Trial Attorney
Kirsch Daskas Law Group
Bloomfield Hills, MI US
Posted ago
Kirsch Daskas Law Group

Many great lawyers have "hung their own shingle" at some point, only to discover they are unenthusiastic about the business of running a law firm. If this is you-- a great attorney who wants to help clients but doesn't want to, or is tired of the marketing and management grind and metrics it takes to run a law firm, we have an opportunity that will change your life.

There are various reasons why talented, hard-working attorneys make the decision to start their own law firms. Bad bosses. Lack of client control. Drama. No work/life balance. The chance to make money and have more freedom. So, you strike out to follow that dream of owning your own firm and being your own boss. Then you find out that not one law school class or CLE helped you prepare what to do when the phone isn't ringing, or when potential clients say they can't afford your services and need a discount.

With the circumstances created by the global pandemic and social justice demonstrations, all of these stressors are heightened. Well, no need to be alone, and you certainly do not have to live without a safety net! If you are disenchanted with being a business owner-- or don't even want to risk experiencing for yourself-- but you want to continue being a really great lawyer, it's okay. Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to find out what we don't like and/or don't want to do. It's hard, but the decision has to be right for you.

We built our law firm around helping people move forward to where they want to be. We help find opportunities that are wrapped up in what looks like problems. We know you don't want to be in that space; we can also help you get you where you do want to be. We want to help the right person reclaim (or continue to have) their work/life balance. We want to help you continue to be in love with the law and the feeling of helping people find better lives. We want to help you continue being a great lawyer instead of struggling solo.

We are looking for an attorney who has a passion for the law and for helping people. Let us handle all the marketing and sales, client development, billing and collections, and facilities and staffing issues. We have a team in place to make sure you are not alone, and you are not bogged down by administrative work. All your focus can be directed on handling matters, providing outstanding client service, and your legal brilliance.

WE ARE SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL ATTORNEY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.

If you want to help adult and juvenile citizens accused of crimes defend serious allegations and protect their rights, if you love fighting for the perceived underdog by giving clients truthful and sound advice or guidance to protect what matters most: liberty, family, and education. If you want to advocate to ensure clients are heard and are a key part of the strategic team, then this may be the place for you. It is our mission to prevent false convictions and attacks on innocence, one client at a time.

Our firm is on track for aggressive growth and we need an experienced attorney to join our team and hit the ground running. We want to be known for helping our clients come out of an extremely scary, unfamiliar, and emotional process feeling as they received the value and hard work of an experienced team that listened, strategized, and that their legal team truly cared and fought for them.

IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS APPEAL TO YOU, THEN YOU MAY BE A GOOD FIT:

  • You practice criminal law because you believe in justice and the Constitution
  • You practice criminal law because you take pride in helping people
  • You pride yourself in high-quality work
  • You want to practice law in a supportive and friendly work environment that will consider your personal, professional, and financial goals
  • You want to work at a firm that is set up with cloud-based systems to enable you to work remotely on occasion (work from home days possible)
  • You are very good with electronic calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing and internet research
  • You can meet a billable requirement of at least 32 hours a week
  • You think in terms of outlines, chronologies, and indexes
  • You see an opportunity for clarification and organization where other people see a mess
  • You are an amazing and creative writer with a sickening degree of attention to detail
  • You are a well-respected, assertive advocate who always maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity and professional ethics both inside and outside of the office
  • You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly
  • You do not think scanning and copying are "beneath you"
  • You enjoy a chill work environment where the team works hard to obtain our clients' goals

Responsibilities

  • Client interface/meetings
  • Drafting motions, pleadings, memorandum, discovery demands and responses, and correspondence, etc.
  • Handling all aspects of a criminal case from investigation through trial and/or sentencing
  • Significant court time
  • Education by attendance at local, state, and national conferences
  • Management of case deadlines
  • Sound analyst, collaborator, and implementer of trial strategy to accomplish client goals

Qualifications

  • Must be experienced in all aspects of criminal law, adult and/or juvenile, felony and misdemeanor, investigation, pre-charge negotiation, bond, risk assessment, mitigation, case strategy, motion practice, no stone unturned discovery practice, trial, and sentencing advocacy
  • Attend Court appearances in Michigan
  • Only apply if you consider yourslf super experieinced specifically in criminal law
  • Admission to the Michigan State Bar required
  • Must be an effective and clear communicator
  • Must give exceptional client service
  • Must be able to track and meet minimum billable requirements
  • Must be an excellent and creative writer
  • Must believe in the Constitution and be willing to take on the charge every day

Compensation
$60,000+
About Kirsch Daskas Law Group

Kirsch Daskas Law Group is a vibrant, chill, team environment committed to our clients. Our approach is directed by our client's goals. We believe in justice and are seeking to add attorneys with trial experience. Lisa and Christina founded the firm to provide skilled, client-centered representation combined with integrity, professionalism, and empathy. The Kirsch Daskas vision is based on the identification of our team's professional, financial and personal goals aligned with the firm's goals. The firm's mission is to prevent false convictions and attacks on innocence. We work hard and maintain a work/life balance. This is a flexible work environment. We understand that "things happen". We maintain systems, policies, and procedures to be the best place to work. We are growing rapidly and hope your ambition, dreams, and great attitude combine and you apply.

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