Over the last 5 years, I have practiced in a wide range of legal areas including family law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, debt collection and civil litigation. I have a Public Relations degree from the University of Georgia School of Journalism with an English Minor and can write anything.
Owner/Attorney Wade Law Firm, PLC
¨ Litigated in the following practice areas: Civil Litigation, Domestic Relations, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Wrongful Death, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Torts, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Corporations, Construction, Garnishments, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardian/Conservator.
¨ Researched and drafted necessary documents in the above areas of law including: complaints, answers, responses, motions, petitions, stipulations, memoranda, briefs, various contracts, settlement agreements, demand letters, cure letters, corporate documents, estate plans, etc.
¨ Managed all client matters and client contact in a full service, general practice law firm (e.g. initial consultation, reviewing client goals, negotiating and consulting with opposing counsel, co-counsel and court personnel, billing, collections, client conferences, referrals, providing updates, etc.).
¨ Managed office support staff (secretaries, paralegals, legal secretaries, bookkeepers and interns).
¨ Managed or performed bookkeeping, advertising, marketing, collections, vendor contracts and all administrative and corporate functions necessary in a solo practitioner law firm.
¨ Developed, established and implemented firm goals, standards and mission.
Doctorate, Law Georgia State University
August 2004 - May 2007
Top 1/3 Class Rank, Business and Law Society, Capital Defender Clinic, International Adjudication, Immigration Law Society, Oglethorpe Society.
Bachelors, Public Relations/English University of Georgia
August 2000 - May 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.)
Major: Public Relations; Minor: English
GPA/Honors: Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List.