Closing Date: 7th December, 2023


Under the supervision of the Borough Chief, the Deputy Borough Chiefs, and Assistant Borough Chiefs of Vertical Case Management, a Vertical Borough Attorney in the Tort Division handles a varied caseload of personal injury and property damage cases from pleadings through trial. Duties include:
  • handling all facets of litigation for their caseload;
  • conducting statutory hearings and depositions;
  • drafting pleadings, affirmative and responsive motions, and discovery responses;
  • requesting document discovery and securing relevant evidence;
  • conducting preliminary, compliance, settlement, and TAP conferences;
  • arguing motions;
  • conducting factual and legal research;
  • developing defense and trial strategies;
  • interviewing and preparing witnesses;
  • retaining, consulting and drafting CPLR 3101(d) expert exchanges;
  • second-seating and conducting trials;
  • drafting motions in limine, jury charges, trial and post-trial motions and memoranda;
  • engaging in all aspects of trial work where necessary;
  • identifying, recommending, and referring matters for early settlement;
  • drafting settlement memoranda and participating in settlement negotiations;
  • coordinating with client agencies and legal departments;
  • maintaining an updated spreadsheet of all of his/her cases;
  • updating the Tort Division's electronic systems, including Law Manager and the Intake Database; and
  • providing information for regular reporting of litigation events and case-preparation milestones.

To Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document under cover letter and upload your writing sample and a list of the names and contact information for three professional references as one document under resume.

Recruitment Contact: Lillian Evans / Director of Recruitment
Recruitment Email:

Minimum Qualifications:
Substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong interpersonal skills; excellent judgment; trial experience a plus, but not a prerequisite.

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Residency Requirement:
New York City Residency is not required for this position.

Additional Information:
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.