Litigation Associate (DFM #127)

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Growing office of a multi-state boutique defense litigation firm specializing in complex litigation, has an immediate need for a mid-level lateral associate (3-9 years) to work on a variety of interesting cases that call for you to think outside the box!

The right candidate will be willing to work together as a team in a very active practice with various partners, associates and paralegals.  Three years of experience in insurance defense preferred.  Additional experience in employment law, construction and healthcare liability, oil and gas, product liability, truck/transportation, catastrophic injury, construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage, and/or Stowers Demands is a bonus!

 

Qualifications:

-J.D. from accredited law school and license to practice in Texas

-Must be a self-starter and able to work within a fast-paced, demanding environment.

-Strong attention to detail, willingness to adhere to longstanding firm protocols, experience in analyzing, reviewing, editing and drafting legal document as well as superior logical reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

-Strong written and verbal communication skills are a necessity as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

-A demonstrated ability to work with clients who demand excellence and be able to meet their expectations is also key.

 

Responsibilities:

-Manage litigation and case defense from start to finish in a high-volume practice.

-Must be able to assume mature files quickly.

-Take and defend depositions (heavy deposition experience is required).

-Prepare and respond to discovery.

-Prepare and present witnesses.

-Attend hearings, mediations, settlement conferences, etc.

-Draft pleadings, motions, and briefs with the accompanying research expertise.

-Evaluate case strengths and weaknesses and be able to place valuation on the various claims.

-Prepare legal opinions for clients.

-Trial experience preferred.

 

Firm offers work-life balance, full competitive benefits, paid parking and bonus opportunities.  Firm is paperless, offers a hybrid work from home schedule, has an open door policy, and offers a mentoring program!

 

Salary:  Firm offers a competitive salary based on years of experience!

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