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Defense Litigation Associate Attorney

5/9/19 | Phoenix, AZ

Wilson Elser is currently seeking a Defense Litigation Associate Attorney to join the firm Phoenix, AZ. .

This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney to join our firm as we expand our national reach to Phoenix, AZ. The Associate will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a startup office of a national law firm and help us establish a new, strategic location in Arizona, contributing to the continued success of the firm. 

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 37 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.

The Position


  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in the state of Arizona
  • Additional bar admissions a plus (not required), including New Mexico and Utah
  • 2-7  years of defense litigation experience
  • Experience with insurance defense, legal malpractice, and coverage matters
  • Portable business or possible business with a national footprint a significant plus  
  • Superior communication, writing, and research skills
  • Self-sufficiency, motivation, and the ability to work independently 
  • Legal project management experience is helpful


  • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
  • Represent clients in a wide range of civil defense litigation claims
  • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
  • Regularly handle court appearances and conduct depositions
  • Communicate with clients and provide status reports
  • Work closely with Partners in helping establish the firm's presence in Phoenix, AZ

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent Benefits 
  • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
  • Generous PTO plan 
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities 
  • Corporate Discount Plans

Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to and putting "Phoenix Defense Litigation Associate Attorney" in the subject line.

We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.


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