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Erica Chitwood

Licensed Attorney

Brentwood, TN

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Work Experience

Licensed Attorney

Bad Faith Insurance, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability
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Nashville, TN
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August 2009 to Present

Personal Injury, Bad Faith Insurance, Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability Attorney 
• Trial and Appellate level Litigation Experience in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Insurance Bad Faith Cases, including but not limited to Pre-Litigation Proceedings such as Mediations and Benefit Review Conferences with the Department of Labor 
• Represent Social Security Disability Claimants in Administrative Hearings before Administrative Law Judges 
• Prepare Pre-Hearing Briefs for Social Security Disability Cases Citing to the CFR and SSR Rulings 
• Prepare Social Security Disability Appeals to the Social Security Administration 
• Motion Practice for Civil Litigation, including Pre-Trial Briefs, Appellate Briefs, and Motions for Summary Judgment 
• Research Case Law and Statutory Developments

Head Sales Representative for Nashville School of Law

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review
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Nashville, TN
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October 2004 to March 2009

Aggressive Marketing/Selling of Bar Review Courses to the Nashville School of Law Student Body 
• Manage/Supervise a Team of Student Representatives 
• Top Salesperson for Academic Sales in Tennessee for Years 2008 and 2009

Librarian & Research Assistant

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review
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Nashville, TN
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August 2006 to February 2009

Assist Patrons with Legal Research and Writing utilizing the National Reporter System including West's Tennessee Digest 
• Assist Students and Faculty with Legal Research utilizing Thomson Reuters' "Westlaw"

Research Representative

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review
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Nashville, TN
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July 2006 to May 2007

for Nashville School of Law 
• Host Research Tutorials/Seminars about Research and Writing utilizing Westlaw's Legal Database 
• Assist Students and Law School Faculty in Academic Legal Research and Writing utilizing Westlaw Research Tools

Congressional Intern

Congressman Zach Wamp
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Chattanooga, TN
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May 2004 to August 2004

Assisted Constituents in the areas of VA and SSA benefits 
• Worked with the Federal Agencies of INS, VA, and SSA

Education

J.D.

Nashville School of Law

2009

B.S. in Political Science Public Administration

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga -
Chattanooga, TN

2004

Skills

Case Management, Motion Practice, Research & Writing, Representation, Brief Writing

Additional Information

I have a high success ratio with administrative hearings, excellent writing skills (had a publication request in "Young Scholars in Writing," have exceptional management skills, and work well in teams and/or in supervisory positions.