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Attorney at Law (USA): 1988-2008
Private and corporate civil practice, trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, defense and plaintiff work. Extensive experience researching, writing, and arguing complicated legal matters, and communicating with judges, juries, clients, witnesses, and experts. Areas of practice and particular skills include:
• Associate attorney in plaintiff’s personal injury firm concentrating in medical malpractice, proficient in medical terminology.
• Managing attorney in insurance law practice, responsible for all administrative matters and general operation of small law office, including supervision of less experienced attorneys.
• Independent subcontractor to attorneys and law firms, analyzed and advised regarding insurance contracts.
Teacher/Translator, English as Foreign Language: 2008-Present
TOEFL-certified, teaching English to Italian adult students, specializing in Legal English and Business English. Private students have included lawyers, magistrates, judges (appellate and constitutional courts), business owners, professionals, and university students. Have also taught courses for private language schools, at businesses and law firms.
Website Preparation: 2009-Present
Assisting Italian attorneys and business professionals in the English translation/version of website information.
Italian to English, legal and medical professional documents, letters and reports.
Insurance Adjuster (USA)¬: 1978-1988
Handled all lines of claims for major insurance companies, investigating, evaluating and negotiating claims asserted by individuals and large and small businesses, including personal injury, property damage, and subrogation. Analyzed coverage issues as well as liability.
Speaker and Author, “Premises Liability: Beyond the Basics,” 1997.
Contributing author to William F. Harvey, Indiana Practice, 2d ed., Volumes 3 and 4. Assisted in editorial preparation of various chapters and prepared Author’s Comments for Rules 42 and 57.
Italy, TOEFL certification, including Business English, June, 2008
USA, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Juris Doctorate, December, 1987
USA, Indiana University, Bloomington, Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, May, 1978
Sagamore American Inns of Court: invitation-only, attorney mentor program; team organizer/secretary, responsible for coordinating meetings, preparing minutes, including research, writing, making presentations to large groups.
Legal Services Organization: intern, provided pro bono legal advice to persons of low economic, social and/or educational backgrounds.
Moot Court participant.