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ProfileAssociate â€“ Construction Defect Candidate will handle: products liability, and defense of developers, general contractors and sub-contractors, against claims for breach of contract, and negligent construction. Will have real responsibility from day one. Manage cases from start to finish. Take and defend party, witness, and expert depositions, handle arbitrations, and argue motions. Identify, research and analyze legal issues and conflicting legal opinions; reviews legal authority cited by litigants; and conducts self-directed independent research as may be needed to further clarify issues and reach sound judicial decisions. Draft pleadings, correspondence, memoranda and other documents. Exhibit good judgment and organizational skills to receive, record and disseminate all information on behalf of the clients. Provide legal representation of clients to protect their interests in defense of complex and high exposure litigation. Explain litigation to those unfamiliar with the process, as well as make your case to judges, arbitrators, and opposing counsel. Take charge of cases to move them toward cost effective, efficient, and fair resolutions. Juggle multiple assignments and/or deadlines while maintaining a professional demeanor and seeks assistance. Routinely reviews and follows-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments. Has an understanding of client-specific billing guidelines and consistently applies those guidelines to ensure cost-effective practices. Provide assistance on the handling of other attorneysâ€™ files when needed.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: a member of the Washington State Bar in good standing and/or recent graduation with JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school. Ability to handle complex assignments in a lead role, work independently, have excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
Smith Freed & Eberhard
1000 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104