Litigation Associate

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A bit about us:

We stand as one of the premier and most esteemed legal practices along the California Central Coast. Our reach extends across the Salinas Valley, the Monterey Peninsula, and throughout the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara. Moreover, we are renowned for our firm's dedication to community service, actively supporting various local charitable, cultural, and educational initiatives through the involvement of our attorneys on boards and in fundraising endeavors. Our diverse clientele includes national and international corporations, regional enterprises, nonprofit and educational institutions, individuals, family-owned businesses, and multi-generational families deeply rooted in the region's heritage.

Why join us?

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching.
  • Professional development opportunities, including continuing legal education (CLE) support.
  • A supportive and collegial work environment with opportunities for advancement.

Job Details

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of litigation matters from inception through resolution, including conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
  • Represent clients in court hearings, depositions, mediations, and arbitrations.
  • Develop and implement litigation strategies to achieve client objectives efficiently and effectively.
  • Conduct discovery, including taking and defending depositions, and preparing and responding to interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission.
  • Collaborate with senior attorneys and partners on complex cases, providing support and contributing to case strategy.
  • Communicate with clients to provide updates, discuss case developments, and offer legal advice.
  • Negotiate settlements and participate in settlement conferences to resolve disputes favorably for clients.
  • Stay current on legal developments, case law, and industry trends relevant to the practice areas.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active state bar membership and in good standing.
  • 3 to 7 years of experience in litigation, with a strong background in civil litigation.
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong oral advocacy and courtroom presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple cases and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients.
  • Proficiency in using legal research tools and software, as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

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Job Details
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Location
Monterey, CA
Salinas, CA
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$110,000 - $155,000