MARTHA MCCLENDON-CRAVANZOLA295 W. PALMER MILL RD.MONTICELLO, FL 32344
Seeking Professional Opportunity:
OBJECTIVE: Desire challenging professional opportunity in a law firm or insurer, or a communications or training position
EXPERIENCE: 9/2011 – 7/2014 Quintairos, Prieto, Wood and Boyer Tallahassee, FL
Insurance Defense Paralegal
Reviewed complex claim records; investigated employment, medical malpractice and personal injury, construction defect and other insurance claims; completed online research regarding clients, plaintiffs, experts, conditions, often obtaining information to minimize the claim or case value. Summarized and organized claim records for such claims; analyzed and interpreted records in file and online; summarized and analyzed witness testimony in depositions. Prepared discovery of all kinds in both federal and state cases.
7/1998 – 1/2011 Various law firms Tallahassee, FL
Insurance Defense, Eminent Domain, Personal Injury Defense and Medical Malpractice Defense Paralegal
Scheduled meetings, prepared pleadings and correspondence, prepared demand packages, responded to demand packages, summarized records and depositions, teleconferenced with clients, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, and completed other duties as assigned to successfully defend the client. Assisted in a medical malpractice case that resulted in a defense verdict for insured providers.
12/1994 - 3/1998 NCCI Boca Raton, FL
Analyzed complex workers compensation insurance issues; managed insurance fraud litigation; audited financial documentation; edited and wrote explanatory publications concerning workers compensation residual market, loss control, and fraud prevention; created and presented educational seminars and an annual industry-wide anti-fraud conference; investigated workers compensation premium fraud.
4/1991 - 2008 Reed-Elsevier New York, NY
Provided a written evaluation of pre-publication fiction on a telecommuting basis, unsupervised and under deadline.
5/1986 - 11/1994 NCCI Boca Raton, FL
Assigned Risk Analyst
Created and edited explanatory publications and user manuals; provided analysis and assistance for customer service area and for internal and external customers; interpreted insurance rules, regulations, statutes and in-house manuals for all levels of personnel; created and presented training seminars for agents/carriers.
EDUCATION: 8/1990 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
- Obtained a certificate in Legal Assisting
5/1984 University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL
- Bachelor of Arts in English