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Commercial Litigation Attorney

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Posted: 02/08/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Legal Job Number: 24117 Pay Range: $150,000 - $180,000 DOE Remote Options:

Job Description

A prestigious and well-established legal firm is searching for dedicated and experienced Commercial Litigation Attorneys to join their team in Santa Monica, CA!  They are looking for candidates with 3-5 years of experience who are passionate about commercial litigation, have a strong desire to work on high-profile litigation, and are eager to lead cases as first chair.  Responsibilities include managing caseloads, conducting depositions, leading mediations, and overseeing complex discovery processes.  This amazing opportunity gives you the chance to work on interesting cases while collaborating with a team of nationally recognized attorneys.  If you’re ready to take your legal career to the next level at an award-winning law firm, this unique opportunity might be the one you’ve been waiting for!

Pay Range: $150,000 - $180,000 DOE


  • Manage a caseload of 10-15 cases, ensuring collaboration with 2-3 attorneys per case to strategize and execute legal actions
  • Lead full litigation lifecycle, from case inception through to trial, including managing pre-trial, trial, and post-trial activities
  • Act as first chair in trials, demonstrating superior courtroom skills such as persuasive argumentation and effective witness examination
  • Conduct depositions and lead complex discovery processes to secure essential evidence for case advancement
  • Participate in mediations and negotiations, leveraging strong communication skills to achieve favorable dispute resolutions
  • Handle high-profile litigation against leading attorneys, employing innovative strategies to navigate legal challenges

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school
  • Must be licensed to practice law and in good standing in California
  • 3-5 years of litigation experience
  • Proven track record in depositions and complex discovery
  • A highly motivated and proactive approach, with a dedication to excellence and a competitive edge suited for a dynamic team environment
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the capability to anticipate potential challenges and develop effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate complex legal arguments and effectively communicate with clients, colleagues, and courts
  • High level of organizational and time management skills, capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in legal research and technology tools, including Lexus Nexus and West Law, to enhance case preparation and efficiency
  • Commitment to ethical legal practice and maintaining confidentiality and professionalism at all times

  • Competitive Salary + discretionary bonus
  • 100% Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401K with match
  • 2 weeks vacation + PSL
  • Paid holidays
  • Supportive work culture
  • Potential for hybrid
  • Great exposure!

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