2024-06-14"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Experience: 2 years +
Location: Chicago Loop
E-mail: eaw@wallacemiller.com
Area of Practice: Products Liability, Mass Torts, Personal Injury

Attorney


A boutique litigation law firm in Chicago specializing in mass torts, class actions and personal injury, is actively seeking an attorney with 2 or more years of experience to join as an administrative attorney in its busy and sophisticated plaintiffs' side litigation practice. The position offers the opportunity to work on high-end class action, mass tort, and multi-district litigation, and the target candidates will have strong writing, organizational and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to independently manage the administrative aspects of the firm's mass tort and personal injury practice. While a background in litigation is preferred, this role is largely a non-litigation role.

The Firm has a very busy multi-district litigation practice, which involves pursuing claims in various parts of the Country on behalf of many clients. There are local or Federal requirements that must be followed and this role is designed to ensure that the Firm's clients meet criteria and their claims are appropriately pursued with the ultimate goal of client satisfaction. This means the administrative attorney must ensure that clients meet case criteria, and work with the paralegals and other attorneys at the Firm to ensure clients are handled appropriately, and their cases promptly work their way to resolution.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Working closely with the staff to manage a high volume of clients in consolidated litigations through lifeline of a case, which shall include advising clients of the status of their claim, makings sure appropriate records are ordered, collected and reviewed and claims are timely filed in the right format into the right venue.
Coordinating the day-to-day responsibilities of a case such as weekly case meetings, reviewing, providing feedback and making determinations regarding whether to reject or pursue a case, and providing direction to the staff who will then execute on those directions.
Setting statutes of limitations for clients from all around the Country.
Drafting of pleadings when necessary.
Working closely with co-counsel through the lifetime of a case and creating reports for co-counsel where appropriate on the status of clients' claims.
Very minimal court appearances/travel.
Handle client calls that require attorney attention.
Managing discovery (some drafting may be required), but mainly in the form of supervising the appropriate management and collection of Plaintiff Fact Sheets (PFS) in certain cases.
Assist in recommending and implementing revised workflows when appropriate.
Serving as point of contact when the firm is retained as local counsel and monitoring cases.

Requirements and Qualifications:
2 or more years of legal experience in product liability, mass torts, or personal injury cases.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with colleagues, clients, opposing counsel, and the court.
Excellent legal writing skills.

Curiosity and ability to both receive and provide constructive feedback.
Ability to supervise and organize paralegals with a high volume of complex cases.

Benefits:

Salary range commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Supportive growth atmosphere with outstanding potential for motivated individuals to excel.
Meaningful commitment to work/life balance.
Flexibility to work from home pursuant to the Firm's hybrid work schedule.
Excellent health insurance with dental and vision supplements available.
Long-term and short-term disability insurance provided
Life insurance provided, with supplemental life insurance available

Application Materials:
Resume
Cover Letter
Three References
Two Writing Samples of which you had primary responsibility with respect to style and content - as opposed to samples that were heavily edited by professors, judges, or other lawyers. One writing sample should be from something of interest to the candidate, regardless of whether it is law related. It need not be any longer than two pages.
Each writing sample should be accompanied by a one paragraph summary stating the circumstances under which the sample was drafted and what the sample conveys about you as a writer.

Please provide the application materials by email to Ed Wallace at eaw@wallacemiller.com with the subject line Job Opening: Administrative Attorney - Your Name



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