Experienced Family Law Attorney
The Murphy Law Firm
District of Columbia, DC US
Posted ago
The Murphy Law Firm

District of Columbia Trial Attorney

The Murphy Law Firm is known for helping our clients during their time of need. We are looking to add an experienced full-time Attorney licensed in DC. The Attorney will have primary responsibility for matters and will generally work collaboratively with the managing attorney in family, criminal, and personal injury matters.

It is our goal to continue the firm's motto and mission of being personable, passionate, and persistent and we need an eager attorney who not only understands those pillars but wants to work hard to ensure that clients get through extremely emotional and tolling points in their lives with ease. We provide a fun, diversified, collegial culture while performing substantive and engaging work for our clients.

NOTE: Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the Mid-Level Associate Attorney position, your resume, a legal writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), an unofficial copy of your law school transcript, and contact information for three references. Please research the Law Firm and Managing Partner prior to applying to this position.

Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate needs to have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as child abuse, child custody, and domestic violence
  • Able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively even in emotional and high-stress situations
  • Work closely with paralegals and senior partners to ensure swift action through the civil litigation process
  • Keep client files properly organized and up to date
  • Represent clients in court proceedings as needed
  • Manage the division of marital assets, including real estate, during divorce proceedings when needed
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by understanding their needs, effectively analyzing the situation, and forming a strategy for a plan of action
  • Manage full case-handling responsibilities from inception through resolution
  • Uphold a steady schedule of hearings, court appearances, and conferences
  • Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential cases
  • Handle the division of marital assets, including real estate, during divorce proceedings as needed
  • Ensure clients are effectively represented at court hearings as needed
  • Appear in court professionally to represent clients
  • Communicate with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move through the civil litigation process
  • Develop a strategic approach and provide leadership and direction to paralegals and legal assistants
  • Organize and maintain client files to ensure they are kept current
  • Draft and review initial pleadings, motions, briefs, and other pleadings
  • Prepare clients and cases for trial
  • Advise staff on legal matters and interpret laws
  • Interact with clients and work with experts
  • Cultivate relationships with the firm's existing and future clients

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 3 years of Family Law litigation experience - (non-negotiable)
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and active license to practice in DC
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to value client service and teamwork by managing relationships, both internal and external
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Efficient time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Skilled in negotiation, and persuasion techniques
  • Must be familiar with Google Drive and G-Suite products
  • Must be able to think outside the box
  • Initiative and Independence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Criminal and/or Personal Injury law experience - highly desired
  • MyCase (case management system) experience - highly desired
  • Creative Problem Solving

Compensation
$90,000 - $110,000 yearly
About The Murphy Law Firm

The Murphy Law Firm takes on primarily family, criminal, and personal injury law matters, which include matters involving drug possession, DUI/DWI, traffic citations, handgun charges, divorce, child visitation, child support, alimony, domestic violence, custody, and car accidents.

Angel Murphy, Esq. is the Founding and Managing Attorney of The Murphy Law Firm, LLC. As a licensed Maryland and District of Columbia attorney and passionate advocate, Angel takes a personal approach to lawyering by devising a creative legal strategy for each client and for each case. Angel enjoys helping her clients face and overcome their legal challenges. She identifies with her clients and will work tirelessly to ensure that they are treated fairly in the courtroom and that their case gets the best possible outcome.

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