Closing Date: 21st June, 2024

Description:

We represent Detroit in all civil actions.

Public service is calling you!

Defend the treasury of one of America's greatest cities!

How would you like to conduct high stakes civil rights jury trials in federal court?
  • Defend the City of Detroit in high exposure wrongful death motor vehicle lawsuits?
  • Expose financial fraud in no fault cases?
  • Prosecute lawsuits against derelict commercial property owners?
  • Litigate complex commercial matters and significant legislation and public policy matters?
  • Work and learn in a law firm that is the most diverse in the nation?
  • Enjoy a relaxed and collegial work environment as well as a flexible hybrid work schedule.

Located in rejuvenated exciting Downtown Detroit

Examples of Duties:
What You'll Be Doing:
Defending the City of Detroit and its employees in the following legal specialties:
  • Civil rights police misconduct
  • Motor vehicle negligence
  • Motor vehicle no fault
  • Breach of contract
  • Municipal litigation

Under supervision, handling a caseload and working as lead attorney in:
  • Jury and bench trials
  • Arbitrations, facilitation, and mediations
  • Depositions
  • Motions hearing
  • Investigation and discovery

Minimum Qualifications:
What you should have:
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an American Bar Association-approved institution
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the above specified Litigation specialties
  • Tort litigation and governmental immunity experience preferred
  • Excellent legal writing and verbal communications skills
  • Outstanding references from former employers
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education and experience requirements of this position.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Special Requirements:
License to practice in the State of Michigan