Lawyer Sample Resume


Michael James
121 West 53rd St. Apt. B
New York, New York
Home: 212-555-3435
Cell-212-555-3436
E-mail: msj35@lawyer.com
 Objectives:
  • To secure a senior level position at a top national law firm.
  • To continue to clearly and effectively convey successful legal advice.
  • To efficiently work with a wide range of legal associates to both improve and enhance the law field.
 Achievements/Skills:
  • Licensed attorney since 1994.
  • Recognized specialty in patent law by the Virginia Law Specialization Board
  • In-depth experience with the preparation of large-scale corporate claims.
  • Extensive knowledge of trial practices and administrative procedures.
  • Able to converse openly and concisely with a diverse group of people possessing diverse backgrounds and stages of authority.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, IBM, and Apple Software.
 Education:University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville 1991-1994
Masters of Accounting, University of North Carolina School of Business, Chapel Hill July 1993
Bachelor of Science, Health Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill May 1992
 Work Experience:

Senior Lawyer, (Current position) Smith and Crosby, NYC Starting March 2005

Smith and Crosby is a large scale law practice based in New York City which provides a diverse group of clients representation for a variety of litigation matters. My duties include:

  • Meeting with clients and creating a full strategy based on both clients recommendations and needs.
  • Management of several corresponding projects while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Practicing before significant executive boards and mediators.
  • Achieving successful resolution of complex, multifaceted cases.

Patent Lawyer, Eastern Virginia Law, Charlottesville,July 1994-February 2005

Eastern Virginia Law is a small firm dedicated to the preparation and Management of patent applications by attorneys and patent agents. Eastern Virginia Law specializes in the filing of JP, US, WO, and EP jurisdictions. My duties included:
  • Review and supervision of patent research and analysis projects.
  • Provision of business expansion activities.
  • Coordination between clients and business team.
  • Perform business enhancement activities.
  • Supervise and manage several activities and projects while adhering to a tight schedule and deadline.
 Professional Affiliations:Member of the Bar, State of Virginia, 1994
Member of UVA National Law Review Board
Contributor to the National Law Review
Contributor to the East Coast Law Reviewd
 References:Available upon request.