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DIANE L. STROBRIDGE 4911 Hibiscus Dr. Arlington, Texas 76018 817/692-0324 a" Cell ds11f6810@westpost.


BACKGROUND SUMMARY a" Three and a half years working with the Small Business Adm inistration, Office of Disaster Assistance, assisting borrowers through the loan process to full disbursement. Counseled borrowers on the terms and conditions o f loan authorizations, explain pertinent legal and policy matters concerning the disaster lending process, and assure the loan file is complete. Assisting borr owers in obtaining the proper collateral to secure their loans, filing mortgages meeting proper requirements for each applicable state. Twenty-four years exper ience in civil law. Drafting and filing of original and subsequent documents, d rafting and preparing responses to discovery documents, correspondence to client s and opposing counsel, preparation of client reports, comprehensive analysis of documents, preparation of charts and chronologies, trial preparation and extens ive participation at trial, diary of files to be processed on a timely basis, in itial interviewing of clients and investigative work. WORK HISTORY a" SBA Disaster Assistance Office Fort Worth a" September 15, 2005 to October 19, 2010. Working in the legal department as a closer on business a nd homes loans, interacting daily with borrowers to assist them in completing th eir loans, obtaining the proper collateral to ensure the Governments position is secure on the loan, reviewing all loan closing documents, and authorizing and o rdering disbursements. LAW OFFICES OF MARK S. STEWART & ASSOCIATES, P.C., April 2002 to August 2005. L itigation practice assisting sole practitioner with all aspects of plaintiff's m atters, premise liability, medical malpractice, realty law, and personal injury cases. Drafting of pertinent responsive pleadings, discovery, review discovery for responsiveness, drafting of necessary motions and orders, attend document p roductions, summarize responses to discovery, summarize depositions, attend depo sitions, analysis business and medical records, assisted at trial, and trial cas e preparation. LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH K. STEPHENS, January 2001 until April, 2002. Worked with Kenneth K. Stephens in review and summary of massive documents online for the T exas Workmen's Compensation Commission. LAW OFFICES OF BRYAN T. POPE, May 1999 to January 2001. Litigation practice ass isting partner with all aspects of insurance defense matters, premise liability and personal injury cases. Mr. Pope was a partner at McGlinchey, Stafford until they closed their Dallas office and he started his Practice. Mr. Pope also wor ked at the firm of Bush, Hauder, and Adkerson, P.C. MCGLINCHEY, STAFFORD, March 1998 to May 1999. Legal Assistant - Litigation prac tice assisting attorney Bryan T. Pope, partner with all aspects of insurance def ense matters, premise liability and personal injury cases. BUSH, HAUDER & ADKERSON, P.C., December 1995 to February 1998. egal Assistant Litigation practice assisting two partners drafting pertinent responsive pleadi ngs, discovery, and extensive trial preparation. Left firm to work with Bryan P ope at McGlinchey, Stafford. GODWIN & CARLTON, P.C., April 1994 to December 1995. Legal Assistant - Complex

business litigation practice assisting managing partner with case management, o rganizing documents, indexing documents and complex trial preparation. Attendin g trial and supporting trial attorneys. MISKO, HOWIE & SWEENEY, March 1991 to April 1994. Legal Assistant - Case manage ment with handling attorney by organizing, investigating, interviewing and case by case analysis. Client interviews, videotaped interviews, document analysis, document indexing, and complex trial preparation. MALONEY & SMITH, November 1987 to March 1991. Legal Assistant - Assisted in cas e management with the handling attorney by organizing and analyzing file. Draft ed pertinent responsive pleadings, attended document productions, summarized res ponses to discovery, summarized depositions, attended depositions, analyzed busi ness and medical records, assisted at trial, trial case preparation. BAILEY & WILLIAMS, January 1987 to November 1987. Legal Secretary a" The drafti ng and filing of petitions and pleadings in the various courts, case monitoring and arranging depositions; worked for two associates. WRIGHT & JENSEN, 1984 to December 1986. Legal Secretary to senior partner - dra fting and filing of petitions and other pleadings in the various courts. Case m onitoring, extensive client contact, contact with adverse counsel, arranging dep ositions, deposition summaries, initial client contact, and investigative work. PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS -- Attended National Legal Secretary class in 1985. Attended numerous seminars on civil litigation and environmental law. Assiste d with Dallas Association of Young Lawyer's Celebration of the Bi-Centennial of the Constitution of the United States Committee. Member of the Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Texas. MILITARY -- United States Marine Corp. - E-4, MCRD, San Diego, California, 1966 to 1968. Specialty in communications, part of pilot program to release male ins tructors for staging instruction at Camp Pendleton, California. Two [2] years i n the United States Coast Guard Reserve in Grand Rapids, Michigan a" E-4, 1973 t o 1975. Honorable discharges from both branches. EDUCATION -- Two and one half years in pre-med/business program at Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, Michigan. Paralegal Certificate Program, Cum Laude, The University of Texas at Tyler, 1991. OTHER -- Compete in barbecue cook-offs around the State of Texas.