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Associate Attorney - Litigation

Company name
Westlake Legal Group

Location
Sterling, VA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Aug 12,2019

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Associate Attorney – Civil & Criminal Litigation

 

ABOUT THE FIRM

Westlake Legal Group (WLG) is a client-focused law firm helping individuals, families, and businesses solve their problems. Our areas of practice include: criminal law, traffic, family law, tort, civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, real estate, bankruptcy, financial management and estate planning, and corporate formation.  We are not, however, limited to these areas of law.  At WLG, each of our attorneys maintain an understanding of multiple areas of the law, which allows for a collegial and collaborative work environment.    Our firm’s motto is “We Plan to Win Because We Plan to Win,” which means a lot of our success comes from our preparation. 

 

Our environment is professional yet casual – we work to live, we do not live to work.  This means that while it is important to be dedicated to our cases and client, it is just important ensure that our attorneys enjoy the fruits of their labor.  WLG understands the importance of one’s need to maintain a life outside of the law.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Westlake Legal Group is seeking an associate attorney to join a client focused law firm serving individuals, families, and businesses locally and statewide in state and federal courts.  The associate will be responsible for the initiation, maintenance, and litigation of client matters under the supervision of the firm’s principal and senior associates. Duties and responsibilities include:

 

  • Initial client consultation and case evaluation
  • Draft and edit case initiation and responsive pleadings necessary for ongoing client matters
  • Undertake legal research and draft legal memoranda for complex issues
  • Maintain communication with clients, courts, counsel, and witnesses
  • Oversee the discovery process, including requests, responses, and objections. 
  • Coordinate trial preparation with legal assistants, paralegals, and co-counsel when necessary
  • Appear in Virginia state and federal courts for hearings and trials
  • Actively market the comparative advantage of the firm’s services

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Virginia State Bar member in good standing
  • Proficiency in legal research, including the LexisAdvance platform
  • Interest in civil litigation, including but not limited to personal injury, domestic relations, contracts, and other business matters, and criminal litigation
  • Proficiency with legal writing and drafting
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and schedule a diverse caseload and to meet hard internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues in a collegial setting with fellow counsel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.

 

Company info

Westlake Legal Group

Company Profile
We are small firm, but we drive big results. WLG has represented clients throughout all levels of the Virginia court system, to include multiple appearances in front of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The firm has also obtained three multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients, making us one of a very small percentage of firms to do so.

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