Associate Attorney Civil Defense Litigation

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

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Job Description

Downs & Stanford, P.C. has an opening for an Associate Attorney in our Sugar Land, Texas office with a minimum of 3-5 years of civil defense litigation experience. Associates will be expected to immediately begin managing multiple cases with varying levels of complexity. Professional, organized, and hard-working describe a successful candidate. Downs & Stanford, P.C. is proud that many of our attorneys and team members have been with the firm for over 10 years, and we are looking for new associates to join our team.

Candidates should submit a recent writing sample with their resume.

Essential Functions:

  • Case assessment for liability, loss and damages
  • Manage client reporting, billing, budgeting and case management requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and business development skills
  • Drafting and responding to discovery
  • Conducting depositions
  • Exceptional research, writing and briefing skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local rules
  • Meet or exceed monthly billable hour goals
  • Occasional travel required

  • Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a high degree of commitment, honesty and integrity in all aspects
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Texas
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of civil defense litigation experience
  • Able to work with a team in a collaborative environment or independently
  • Critical thinking that displays initiative and adaptability
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, efficient, hard-working
  • Strong communication, writing and presentations skills
  • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office 2010-2016, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and Corvel WordPerfect
  • Knowledgeable of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers, pdf compatible software, and related productivity applications
  • Experienced with Sage Timeslips and LexisNexis Time Matters, or similar billing and calendaring software

  • Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and ample bonus potential
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick/personal days based on tenure
  • Minimum of 8 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) plan
  • Our Sugar Land office is minutes from the popular Sugar Land Town Center and First Colony Mall, and a short commute from many Houston and Fort Bend neighborhoods
  • Casual working environment

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    Associated topics: client, consultant, divorce, family law, lawyer, legal firm, legal service, litigation, litigation attorney, litigation defense firm

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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