Litigation Paralegal

oregon
Full Time

Description

Smith Freed Eberhard is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to join our Portland office in our Commercial Lines and Personal Lines practice area.

Personal Lines includes: automotive liability, premises liability, wrongful death, underinsured motorist (UM), uninsured motorist (UIM), personal injury protection (PIP)

Commercial Lines includes: defense of large loss claims, premise liability, liquor liability, defamation

Smith Freed Eberhard is a tier one litigation defense firm that specializes in multiple practice areas. Attorneys at the firm are consistently recognized by Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers as being top-ranked trial lawyers. To find out more information about the firm, please visit our website at www.smithfreed.com

Our Culture

Smith Freed Eberhard offers a flexible and fun work environment.  Collaboration between partners, associates, paralegals and staff is vital to serving our clients well.  Our casual work environment allows you to deal with what needs to be done rather than keeping up appearances. Employees have the ability to participate in making the community a better place with pro bono, community service, and fundraising opportunities and activities. Smith Freed Eberhard provides the tools you need to succeed in your cases and your career.

Smith Freed Eberhard is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service obligations or other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Summary

As a paralegal for Smith Freed Eberhard, your responsibility includes case management by reviewing and analyzing claims file materials, preparing notebooks, indexing and comparing documents, and creating and maintaining medical chronologies and billing summaries.  You will be responsible for all aspect of discovery, which includes preparing and serving discovery requests, summarizing discovery responses, and identifying and obtaining all documents needed to complete discovery.  This could entail preparing Subpoenas Duces Tecum and conducting investigation research.  You will be responsible for assisting the attorney with exhibits, documents, and file preparation for deposition, arbitration, and/or trial.  You will be required to identify and understand each client-specific billing guideline and ensure all billable work is being performed within those guidelines.

 

Responsibilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple deadlines
  • Monitor and case management of litigation files, including tracking deadlines
  • Ability to move cases forward with little supervision
  • Draft various pleadings such as Motions, Affidavits, Orders, Request for Production, Requests for Admissions, Subpoena Duces Tecum, etc., specific to case
  • Familiarity with Oregon law
  • Review and respond to written discovery requests
  • Review medical records/bills and create medical summary and medical billing
  • Perform in-depth research and investigation for case development
  • Assist attorneys with exhibits, documents, and file preparation for deposition, arbitration, and trial
  • Identify and understand each client-specific billing guideline to ensure work is being performed within those guidelines
Competencies

Firm Values: One Firm, One Team, One Direction

Cultivation

  • We coach, mentor and provide feedback to one another
  • We maintain a growth mindset and avoid complacency
  • We lead with innovation and hard work
  • We embrace change and ideas from everyone

Collaboration

  • We work together to innovate and achieve winning solutions
  • We learn from our collective successes and experiences
  • We encourage teamwork on every task no matter how big or how small

Compassion

  • We show empathy towards our colleagues, clients and communities
  • We celebrate wins and learn from losses
  • We listen to all voices fairly

Community

  • We communicate openly, directly and respectfully
  • We commit to fun, family and a healthy work-life balance
  • We are inclusive of diverse ideas, viewpoints and people
  • We support each other and our community at large
Compensation

Benefits & Perks

  • 100% firm-paid healthcare benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Voluntary Insurances including STD, LTD, Life Insurance ($10,000 employer paid Life Insurance)
  • 401k plan with employer contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 50% Mass transit reimbursement
  • Firm paid Bar Association fees, CLE fees, PLF dues, and applicable memberships
  • Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training – visit website for more information
  • Luncheon Learns & Trial Talks
  • Data plan reimbursement
  • Attorney retreats & monthly happy hours
  • Work from home opportunities, as well as billing on-the-go platforms
  • Relaxation massage
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Firm provided coffee, snacks, and bi-monthly lunches
  • Great office views of the city

Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position is a paralegal who has demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments, work independently, have excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.  Familiarity with medical chronologies and/or the insurance industry is a plus, as well as experience in preparing Motions, Affidavits, Orders, Request for Production, Requests for Admissions, Subpoena Duces Tecum.

Nice to haves

  • Experience within civil litigation.
  • Experience summarizing medical records and medical bills.
  • Experience billing for your time.
It’s your turn.

Apply to our Litigation Paralegal – Portland position now.