Defense Attorney Job Openings - 5,010 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Public Defense Attorney
    King County Sheriff's Office

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney
    Robert Half

    Pasadena, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY
    Parker Lynch

    Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney
    Legal Search

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Edwards and Associates

    Arlington, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Coverage Attorney
    Special Counsel

    Troy, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney
    Legal Search

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Workers Compensation Defense Attorney
    Robert Half

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney
    Confidential

    Bohemia, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney
    Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty &Amp; Kelly, P.C.

    Elmsford, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    White-Collar Defense Attorney
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Edwards and Associates

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY
    Parker Lynch

    Troy, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Law Offices of Alex Hanna

    Miami, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Insurance Defense
    Millerblowers

    Orlando, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Insurance Defense Attorney - Glendale, CA
    Geico

    Glendale, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Windshield Litigation
    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Windshield Litigation
    Progressive

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury
    Progressive

    North New Hyde Park, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense & Construction Defect Attorney
    O'Connor O'Connor, LLC

    Orlando, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    MID-LEVEL INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY
    Robert Half

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury
    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

    North New Hyde Park, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed
    Confidential

    Bohemia, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury (Meriden, CT)
    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

    Meriden, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney - Austin, TX
    Geico

    Austin, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury (Tampa, FL)
    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury (Tampa, FL)
    Progressive

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Senior Insurance Defense Attorney with trial experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    White Plains, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 5+ years of defense litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    King of Prussia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Attorney with 4-7 years of insurance defense experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Plymouth, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 1+ year of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 3-5 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Miami, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Attorney, Insurance
    Progressive

    North New Hyde Park, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 3-5 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 3+ years of litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Antonio, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Employment Practices Liability Defense Attorney (3-5 years)
    Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 3-5 years of insurance defense trial experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 3-5 years of insurance defense litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Miami, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 1+ year of insurance defense experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Novi, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Property Insurance Defense Attorney with 1-2 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Civil Litigation Defense Attorney with 2-3 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 5+ years of litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Lexington, KY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 3-5 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    White Plains, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Defense Attorney Personal Injury, Transportation Law, Product Liabilit
    Absolute Opportunities

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Defense Attorney with 3-5 years of litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Savannah, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Attorney with 1 3 years
    BCG Attorney Search

    Ramsey, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 2-5 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    New Hyde Park, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 3-5 years of insurance defense litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Livingston, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 1-3 years of insurance defense experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 2+ years of insurance defense experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Saint Petersburg, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Civil Litigation Defense Attorney with 10+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Defense Attorney with 3+ years of litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 1+ year of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Hollywood, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney with 3+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Uniondale, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Litigation Insurance Defense Attorney with 5+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Farmingdale, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Construction Defect Defense Attorney with 3+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Insurance Defense Attorney with 2-7 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Indian Wells, CA

Defense Attorney Jobs

average

$115,820

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Make Decisions
  • Stressful

What does a Defense Attorney do at Kelly Services

* st and 3rd party insurance defense work;
* Some premise liability work;
* Prepare pleadings; perform research;
* Trial preparation

What does a Defense Attorney do at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP

duties as assigned

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how to become a Defense Attorney

All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.

Education

Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA accreditation signifies that the law school—particularly its curricula and faculty—meets certain standards.

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry into most law schools, and courses in English, public speaking, government, history, economics, and mathematics are useful.

Almost all law schools, particularly those approved by the ABA, require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test measures applicants’ aptitude for the study of law.

A J.D. degree program includes courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing. Law students may choose specialized courses in areas such as tax, labor, and corporate law.

Licenses

Prospective lawyers take licensing exams called "bar exams." When a lawyer receives their license to practice law, they are "admitted to the bar."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions. For more details on individual state and jurisdiction requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, or a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

After graduation, lawyers must keep informed about legal developments that affect their practices. Almost all states require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education either every year or every 3 years. 

Many law schools and state and local bar associations provide continuing legal education courses that help lawyers stay current with recent developments. Courses vary by state and generally cover a subject within the practice of law, such as legal ethics, taxes and tax fraud, and healthcare. Some states allow lawyers to take their continuing education credits through online courses. 

Advancement

Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may be admitted to partnership of their firm, which means they become partial owners of the firm.

After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

A small number of experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. Other lawyers may become full-time law school faculty and administrators. For more information about judges and law school faculty, see the profile on judges and hearing officers and the profile on postsecondary teachers.

Other Experience

Law students often gain practical experience by participating in school-sponsored legal clinics, in a school’s moot court competitions, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced lawyers and judges, and through research and writing on legal issues for a school’s law journals.

Part-time jobs or summer internships in law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments also provide valuable experience. Some smaller firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations may hire students as summer associate interns after they have completed their first year at law school. Many larger firms’ summer internship programs are only eligible to law students who have completed their second year. These experiences can help law students decide what kind of legal work they want to focus on in their careers, and these internships may lead directly to a job after graduation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues. As a result, they must be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Lawyers must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable enough to share personal information related to their case.

Problem-solving skills. Lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation.

Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

Speaking skills. Clients hire lawyers to speak on their behalf. Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

Writing skills. Lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

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Possible Defense Attorney Career Paths

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Top Skills for a Defense Attorney

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Top Defense Attorney Skills

The three most common skills for defense attorney jobs are:
  1. Discovery
  2. Defense Counsel
  3. Legal Research

Companies look for Medical Records less than other skill for defense attorney jobs.

Criminal Defense, Defense Counsel, Legal Research, Sexual Assault, Family LAW, Medical Records, Civil Litigation, Insurance Company, Insurance Defense, Discovery, Court Appearances, Felony Cases, Criminal Cases, Preliminary Hearings, Jury Trials, DUI, Personal Injury, Service Members, Legal Documents, Legal Issues

Top Defense Attorney Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Defense Attorney Employers

10 companies currently have Defense Attorney open positions.

The next set of companies with the Defense Attorney jobs are:
  1. Solo Practitioner
  2. Walton & Scally
  3. Melnikov Construction Inc.
  4. Bexar County

Legal Aid, Solo Practitioner, Walton & Scally, Melnikov Construction Inc., Bexar County, The Semrau Law Firm, Cole Scott & Kissane, Reserves, Thomas McGinnis, Private Practice, The Law Offices of Paul M. Boots

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