Partner/Senior Associate,
New York

New York

Partner/Senior Associate

Experience: 8+ years

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We are seeking an experienced Partner for our multi-office, multi-state law firm.  Candidate should have 8+ years’ experience as a trial lawyer with more than ten (10) verdicts in personal injury and automobile negligence actions, including experience with UM/UIM, PIP, and defending other civil actions. Experience with high-volume litigation client is a plus.  

This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative, and the ability to manage a litigation caseload from inception through trial and appeals. The ideal candidate should have significant trial experience, the ability to manage litigation, including all aspects of discovery and motion practice, the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong and professional communication skills, and be friendly and outgoing. The candidate will 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 a high-volume caseload both independently and with supervision from inception to trial and appeals.

  • Draft pleadings, motions, discovery demands, etc.

  • Take depositions, make court appearances, engage in necessary motion practice and expert retention.

  • Develop strategy internally and with clients and execute all agreed upon strategy timely

  • Ability to comply and follow workflow specific to individual client needs

  • Analyze extensive medical records and other documents relevant to each action

  • Analyze insurance policies and draft insurance coverage opinions

  • Perform extensive legal research and jury verdict searches

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

  • Ensure all deadlines are met

  • Accurately record and maintain billable hours

  • Mentor junior associates and delegate work as necessary

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • 8+ years’ experience in defense litigation

  • Trial experience, preferably at least ten (10) jury verdicts

  • Experience defending personal injury and automobile negligence actions, including UM/UIM, PIP, and other civil actions

  • Experience in handling high-volume clients

  • Settling cases through direct negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations

  • Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills. The ideal candidate must take pride in delivering a high quality product.

  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York and United States District Court for the District of New York (NY, PA and/or CT admission is a plus)

  • Additional Federal Court experience is a plus

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. 

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.