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Legal Resume

The Foundation of My Success

Education - University of Georgia

School of Law, LLM Program

Athens, GA

Education - University of San Carlos

Juris Doctor

Cebu City, Philippines

Education - Silliman University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting

Dumaguete City, Philippines

Experience - Associate, Palmore Boenig & Associates

Associate. Serves two partners of a personal injury and criminal defense firm, with years of legal experience in criminal law, drug cases, underage alcohol possession, felony charges, DUI charges, nursing home abuse, auto accidents and malpractice.

Athens, GA

Experience - Barot Law & Accounting Office

Dumaguete City, Philippines

Solo practitioner. Handled corporate, civil, family, banking, tax and real estate cases, as well as violence against women and family cases. 

Performed volunteer work and pro bono cases.

Conducted notary services.

Experience - Maxino & Partners' Law Offices

Dumaguete City, Philippnes

Junior Partner. Handled violence against women, family law, criminal, election, corporate, civil, banking and real estate cases. 

Performed volunteer work and pro bono cases.

Experience - L'Fisher Hotel

Bacolod City, Philippines

Controller. Established finance operations, oversaw and managed all financial affairs.
Enforced internal control policies and procedures, ensured compliance with laws and internal revenue regulations.
Monitored budget and its compliance to maintain profitability; advised owners and management on major business issues

Experience - Cebu Plaza Hotel

Cebu City, Philippines

Assistant Controller. Assisted the Controller with overall financial operations, ensured accuracy of financial reports and interpreted findings for top executives and owners.

Ensured compliance with laws and internal revenue regulations; established internal control policies and procedures.

Implemented cost-cutting measures to ensure profitability, collected major past due accounts in millions.

Experience - Magellan International Hotel

Cebu City, Philippines

Chief Accountant. Handled all financial operations, financial statements, budgets, internal control and compliance with laws and internal revenue regulations.

Served also as Purchasing Manager, Cost Controller and Credit and Collection Manager.

Bar Associations, Professional Memberships

Credentials for Thelma Pierce, Esq.

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Bar number 378396

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Professional Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Western Circuit Bar Association

  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers

  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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