Litigation Attorney Job Openings - 24 Jobs

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    Litigation Attorney with 1-3 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Fairfax, VA

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    Attorney with 2-3 years of immigration and litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Reston, VA

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    Hatch Waxman Litigation Attorney with 3+ years of experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Patent Litigation Attorney with 1-3 years of experience
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    Washington, DC

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    IP Attorney 1-5 years of litigation experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Commercial Litigation Attorney with 2-4 years of experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Litigation Attorney with 2-4 years of insurance experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Litigation Attorney with 1-3 years of experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Commercial Litigation Attorney with 2-3 years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Litigation Attorney - Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Opportunity
    AARP Foundation

    Washington, DC

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    Mid-level Attorney with litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Fairfax, VA

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    Section 337 Trade
    Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

    Washington, DC

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    Litigation Attorney with 2+ years of employment experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    IP Attorney with 1-5 years of litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Junior Litigation Attorney with employee benefits experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Employment Law & Litigation Attorney
    McMillan Metro, P.C.

    Potomac, MD

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    Mid-level Litigation Attorney with products liability experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Labor Employment with
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    Washington, DC

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    Civil Litigation Attorney with 5+ years of depositions experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Vienna, VA

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    IP Litigation Attorney with 2-3 years of trademark experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Junior Privacy and Data Security Litigation Attorney with experience
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    Washington, DC

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    Attorney with 1-2 years of civil litigation experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Patent Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of computer science experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

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    Litigation Attorney 2-3 years of real estate experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

Litigation Attorney Jobs

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$155,700

  • 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 Litigation Attorney do

A Litigation Attorney manages all phases of the litigation process from investigation and pleading to trial, settlement, and appeal. They also question witnesses, victims, and others involved in cases.

how to become a Litigation 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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Real Litigation Attorney Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Attorney, Intellectual Property Litigation Latham & Watkins LLP New York, NY Nov 21, 2014 $250,000
Attorney: Securities & Commercial Litigations Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP New York, NY Jul 15, 2010 $250,000
Mid-Level Attorney, Securities Litigation Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP New York, NY Sep 17, 2012 $230,000
Patent Litigation Attorney Perkins COIE LLP San Diego, CA Mar 19, 2015 $220,000 -
$260,000
Attorney, Securities Litigation Latham & Watkins LLP San Francisco, CA Jul 12, 2016 $210,000
IP Litigation Attorney Covington & Burling LLP Washington, DC Oct 01, 2014 $210,000
Attorney, Intellectual Property Litigation Latham & Watkins LLP San Francisco, CA Jul 18, 2008 $210,000
Litigation Attorney O'Melveny & Myers New York, NY Dec 05, 2007 $185,000
Litigation Services Attorney Davis Polk & Wardwell New York, NY Jan 25, 2012 $170,000
Litigation Attorney Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Ny LLP New York, NY Apr 21, 2015 $165,651

Top Skills for a Litigation Attorney

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Top Litigation Attorney Skills

The three most common skills for litigation attorney jobs are:
  1. Discovery Motions
  2. Pre-Trial Motions
  3. Defense Counsel

Companies look for Premises Liability less than other skill for litigation attorney jobs.

Family LAW, Legal Research, Federal Courts, Civil Litigation, Discovery Motions, Insurance Defense, Defense Counsel, Court Appearances, Personal Injury Cases, Pre-Trial Motions, Plaintiff, Summary Judgment, Insurance Coverage, Motion Practice, Real Estate, State Court, Litigation Matters, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Employment LAW

Top Litigation Attorney Employers

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Top 10 Litigation Attorney Employers

10 companies currently have Litigation Attorney open positions.

The next set of companies with the Litigation Attorney jobs are:
  1. Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel (NDEX)
  2. Choice Legal Group LLC
  3. Private Practice
  4. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C

Law Office of Elizabeth Wellborn, P.A., Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel (NDEX), Choice Legal Group LLC, Private Practice, McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C, Michael A. Bishop, PC, Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Mitel, Desmarais, Ewing & Johnston, P.L.L.C

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