New York, New York
Wilson Elser’s New York City office is currently seeking a Personal Injury Defense Attorney. This position entails being a part of a team oriented approach that consists of attorneys and paralegals in the coordinated evaluation and resolution of each matter addressed within a Legal Project Management approach.
This is an excellent opportunity for lawyers with litigation experience who are looking to grow in their careers and take on increased and substantive defense litigation based responsibilities.
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 1,000 attorneys, across 40 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal’s survey of the nation’s largest law firms.
JD from an accredited law school
Admitted to practice in the state of New York
3+ years defending personal injury claims venued in NY Supreme Courts
Experience with Labor Law 200, 240(1), and 241(6), premises liability claims
Superior analytical skills
Professional written work product, with the ability to concisely explain what matters most and why for clients, courts and litigant counsel
Legal project management experience is helpful
Claim investigation: client and non-party interaction with paralegal support to efficiently address what matters most
Understanding the anatomy to independently evaluate medical causation and interact with the medical profession
Conduct 50-h hearings
Conducting and defending depositions
Understanding and applying CPLR discovery rules, to oversee, evaluate and enforce external and internal party compliance
Settlement negotiations and ADR Forums
Regularly handle court appearances and conferences
Spearhead claim resolution goals and execute resolution strategies
Why Should You Apply?
Excellent Benefits including a 401k match
Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
Unlimited PTO plan
Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
Corporate Discount Plans
The annualized salary range for this position is $115,000 to $160,000.Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law
Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by sending your credentials to and putting “NYC Personal Injury Defense Attorney ” in the subject line.
We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm’s policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.