Energy Litigation Associate

Houston, TX 77002

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 131047 Pay Range: $150,000-225,000 / year

Job Description

Regional firm with offices in Houston is seeking a Litigation Associate with offshore energy litigation experience.

 Position – Offshore Energy Litigation Associate

100% paid medical dental and vision

100% paid parking

Seeking an Associate attorney in our Houston office to join our Offshore Energy and Marine Litigation practice. Qualified candidates will possess minimum two years of Offshore Energy Litigation experience, specifically handling claims that arise from liability under Jones Act. 

 Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing, communication, and advocacy skills. Candidates must demonstrate the ability and the desire to interact directly with the firm's clients and to further develop client and referral relationships.

 The successful candidate should have a track record of high achievement, the desire to work in a fast-paced challenging environment and the ability to work as part of a team. A current state bar license is required, but attorneys licensed outside of Texas who desire to relocate back to the state and practice in Houston are invited to apply.


Job Duties and Responsibilities 

• Independently manage a caseload – from beginning to end.

• Regularly handle court appearances and depositions.

• Take the lead with client communication and provide meaningful updates.

• Handle a variety of civil litigation cases, including those related to maritime disputes, personal injury claims, property damage, and environmental issues.

• Advise clients on legal matters pertaining to complex maritime and energy related legal matters involving operations, shipping regulations, marine insurance issues and marine environmental regulations.  

• Represent clients in various legal proceedings, such as hearings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials advocating for their interests in maritime and civil litigation matters.

• Candidates must have prior experience with claims that fall under General Maritime Law, the Jones Act.


We offer a people-driven culture, meaningful work, a well-defined path to partnership, highly competitive salaries, generous paid time off and an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability, dental, vision coverage and 401(k).


Meet The Recruiter

Isabel Swanson
Senior Legal Recruiter

I began my career as a litigation paralegal and attended law school for one year. I realized that was not the career path I wanted to take, so I started working as a legal recruiter and have been loving it for the last twenty years!

I love working at Burnett Specialists and truly enjoy the relationships I have formed with my candidates, clients, and co-workers.

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