Senior Business Civil Litigator
Sage Business Counsel
Johns Creek, GA US
Posted ago
Sage Business Counsel

Our Litigator loves complex business and commercial litigation and enjoys communicating with our small to mid-sized business clients and helping them move forward in a strategic fashion so they can reach their goals faster.  

Our Litigator takes the time to understand what brought the client into a dispute initially and what they genuinely want to achieve so we can orchestrate a plan using the civil litigation process. They are able to create a roadmap of the claims, the likely outcomes, and the possibilities of success at trial. They know how to build a case to maximize settlement opportunities that meet the client’s goals without sacrificing quality or ethics. 

Our Litigator takes the time to present their strategy to both the client and the rest of the legal team so everyone is on the same page. They don’t waste time trying to exhaust all possibilities but instead focus on the practical and most logical of options to prevent analysis paralysis. Our Senior Civil Litigator values pragmatism over theory and only pursues those means that are best tailored to reach the client’s desired ends.

Our Litigator performs legal services such as legal analysis, legal strategy planning, overseeing and analyzing discovery and legal pleadings, drafting and reviewing complex motions and briefs, conferring with other attorneys, presenting to the court, and advising clients, to name a few. They have a keen attention to detail and a vast understanding of both state and federal rules of civil procedure. They consider themselves ninjas in written and oral advocacy and perform well, both on paper and in court. 

Our Litigator has a leadership style that is firm and goal-oriented, yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way. Our Litigator will thrive in a job environment that is flexible, constantly changing, and provides growth opportunities, recognition, and reward for the achievement of business results.  


Client-Focused Tasks: 

  • Engage in Preliminary Legal Strategy Sessions with clients to fully understand the facts and the goals in order to perform legal analysis and legal strategy planning.
  • Engage with Legal Team to share legal strategy on each case so the legal team can align with the client’s interest in reaching their goal, the team’s interest in moving clients forward, and the Firm’s interest in creating raving fans. 
  • Communicate with clients and advise clients on key junctures so they fully understand their options and can make a fully informed decision.  
  • Oversee and analyze discovery and legal pleadings drafted by the Legal Team and provide feedback and guidance to create stronger work products and streamlined processes. 
  • Research, draft, and review complex motions, briefs, and appeals. 
  • Confer with other attorneys on a case with both zealous advocacy and professionalism. 
  • Prepare for and present to the Court.
  • Ensures the client is kept up to date on all matters related to their case.

Administrative/ Team/ Financial Tasks: 

  • Engage with the Team to create a collaborative culture including contributing and participating in team training, team builders, and other growth opportunities.  
  • Coordinate the creation of billable time entries that convey the forward movement with the Billing clerk; review and analyze the tracking numbers and stay on target with Key Performance Indicators set by quarter. 

Marketing Tasks: 

  • Engage in at least 2 forms of networking each month so as to cultivate relationships in the community.
  • Suggest thoughtful gifts and thank you to referrals and others who have gone out of their way to help us. 
  • Engage in Social Media in a positive and supporting role to the Firm and amplify the brand and the Firm’s amazing, fun, and vibrant culture. 
  • On occasion, participate in podcasts, audio recordings, videos, and live streams to help promote our message. 


Key Skills:

  • Confidence
  • Oral Advocacy 
  • Great Organizational skills
  • Complex legal research and writing
  • Managing discovery
  • Communication with clients to manage expectations 
  • Accountability for a caseload and successful completion of client commitments

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Senior Civil Litigator = 7+ years
  • Demonstrable case docket entries as lead attorney 
  • File-stamped work product at the state and federal level  
  • Good understanding of legal strategies and the position of clients
  • Strong creativity and desire to innovate with new strategies to better serve our clients and streamline our operations 
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Great organizational skills and ability to lead and delegate
  • Resilient problem-solving skills 
  • Expert knowledge of legal research techniques and databases
  • Expert knowledge of basic office programs
  • Expert knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence
  • Expert knowledge of trial advocacy
  • Law Degree, Licensed in the State of Georgia

$150,000 - 200,000 yearly
About Sage Business Counsel

Sage Business Counsel is an innovative business law firm that offers outside general counsel and litigation services to small to mid-sized enterprises. We leverage technology and set high goals for growth and client service. Our focus is on practical legal strategies that allow clients to make informed decisions about their legal goals and budget. We partner with our clients as their trusted advisors being there for them when they need the expertise to help guide their choices in the marketplace.

SAGE's core values:

  • We challenge the status quo
  • We are lovingly candid
  • We value intentional growth
  • We give back
  • We believe in freedom

Sage Business Counsel offers some great benefits: health, vision, dental, and life insurance for all employees; leadership training opportunities, CLE reimbursement, and bar dues. Just as the firm grows, we want to see our employees grow with it!

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