Junior Associate Attorney
About Wagstaff Law Firm
Wagstaff Law Firm is a National Personal Injury/Mass Tort law firm that specializes in helping those who have been injured by defective and dangerous products as well as defective medications. Depending on the circumstances, the manufacturer or distributor of the product can be held accountable for the defect that resulted in injury. Similarly, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can do a lot of good; they can also cause serious injuries. Even FDA-approved drugs have been known to cause dangerous side effects, leading to mass recalls.
Throughout the history of the free market, there have been cases of defective products, dangerous drugs, and manufacturing defects that have led to the unfortunate injury to or death of many people. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult for one plaintiff to fight the legal counsel wielded by large corporations and entities due to the enormous amounts of money and resources available to them. In our increasingly interconnected society, we can easily share stories of being injured by a defective product and can mount group litigation against these negligent corporations. When many plaintiffs face repercussions and injuries due to the same defective product or act of negligence, it is most likely in their best interest to take part in mass tort litigation to increase their legal power and ability to fight monstrously large corporations and businesses. Mass tort lawsuits can involve thousands of individual clients who are seeking compensation for their injuries.
Wagstaff Law Firm is seeking a Junior Associate to support our growing firm and to assist with personal injury cases in our Single Event department. Join our wonderful legal team and have a great opportunity to learn the mass tort process while being part of a team of professionals. In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic; possess excellent writing and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical skills, strong time management, and be as committed as we are to providing the best service to our clients. You will collaborate with Partners in the mass tort process by reviewing documents and preparing for client and expert witness depositions. Wagstaff Law Firm is a professional work environment with a casual dress code.
Essential Job Functions
- Support trial preparations
- Draft complex legal memorandums
- Manage a large docket of cases in multiple states
- Evaluate merits of potential cases
- Conduct legal research on cases
- Document review
- Draft and respond to discovery
- Defend and take depositions including experts
- Prepare expert reports and assist with trial prep
- Correspond with opposing counsel and clients to facilitate legal process
- Track and manage SOL analysis
- E-filings in state and federal courts
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
Position requires 3-5+ years of experience, preferably in personal injury. Juris Doctorate required from accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado. Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak English. Must be able to work overtime and travel. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are critical in addition to working well under tight deadlines. Able to prioritize multiple projects and comply with the firm and court deadlines. Maintain CLE credit requirements.
Compensation starting at $85K+. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K matching plus quarterly performance based bonuses
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Wagstaff Law Firm. To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Wagstaff Law Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Wagstaff Law Firm provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.