Associate Attorney
Garden City, NY

Garden City New York

Associate Attorney - General Defense Litigation

Experience: 3+ years

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Multi-office, multi-state law firm seeks an associate attorney in its Garden City, New York office.  Candidate should have 3+ years’ experience in general defense litigation.

This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability manage a litigation caseload from beginning to end.  The ideal candidate should have experience in general defense litigation matters, ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong and professional communication skills, and be friendly and outgoing. While the candidate will work primarily in the firm’s Garden City location, he or she will also interact and work on matters across the firm’s footprint. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys who are looking to expand their career and work within a firm of highly responsive partners, associates and legal support staff. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to handle assigned caseload both independently and with supervision

  • Drafting of pleadings, motions, discovery demands, etc.

  • Experience with depositions, court appearances and motion practice

  • Perform extensive research

  • Maintain an excellent relationship with clients, including complying with all client guidelines

  • Ensure all deadlines are met

  • Accurately record and maintain billable hours

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York (NJ, CT and/or PA admission is a plus)

  • Federal Court experience is a plus

  • 3+ years experience in general defense litigation

  • Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills. The ideal candidate must take pride in delivering error free product.

Our Mission Statement says that we cultivate a working environment that provides a humane, sustainable approach to earning a living and living in our world — for ourselves and for our clients. Further, we are committed to reducing our costs, and our footprint on the planet, by integrating virtually and avoiding the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm. We achieve this by ensuring that our team comes from diverse socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds. We believe diversity is required to bring a variety of perspectives and approaches to our clients’ needs. Although we have the sophisticated clients and robust resources typical of a large law firm, we strive to maintain a relaxed, informal atmosphere that fosters professional development, personal satisfaction and growth.

Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set. Position offers benefits, including health, life, short-term and long-term disability, as well as 401k, flexible work and paid time off.

For New York City Applicants:  Salary range: $35.00 - $70.00/hr. ($72,800.00 - $145,600.00), plus may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. The anticipated salary range is for candidates who will work in New York City. The salary offered to a successful candidate will depend upon the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP, is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work only in other states.

If you’re interested in becoming part of a truly collaborative team consistent with our mission, core value, business goals, and promises to each other, then your journey begins here.