Commercial Litigation Associate

Houston, TX 77056

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 129036 Pay Range: $140,000-180,000 / year

Job Description

Associate Attorney

5-15 years of commercial litigation experience 

The successful candidate will join our prestigious law firm and play a vital role in representing our clients in complex litigation matters. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on challenging cases, collaborate with a dynamic legal team, and advance your career in a supportive environment.
Responsibilities:
  • Conduct legal research, analyze complex issues, and provide sound legal advice to clients.
  • Draft, review, and edit legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, and appellate filings.
  • Prepare and present oral arguments in court, including motions, hearings, and trials.
  • Independently manage a caseload, ensuring all deadlines and court requirements are met.
  • Take and defend depositions of witnesses, experts, and opposing parties.
  • Engage in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Collaborate with senior attorneys in trial preparation, including witness preparation and evidence analysis.
  • Assist in appellate brief writing and represent clients in appellate court proceedings.
  • Conduct case assessments and provide recommendations to clients regarding litigation strategy.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and documentation.

Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction. 
  • 5-15 years of litigation experience, with a focus on commercial litigation.
  • Strong experience taking depositions, presenting motions in court, and ideally, second-chair or lead trial experience (both jury and/or bench).
  • Demonstrated excellence in legal research and writing, including appellate brief writing experience.
  • Sound understanding of civil procedure, evidence, and legal principles in commercial litigation.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to strategize effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in using legal research tools, case management software, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching.
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
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