020, Contributed to 'International Military Jurisdiction' published in 2018
Your Name
Military Appeals Judge
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Chief Military Appeals Judge
Directed military appeals on high-profile cases, overturning unjust sentences in 35% of cases
Designed and implemented legal protocol for military operations, fortifying compliance by 80%
Guided a 20-member team in civil litigation cases, securing positive outcomes in 75% of cases.
United States Military January 2018 - February 2021
Legal Advisor
Advised on national security matters, contributing to a 20% improvement in decision-making
Implemented Westlaw for legal research, enhancing research quality and expediting resolution time by 40%
Mediated military justice trials, achieving a 95% fair outcome rate.
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Laws (LLM) - Military Law
Specialisation in International Humanitarian law
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
President, Student Legal Society
Legal Research & Analysis Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, Tabs3, CaseMap, DocuMatrix
Litigation Skills: Motions Practice, Legal Writing, Legal Research, Legal Analysis, Trial Practice, Appeal Procedures
Certifications: Board Certified Specialist in Military Law - National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro bono legal adviser, (2018-2021); Mentor, Military Transition Support Program (2016-2018)
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Bar Association; Member, National Academy of Legal Studies
Your Name
Criminal Defense Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2021 - Present
Senior Criminal Defense Attorney
Directed a team of 15 legal professionals, increasing client satisfaction rate by 25% through effective defense strategies.
Achieved a 98% successful outcome rate in criminal law cases through meticulous legal writing and research.
Decisively won 80% of appeals through acute expertise in litigation, leading to substantial client savings.
Cooley LLP July 2016 - April 2021
Assistant Criminal Defense Attorney
Administered legal processes for government agencies, reducing processing time by 30%
Handled 100+ hearings, maintaining a high success rate through thorough preparation and strong legal knowledge.
Boosted team efficiency by 20% through employing detail-oriented administrative law tactics.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Master of Laws (LL.M) - Criminal law
Graduated with Distinction, maintaining a GPA of 3.9
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Focus on Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
Dean's List 2012 (Top 10% of Class)
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Legal Research and Writing, Bloomberg Law, PACER
Courtroom Proficiency: Litigation, Advocacy, Legal Drafting, Oral Argument, Evidence Interpretation, Case Management, Trial Preparation
Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, Homicide Defense, Drug Case Defense, DUI Defense
Legal Software: Clio Law, PracticePanther, MyCase, Legal Files, TimeMatters
Certifications: Certification in Criminal Justice (National Institute of Criminal Defense, 2017), Legal Communications Certification (American Bar Association, 2016)
Associations: American Bar Association (Member since 2014), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member since 2014)
Awards: Lawyer of the Year (American Bar Association, 2021), Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America (The National Trial Lawyers, 2020)
Continuing Education: Criminal Defense Practice Update (LexisNexis Webinar, 2022)
Your Name
Litigation Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Litigation Associate
Leveraged legal research tools, including Westlaw and LexisNexis, to gather and analyze supportive case information resulting in 80% successful dispute resolutions
Authored and reviewed legal documents including depositions, motions, and appeals leading to favorable company litigation outcomes
Successfully represented 10+ high value commercial litigation cases, securing favorable verdicts and settlements
Proposed and executed strategic legal advice, proving instrumental in securing 5 multimillion-dollar settlements in 2 years
Enhanced internal processes for evidence gathering, reducing research hours by 30% and increasing team efficiency January 2017 - May 2019
Junior Associate
Executed legal writing duties, drafting corporate contracts and successfully facilitated corporate law transactions within the firm
Assisted in mediations and arbitration, resulting in satisfactory resolution of 60% of cases without proceeding to trial
Managed due diligence in intellectual property cases, helping to win a high-profile patent infringement case
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP April 2015 - December 2016
Facilitated collection of case evidence for 10+ litigation cases, improving case preparedness by 40%
Compiled and delivered class action lawsuits documentation, aiding in effective decision-making by the attorneys
Assisted associates in preparation for trial practice, increasing efficiency by 25%
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Laws (LLM) - Litigation Law
Specialized in Civil Litigation, Corporate Litigation and Intellectual Property Rights
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Major: Corporate Law, minors in Contract Law and Intellectual Property Law
Awards: Dean's list 2011 (Top 5%)
Litigation: Civil Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Intellectual Property Rights, Contract Law
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Casetext, Google Scholar, Fastcase
Software: MS Office Suite (Proficient), Adobe Acrobat Pro (Proficient), Document Management System (Proficient)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Diploma in Arbitration, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution - World Legal Institute
Volunteering: Pro Bono Lawyer at Community Legal Center, assisting low-income clients with their legal issues
Awards: Nominee - 'Young Lawyer of the Year' award by American Bar Association, for outstanding case representation
Memberships: Member - American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Your Name
Legal Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded September 2018 - Present
Legal Counsel
Directed legal strategies during litigation and arbitration proceedings, achieving a 75% success rate
Advocated and represented the company in complex civil litigation cases, leading to a 90% win rate
Planned and accomplished effective risk management strategies, reducing potential legal issues by 60%
Provided valuable legal advice concerning contractual obligations, preventing potential lawsuits
Oversaw and improved legal protocols and practices, amplifying team efficiency by 20% April 2016 - August 2018
Litigation Associate
Employed legal research tools such as Westlaw to derive essential case elements
Secured 4 favorable settlements in high value commercial litigation cases in a span of 2 years
Streamlined process for drafting depositions and motions, cutting document preparation time by 30%
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP June 2014 - March 2016
Prepared exhibits and documentation for intellectual property cases
Assisted in meeting hearings deadlines by efficiently managing pertinent case data
Supported associates through trial practice process, increasing effectiveness by 15%
Resume Worded University March 2014
Master of Laws (LL.M) - Corporate Law
Special focus on Contracts, Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Concentration in Business Law
Awards: Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Legal Expertise: Corporate Law, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Contract Law, Labor Law
Technical Proficiency: Legal Research Software (LexisNexis, Westlaw), Microsoft Office Suite, Legal Document Management Software
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: Bar Admission (New York, 2014), Certified Legal Project Manager (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Attorney, Pro Bono Project (Provided free legal services to underrepresented communities)
Professional Associations: Active Member, American Bar Association (2014-Present), Active Member, Association of Corporate Counsel (2018-Present)
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Steered 7 multimillion-dollar lawsuits to beneficial resolutions employing astute legal strategies
Advanced client interests in civil litigation settlements, achieving 85% success rate
Pioneered a unique dispute resolution strategy, expediting case turnaround rate by 30%
Crafted 10+ legal contracts within corporate law ensuring legal soundness
Orchestrated core trial practice ensuring 90% readiness for all cases in the legal team
Resume Worded August 2017 - December 2019
Litigation Associate
Generated beneficial case outcomes using Westlaw and LexisNexis for effective information gathering
Stanched company losses through proactive legal writing and advice in commercial litigation
Heavily involved in motions, depositions, and appeals leading to impressive case success rate
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP April 2015 - July 2017
Spearheaded class actions documentation processes, shaping up robust legal claims
Involved in breakthrough intellectual property case, providing essential research and data collation
Collaborated in effective trial practice for multiple cases
Resume Worded University May 2017
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Recipient of Merit-Based Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Magna Cum Laude Honors
Active Member, Moot Court
Legal Software: AbacusLaw, Actionstep, Advologix, Amicus Attorney, Clio, LegalTrek
Research & Analysis Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, CaseMap, FactBox, Zola Suite
Document Creation & Management: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Workspace, Drafting Assistant, HotDocs, Legal Files
Certifications: Certified Legal Project Manager (2021), Certified E-Discovery Specialist (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member, Legal Aid Society (2021 - Present); Volunteer Attorney, Justice For All Clinic (2020 - Present)
Projects: Contributor to legal blog, LawTechWorld; topics include 'Optimal Utilization of Legal Software' and 'The Future of Legal Practice'
Your Name
Trial Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2019 - Present
Senior Trial Attorney
Led team to win 90% of personal injury law cases, via in-depth legal research and innovative trial strategies, maximizing clients' financial compensation.
Expedited resolution of over 50 cases through effective mediation, reducing court time by 35% and saving significant legal costs.
Strengthened team's legal writing skill, leading to a 20% improvement in appellate brief approvals.
Commands successful commercial litigation cases worth $5M+, consistently achieving favorable outcomes.
Supervised junior attorneys, improving overall team efficiency by 15% through mentoring initiatives. January 2015 - June 2019
Associate Attorney
Won an influential product liability case, securing a $2M settlement for the client.
Handled 150+ legal advice consultations per month, maintaining a high client satisfaction rate.
Successfully briefed and argued a complex corporate law appeal, resulting in a 75% case overturn rate for the firm.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher August 2012 - December 2014
Law Clerk
Contributed to the success of 70% of motions filed through dutiful research and preparation.
Assisted in preparing key deposition documents, leading to decisive victories in two high-profile cases.
Reduced document processing time by 20% by streamlining the firm's filing system.
Resume Worded University May 2012
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Specialization: Corporate and Intellectual Property Law
Resume Worded University May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Minor in Philosophy
Dean's List 2008 (Top 10% of Class)
Legal Research and Writing: Westlaw, LexisNexis, ABA style manual, AgileLaw
Courtroom Proficiencies: Trial Preparation, Exhibit Presentation, Mediation, Litigation, Depositions
Compliance: Regulatory Affairs, Anti-Corruption Law, Data Privacy
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Civil Trial Specialist (2020), Legal Project Management Certification Program (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Society - Volunteer Lawyer (2012 - Present), Mentor - Young Lawyers Division (2016 - Present)
Professional Affiliations: Member - American Bar Association, Member - State Bar Association
Publications: Contributor - 'Legal Innovations in Arbitration' (2018), Co-Author - 'Essentials of Patent Law' (2016)
Your Name
Associate Litigation Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Associate Litigation Attorney
Secured a 30% increase in successful tort litigation for the company through detailed legal research and an aggressive trial practice.
Prepared and filed 70+ complex legal motions resulting in a 60% favourable ruling rate.
Orchestrated and implemented comprehensive discovery strategies in commercial litigation, leading to favorable settlements in 4 major cases.
Reduced defense cost by 25% through proficient negotiation of cost-effective legal service contracts.
Streamlined legal process to improve efficiency, cutting documentation errors by 30% through the use of WestLaw. November 2014 - March 2018
Litigation Paralegal
Supported principal attorneys in criminal law cases, contributing to a 20% increase in case success rate.
Prepared and digitized over 400 pieces of legal advice, easing attorney effort in case preparation.
Enhanced team productivity by 15% by implementing new case management software.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom August 2012 - October 2014
Paralegal Intern
Delivered targeted research for over 50 depositions, enabling more efficient preparation for case hearings.
Maintained legal database to organize 5000+ case files, increasing retrieval efficiency by 40%.
Resume Worded University April 2012
Juris Doctor (JD)
Specialization in Commercial Litigation
Graduated top 15% of class with honors
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2010
Certified Paralegal (CP)
Gained extensive training in corporate law
Participated in intensive instruction on court litigation and documentation
Legal Research & Drafting: Legal Research, Legal Writing, Pleadings, Motions, Briefs, Westlaw, Lexis Nexis
Litigation Tools: CaseMap, PACER, E-discovery, Relativity, Concordance, Time Matters
Communication Skills: Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Courtroom Advocacy
Organizational Skills: Case Management, Docketing, Project Management, Detail Oriented, Time Management
Certifications: Bar Admissions: New York State, American Bar Association
Continued Professional Development: Regular attendee of industry conferences and workshops - American Bar Association Annual Meeting, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Volunteer Work: Provided pro bono legal services to refugees - New York Legal Aid Society
Awards: Recipient of the 'Distinguished Legal Eagle award' by New York Lawyers Association, 2016 and 2019
Your Name
Legal Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
Corporate Legal Counsel
Saved $2M in litigation costs annually through strategic arbitration proceedings.
Contributed to the defense and settlement of a $5M product liability lawsuit.
Managed complex corporate law cases, reducing risk and safeguarding corporate assets.
Negotiated contracts and agreements, resulting in better terms and saving the company $1M annually.
Spearheaded training that improved team's ability to deliver clear, concise legal advice, leading to a 20% improvement in client satisfaction. February 2013 - April 2017
Associate Counsel
Wrote and revised 80+ legal briefs with strong attention to detail that lead to an increased success rate.
Managed regulatory compliance across all departments, reducing potential fines by 70%.
Championed a digital filing system, reducing document retrieval time by 30%.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore June 2010 - January 2013
Legal Associate
Assisted lead attorney in trials, contributing to a 60% win rate.
Conducted thorough legal research on 100+ court cases, providing comprehensive information that led to successful outcomes.
Served an integral role in preparing for 30+ arbitration hearings, leading to favorable outcomes.
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master of Laws (LLM)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Graduated magna cum laude
Active member of The Society of Corporate Lawyers
Legal Research and Analysis: LexisNexis, Westlaw, PACER, Clio, Relativity
Legal Document Preparation: Contract drafting, Corporate governance documentation, Litigation pleadings, Legal memorandums, Compliance report preparation
Statutes and Regulations: Securities laws and regulations, Corporate laws, Contract laws
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Corporate Counsel (CCC), Diplomate in Corporate Governance
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Corporate Law Advisory
Professional Associations: Member, American Bar Association, Member, The Corporate Counsel Association
Publications: Author, 'Emerging Challenges in Corporate Governance', Published in The Corporate Law Journal
Your Name
Litigation Partner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Litigation Partner
Spearheaded a team of 15 attorneys specializing in complex civil litigation cases, achieving a 90% success rate in final judgments and settlements
Implemented innovative dispute resolution strategies, reducing case trial times by 25%
Successfully litigated 7 high-profile intellectual property disputes, securing over $20m in damages January 2016 - January 2019
Senior Attorney
Expertly managed over 50 commercial litigation cases, with a cumulative value of over $100m
Developed and executed trial strategies, leading to the resolution of over 70% of cases before reaching court
Crafted persuasive legal briefs and motions that led to the dismissal of three class action lawsuits
Jones Day May 2010 - December 2015
Navigated complex regulations to defend a client from an $80m product liability claim successfully
Built a compelling case for an client's appeal in a securities litigation case, resulting in a $30m settlement reduction
Skilfully mediated 5 significant business disputes, avoiding lengthy trials and securing beneficial settlements
Resume Worded University May 2010
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Cum Laude recipient, Top 10% of the class
Resume Worded Institute May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Minor in Business Administration
Dean's List 2006-2007 (Top 10%)
Legal Research & Writing: Legal Analysis, Legal Writing, Research Methodologies, Contract Drafting, Jury Instructions, Statutory Interpretation
Litigation Skills: Depositions, Discovery, Witness Preparation, Settlement Negotiations, Trial Strategy, Trial Advocacy
Digital Skills: LexisNexis, WestLaw, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Legal Research Software
Certifications: Certified in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, American Bar Association (2020)
Awards: Senior Attorney of the Year, (2018), Rising Star, Jones Day (2012)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Society (2014-Present), Board Member, Local Bar Association (2018-Present)
Your Name
Senior Trial Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Senior Trial Attorney
Orchestrated 30 major tort cases, ensuring favorable outcomes for 80% of clients
Guided a team of 10 lawyers, increasing team productivity by 15%
Administered 5 substantial trade secret litigation cases, preventing sensitive information disclosure
Resume Worded October 2017 - March 2022
Trial Attorney
Invented comprehensive litigation strategies, resulting in $50m savings for clients
Successfully argued in 20 trial courts, with 75% resulting in a favorable outcome
Established a secure client communication platform, which improved client engagement by 30%
White & Case LLP May 2010 - September 2017
Associate Attorney
Effectively argued for summary judgment in 7 cases, saving clients significant litigation expenses
Participated in 10 mediated dispute resolution meetings, with all resulting in beneficial agreements
Provided strategic advice in a $10m contract dispute, leading to a favorable out-of-court settlement
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master of Law (LL.M) - Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Graduated summa cum laude, Top 5% of the class
Resume Worded University June 2007
Bachelor's degree - Law
Concentration in Criminal Law
Recipient of Jurisprudence Award- Torts
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, Legal Tracker, Pacer
Litigation Techniques: Investigation, Negotiation, Legal Writing, Trial Proceedings, Mediation
Regulatory Compliance: Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Data Privacy, Securities Law, Corporate Law
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, Board of Legal Specialization
Associations: Member, American Bar Association; Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Publications: Co-author of 'Advocacy Strategies for Effective Trials', Published in Legal Weekly
Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyer, provide pro bono legal services
Your Name
Dispute Resolution Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Dispute Resolution Specialist
Formulated and executed innovative dispute resolution strategies, resolving 80% of cases out of court
Saved clients approximately $5m in potential losses from lengthy trials and legal fees
Enhanced client satisfaction rate by 25% through effective communication and a personalised approach to each case
Dentons June 2015 - December 2020
Litigation Attorney
Secured 9 favorable verdicts for clients in challenging civil litigation cases
Achieved a successful resolution in an intellectual property case, leading to a $2m settlement for the client
Managed high-stress negotiations in a trade secret dispute, preventing a potential $10m lawsuit September 2009 - May 2015
Junior Attorney
Assisted in preparing and presenting 5 successful appeals cases
Contributed to successful resolution of two class action lawsuits, saving clients from substantial losses
Performed comprehensive legal research that contributed to a reduction in overall trial duration by 20%
Resume Worded University January 2009
Master of Laws (LLM) - Dispute Resolution
Focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Mediation and Arbitration
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Emphasis on Civil Litigation and Negotiation
Award: Outstanding Senior Thesis (Top 5%)
Litigation Skills: Trial Advocacy, Case Analysis, Legal Research, Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration
Legal Software: Legal Research Platforms (LexisNexis, Westlaw), Document Review Software (Relativity, Everlaw), Case Management Software (MyCase, Clio)
Legal Documents: Complaints, Motions, Legal Briefs, Settlement Agreements, Pleadings, Interrogatories
Language Proficiency: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: Certificate in Mediation - ABA (American Bar Association)
Awards & Achievements: ‘Outstanding Litigation Attorney’ Award – Dentons (2017, 2019), 'Rising Star' - (2012, 2014)
Volunteering: Pro Bono Attorney - Legal Services for the Underprivileged (2016 - Present)
Professional Memberships: Member, American Bar Association (ABA); Member, National Association of Community Mediation (NACM)
Your Name
County Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Los Angeles County January 2020 - Present
County Attorney
Spearheaded majority of criminal and civil litigations; winning over 90% of disputed cases
Provided legal advice to county officials, reducing legal infringements by 45%
Managed a team of 25 junior attorneys effectively reducing operational bottlenecks and expenses by 20%
Conceptualized and established legal protocols which improved efficiency by 63%
San Diego County April 2015 - December 2019
Deputy County Attorney
Successfully defended the county in litigation cases, cutting down litigation costs by 35%
Performed research on complex legal issues; instrumental in case win rate of 86%
Oversaw family law cases reducing case backlog by 45%
Orange County May 2011 - March 2015
Assistant County Attorney
Successfully initiated and completed over 300 administrative hearings, significantly reducing pending cases
Implemented mediation techniques, resolving 60% disputes out of court
Conducted trial practice sessions, raising efficiency of junior attorneys by 36%
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2015
Master of Laws (LLM) - Constitutional Law
Thesis: 'The Role and Limitation of a County Attorney in Public Administration'
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Criminal Justice
Specialization in State and Local Government Law
Awards: Dean's List 2008 - 2011 (Top 10%)
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, CEB OnLaw, Justia
Legal Documentation: Court Filings, Legal Drafting, Case Management, Litigation Strategies, Policy Development, Contract Negotiation
Professional Tools: Microsoft Word (Advanced), Microsoft Excel (Intermediate), Google Docs (Expert), Adobe Acrobat Pro
Certifications: Bar Certification by California State Bar Association (July 2011)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Volunteer), Debate Academy (Children Coach)
Awards: Leadership Award from the State of California for Exceptional Service in Law Enforcement (2019)
Professional Associations: American Bar Association (Active Member), California Lawyers Association (Active Member)
Your Name
Deputy County Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2019 - Present
Deputy County Attorney
Progressed over 80% of trials to beneficial conclusions, resulting in significant savings for the county
Presided over prominent litigation cases leading to a success rate increase of 40% YOY
Initiated training programs for new recruits that improved department efficiency by 25%
Streamlined legal research process leading to 30% time saved and more comprehensive results
Handled high-priority criminal law disputes, maintaining a win rate over 90%
Resume Worded July 2014 – January 2019
Associate Attorney
Demonstrated skill in legal writing, contributing to a 70% win rate in appeal cases
Assisted in commercial litigation, supporting in reducing litigation expenses by 20%
Managed and resolved multiple legal issues, leading to a 50% decline in case backlog
Resume Worded Institute June 2013
Master of Laws (LLM)
Specialization in Public Law
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Focus on Criminal Law and Constitutional Law
Awards: Top 10% of Class, Public Service Scholarship Recipient
Legal Research & Writing: Legal Analysis, Drafting Pleadings, Depositions, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER
Compliance & Regulations: Civil Rights Laws, Employment Laws, ADA, FOIA, FERPA
Technology: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Document Management Systems, e-Discovery Software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Mediator, State Bar Association
Professional Affiliations: Member, County Bar Association; Member, American Lawyers Association
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer Attorney, Resume Worded Community Clinic
Continuing Education: Attended Annual Public Law Conference, 2019-2021
Your Name
District Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Alameda County May 2018 - Present
District Attorney
Overseen jury trials leading to a conviction rate of 95%
Introduced a series of legal protocols that lowered discrepancies by 40% and improved departmental efficiency by 30%
Illustrated mastery over civil litigation and appeals, with over 85% case win rate
Spearheaded majority of high-profile criminal defense cases, successfully prosecuting over 200 cases
Managed a team of 30 junior attorneys and paralegals effectively, enhancing teamwork and mutual understanding by 70%
San Francisco County January 2014 - April 2018
Assistant District Attorney
Managed over 500 government related cases with a success rate of 92%
Conducted extensive legal research, contributing to the win of multiple critical and complex cases
Played a key role in mediation, resolving over 75% of disputes out of court
Resume Worded August 2010 - December 2013
Public Defender
Handled over 200 criminal cases, securing acquittal for about 85%
Utilized Westlaw for effective legal research, aiding in the successful closure of cases
Developed persuasive legal writing skills contributing to the high success rate in appeals
Resume Worded University June 2010
Masters of Laws (Litigation & Dispute Resolution)
President of Resume Worded Law Society
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2007
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Deans List 2006 (Top 5%)
Moot Court Champion 2007
Legal Research: LexisNexis, Westlaw, PACER, Legal Research (Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights Law)
Advocacy Techniques: Case Preparation, Negotiation, Trial Advocacy, Cross Examination, Direct Examination, Closing Argument
Legal Software: Clio, CaseMap, TimeMap, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Litigation Expert
Awards: Nominated for DA of the Year 2019 by San Francisco County Bar Association
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Advocate, Safe Harbor Project; Board Member, Legal Aid Society
Publications: Authored article on 'Prosecutorial Discretion in Criminal Cases' in National Attorneys Magazine

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What are the top skills you should add to your Attorney resume?

On top Attorney resumes, skills like Legal Advice, Corporate Law, Litigation, Legal Writing, Legal Research, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Contract Law, Family Law, Arbitration, Legal Document Preparation and Legal Contract Review can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a District Attorney and a Trade Attorney?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for District Attorney positions include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Trials
  • Litigation
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research
  • Hearings
  • Trial Practice
  • Westlaw

In comparison, skills we see on Trade Attorney resumes include:

  • Legal Advice
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Intellectual Property

What are good resume skills to include for different Attorney roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Labor And Employment Attorney: Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Trials
  • Family Law Attorney: Family Law, Trial Practice, Mediation, Legal Writing and Divorce Law
  • Estate Planning Attorney: Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Tax Planning
  • Trial Attorney: Appeals, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Arbitration and Hearings
  • Claims Attorney: Insurance Law, Litigation Management, Claims Management, Liability and Professional Liability

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