Tel: 628-213-5197


Address: 5708 Round Up Way Bakersfield, CA 93306



Certified Loan Signing Agent Certification, 2004

National Notary Association, Chatsworth, California


Paralegal Degree, 1994

Penn Foster


Business Management Degree, 1991 (Class Valedictorian)

Kentucky Tech College, Owensboro, Kentucky

High School Diploma, 1991 (Class Valedictorian)

Owensboro Catholic High School, Owensboro, Kentucky




With over twenty-six (26) years of diverse experience as a senior litigation paralegal and law office manager providing litigation support to a multitude of attorneys in a vast array of practice areas, including but not limited to civil, real estate, employment, worker’s compensation, personal injury, probate and trust, corporate and family law.


  • Passion for deadline-driven, high-volume environments; comfortable working both independently and as an integral member of a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings.
  • Superior document drafting skills – conscientious and thorough, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Extensive knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of civil litigation.
  • Extensive experience in drafting a wide range of legal documents, including pleadings, discovery, motions, memoranda of law, briefs, judicial council forms and correspondence.
  • Strong research, investigative, analytical and writing skills.
  • Proven track record in legal research and case preparation.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills together with proven resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Competent management of multiple complex assignments.
  • Proven ability to conduct thorough court record research bringing out the most relevant points in legal documentation.
  • In-depth knowledge of discovery and e-discovery procedures.
  • Superior witness and client interview skills with the ability to obtain strong fact patterns for litigation.
  • Ability to easily grasp complex situations; adapt and learn quickly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a vast array of legal software programs.
  • Complimented by attorneys and clients for professional phone skills and interaction skills used in dealing with difficult individuals and clients.
  • Individually handled a heavy case load and assist with all aspects of the litigation lifecycle from inception through appeal.
  • Developed filing and record keeping system resulting in faster access to data.
  • Sought out and obtained new business for law firm.
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills.


*Civil Law & Litigation                                              *Personal Injury Law & Litigation

*Employment Law & Litigation                                *Corporate Law & Litigation

*Real Estate Law & Litigation                                    *Trusts & Trust Litigation

*Probate / Estate Law & Litigation                           *Essential Forms

*Bankruptcy                                                               *Foreclosures

*Family Law                                                               *Unlawful Detainer

*Domestic Violence                                                   *Forms Work Flow

*Contract Law & Litigation                                        *Collection Matters

*Law Office Management                                          *Legal Research

*Case Management                                                     *Avid Investigator

*Interview Client’s & Witnesses                                *Procurement of Public Records

*Settlement of Collection Accounts                           *Repossession

*Title Abstracting & Escrow                                      *Loan Closings

*Interpret Preliminary Title Reports                         *Bookkeeping

*County Tax Collector                                               *CT Summation

*Legal Solutions                                                          *Hot Docs

*Abacus                                                                     *Lexis

*Lexis Case Map                                                        *Lexis Time Map

*Compulaw                                                                *Westlaw




Senior Litigation Paralegal (Certified)

Russell L. Goodrow, Esq.

Goodrow Law Office

Law Chambers Building

345 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA   94102

March 2017 to Present
Senior Litigation Paralegal / Supervisor for the Legal Support Staff

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Bakersfield, CA 93304

November 2014 to Present
Senior Litigation Paralegal / Law Office Manager

Timothy Lemucchi, Esq.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

March 2013 to November 2014
Senior Litigation Paralegal

Dowling Aaron Incorporated

Bakersfield, CA   93309

February 2008 to March 8, 2013 (Laid Off)
Senior Litigation Paralegal / Legal Collections Manager

Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom

Bakersfield, CA 93301

August 2007 to February 2008 (Office Downsizing)
Senior Paralegal / Office Manager

Gerald H. Oldfield Esq.

Bakersfield, CA   93301

January 2006 – August 2007
Escrow Specialist

LandAmerica Commonwealth

9100 Ming Avenue, Suite 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311

June 2005 – December 29, 2005 (Laid Off)
Senior Paralegal / Law Office Manager

Roger Miller, Attorney at Law

Greenville, Kentucky

Senior Paralegal / Delinquent Ad Valorem Tax Collector

Darris Russell, Muhlenberg County Attorney

Greenville, Kentucky



Certified Loan Signing Agent Certification                             2004
National Notary Association

Chatsworth, California

Paralegal Degree                                                                      1994
Penn Foster

Business Management Degree                                                1991 (Class Valedictorian)
Kentucky Tech College

Owensboro, Kentucky
High School Diploma                                                              1991 (Class Valedictorian)

Owensboro Catholic High School, Owensboro, Kentucky


Kern County Paralegal Association (Former Public Information Officer)

National Notary Association

National Notary Association Signing Agent Section

American National Notary

State of California, Notary Public