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Litigation Associate

Company: Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP is growing and actively seeking an experienced civil and commercial litigation associate who will serve as a pivotal member within the practice area.Based in Old Town Alexandria Shannon, Mullins & Wright serves individuals and businesses throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, providing services in the areas of Business, Tax, Estate & Trust, Construction, Litigation, Land Use, and Real Estate.The position will entail working on all aspects of legal cases from direct client interaction and communications through drafting independent motions, representing clients in all levels of VA courts, Circuit Court and Appellate level cases, and serving as lead counsel in General District Court matters. This position will report to the Managing Partner while collaboratively working with our other partners, attorneys and SMW staff.Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer competitive benefits in addition to bonus and commission opportunities for attorneys. Successful candidates will demonstrate and uphold a professional atmosphere that allows personal relationships that are supportive of the firm's goals.Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manage and perform complex civil litigation procedures to caseload from client intake to closing file as assigned
  • Work closely and support Partners' cases and legal projects representing clients in a wide range of litigation needs
  • Regularly attend, lead and assist in court appearances and depositions
  • Consistently communicate and update clients on case progress and actions
  • Meet with new clients to assess, draft and complete the legal needs of the new clients
  • Coordinate and assist in all aspects of litigation through trial and completion of the case
  • Ensure timely entry of time and billing details daily and in line with the firm best practices
  • Work with the Firm Administrator and Managing Partner to support the goals of the firm and the partners
  • Ensure all actions are in support of the Virginia Bar and other applicable bars, and legal best practicesIdeal Candidates will:
    • Have current -Virginia Bar Membership -in good standing
    • Have minimum -1-4 years successfully litigating civil cases -in Virginia courts
    • Demonstrate advanced understanding of civil court system
    • Demonstrate strong understanding of commercial law knowledge
    • Demonstrate strong legal processes and local court requirement familiarity including trial and appellate court systems
    • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Have excellent organizational skills including capturing, detailing and follow up skills
    • Demonstrate professionalism with all team members
    • Commit to the core values of the firm: professionalism, integrity and loyalty
    • Have professional office experience using Adobe and the Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, Word and ExcelPreferred, but not required:
      • DC Bar Membership
      • Maryland Bar Membership
      • Clio software experienceBenefits:
        • Health Insurance;
        • Dental Insurance;
        • Short-term disability;
        • Long-term disability;
        • Paid Parking; and
        • CLE & Professional Dues Allowance.Background checks: -All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.To apply: -Please submit a current resume and a cover letter to, Mullins & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP, Alexandria , Litigation Associate, Legal , Alexandria, Virginia

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