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Toxic Tort & General Liability Attorney – San Francisco

Description:

Selman Breitman LLP is looking for an attorney with two to four years of experience to join our San Francisco office. This position is an incredible opportunity for attorneys looking to take a leadership role in a growing West Coast firm and have direct interaction with senior partners and firm clients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Primary file handling for matters related to exposure to toxic substances and general liability
  • Drafting of motions and pleadings
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Trial preparation
  • Second-Chair trial work

Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree required
  • Admitted to practice in California
  • Two to four years of experience handling toxic tort and general liability matters
  • Deposition experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Legal project management experience

Selman Breitman offers competitive compensation and benefits, as well as a collegial and inclusive environment with opportunities for growth.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Michael Preston at mpreston@selmanlaw.com


Insurance Coverage and Litigation Associate – San Francisco

The San Francisco office of Selman Breitman is looking for an Insurance Coverage and Litigation Associate.

As an insurance coverage associate, you will help evaluate and resolve interesting, complex coverage issues that result in positive outcomes for our insurer clients. We know that the word "insurance" does not always have a positive connotation, but we pride ourselves on mastering unique issues that arise on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide flawless advice and service to our clients, which is especially important when dealing complex coverage issues. 

As part of a small team, you’ll work with partners, associates and clients to resolve coverage issues and disputes. We're looking for people that approach problem solving pro-actively, and have the ability to both work independently and collaborate with peers. We do not need a person with coverage experience, but we do need someone who can get the details right, and be an effective communicator. Is that you?  Join our team! 

What you'll be doing:

Creative problem solving for our insurer clients, including:

  • Preparing coverage opinions to insurer clients 
  • Litigating disputed matters 
  • Negotiating successful settlements with other insurers and insureds 
  • Learning and mastering new, specialized coverages including intellectual property and professional liability

What you'll need:

  • Admission to California State Bar
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in a law firm or in-house position 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Attention to detail (Is your Blue Book tabbed?)
  • Independent Initiative – including the ability to investigate, evaluate and make recommendations that include a plan of action
  • A good sense of humor

Additional consideration for:

  • Prior experience in insurance coverage, whether at a firm or insurance company 
  • Prior experience litigating complex matters
  • Admission to WA, OR, NV, AZ or other Western States
  • Good wall art

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Michael Preston at mpreston@selmanlaw.com


Toxic Tort & General Liability Attorney Santa Ana 

Description:

Selman Breitman LLP is looking for an attorney with one to five years of experience to join our Santa Ana office. This position is an incredible opportunity for attorneys looking to take a leadership role in a growing West Coast firm and have direct interaction with senior partners and firm clients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Primary file handling for matters related to exposure to toxic substances and general liability
  • Drafting of motions and pleadings
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Trial preparation
  • Second-Chair trial work

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Admitted to practice in California
  • One to five years of experience handling toxic tort and general liability matters
  • Deposition experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Legal project management experience

Selman Breitman offers competitive compensation and benefits, as well as a collegial and inclusive environment with opportunities for growth.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Michael Preston at mpreston@selmanlaw.com


Litigation Paralegal – Seattle

Selman Breitman LLP is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal to join our litigation practice group in our Seattle office, including Toxic Tort/Environmental and construction. This position is an incredible opportunity for the selected candidate to be case-responsible for various litigation matters related to asbestos and other toxic substances in a growing West Coast firm.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating medical records
  • Coordination of expert witnesses for litigation cases
  • Drafting legal documents, such as motions to compel
  • Compiling, analyzing, and summarizing data
  • Conducting legal research
  • Manage electronic discovery and files
  • Assisting in all phases of case preparation, as well as discovery
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership

Qualifications:

  • Experience with toxic tort a plus
  • Litigation experience a plus
  • Experience with large data management systems, including concordance
  • Experience with trial director
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Paralegal certification from an accredited school
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Legal project management experience

Selman Breitman offers competitive compensation and benefits, as well as a collegial and inclusive environment with opportunities for growth.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Leah Cox at lcox@selmanlaw.com