Description:

Freeman Mathis and Gary is a national litigation firm, with twenty-eight offices in fourteen states. We are seeking a motivated and hardworking Associate Attorney in our Walnut Creek, CA office to build our Tort and Catastrophic Loss practice section. The ideal candidate must have at least 2+ years’ of experience with case handling, depositions and motion writing. The individual will maintain positive contact with clients, observe confidentiality of client matters, and must be team-oriented. Writing samples will be required, along with professional references.

Attorney Responsibilities:
  • Develop relationships with clients as legal needs are established, provide counsel, help clients understand their legal options, and represent them in court and negotiations.
  • Conduct research, prepare legal documents, and perform other duties to develop strategies and favorably resolve cases.
  • Explain legal options to clients and bringing possible outcomes or threats to their attention.
  • Build relationships with clients based on trust, remain responsive to client needs at all times.
  • Develop arguments and represent clients in criminal and civil legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, and pleadings, in a timely manner.
  • Stay informed about current legislation, especially concerning legal specialties.
  • Commitment to abiding by local, state, and federal laws and behaving ethically.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team of attorneys to develop the case strategies.
  • Ability to negotiate, research, and communicate verbally and in writing effectively.
  • Adaptability and attention to detail.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with all matters. Safeguards client's interests.
  • Willingness to contribute to Firm culture via committee involvement.

Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • In good standing and able to practice law in the state of California.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and solid academic background.
  • Knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive.
  • Excellent communicator, negotiator, public speaker, and problem solver.
  • Self-motivated, and goal oriented with a track record of meeting billable hours goals.
  • Inclined to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Open and willing to follow Firm best practices and procedures.
  • Personable, has the ability to maintain client relationships.
  • Detail oriented, organized and effective.
  • Professional and can get along with people; communicates well with staff.
  • Proficient with technology and Microsoft Office applications particularly Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with iManage and/or OneDrive a plus.