Description:

A Philadelphia-Based Civil Defense Attorney is seeking a litigation attorney to join our New York office in our general liability practice area. This is a remote position working for our New York team. Candidates must be barred in the state of New York.

A Philadelphia-Based Civil Defense Attorney is a regional law firm with offices in Manhattan, Philadelphia, and North Jersey that has been successfully litigating cases for its clients for close to four decades. We are an aggressive and talented team of trial attorneys who are dedicated to getting the best results for our clients.

As one of the region's prominent civil law firms, we are recognized for our successful representation of individuals and companies facing liability relating to automotive and trucking negligence, medical malpractice, toxic torts, work related accidents, as well various other forms general liability. Since the firm's inception, we have also worked with our clients in combating healthcare and insurance fraud throughout the region and have cemented ourselves as one of the region's top firms in this arena.

Responsibilities:
  • Drafting of pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, and other documents.
  • Exhibits good judgment and organizational skills to receive, record and disseminate all information on behalf of the clients.
  • Summarize medical records and highlight important information.
  • Write reports to clients summarizing the status of the case and the next steps that will be taken.
  • Identifies, researches, and analyzes legal issues and conflicting legal opinions.
  • Take and defend depositions, handle arbitrations, and argue motions.
  • Attend in-person and virtual court appearances.
  • Provide legal representation of clients to protect their interests in defense of complex and high exposure litigation.
  • Explain litigation to those unfamiliar with the process.
  • Take charge of cases to move them toward cost effective, efficient, and fair resolutions.
  • Juggle multiple assignments and/or deadlines while maintaining a professional demeanor and seeks assistance when needed.
  • Routinely reviews and follows-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments.
  • Provide help on the handling of other attorneys' files when needed.

Requirements:
  • Experience in insurance defense litigation, specifically automobile negligence or premises liability.
  • Experience handling depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and other complex assignments.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • The ability to manage a large caseload and the day-to-day tasks involved within the cases.
  • A strong desire to learn and grow in their legal profession.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with senior attorneys, partners, staff, clients, opposing counsel, and the court system.
  • Experience billing for your time.
  • New York bar license.