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Resume for Brian M. for Attorney / Paralegal / Legal Services in Alameda, California

Occupation: Attorney / Paralegal Industry: Legal Services
Country: United States City: Alameda
State: California ZIP: 94501

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B R I A N P . M E S S N E R
C E N T R A L A V E N U E , U N I T A , A L A M E D A , C A
T E L : • E M A I L : B M E S S N E R S F @ Y A H O O . C O M
Autonomous, resultsoriented legal professional with over years of experience working for law firms, government
agencies, and corporate employers. Multidisciplinary background includes inhouse commercial real estate law,
complex civil litigation, family law, and information technology consulting experience. Selfmotivated leader with
proven analytical, communication, negotiation, and management skills.
Contract Attorney
Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, CA
C. H. Reynolds Properties, San Jose, CA
Law Offices of David Martin, Oakland, CA
Men’s Wearhouse, Fremont, CA
Represented client in a child custody dispute; oversaw case management, including legal strategy, research,
preparation and filing of legal documents; attended court proceedings.
Reviewed, drafted and negotiated commercial real estate leases, amendments, subleases, subordinations,
estoppels, and other related instruments, memoranda, and correspondence.
Performed legal research and drafted pleadings, motions, and client correspondence for firm’s general civil
litigation practice.
Abstracted and summarized s of retail, office and warehouse leases U.S. and Canada for business uses,
including comprehensive database creation.
Provided legal advice and training for the company’s lease administration and construction departments.
Implemented new software products for use by construction and maintenance departments; developed business
policies and practices related to new software and defined user procedures.
Litigation Paralegal
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP, San Francisco, CA
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Heller Ehrman, LLP, San Francisco, CA
Managed complex litigation specializing in product liability defense.
Supervised discovery, including largevolume document collection, review, analysis and management.
Developed document review policies to ensure adherence to firm guidelines.
Performed quality control and quality assessment checks of imaged documents for production.
Collaborated with attorneys to draft and revise privilege and redaction logs.
Created and maintained deposition tracking logs; oversaw deposition scheduling and logistical arrangements.
Prepared for trial, including legal research, cite and factual checking, proofreading briefs, exhibit assembly,
filing and service of motions and supporting documents in trial and appellate courts; attended trials.
Organized complex case files, created and maintained client extranet sites, and electronic and paper databases.
Information Technology Consultant
Eaton & Associates, San Francisco, CA
Young & Rubicam, San Francisco, CA
Established and maintained client relationships, developed technology objectives and proposals, and
implemented targeted solutions for a variety of complex computerrelated technical issues.
Managed helpdesk resources and daily maintenance of over Macintosh computers, trained new employees,
maintained inventory databases, betatested software, and advised on major departmental purchases.
B R I A N P . M E S S N E R
Internships & Clerkships
Men’s Wearhouse, Fremont, CA
Honorable Robert C. Coates, San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA
Office of the Family Law Facilitator, Chula Vista, CA
San Diego County Juvenile Hall, San Diego, CA
Superior Court of California Small Claims Court, San Diego, CA
Reviewed, drafted, and prepared retail leases and supporting documents for company uses.
Conducted research on state specific escheat laws pertaining to gift certificate expiration policies.
Successfully mediated dozens of disputes between claimants in both small claims court and juvenile hall.
Reduced litigation costs by introducing database systems to manage largevolume document populations.
Performed extensive research, analysis and drafting of a law review article entitled, “Ending Chronic Homelessness in
America’s Major Cities – The Justice Systems’ Duty,” published in the University of San Francisco Law Review
Volume , Fall .
Helped selfrepresented litigants resolve a variety of family law issues including dissolution, nullity of marriage,
legal separation, paternity disputes, child custody and visitation, and spousal/child support.
Conducted client interviews and intake, reviewed court files, and prepared necessary documents required for
family law case resolution.
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
Juris Doctor
Pro Bono Honor Society
Academic Achievement Award
Environmental Law Society
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Student
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Member, State Bar of California California Bar No.
Broker, California Department of Real Estate License No.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Alameda County Bar Association
Recipient, State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services

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