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I am a freelance attorney who works exclusively for other attorneys providing legal research and writing services on a project-by-project basis.  I am available to draft motions, oppositions, pleadings, legal research memoranda, discovery, and other documents.

Although licensed in California, I can assist attorneys in any jurisdiction with their legal research and writing needs.  I do not represent individual clients and work only for other attorneys.

What makes me different from other freelance or contract attorneys?

1) Extensive experience working for federal and state court judges.

Prior to beginning my career as a freelance attorney, I served for over three years as a judicial law clerk for a federal judge in San Diego, CA.  I have also worked for two state-court judges in California.  While working for the court, I had to prepare draft orders ruling on whatever type of motion came through the door, so I needed to be a quick learner and expert researcher.  I know what good briefing looks like, what bad briefing looks like, and what judges look for when ruling on motions.

2) I am devoted to creating a long-term practice as a freelance attorney  — and my work shows it.

I am not a contract attorney looking for temporary work in between jobs. Instead, I have chosen to make a career out of performing legal research and writing on a project-by-project basis.

My reputation as a freelance attorney is of the utmost importance to me and it is vital that all of my clients are completely satisfied with the quality of my work.  I do not turn in work to my clients until I believe that it is absolutely perfect and ready for filing, even if that means shaving time off of my bill to stay within preapproved billing limits.  Once I have turned in a written draft to my clients, I am more than happy to make any edits or changes that they request.

3) Complete subscriptions to both Westlaw and Lexis.

As a freelance attorney, legal research and writing is my bread and butter. Accordingly, it is essential that I have access to all of the resources Westlaw and Lexis have to offer. Because of my extremely comprehensive accounts with Westlaw and Lexis, I am able to conduct legal research in a fraction of the time of other contract attorneys.

4) Feel free to test me out on a short research project – the first three hours of work are FREE for all new clients.

 

 

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ABOUT ME

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After receiving nearly a full-ride scholarship to attend law school, I spent three years roughing the San Diego climate and beaches, eventually graduating in the top 5% of my class from California Western School of Law in December of 2011. I graduated law school a published author after my law review article, "Take the Money and Run: A Case for Benchmarking in the New Market Tax Credit Program," was published in California Western’s Law Review (47 Cal. W. L. Rev. 411). If you have trouble falling asleep at night, I can send . . .

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Resources on becoming a freelance lawyer

Web sites:  https://www.attorneyatwork.com/freelance-lawyering/  https://lawyerist.com/71389/start-freelance-law-practice/  http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2012/03/a-thoroug

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pricing

  • Standard rate: $100/hour
  • Rush rate (due in 5 business days or less): $125/hour

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