Litigation Associate Jobs
Litigation Associate Overview
Litigation associates are associate level attorneys who prepare and present legal arguments before a judge. They are expected to have above average research, communication and interrogation skills in order to successfully represent their client's case in court. Sample job tasks include communicating with clients and opposing counsel, taking part in the discovery process, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and writing and preparing motions. Litigation associates must be able to work as part of a legal team, following direction from senior partners as well as delegating aspects of their cases to other associates, paralegals or legal assistants within a firm. While litigation associates spend much of their time in the courtroom, they also work in settlement meetings in order to prevent a legal issue from going through the time and expense of a trial. A litigation associate may work in criminal litigation or civil litigation, such as with business associate attorney positions.
Litigation Associate Education Requirements
Litigation associates go through the same education process as other attorney specialties. Candidates are expected to graduate from an American Bar Association approved law degree program, resulting in a Juris Doctor (J.D.). In order to get into law school, they must complete an undergraduate program and take the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT. After completing law school, candidates must pass the necessary state requirements to enter the bar. These requirements vary by state, but typically includes passing a state bar exam.
Litigation Associate Job Market
The job outlook for litigation associate jobs and other attorney positions is expected to rise approximately 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to be competitive for entry level associate attorney positions as typically more graduates finish law school than there are new open positions.
Litigation Associate Salary
The median annual salary for litigation associate jobs and other attorney positions is $113,530 a year. Salary varies based on the location, type and size of employer.
Great New Opportunity for a High Energy...Dedicated....Attorney Very successful suburban firm is seeking an attorney who is the "right fit" and is eager to join a successful team: Please review the following points to see if you are the attorney they are seeking: *Three to five years of experience handling motor vehicle personal injury matters in addition to slip and fall matters. *An interest...
Company Confidential Garden City, NY, 11530
Attorney/Associate/Litigation. Prominent Garden City litigation boutique seeking associate attorney with 5-8 years experience in real estate litigation or commercial litigation. Experience with title insurance litigation is a plus but not required. Candidates must have court and deposition experience and excellent writing skills. Office atmosphere is hard working but congenial. For the right candi...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10019
Our New York City based general practice firm of approximately thirty attorneys is seeking well-credentialed associates, admitted in New Jersey and New York and having a minimum of three years experience and up, to join its growing commercial litigation practice. Associates here are exposed to the breadth of the practice and participate in all aspects, including court appearances, depositions, and...
Bowditch & Dewey, ranked among the largest law firms in Massachusetts, has an opening in the Worcester office for a Litigation Associate with 2 to 4 years experience. Candidates must have substantial experience in complex business litigation including motion practice, drafting and responding to discovery and defending and taking depositions. Candidates must also possess strong academic and profes...
Job Description: Act-1 Legal Solutions is immediately seeking complex commercial and business litigators for the high demand of our clients. The market is great and thriving and several of our clients are looking for the talent that you possess. Our clients are seeking 3 -6 years of commercial litigation experience with large firm or equivalent. Taking and defending depositions, motions, and seco...
Rentschler/Tursi LLP San Mateo, CA
Seeking associate attorney with minimum 2-5 years litigation experience. Strong writing skills are required. Experience in commercial real estate a plus, but not a requirement. Please forward resume, writing sample, and cover letter...
McGuireWoods LLP Houston, TX
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a 2nd year associate for the Business & Securities Litigation department. Qualified candidates will have litigation experience or experience as a federal judicial clerk. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and transcript to Tamara Fairhurst, Attorney Recruiting Manager. Disclaimer: TO APPLY Click here to apply - P...
Squire Sanders Columbus, OH
Squire Patton Boggs is currently seeking a highly motivated Litigation Associate to join its national practice in its Columbus office. Qualified candidates will have 3 - 5 years of sophisticated law firm experience. Excellent research, writing and verbal communications are required, as well as strong organizational and time management skills. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred, but not re...
Squire Sanders Miami, FL
Squire Patton Boggs is currently seeking a healthcare litigation associate attorney. Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of experience with managed care, Medicare, Medicaid and/or health insurance reimbursement matters. HIPAA, Stark, AKS, FCA, or ACA experience would also be helpful. The candidate must possess a J.D., excellent academic credentials, experience in a law firm environment, in-h...
Seeking entry level attorney (1-3 years) to work as a Construction litigation associate in either Tampa or Jacksonville location. Client looking for practical "boots in the dirt" experience in either construction, general contracting, or other similar industry. Successful candidate will be a team player, hard worker and eager to learn. Excellent academics and ability to write preferred. Must be ad...
Hinshaw Jacksonville, FL, 32277
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an associate with at least 3 years of business litigation experience for its Jacksonville office. The ideal candidate will have experience in real estate and consumer, mortgage foreclosure, title and/or bankruptcy litigation. A commitment to exceptional client service, top quality written work product, strong academic credentials, s...
Steptoe & Johnson LLP Phoenix, AZ
Seeking a highly motivated full-time litigation attorney (entry level to 2 years of criminal and civil litigation experience). The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and demonstrate a high level of initiative. Solid academic credentials, strong writing, and superior analytical, interpersonal and communication skills required. TO APPLY Click here to apply - Please mention that you saw the j...
Catcha New York, NY
Company Yorkson Legal Branch New York NY US Position: Litigation Associate  Location: New York, NY Yorkson Legal is a leading provider of contract and direct-hire attorneys, paralegals and other legal support staff. We are looking for top candidates with… Our client, a highly regarded mid-size NY firm, seeks a junior litigation associate with top-tier credentials. This firm offers a ...
Baker Botts LLP Palo Alto, CA
We are seeking a litigation associate with 2 - 4 years of non-IP litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have California State Court experience, and will have handled tort, contract and statutory claims, and be well-versed in civil practice. The candidate must have attained a high level of academic achievement, have solid big law firm experience, and very strong writing and communication s...
Hinshaw Boston, MA, 02298
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years of business litigation experience for its Boston and Providence offices. The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer, mortgage foreclosure and/or bankruptcy litigation, a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality written work product, strong academic credentials, substantial depositio...
Robert Half Baltimore, MD
Description Reputable law firm is seeking a Litigation Associate with at least 3 years experience in commercial litigation. Excellent writing and academic skills needed. Firm offers competitive compensation and benefits package. Please email ***** or call Alana Frey at 410-385-8622. Salary DOE...
INDEED JOBS High Point, NC
Job Description Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years of business litigation experience for its Boston and Providence offices. The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer, mortgage foreclosure and/or bankruptcy litigation, a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality written work product, strong academic credentials, subs...
Major law firm seeks an Insurance Coverage focused Litigation Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of experience from JD (2009 - 2011 grads only) to join its expanding Washington DC office. Candidate Must have the following: At least 3 years of experience (experience should be current or very recent) representing corporate policy holder rights in insurance coverage disputes ; Experience in areas to i...
STEIN & LUBIN San Francisco, CA
Stein & Lubin seeks a mid to senior level associate to join the Litigation Group. The ideal candidate will have five to eight years of commercial litigation experience. Real estate litigation experience is a plus. The candidate must possess strong academic credentials, with a proven track record of drafting a wide variety of motions and discovery and handling related hearings without immediate s...
Fisher & Phillips LLP San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco office of Fisher & Phillips LLP seeks an associate with 4 years of employment litigation experience. Preferred candidate will have wage and hour counseling experience and class action experience. TO APPLY Click here to apply - Please mention that you saw the job on GoBigLaw.com...
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Serves law clients by supporting partners and staff attorneys; planning and developing cases; researching case law; preparing and managing cases; helping clients.
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Client Contact Skills
Supports attorneys at trials and hearings by organizing evidence and exhibits; taking notes; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses arrive as scheduled.
Develops case strategy by predicting how law applies to client's situation; identifying and evaluating legal options; preparing briefs and memoranda, including legal issues raised by the client's situation, legal rules governing the situation, and how the rules apply to the situation; providing explanations of legal strategies and potential actions; obtaining approval for a course of action.
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