Civil Litigation Attorney (5-10 years experience)

RYAN CARVALHO & RETZ LLP seeks a Civil Litigation Attorney with approximately 5-10 years of litigation experience. Successful candidate will have experience in insurance defense construction defect, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, premises liability and general civil litigation.  First chair trial experience a plus, but not a requirement.

This position requires significant experience taking and defending depositions as lead counsel in seven figure, multi-party cases, including party and expert depositions, attending mediations, arbitrations and substantial law-and-motion experience with oral argument. Candidate must possess a strong work ethic and excellent leadership, case management, communication, research, writing, analytical and advocacy skills. Salary starts at $120,000 based on 1800 billable hours to clients. Substantial bonus considerations for exceeding the 1800 billable hour goal and salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Healthcare, Flexible Savings Account, 401k Plan/Match Program, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Active member of the California State Bar in good standing
  • 5-10 years of experience practicing civil litigation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple cases
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Experience with legal research tools and software

Please submit confidential cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].

Civil Litigation Paralegal (3-5 years experience)

RYAN CARVALHO & RETZ LLP seeks a long term, experienced Litigation Paralegal with 3-5 years of Civil Litigation experience with a heavy concentration on Construction Defect and significant Bodily Injury to join our team.

We are a small Civil Litigation firm located in Mission Valley. This position requires strong, independent organizational skills with minimal supervision, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritize and work under pressure in a fast paced setting, provide great references and have an “all in” team player attitude. We utilize a unique and collaborative team approach to our cases and maintain a tight knit firm culture.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Draft and respond to CMO/written discovery
  • Analyze key CD related documents such as contracts, subcontract agreements, additional insured endorsements, certificates of insurance, etc.
  • Extensive document review/production
  • Utilizing corporate searches to find potential parties
  • Assist attorneys with preparation for depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings and trials
  • Draft first and supplemental expert designations
  • Collaborate with clients to gather information to respond to written discovery
  • Draft meet and confer letters regarding discovery disputes
  • Draft tender letters
  • Significant client/expert/vendor contact
  • Draft correspondence, memoranda, pleadings and discovery
  • Draft, respond to and facilitate service of subpoenas
  • Medical record review with preparation of summaries and timelines
  • Electronically bill time in Prolaw and meet a daily billable hour requirement

Salary starts at $33.33 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Healthcare, Flexible Savings Account, 401k Plan/Match Program, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.

Candidates should be proficient in: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe. We also utilize Corel Word Perfect, Worldox, Prolaw and LexisNexis. Candidate will be expected to bill six hours per work day and enter their billable time on a daily basis. ABA Paralegal Certificate required.

Please submit confidential cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].