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Robert Half Litigation Attorney in San Diego, California


Robert Half is partnering with a well-known business law firm in downtown San Diego, seeking an associate attorney with 2-8 years of experience. This firm handles litigation & transactional work but this is focused on business disputes: commercial litigation, employment law, and general complex civil cases. Clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Responsibilities of Role:

o Trial prep, law & motion, discovery, depositions. Pay is contingent upon fluency with these things.

o Running point on small business and commercial disputes, up to Fortune 500 companies. 20% employment law (defense), the rest spans the gamut of commercial litigation.


o 2+ years of civil litigation experience

o Entrepreneurial spirit, you can build your own path.

o Partners give jr associates as much as they want – leading a case themselves or be a part of a bigger case in the group. Associates choose who they want to work with and what sort of cases they want to do. Someone who wants to chart their own course.

o Employment law exposure would be great to have!

COVID work plan:

· Associates work from home about 50% of the time.

Perks of Firm:

· Weekly litigation department lunches

· Generous business development budget

· Extensive continuing education training programs, including in-house CLE presentations, interactive department meetings, attendance to live CLE seminars and online CLE courses

· Partnership track much faster (and equity level) than the big firms. Plus, all partners are equal (no equity vs. non-equity partner).

· Associates stick around. They have not lost anyone in the litigation department in 5 years!

The firm offers competitive compensation, bonuses, and benefits. Apply in confidence today!

Send your resume DIRECTLY to Melanie.Kent[at]roberthalf[dotcom] with "Downtown San Diego Litigation Attorney" as the subject line.


Keys/Must haves:

  1. Prior litigation experience, ideally on defense side

  2. Strong research & writing skills

  3. CA bar (no registered in-house counsel)

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