Attorney
Higgins Hopkins McLain & Roswell, LLC
Denver, CO US
Posted ago
Higgins Hopkins McLain & Roswell, LLC

Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC is seeking one or more attorney(s) with a minimum of two years of experience in civil litigation, preferably in construction defect and/or general casualty/insurance defense. Candidates with trial experience or an existing, portable book of business will be given the highest priority and will be compensated accordingly. All with a passion for construction and/or with experience in general liability/insurance defense who wish to join a positive and collaborative firm culture are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) or more references when responding to this ad. You must complete the DISC profile and answer the screening questions to be considered. Our culture is important to us and showing you are a team player will move you to the second phase of our interviewing process. A writing sample will be required if you move on to the next phase of our hiring process. We look forward to your submission.

Salary for those applicants who do not bring significant portable work is anticipated to start at or above $80,000, plus a percentage of originations. Those who bring portable, new work to the firm, will be paid a percentage of revenues generated from that portable work. We also offer excellent benefits including health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401(k) matching.

Responsibilities
  • Advise clients by weighing available options toward a successful outcome and plan a course of action
  • Complete legal research and prepare motions, pleadings, and briefs
  • Draft correspondence, legal pleadings, motions, and briefs
  • Oversee paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff
  • Represent clients in court to argue motions during legal proceedings
  • Take responsibility for administrative staff relating to client invoicing/billing records, setting up meetings with clients and completing tasks
  • Identify client conflicts and determine case strategies with options for resolution
Qualifications
  • Candidates must currently be a member of their local bar association - active member preferred
  • Must be able to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is necessary
  • Successful completion of accredited law school with Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree with 2 years of related experience
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and public speaking skills required
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience working in a law firm environment
  • Well-versed in legal research software (Westlaw/Lexis)
Compensation
$80,000
About Higgins Hopkins McLain & Roswell, LLC

At Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, our focus is to ensure we provide the very best in Colorado construction legal representation combined with personal attention to our clients. When general contractors, developers, and insurers turn to us, it is because they know that our team of experienced attorneys and staff are committed to securing the best outcome on their behalf–whether it is through court proceedings, arbitration, or mediation, we are there with our clients’ best interest in mind.

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