Associate Attorney
Van Wey, Metzler & Williams
Dallas, TX US
Posted ago
Van Wey, Metzler & Williams

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn from some of the most esteemed attorneys and grow your career? Our law firm is looking for the next associate attorney to assist in providing legal counsel to our clients. You will work closely with our senior partners and associates, conduct legal research, draft documents, and maintain client files. If you’ve recently graduated from law school, have excellent fact-finding and communication skills, and are ready to jump-start your career in the legal industry, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities
  • Perform legal research, prepare for and attend hearings or other legal proceedings, and give general counsel under the supervision of senior associate attorneys
  • Analyze conflicts in legal matters, advise clients on solutions, and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Collaborate with clients and senior associates and other staff to move cases toward resolution efficiently
  • Organize and maintain files to ensure accuracy for other attorneys, paralegals, and staff
  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, and settlement agreements for contract negotiations and proceedings

  • Produce high-quality work product that is in keeping with the standards of our firm's reputation
  • Attend and notate case review meetings to plan out strategies, timelines, and to-do's
  • Investigate cases and fact develop
  • Assist with preparation for hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials
  • Resolve cases by effectively communicating with and working alongside senior attorneys and paralegals

Qualifications
  • Completion of a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school
  • Successful completion of the bar exam
  • Prepared to learn from senior attorneys to meet our client needs and grow our client base
  • Active member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills needed in order to work with all levels of staff and our clients

  • Licensed between 1-5 years
  • A license to practice law in Texas is required
  • Personal Injury experience required, Medical Malpractice experience preferred
  • An "A" level individual who can efficiently work a docket and help resolve cases
  • Must be willing to learn and consider criticism as an opportunity for growth
  • Impeccable time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who can work both independently and with a team
  • Medical Malpractice experience is preferred but not required
  • Applicants who are seriously interested are required to complete the affiliated DISC assessment in order to be considered
  • This is an in-office position. Candidates applying for a remote position will not be considered.

Compensation
$75,000 - $90,000 DOE
About Van Wey, Metzler & Williams

We are a very successful and rapidly growing personal injury law firm. We have an “A” level team of professionals who love their work and are committed to excellence as fierce advocates for our clients.  We work hard, but we believe in having fun, building relationships, and maintaining a respectful work environment. You can learn more about us here: https://www.vanweylaw.com/


Benefits:

  • Eligibility for employee health insurance after 90 days, covered at 50%
  • 401(k) match plan
  • PTO available after 90 days, and offered for all major holidays
  • Work from home days offered per our policies
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Dental, Vision, Accident, Short-Term Disability policies available
  • Performance-based bonuses

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