Professional Resumé
& Curriculum Vitae

Professional Resume
& Curriculum Vitae

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LICENSURE

NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR, Raleigh, NC

June 2010 - Present
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
MEMBER NO. 41031
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EXPERIENCE

FLETCHER LEGAL, P.L.L.C., Charlotte, NC.

July 2019 - Present
TRIAL ATTORNEY ▪ WEB DESIGNER ▪ AUTOMATED LEGAL SOLUTIONS

BUILT A NEW TYPE OF LAW FIRM. Built and managed a new and unique type of law practice focused on helping solo attorneys improve their online presence, automate routine practices, and convert paper forms to web forms, thus reducing client expenses, improving accuracy, lowering overhead, and freeing up attorney time. 

AUTOMATED EXPUNGEMENTS. Learned WordPress, built multiple personal and client websites, and developed the first online Expungement website in North Carolina.

AUTO-GENERATED PDF’s. Expanded the idea of automated Expungements to include automation of many commonly used legal forms, including regularly used Motions, Certificates, and client letters.

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CAPTIVA RESTAURANT GROUP, Cornelius, NC.

Nov 2015 - July 2019
Manager
LEADERSHIP. Learned how to effectively manage large groups of diverse people. Recruited, interviewed, hired, trained, and managed entire restaurant staff during the opening of two new restaurants.

RESPONSIBILITY. Liable for developing weekly schedules, conducting store inventory and ordering, and establishing relationships with vendors and distributors.

SKILLED. Advanced from hourly staff to salaried management by exhibiting honest, consistent, reliable, hard-work. This accomplishment proves my ability to succeed in any line of work.

IMPROVED PROFITABILITY. Expanded reliable book of client business first developed in 2010.

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LAW OFFICE OF DEREK R. FLETCHER, P.L.L.C., Cornelius, NC.

June 2010 - 2015
SOLO TRIAL ATTORNEY

SOLO TRIAL ATTORNEY. Focus on Criminal Defense (especially DWI & Traffic), Expunging Criminal Records, and Organizing Small Businesses, while helping to resolve their legal conflicts.

ENTREPRENEUR. Organized, planned, and built a profitable business during one of the Nation’s worst economic recessions. Responsible for business operations, Networking, Client Generation and Retention, Billing, Bookkeeping and Accounting, and every other task required of a business owner. Able to prove profitability while simultaneously building a reliable book of client business.

TEACHER & MENTOR. Recruited, hired, and trained diverse staff, including 2L and 3L law-student interns. Created internal training program(s), assigned projects, provided students practical, real-world experience by requiring regular court attendance and assistance on client matters. Assigned regular research projects relevant to ongoing cases, provided feedback, and regularly communicated with school personnell.
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About

Important skills and traits

COACHABLE & TEACHABLE. I am able to explain complex, technical material to regular, non-professional people . I’ve proven this skill by persuading juries and training new legal assistants.

COACHABLE & TEACHABLE. I am able to explain complex, technical material to regular, non-professional people . I’ve proven this skill by persuading juries and training new legal assistants.

FILLER-TEXT. Licensed to practice law in all North Carolina Trial & Appellate Courts.

Education

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW, Grundy, VA.

August 2005 - May 2008
JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE (J.D.)

ACADEMIC. Graduated in the top one-third class of 2008.

COMITTED. Completed 14 week internship with Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office; able to practice law with limited practice license.

EXCEPTIONAL. Obtained highest Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam Score in School History to date.
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CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE, Jefferson City, TN.

August 2001 - May 2005
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (B.A.)

MAJOR STUDY: Political Science

MINOR STUDY: History

TEAM-PLAYER. Completed three years of Army R.O.T.C.

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LEGAL SKILLS

LEGAL RESEARCH 85%
TRIAL ADVOCACY & LITIGATION 92%
OFFICE MANAGEMENT, TRAINING & SUPERVISION 76%
NEW BUSINESS / NETWORKING / CLIENT DEVELOPMENT 87%

TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS

CIVIL LITIGATION / DISCOVERY / BILLING 58%
HARDWARE / NETWORKS / USER & SERVER OS's 94%
GRAPHICS & IMAGES / PHOTOSHOP 73%
WEB DESIGN / WORDPRESS 93%
VIDEO EDITING / OBS / PREMIER 68%
LOCAL AND REMOTE OFFICE EQUIPMENT / PRINTERS / FTP-SFTP / REMOTE 98%
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Contact

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PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Tiffany C. Kidwell

(617) 962 8802
tiffany@yourdomain.com

Joseph Waddington

(510) 894 8525
joseph@yourdomain.com

Diane Geter

(513) 585 5951
diane@yourdomain.com
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