Los Angeles – Experienced Construction Defect Attorney

Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum, an AV-rated 25-attorney complex litigation defense firm with a strong track record of success, has an immediate opening in its Los Angeles office for an associate attorney with 5-7 years of experience in construction defect litigation. There is great potential for the person in this position to be considered for the firm's partnership track. The person in this role will also have an opportunity to grow the Los Angeles office with bonus potential for an individual who is able to help identify and close new business. The firm offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend depositions, meetings, court hearings, and site inspections as directed by client coordinator.
  • Track case status by monitoring weekly personal calendar and by communicating regularly with case manager. Attend weekly round table meeting and calendar meeting.
  • Respond to discovery requests, draft and revise legal briefs, prepare witnesses for testimony at depositions and in court, and negotiate and draft settlements.
  • Keep docket clerk(s) apprised of changes to case calendars by communicating regularly via email.
  • Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis.
  • Meets the firm's minimum billing requirement, which is not reduced by any paid or unpaid time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any non-billable functions. Such time off, training, or performance of non-billable functions are not counted toward the minimum billing requirement.
  • Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines available on the firm Intranet.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the construction defect landscape and local ties are required.
  • Must have excellent academic, writing, technology, and communication skills.
  • May supervise staff; ability to collaborate with other attorneys and take leadership role on individual assignments.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, and laser-focused on the details; able to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment, both collaborating with teams to stay in sync and working independently to get the job done.
  • Flexibility, congeniality, a strong work ethic, and business development skills are critical to achieving success in this role.
  • Experience using client relationship management (CRM) software and facility with sophisticated case management technology preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this position along with your resume to Office Manager Aubrey Budge at [email protected]