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CONTRACT PARALEGAL AND
TRIAL PRESENTATION SUPPORT SERVICES
Ronald S. Walters is an A.B.A. certified paralegal with more than 20 years of experience providing litigation support and courtroom trial services. He is an expert in audiovisual equipment installation and management, electronic exhibit preparation and presentation via TrialDirector and PowerPoint.
Paralegal costs are generally passed on to the client for 3-4 times costs. Like any other team member, paralegal services will generate a profit. For further details, please email [email protected]
SUMMARY OF INDEPENDENT PARALEGAL SERVICES
RONALD S. WALTERS, ABA Certified Paralegal
Independent and experienced 20 year Litigation Paralegal
Emphasis Complex Business Litigation, Products Liability, Automotive, Asbestos and Toxic Tort, Investigative work. Tech, software, and trial savvy.
September 2015 - Present
Providing paralegal support to various attorneys remotely around the United States, including preparing examination material for depositions, subpoenas, issue spotting document productions, preparing electronic versions of productions, privilege review and redaction.
August 2015 – September 2015
Acquired Independent contract work from major Fortune 500 company To supervise redaction project using my own proprietary software Redaction Blaster. Report to The project manager on a weekly basis and monitor support paralegals to ensure project completion deadlines.
Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
July 2014 – August 2015
General responsibilities include providing support for general business litigation trial preparation, summarizing medical records, preparing records subpoenas, conducting records searches and maintenance in Summation database to prepare witness and trial binders, and trial preparation. Participate as an active team member in trial, setup audio/visual equipment, laptops, and operating Trial Director software during opening, witness examination, cross and closing. (started as a temp to perm position in July 2014 and became a full time employee in October 2014)
Dykema Gossett LLP
April 2011 – April 2014
General responsibilities include providing support for product liability cases and asbestos litigation. Responsibilities include reviewing document productions to prepare witness binders and issue spot to build facts for case, prepare and respond to discovery requests, subpoenas and maintain the Summation database, conducting privilege reviews and coordinate with witnesses and experts. Specific trial responsibilities include preparing witness examination binders, trial exhibits, trial subpoenas, motion binders. Also responsible for preparing opening and closing statements with attorneys and running Trial Director while witnesses are on the stand.
Conducted asset searches, witness locates, service of process, records requests, surveillance, prepared reports regarding same, and attended depositions with attorneys on behalf of the firm.
Federal Public Defender
February 2007 – March 2011
Paralegal, Capital Habeas Unit
General responsibilities include providing support to attorneys and investigators in the representation of death sentenced prisoners in federal and state habeas corpus litigation proceedings, as well as noncapital habeas inmates and federal criminal defendants. Specific responsibilities include, organizing material for inclusion into Summation database, identifying documents supporting issues in capital habeas claims, preparing volumes of exhibits for federal and state habeas corpus petitions, cite check cases and facts in habeas petitions, drafting procedural histories regarding same. Also prepare for, and attend evidentiary hearings in federal court if relief is granted pursuant to habeas petitions.
Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh
February 2004 – February 2007
Senior Trial Paralegal
for managing partner James J. Yukevich. Responsible for preparing several products liability civil litigation cases per year for trial and participating as a key trial team member to settlement or verdict. Also responsible for preparing and presenting opening statements, digital evidence in conjunction with witness and expert witness testimony, and closing statements in court via PowerPoint and Trial Director litigation software. Some pretrial responsibilities include preparing requisite trial binders, witness examination binders, collection and organization of exhibits, coordinating expert witnesses, preparing and maintaining war room, supervising supporting paralegals and staff.
Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges
December 2000 – February 2004
Senior Litigation Paralegal
for a Los Angeles based trial oriented law firm representing several Fortune 500 companies; specializing in complex business litigation and maintaining a win record of greater than ninety percent. Responsible for managing more than six million documents, servicing eight or more attorneys and overseeing and participating in litigation projects among attorneys, paralegals and support staff in a high pressure environment; some projects include, reviewing files to build a factual basis to support claims, preparing witness/issues files, conducting privilege reviews and drafting logs for same, preparing documents responsive to discovery requests, preparing documents to take and defend depositions, coordinating expert activity and preparing laptop presentations for unique occasions. Developed into a key team member by acquiring several years of litigation experience, participating in strategy, planning with senior team members and clients, being proficient in all forms of litigation software and being resource for litigation and substantive case information to the entire team and clients 24/7.
Mendes & Mount, LLP
October 1994 - May 2000
Senior Litigation Paralegal
for a major New York based law firm specializing in complex civil litigation cases; acting as a key team member in all phases of discovery, factual investigations, depositions, coverage analysis, hearing and trial preparation in high pressure situations. Also responsible for document management in the toxic tort department, supervising junior paralegals and support staff. Also developed and implemented a uniform case management system resulting in an improvement in efficiency and work product quality. Additional duties as FIRM INVESTIGATOR: Located witnesses, parties and non-parties involved in litigation, conducted asset searches, litigation history and other background research on corporations and individuals, photographed and documented evidence related to construction defect and toxic tort litigation.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Safety, Internal Services Division
October 1989 – March 1995
Provided police services in a variety of environments. Primary mission to protect County property, employees and members of the public via patrol and special assignments. Worked in conjunction with several local and federal agencies. Experienced in criminal investigations, witness interviews, field tactics, collection of evidence, and report writing.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles Extension
Attorney Assistant Training Program - offered in cooperation with the UCLA School of Law and approved by the American Bar Association. Certificate in Litigation and Corporations June 1994.
Ball State University
Bachelor of Science, May 1988
Major: Criminal Justice and Criminology
Summation, Relativity, Trial Director, PowerPoint, Concordance, IPRO, Legal Solutions, Abacus, LiveNote, Word, WordPerfect, Westlaw, CDB Infotek (Choicepoint), and IQdata Investigative Systems.
Member: Professional Investigators of California
License: California Private Investigator's License No. 25214