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Senior Attorney

Senior Attorney job overview

A senior attorney is an upper-level legal professional that provides counsel and legal services and takes a leadership role in mentoring lower-level attorneys. They offer legal advice, prepare and draft the appropriate documentation, create effective legal strategies, and represent their clients in trials, mediations, and arbitration hearings. They are responsible for communicating effectively to explain legal issues and options to their clients while maintaining high standards of confidentiality handling personal information, as well as staying apprised of changes in the law. A senior attorney typically works at a law firm full-time, in a corporation’s legal department, a non-profit, or government agency.

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Senior Attorney job summary

We are looking for an experienced senior attorney to help our clients achieve favorable outcomes with legal matters. You will advocate for clients, advise them on the best course of action, and implement their legal support plan. You should have previous trial experience, be able to manage a heavy caseload,  and use your general counsel experience and interpersonal skills to mentor our lower-level associates to ensure a continued legacy of prosperity. If this sounds like an opportunity that is ideal for you, please contact us today.


Ashburn, VA
Senior Attorney responsibilities
  • Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, and motions
  • Attend court hearings on behalf of clients and argue motions
  • Strategize, prepare for, and attend trial proceedings, mediation, and arbitration
  • Draft legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, notices, and discovery requests and responses
  • Provide guidance and advice to associate attorneys and paralegals to resolve or prevent conflicts
  • Maintain knowledge of local, state, and federal statutes and applicable laws
Senior Attorney qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with a law degree from an accredited law school (such as an LLM, JSD, or J.D. degree)
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a senior associate attorney
  • Member of state and local bar associations in good standing
  • Prior experience representing clients in trials, mediation, and arbitration
  • Must be able to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
  • Persuasive writing skills and verbal communication skills are critical, along with time management and interpersonal skills
Senior Attorney compensation

$112,091 (National Average)

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