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Maggi Khalil Esq

 

 

 

  

                                                                                     

Maggi Khalil Maksoud, Esq.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE  

 LAW OFFICE OF MAGGI KHALIL MAKSOUD, LLC

Private Practitioner, September 2006 – Present

Ø  Focusing representation of clients on in matrimonial and family law cases

Ø  Assisting with immigration applications and bankruptcy chapter 7 petitions

Ø  Representing clients in real estate closings, includes drafting and negotiating of contracts  

 

JERSEY CITY MUNICIPAL COURT

Assistant City Attorney & Assistant Municipal Prosecutor, March 2008 – March 2009 and October 2012 to present

Ø  Represent the State of New Jersey in important trials, including Refusal of DWI

Ø  Prosecute various cases on behalf of the State of New Jersey  

Ø  Plea bargain traffic and quasi-criminal cases

Ø  Review submissions for requests for proposals and qualifications 

 

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Somerville, NJ

Assistant Adjunct Professor, September 2011 – December 2011

Ø  Taught college students in the Paralegal Studies Program

 

LAW DEPARTMENT, City of Bayonne, NJ 

Assistant City Attorney, March 2009 – July 2010

Ø  Represented City of Bayonne in Court for cases filed against the municipality   

Ø  Responded to Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests made by the public

Ø  Took bids for various City contracts

Ø  Filed municipal liens for outstanding municipal taxes 

 

BAYONNE BOARD OF EDUCATIONBayonne, NJ 

Board of Education Trustee, February 2008 – July 2008

 

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT, Hon. Lourdes Santiago, Jersey City, NJ 

Law Clerk to Judge in Family Division, September 2005 – August 2006   

Ø  Completed legal research regarding simple and complex issues

Ø  Prepared emergent orders to show cause and appeals

Ø  Interviewed litigants and completed mediations to reach fair resolutions

Ø  Calculated child support obligation due from non-custodial parent

Ø  Reviewed post-judgment motion papers to ensure they met filing requirements

Ø  Proposed case decisions and drafted orders for the Judge’s signature

 

NEW YORK STATE COURT OF CLAIMS, Hon. Alan C. Marin, New York, NY Legal Secretary, 2000 – 2004            

Ø  Drafted letters and assisted with conference calls related to discovery issues, court rules and adjournments; edited the Judge’s Decisions and Motion Orders, and organized the court calendar and prepared expense reports

 

UNITED NATIONS WORLD AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMNew York, NY Intern, 1999 – 2000                                                                              

Ø  Selected by College Dean Eddie Manning to participate in program 

Ø  Interfaced with many delegates at diversified conferences

Ø  Completed office duties at NGO/DPI Center & BBC

 

THE HALPIN GROUP, Iselin, NJ                                                                           

Investigator, 1999                                                                                                      

Ø  Conducted undercover field work used for prosecutorial evidence in cases involving theft and fraud; drafted investigation report summaries

 

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Major Fraud Unit, Trenton, NJ                          

Clerk, 1998 – 2000                                                                               

Ø  Completed redaction review to protect confidentiality

Ø  Transcribed tapes and assisted attorneys and investigators with various discovery projects for pending cases

Ø  Completed document review (manual review of files and boxes)

 

NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT, Hon. Shirley Tolentino, Jersey City, NJ        

Intern, 1998                                                                                                          

Ø  Drafted court correspondence, summarized cases, organized court calendar, reviewed juror information and observed hearings and trials 

 

AFFILIATIONS

Ø  President, 2007, Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) of the Hudson County Bar Association (“HCBA”)

Ø  Member, 2006 – Present, YLD of the HCBA

Ø  Member, 2006 – Present, New Jersey State Bar Association

Ø  Member, 2006 – Present, American Bar Association

 

SKILLS & PERSONAL INTERESTS 

Ø  Second Language Skill:  Fluent in Arabic

Ø  Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Ø  Personal Interests:  tennis, hiking, Church volunteering and community involvement

 

EDUCATION & LICENSE:  Admitted to New Jersey State Bar, May 2006

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Newark, NJ (2002 – 2005), J.D. 

THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (2005), London, England                                       

Ø  Completed Study Abroad Semester

 

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, NY (2001 – 2002)   

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, NJ (2000), B.A.            

Ø  Double Major:  Criminal Justice and Journalism, Mass Media

Law Office of Maggi Khalil Maksoud, LLC * 840 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-858-4555 Fax: 201-858-4599