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Civil Litigation Attorney

Portland, OR
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation Exp.: 4+ Years
Position Summary:
As an associate for Smith Freed Eberhard, you will have real responsibility from day one. Associates often manage cases from start to finish. They take and defend party, witness, and expert depositions, handle arbitrations, and argue motions. Candidates should be proactive, creative thinkers who are willing to put in the hard work to solve problems for our clients.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identifies, researches and analyzes legal issues and conflicting legal opinions; reviews legal authority cited by litigants; and conducts self-directed independent research as may be needed to further clarify issues and reach sound judicial decisions.
  • Ability to draft pleadings, correspondence, memoranda and other documents.
  • Exhibits good judgment and organizational skills to receive, record and disseminate all information on behalf of the clients
  • Provide legal representation of clients to protect their interests in defense of complex and high exposure litigation
  • Explain litigation to those unfamiliar with the process, as well as make your case to judges, arbitrators, and opposing counsel
  • Take charge of cases to move them toward cost effective, efficient, and fair resolutions.
  • Able to juggle multiple assignments and/or deadlines while maintaining a professional demeanor and seeks assistance when needed.
  • Routinely reviews and follows-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments.
  • Has an understanding of client-specific billing guidelines and consistently applies those guidelines to ensure cost-effective practices.
  • Provide assistance on the handling of other attorneys' files when needed

The ideal candidate for this position is an attorney with at least 4 years of experience who has demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments in a lead role, work independently, have excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, and be a member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing and/or recent graduation with Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited school.

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