SPRING R. ROWELL
United States, Small Business Administration
Office of disaster assistance, Fort Worth, Texas May 2006 – October 2013
Legal Team Lead, Attorney Advisor, Common Damage Review and Training Team
- Appointed by Center Counsel and Deputy Center Counsel to Draft Memos and Legal Opinions on questions of policy, fact, and law, relied upon by staff as approved office policy and procedure.
- Lead Attorney: manage team of a staff of attorneys and paralegals
- Responsible for administrative functions, personnel issues, intra-departmental communication, production quality, maintaining knowledge and information on state laws and SBA policies, and communication with administration.
- Maintain quality assurance and compliance with changing State and US territory law and strong knowledge of government policy.
- Attorney Advisor:
- Authorize disbursement of loan funds, loan modifications, and provide instructions on miscellaneous document examiners and clerks for preparation of loan closing documents.
- Draft, review, and modify numerous Security Instruments in all U.S. states for legal sufficiency.
- Counsel borrowers concerning compliance with the terms and conditions of SBA’s documents and procedure.
- Research and maintain a working knowledge of laws, regulations and procedures regarding the disaster lending program.
- Provide legal advice to Area Office staff on matters related to disaster loan administration.
- Common Damage Review Lead and Trainer:
- Review incorporation documents and determine legal eligibility of non-profit residential entities for SBA disaster assistance funds when the potential for Common Damage between multiple entities exists.
- Create and revise training materials and conduct training sessions for legal staff on files with multiple parties claiming Common Damage and eligibility. Trainings include: Determining Eligibility, Unit Owner Files, Non-Profit Residential Organization Files, Complex Multi-Properly Files, Modification Stipulations, and State Specific Requirements.
The Law Office of Kimberly Griffin Tucker, Carrollton, TX 2005 - 2006
Criminal Defense Trial Clerk
- Prepared Trial Motions and Responses, assisting in all areas of criminal defense practice.
- Prepared and Edited Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Direct and Cross-Examination, and Expert Witness Examination.
- Researched and prepared legal memoranda on spousal privilege, expunctions, non-disclosure, and community protection.
- Assisted in client interviews; determined client eligibility; reviewed arrest videos.
- Created and maintained organizational infrastructure for trial documents, cases, and research.
American Center for Law and Justice, Virginia Beach, VA 2003 - 2005
Senior Law Clerk
- Researched and drafted legal memoranda on 1st and 14th Amendment matters for Federal and State Courts.
- Assisted in researching and editing “Courting Disaster” for Dr. Pat Robertson. Received special mention and appreciation in published book.
- Interviewed potential clients, determined office ability to assist, and prepared documentation submitted to staff attorney.
- Researched and wrote memos to determine prima facie case, evidence, and answer questions of law and fact.
- Compiled petitions for the United States Judicial, Legislative and Executive Branches.
- Organized and maintained briefs, reports, case law, and documents.
United States House of Representatives
Representatiove Ralph Moody Hall, texas district 4, Washington, D.C. 2002
Staff Assistant/Assistant to Legislative Director/Intern
- Assisted Legislative Director in research, meetings and correspondence relating to Healthcare, Defense, Bio-Ethics, Corps of Engineers, Children, Family, Internet Security, and Energy.
- Assisted Representative Hall in research and responses to constituent correspondence.
- Met with special interest groups, lobbyists, and constituents.
- Attended Committee meetings, Sub-Committee meetings and legislative information meetings.
LIECHTY & McGINNIS, P.C., Dallas, TX 1997 - 2001
- Researched and completed special projects for attorneys and legal personnel.
- Researched, compiled, and revised legal documents and forms.
- Compiled, filed, organized, and maintained closing binders for property contracts.
STATE BAR OF TEXAS, Bar Card #24053456 May 2006
Regent University Robertson School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA May 2005
Activities and Awards
Intramural Trial Advocacy Competition: 1st Place Team/Competition Champions
1L Moot Court Competition: Semi-Finalist
Student Alumni Association: President and Executive Board Chair; Outstanding Service Award
University 25th Anniversary Committee: Volunteer Presenter and Organizer
Student Organizations: Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent, Christian Legal Society,
International Law Society, Entertainment Sports Law Society
Virginia Bar Association: Family Law Section, Board of Governors, (State-by-State
Comparative Research Study used in Publication)
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK May 2001
B.A. in Music, minor in Government/Pre-Law
Activities and Awards
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature: Deputy Secretary of State, Delegation Vice-Chair, House Executive Floor Leader,
Best Legislation Award
Recipient of Life-Time Achievement Award
Student Association Senate: Speaker, Speaker Pro-Tempore, Floor Leader, Committee Chair
Academic Peer Advisor: Best Dorm Advisor; Freshman Orientation Leader
- Regent University Alumni Association
- Member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
- Member of numerous teams working with local groups in Mexico, Peru, Kenya and Nigeria
- Volunteer with Handle with Care (Human Trafficking Awareness) and The Nest Effect (Women’s Mentoring Program)
- 2011 Executive Vice President of the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce
- 2011 Co-Chair of the Dallas Police Department, Johnny Sides, Rookie of the Year Awards
- 2013 Lakeshore Church Nigeria Missions Team Leader