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Personal Injury Defense Attorney

Wilson Elser's White Plains 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.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 900 attorneys, across 42 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 New York
  • 5+ years defending personal injury claims venued in NY Supreme Courts, including having led plaintiffs’ depositions and drafted substantive motions
  • Experience with 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
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Corporate Discount Plans

The annualized salary range for this position is $135,000 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 applying online or sending your credentials to and putting "White Plains 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.


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