Associate Attorney - Real Estate Litigation
So Cal Realty Law
San Diego, CA US
Posted ago
So Cal Realty Law

We seek an associate with experience in real estate and civil litigation, or a strong ability to learn in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. The chosen applicant will join our growing VIRTUAL law firm. Our enterprising firm is poised for aggressive growth. We are looking for an attorney who can hit the ground running, or learn quickly, with a variety of real estate litigation cases including unlawful detainer. We provide an outstanding experience and career growth potential for an attorney with 3 or more years of litigation experience who has an interest in real estate. Our clients are real estate investors and real estate professionals.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience in civil litigation – unlawful detainer experience is a plus. Experience with lending and real estate transactions is also desirable, but not necessary. Knowledge of lending, title, escrow, and other real estate issues would serve an applicant well. Experience handling depositions, discovery, law, and motion practice is required. A desire to handle trial work is essential, and training will be provided.

We are looking for an A-team player who can handle direct contact with clients and opposing counsel, draft pleadings, conduct discovery, handle depositions, and trial presentation. You need to have strong skills in the following areas: research, writing, courtroom presentation, the ability to communicate with clients, and use technology. We need a grinder who wants to build litigation experience.

We practice throughout Southern California. Some travel within California may be required.

A signing bonus will be awarded to the chosen applicant. Skills and experience are appreciated and valued, and certainly considered, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important to us. It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock-n-roll, and we expect that you will put in the work necessary to achieve excellence in your career and for our clients, and a high level of expertise in real estate law.

We expect excellent communication, a commitment to service, and positive, cooperative relationships.

You must be licensed to practice law in California. Salary is commensurate with skill and experience. There will be opportunities for merit bonuses and referral fees. We offer paid time off, medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also pay for continuing legal education, bar dues, and other work-related expenses.

If you are interested in a career as a real estate litigator and an opportunity to practice in a dynamic area of law in Southern California, and if you like to work from home, we look forward to reviewing your resume. Please follow these instructions. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Submit your resume. Prepare a cover letter with no more than two paragraphs and a single closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities that must be possessed by an attorney who represents landlords in unlawful detainer proceedings. In the second paragraph, tell me why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” 


  • Manage a caseload of real estate litigation cases, including unlawful detainer and fraud cases
  • Research, prepare and file required motions, meet court deadlines, attend hearings, and keep calendar appointments
  • Prepare demand letters and initial pleadings to initiate legal claims on behalf of clients
  • Take and defend depositions
  • Prepare and present civil and unlawful detainer cases at trial
  • Develop a strategic approach for each case
  • Provide leadership and direction to paralegals and legal assistants
  • Cultivate relationships with the firm’s staff and existing and future clients


  • Licensed to practice law in California for at least 3-5 years
  • Civil litigation experience is necessary, though real estate experience is optional
  • Trial experience is highly valued, preferably civil trials including residential and commercial real estate and unlawful detainer
  • The ability to work from home

Pay scale depends on experience.

$95,000 - $110,000 yearly
About So Cal Realty Law

This is a private in-home position offered by the owner of So Cal Realty Law.

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