Associate Attorney – Commercial Litigation

Professional Alternatives

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Job ID#: 16131

Seeking an experienced Associate Attorney for growing Galleria firm! 

Great starting base with tons of growth. 

Beautiful Galleria office that overlooks Houston with paid parking. 

Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of litigation experience, specifically in commercial litigation.  

Responsibilities: 

• Conduct legal research, analyze complex issues, and provide sound legal advice to clients. 

• Draft, review, and edit legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, and appellate filings. 

• Prepare and present oral arguments in court, including motions, hearings, and trials. 

• Independently manage a caseload, ensuring all deadlines and court requirements are met. 

• Take and defend depositions of witnesses, experts, and opposing parties. 

• Engage in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution methods. 

• Collaborate with senior attorneys in trial preparation, including witness preparation and evidence analysis. 

• Assist in appellate brief writing and represent clients in appellate court proceedings. 

• Conduct case assessments and provide recommendations to clients regarding litigation strategy. 

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and documentation. 

Qualifications: 

• Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school. 

• Active license to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction. 

• 4+ years of litigation experience, with a focus on commercial litigation. 

• Strong experience taking depositions, presenting motions in court, and ideally, second-chair or lead trial experience (both jury and/or bench). 

• Demonstrated excellence in legal research and writing, including appellate brief writing experience. 

• Sound understanding of civil procedure, evidence, and legal principles in commercial litigation. 

• Exceptional analytical skills and ability to strategize effectively. 

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly. 

• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills. 

• Proficient in using legal research tools, case management software, and Microsoft Office Suite. 

Compensation and Benefits: 

• Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. 

• Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans. 

• Retirement savings plan with employer matching. 

• Professional development and continuing education opportunities. 

• Collaborative and supportive work environment. 

 

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