I've been providing research and writing services to other attorneys since 2008.   

I am a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Florida.

I can provide legal research & writing services in all U.S. jurisdictions in accordance with each jurisdiction's Rules of Professional Conduct. (Please see this page for a discussion of multi-jurisdictional practice.)

I am committed to providing thorough, accurate, and timely legal research & writing services for busy attorneys at a low hourly rate.  I am essentially an "associate for hire" on a contract or temporary basis.

In addition to excellent academic credentials, I have many years of experience in research and writing.


Bar Memberships

Prior Legal Experience

Additional Experience



Computer Skills

Foreign Language Skills



Florida Bar Association, 2005-present

Kentucky Bar Association, 2008-present

Kentucky Justice Association

Western District of Kentucky

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1.  Law Clerk, Steven Reed Cohen, P.A., Pembroke Pines, Florida, 2006

  • Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, discovery documents, legal memoranda and correspondence for this general civil practice (including contract disputes, torts, family law, trusts, estates, guardianships, landlord/tenant, etc.).

2.  Litigation Associate, Glasser, Boreth, Ceasar & Kleppin, Plantation, Florida, 2005

  • Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, responses, replies and discovery documents in this employment discrimination practice.

3.  Research Assistant, Professor Robert Rosen, University of Miami School of Law, Summer 2004

  • Wrote memoranda on diverse legal subjects including Swiss banking law, Japanese legal and corporate culture, and corporate governance changes under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

4.  Public Interest Law Fellow, Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Summer 2003

  • Drafted pleadings and motions, wrote legal memoranda, attended hearings, and researched legal issues in the Childrenís Advocacy Unit.

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1.  Japanese Interpreter and Translator, self-employed, 1996-2002

  • I facilitated communication in both office and factory settings for such clients as:
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
    • Mitsubishi Climate Control
    • Unipres, Inc.
    • The Mayor of Louisville, Ky.
    • La Musťe des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle de Calais
    • The Indianapolis Ballet
    • Maker's Mark Distillery
    • A large number of automotive part manufacturers and suppliers
    • Hospitals in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee

2.  Materials Editor and Curriculum Consultant, Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, PA, 2000-2001

  • Researched, created, edited and proofread documents pertaining to the establishment of this Korean Buddhist institutionís graduate-level educational and training programs.

3.  English Instructor, JET Program, Yamatsuri Middle School, Fukushima Prefecture, Yamatsuri-machi, Japan, 1992-1995 


  • Planned lessons, taught in the classroom, and supervised student activities. Translated and edited documents for the local Community Development Center. Taught English classes for adults and children in the community.

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1.  University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

     J.D., magna cum laude, 2005

     Law School Academic Honors:

  • Full Tuition Academic Scholarship (Soia Mentschikoff Scholarship)
  • Law Review: Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review
  • Children and Youth Law Clinic Fellowship
  • Order of the Coif
  • Deanís Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement in:
    • Legal Research and Writing
    • Federal Civil Procedure II
    • Organizational Behavior Seminar
    • Scientific Evidence Seminar

2.  Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

     B.A. in English, cum laude, 1992

     Undergraduate Honors:

  • Fredin Memorial Scholarship for one year of study at the Sorbonne
  • Thomas G. Savage Scholarship for Excellence in the Humanities
  • Trustee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

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  • Beyond Litigation: Japanese Legal Education Reform and What Japanís New Lawyers Will Do, U. Miami Intíl & Comp. L. Rev., Spring 2006        
  • Contributing Writer, A Writerís Guide to Places, Don Prues and Jack Heffron. Writerís Digest Books (2002)
  • Materials Editor, Concerns and Issues in Won Buddhism, Dr. Bokin Kim. Won Publications (2000)

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Search Engines: Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, PACER, Accurint

Software:  MS Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Excel

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  • Japanese (advanced)   
  • French (conversational)
  • German (conversational)

          Foreign Language Certificates:

  • Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese Language Training Program for Educators and Professionals (外務省日本語研修事業), 2001
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験), Highest Level (一級合格), 1995
  • La Sorbonne - Universitť de Paris IV, Paris, France, Cours universitaire, French Language and Literature, 1990

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George Schuhmann, Attorney-at-Law -- 3107 Lowell Avenue, Louisville, KY  40205 -- (502) 439-3766

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship.

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