Description:

We seek an experienced litigation associate who is licensed in Connecticut to join our team of award-winning litigators. Candidates for this position may be regular full-time or participate in our part time hourly attorney program. Part time hourly attorneys are still part of a litigation team, participate in the firm's education program, and receive the same amount of support they would if they were working full-time. Most importantly, hourly attorneys receive the same caliber of interesting and meaningful casework their successful track record deserves.

Tyson & Mendes also offers attorneys the option to work for teams located in areas other than where they live. If you are licensed to practice in one of our states even if you do not live close to one of our offices, please let us know!

Responsibilities:
  • Develop a case theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
  • Refuse to accept mediocrity, the average, the standard or the norm in anything
  • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs and trials
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Routine communications with clients
  • Cultivate relationships with the firm's existing and future clients
  • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

Requirements:
  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in Connecticut
  • Licensed in New Jersey and/or New York, preferred
  • 5 years of solid litigation experience, specifically with premise liability, high exposure cases, labor law, property damage, construction law cases, deposition, and trial preparation
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
  • Experience with time management systems
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred