The guru of Services Drafts James Southers Legal Research & Writing, Appellate Briefs and Litigation I have worked as a contract / freelance paralegal for over twenty-eight (28) years. Most of my work involves legal research and writing, pleadings, discovery requests, discovery responses, motions, trial preparation, trial, trial court briefs and appellate court briefs. If it involves litigation or the law, I have done it. Over the past several years, I have focused on writing and researching appellate briefs and perfecting cases for appeal. I provide all of the aforementioned services for federal and state courts. I have worked for counsel for plaintiffs and defendants as well as pro se litigants on civil and criminal matters. These include, but are not limited to cases involving personal injuries, employment discrimination, civil rights, labor law, family law, contract law, business law, real estate, probate, estates and trusts, corporate law, criminal law and expungement. I have extensive experience using WestLaw, LexisNexis, PACER, Casemaker, Fastcase and VersusLaw as well as other research tools.