Consuelo Stimpert is a career paralegal with 24 years of experience in a variety of law firm settings and practice areas. Ms. Stimpert has focused on general civil litigation and all facets of the litigation life-cycle, starting with an understanding of court rules and procedures, to initial filing and service of process, through written discovery and document productions (both traditional and electronic), to motions practice, as well as trial preparation and appeals. She has provided paralegal support in arranging depositions, arbitrations and mediations. She is familiar with state and federal administrative agency proceedings. She has applied her background and skills in technical writing and research to assist attorneys with pre-litigation fact-finding and the drafting/editing process for legal memoranda and briefs filed in state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Stimpert joined Butzel Long in 2015 in the Washington, DC office as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Prior to Butzel Long, she worked for many years with the Tighe Patton attorney group, gaining experience in insurance coverage (policyholder) matters, employment law matters, business incorporations and registrations, medical malpractice, and diverse plaintiff cases.
- Has provided paralegal support to attorney specializing in insurance coverage cases (representing policyholders), particularly for his major client in the energy industry and its pipeline subsidiary located in the Southeast, supplying editorial and cite-checking assistance on his many motions and corresponding memoranda, appellate briefs, organizing and maintaining the extensive pleadings files and case documents, and staying in step with the rules and procedures of the state and federal courts with jurisdiction over cases.
- As a paralegal/legal editor for a law firm that specializes in assisting its clients to navigate through the Toxic Substance and Chemicals Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), was responsible for proofreading all external written materials produced by attorneys and scientists, such as email, letters, documents, PowerPoint presentations, and legal documents and pleadings, to comply with the firm’s stringent document guidelines and policies, as well as generally recognized writing guidelines and legal citation formats.
- Gained experience in locating and handling historical records and specialized maps at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in its two Washington, DC area locations in support of briefs filed in federal courts on railway and land grant cases.
- Assisted a litigation attorney with the preliminary fact-finding in a potential malpractice claim involving a number of hospitals and private health care providers, including requesting, tracking, organizing, and reviewing the client’s extensive medical records to create a medical history document which was then shared with outside counsel, who commented favorably on the completeness of the history.
- Served as a paralegal/case manager with suburban Maryland law firms specializing in worker’s compensation (Maryland) and personal injury claims, where she honed experience in requesting, organizing, and understanding medical records, maintaining case files, as well as interacting directly with clients and claims adjustors.
- University of Maryland-College Park, B.S.
National Capital Area Paralegal Association
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
American Bar Association