Krieg DeVault

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P: (312) 800-4013
F: (312) 423-9303
E: mjackson@kdlegal.com

Chicago Office
33 N. Dearborn Street
Suite 1140
Chicago, IL 60602

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Merrill F. Jackson

Paralegal

Merrill Jackson is a paralegal in the firm’s Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups.  For more than 22 years, her work has focused on a broad variety of substantive areas, including complex litigation, product liability, intellectual property and real estate. 

Representative Experience

General and Foreclosure Litigation

  • Review documents for production and privilege
  • Draft privilege logs
  • Summarize document productions and other records, including medical records
  • Prepare subpoenas and efilings
  • Use Summation and extranet services for document productions
  • Draft summary judgments motions, judgments of foreclosure and sale by default documentation
  • Prepare foreclosure related filings and exhibits
  • Order public records and review same
  • Perform record searches and updates
  • Record documents

Title Claims

  • Draft claims letters to title insurance companies
  • Review title insurance files and other documentation
  • Analyze and summarize files
  • Review documents for production and privilege
  • Prepare and record documents

Intellectual Property

  • e-filed in state and federal courts and with the USPTO
  • Assisted in all phases of patent and trademark Litigation
  • Participated in all phases of discovery and trial at federal and state levels
  • Prosecuted U.S. and foreign trademark applications and foreign patent applications

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (Domestic Trademark Practice Certificate)
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois (ABA Accredited Paralegal Program)
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois (B.S. in Merchandising)

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Paralegal Association, Member
Representative Experience

General and Foreclosure Litigation

  • Review documents for production and privilege
  • Draft privilege logs
  • Summarize document productions and other records, including medical records
  • Prepare subpoenas and efilings
  • Use Summation and extranet services for document productions
  • Draft summary judgments motions, judgments of foreclosure and sale by default documentation
  • Prepare foreclosure related filings and exhibits
  • Order public records and review same
  • Perform record searches and updates
  • Record documents

Title Claims

  • Draft claims letters to title insurance companies
  • Review title insurance files and other documentation
  • Analyze and summarize files
  • Review documents for production and privilege
  • Prepare and record documents

Intellectual Property

  • e-filed in state and federal courts and with the USPTO
  • Assisted in all phases of patent and trademark Litigation
  • Participated in all phases of discovery and trial at federal and state levels
  • Prosecuted U.S. and foreign trademark applications and foreign patent applications
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (Domestic Trademark Practice Certificate)
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois (ABA Accredited Paralegal Program)
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois (B.S. in Merchandising)
Professional Associations
  • Illinois Paralegal Association, Member

 

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