Statewide law firm is seeking a full-time Litigation/Law and Motion Attorney for our San Diego office. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the firm in the filing and trying of unlawful detainer cases on behalf of our clients.
Who We Are:
With over 40 years in the California legal industry and five offices statewide, our firm was founded on a commitment to customer service that has flourished within our culture of inclusion and diversity. We believe in working hard for our clients each day and in taking care of our employees so they are empowered to do their very best work. It is our mission to provide the highest quality, cost-effective legal services to our clients.
Our firm offers a rewarding work environment that values a work-life balance and fosters a culture of professional growth and opportunities. We provide a comprehensive compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, and sick time.
- Draft motions and oppositions for unlawful detainer cases, including oppositions to demurrers, motions to quash, motions to strike, motions to set aside judgments, motions for new trials, bankruptcy motions for relief from stay, and federal motions to remand
- Facilitate the discovery phase for new cases by propounding and responding to discovery
- Draft and negotiate stipulations and settlement agreements
- Review cases for appeals; draft and argue appellate briefs
- Prepare cases for trial, including drafting of trial briefs, motions in limine, exhibit lists, witness lists, and jury trial documents
- Perform legal research and provide recommendations to clients, staff, and fellow attorneys on legal issues
- Respond to client questions and concerns in order to increase and retain business
- Assist with occasional court appearances
- Attend local property management events to increase firm visibility and business
- J.D. and an active California Bar license
- 5+ years’ experience as a licensed California attorney
- General overview of civil litigation
- Strong research and writing skills
- Landlord-tenant law experience
- Experience conducting depositions
- Familiarity with Lexis or other legal research software
- Some contact with the rental housing industry
- Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of California
- Experience with case management database(s)
To apply, please submit your resume and salary requirements. Candidates who meet the criteria for the position will be contacted for the next step in the hiring process.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in our workplace.