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Defense Litigation Associate

Wilson Elser’s Washington, D.C. office is currently seeking to hire an Associate Attorney to assist in defending claims, lawsuits and administrative complaints against businesses and professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for lawyers seeking litigation experience to grow their careers.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm that 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 ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in Washington, D.C; Maryland or Virginia admission also preferred
  • 3+ years of defense litigation experience
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Deposition and motion experience preferred
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment
  • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
  • Collaborate with other attorneys and partners on defense of cases
  • Communicate with clients at each stage of litigation
  • Regularly handle court appearances, written discovery, motion practice, and depositions
  • Prepare cases for trial
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 applying online or sending your credentials to and putting "Washington Defense Litigation Associate" 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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