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Ericksen Arbuthnot has five offices in California and is rapidly growing. Specializing primarily in civil defense litigation, our firm prides itself on being family-friendly and prioritizing work-life balance. We are committed to diversifying our offices from the top down. We are looking for exceptional talent to join our approximately 40-50 attorneys. Please visit our website at: www.ericksenarbuthnot.com for more information about us.
Position Summary
A Statewide AV-Rated Civil Law Defense Firm has an outstanding opportunity for a Civil Litigation Defense Associate. The office is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles office and offers excellent benefits, paid parking, a collegial work environment and opportunities for advancement.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years in civil litigation defense experience. Excellent opportunity for an Associate Attorney with a background in employment law, premises liability, construction defect and personal injury. Strong research, analytical and communication skills required and the proven ability to manage a complex caseload is essential.

The position comes with the following benefits:

– Monthly Billing Bonus Program ($500 bonus for 150 hours billed in a month, $1,000 for 160 hours, etc.)
– Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K), FSA, group Life, and LTD offered for eligible employees
– Paid Vacation and Sick time for eligible employees

Duties and Responsibilities
– Direct and support investigation on all assigned cases.
– Analyze and assess case value to aid in early resolution.
– Evaluate, create and execute a litigation plan to cover all phases of litigation.
– Maintain communication with client through the course of the claim.
– Comply with all litigation and budgeting guidelines.
– Perform legal research on relevant issues throughout the course of the litigation process.
– Draft meet and confer letters to opposing counsel regarding discovery issues.
– Represent the interests of the client(s) at hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings.
– Prepare clients for depositions and other applicable hearings.
– Negotiate settlements on behalf of the client(s).
Qualifications and Prior Experience
– Juris Doctorate degree and current good standing with CA State bar is required.
– Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in the Civil Defense Litigation department.
– Knowledge of current employment and construction laws.
– Strong research, analytical and communication skills.
How to Apply 
To be considered, please send your resume to Ahan Kim Morris, Ericksen Arbuthnot’s HR Manager.
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To apply for this job email your details to amorris@ericksenarbuthnot.com