Attorney Sample Resume

Morgan K. Smith
1234 Cambridge Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39000
Home: 601-555-5555
Cell: 601-555-5556
Email: mksmith@frontfocus.com

Objective

Attorney focused on providing outstanding legal assistance and counsel in a corporate setting.

Qualifications Summary
  • Negotiation skills to set up legal transactions/settlements and ensure the organization's interests are represented.
  • Outstanding arbitration and counseling skills
  • Effectively interact with both internal and external contacts
  • Coordinate legal activities and formulate contracts and policy recommendations
  • Draft documents, make recommendations and communicate with both internal and external customers.
Education
Washington University Law School
  • Juris Doctor (May 2000)
University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Science in Government (May 1994)
Work Experience
Attorney: Dec. 2003 - Present, Benson & Benson., Jackson, MS
  • Provide professional legal assistance, advice and counsel to corporate management regarding legal rights, obligations and privileges of corporations to enhance the internal decision-making process and ensure adequate protection of the Company's legal rights, interests and objectives.
  • Study constitution, statutes, decisions and ordinances of judicial bodies.
  • Prepare and present project proposals and negotiate with federal and state agencies to achieve program goals.
  • Prepare legal memorandum on litigation issues.  
Attorney: May 2000 - Dec. 2003, Carlson, Wells and Stowe, Jackson, MS
  • Drew up contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, employment,insurance and other matters.
  • Examined legal data to determine advisability of defending lawsuits.
  • Negotiated complex legal contracts and transactions.
  • Prepared, filed and prosecuted patent, trademark, and copyright applications personally and via outside counsel.
  • Rendered legal advice on protection of intellectual property rights in inventions and in products/services.
  • Reviewed organizational documents and prepared and examined contracts which involved government grants, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, insurance, and/or easements.
Professional Affiliations
Mississippi State Bar Association Member
Board of Directors, Youth Council on Leadership
Associate Editor, The Law Review, 2005-2006  

Languages
Fluent in Spanish and English