Trial Attorney Job Openings - 5,208 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Trial Attorney
    Law Firm

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    Garden City, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Trial Attorney
    United States Courts

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    Managing Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    Newport Beach, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Workers'
    Zurich Na

    Waukesha, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,200

    Managing Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney III
    Nationwide

    Harleysville, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney III
    Nationwide

    Des Moines, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Senior Trial Attorney
    Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.

    Teaneck, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Senior Trial Attorney - Richmond
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Glendale, CA
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Glendale, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    Trial Attorney- Garden City
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Garden City, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Minneapolis, MN
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney III
    Nationwide

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Sr Trial Attorney
    The Hanover Insurance Group

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney - Richmond, VA
    Nationwide

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney IV
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney III
    Nationwide

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney I
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Trial Attorney IV
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Managing Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Trial Attorney- Garden City
    Allstate

    Garden City, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    Sr. Trial Attorney - Subrogation
    Farmers Insurance

    Westlake Village, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Houston, TX
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,700

    Trial Attorney (Labor)
    HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Managing Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Associate Trial Attorney
    Farmers Insurance

    Edison, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Portland
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Portland, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Torrance
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Torrance, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney hr
    Confidential

    Orlando, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Chicago, IL
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Richmond
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney (Coverage Counsel)
    AIG

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,200

    Managing Trial Attorney
    Nationwide

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    Trial Attorney IV
    Nationwide

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Trial Attorney I
    Nationwide

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney hr
    Confidential

    Orlando, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Litigation Trial Attorney
    Tribble Ross

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Trial Attorney- Brooklyn
    Allstate Insurance Company

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Baltimore
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Baltimore, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Sr. Trial Attorney - Dallas
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney- Indianapolis
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Birmingham
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Birmingham, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - Seattle, WA
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Trial Attorney - San Antonio, TX
    Allstate Insurance Company

    San Antonio, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Sr. Trial Attorney - Dallas, TX
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Sr. Trial Attorney - Glendale, CA
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Glendale, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense
    AAA Motor Club

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    NEW
    SIU Trial Attorney- Garden City
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Garden City, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Subrogation Trial Attorney - Chicago, IL
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Sr. Trial Attorney - Hamden, CT
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Hamden, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense
    AAA

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,796

    NEW
    Sr. Trial Attorney - Austin, TX
    Allstate Insurance Company

    Austin, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Senior Trial Attorney (Coverage Counsel)
    AIG

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    Sr Trial Attorney - Workers' Compensation
    Farmers Insurance

    Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    Public Defender Division, District Court Trial Attorney
    State of Massachusetts

    Boston, MA

Trial Attorney Jobs

average

$113,797

  • 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 Trial Attorney do

The key role of a Trial Attorney is to defend people in court. They spend time in court meeting with other attorneys for routine processes, reviewing files, making contact with witnesses, and talking to the parties involved in their case.

how to become a Trial 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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Top Trial Attorney Skills

The three most common skills for trial attorney jobs are:
  1. Jury Trials
  2. Trial Counsel
  3. Products Liability

In-House Counsel is the least sought after skill at the current time for trial attorney jobs.

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Top Trial Attorney Employers

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Top 10 Trial Attorney Employers

10 companies currently have Trial Attorney open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Trial Attorney positions are:
  1. Law Office of Patricia A. Palma
  2. Phillips Law Office
  3. Allstate Insurance
  4. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, P.A, Law Office of Patricia A. Palma, Phillips Law Office, Allstate Insurance, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance, Burton Neil & Associates, P.C, Farmers Insurance, Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Public Defenders Office

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