Civil Litigation Defense Attorney – Los Angeles office

  • Remote (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Job Summary

Premier AV rated civil litigation firm has an opening for an Associate with a minimum of 3 years of experience in general liability and employment defense litigation who is looking to assume immediate file handling responsibilities and continue to grow in their careers. Significant experience necessary in performing all aspects of discovery as well as courtroom and mediation experience. We are looking for candidates who are motivated, reliable and can assume responsibility working as an integral part of a collaborative team as well as independently.

Responsibilities and Duties

Associates are given meaningful, hands on legal work at every stage of their careers while working closely with other attorneys and Partners. Independently manage a litigation caseload working on cases from beginning to end, including handling court appearances, depositions and communicating with clients. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as a track record of insightful research and persuasive writing abilities. Must also have the ability and desire to provide excellent work product that reflects strong research, writing, and analytical skills as well as drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs.

Qualifications and Skills

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice in the state of California
  • Min 3 years of experience in general liability and employment defense litigation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Significant Federal and State court experience and/or administrative hearings desired
  • Strong analytical skills and deadline-conscious

Culture and Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community of professionals regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender or gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, diverse abilities, or Veteran status. With these different backgrounds come different approaches, ideas and perspectives, which we believe is how an organization grows and thrives.


In addition to a collegial working environment that offers training, mentorship and support to help develop your career toward partnership, we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

> Competitive salary

> Excellent benefits including 401K which is voluntary and self-directed with employer


> Health insurance: Firm pays 90% of the cost for employee coverage under the HMO


> Life insurance coverage for you and your dependents

> Income protection in the event of a Long Term Disability

> Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate benefits provided at no cost to

employees and are paid entirely by the firm

> Dental insurance – employer paid 50%

> Vision insurance – employer paid 75%

> Long Term Care and Flexible Spending accounts

> 100% paid Pregnancy Disability Leave

> Eligibility to participate in the firm's year-end bonus program

> Referral fee programs

> Opportunity for advancement

> Continuing Education and paid Association Fees

> Professional but business casual work environment

> 100% Paid parking in the building

Murchison & Cumming provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.