Legal Assistant - Personal Injury
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. 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 a mass tort litigation to increase their legal power and ability to fight monstrously large corporations and businesses. Mass tort lawsuits can involve up to thousands of individual clients who are seeking compensation for their injuries.
Innovative and dynamic personal injury law firm seeks articulate professional to work as a Legal Assistant to help with our growing business. 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, good time management and be as committed as we are to providing the best service for our clients. You will collaborate with attorneys/paralegals in the mass tort process, interview clients, develop client case specific proof required to sustain a claim, assist clients with understanding the litigation and claims resolution process, relay the advice and counsel of the attorneys to clients, and prepare and file complaints on behalf of clients. WLF is a professional work environment with a casual dress code. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits are offered including a 401k plan.
Essential Job Functions
- Extensive interaction with clients over the telephone and client intake phone calls
- Prepare correspondence and legal documents
- Organize case files and address any issues that may arise with particular cases
- Answer clients' questions and concerns
- Work with attorneys on case status updates
- Collect case evidence and documentation
- Communicate with third party vendors
- Keep clients informed by relaying case developments
- Maintain case management information in law database
- Move cases forward by maintaining client files, ordering and reviewing medical records and bills
- Process intake documents and follow up with clients on missing items
- Calendar court deadlines and meet strict deadlines
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
Position requires two years of experience working in an office setting. A law firm or medical industry experience preferred. High school diploma required and Associate's degree or paralegal certificate preferred. Ability to proficiently read, write and speak English. Scheduled work hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Able to work overtime if needed.
Salary starting from $22-24/hr. 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.