Career Opportunities At The Willis Law Group

 

The Willis Law Group specializes in Civil Litigation Defense. We provide large firm experience with small firm personal service. We offer a friendly, business casual environment, a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package including Health, Dental, STD, LTD, Life Insurance and a 401K Retirement Plan.

We are seeking high energy, self-motivated individuals to complement our fast-paced legal environment for our Dallas and Houston offices.
 

Litigation Attorney

We have immediate openings in our Dallas and Houston offices for team-oriented litigation attorneys who are self-motivated. Candidates must have 5 to 7 years of civil litigation experience for a personal injury docket, knowledge of insurance defense practice, including local and state discovery rules, trial procedures and applicable substantive law is required. Insurance defense experience a plus.
 
Essential Functions:
 
  • Consults and reports to clients; including case assessment, legal analysis, and resolution strategy.
  • Sends and answers discovery; drafts pleadings; attends depositions, hearings, mediations and trials.
  • Must have the ability to handle a busy docket and have a strong work ethic.
  • Candidates must have excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills; as well as a commitment to client service.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision is required.
 
No recruiter or telephone calls please.
 
Please forward your resume to DallasAttorney@thewillislawgroup.com or HoustonAttorney@thewillislawgroup.com
 
The Willis Law Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

 

 

PARALEGAL

We are seeking a full-time paralegal with minimum 7 to 10 years’ experience.  Certification is not required, however, current Texas paralegal experience is a must, high volume docket a plus as well as trial experience and daily billable timekeeping. 
This position requires experience in training and mentoring junior paralegals. Candidates must be detail-oriented and have a demonstrated ability to perform consistent high quality work while cognizant of task related deadlines.

 

Other duties include:
• Drafting of pleadings, motions and discovery;
• Preparing for depositions, mediations and trial;
• Communicating with clients, claim specialists and expert witnesses; 
• Ordering medical records and preparing medical chronologies; and
• Summarizing witness testimony.
 
Strong knowledge of MS Word as well as an intermediate knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint experience is a plus.
 

 

Legal Secretary

We have immediate openings for a full-time Legal Secretary with 5 to 7 years’ experience to support three attorneys on a busy desk.
 
Duties include :
  • Transcribes and reviews attorney-generated correspondence and documents for accuracy in spelling, grammar, facts and adherence to court-mandated guidelines (local, state and federal);
  • Handles non-billable tasks for assigned attorneys, which includes preparing and updating active file lists and litigation charts and creating shell pleadings;
  • Reviews and assesses all documents, including correspondence, pleadings and court notices via U.S. mail, e-mail, fax and phone messages for new information, deadlines, and to facilitate distribution of same to team and/or outside personnel as required and to save to Worldox system.
  • Participates in conference calls and meetings with team, clients, court and counsel of record to schedule client meetings, depositions, mediation, court appearances, as well as obtain case information and follow-up on attorney correspondence and filings;
  • Track calendar deadlines, including pre-suit, pleadings and discovery, trial and pre-trial matters from U.S. mail, internet, and fax communications;
  • Participates in interoffice conferences with attorneys, paralegals, managers, secretaries, and file clerks to facilitate a cohesive approach to file management and client representation, and to organize case development; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
High level of discretion and confidentiality.
Strong knowledge of MS Word as well as an intermediate knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint experience is a plus.

 

Mentoring Program

Amy Pollock -- Firm Mentoring Director

The Willis Law Group’s most important assets are its people. We invest our collective time and talents in all legal associates who join our team by offering a firmwide mentoring program.  The Willis Law Group mentoring program is comprised of dedicated partners who serve as teachers and role models to our associates by offering advice, guidance, trial training and networking opportunities.  

Our mentor/mentee program provides our associates a supportive learning environment that encourages associates to communicate their goals, and offers them each recommendations for achieving their career objectives. 

Our mentors possess the following characteristics:

  • A desire to teach
  • Broad based legal knowledge and experience
  • Effective communication & listening skills
  • Ability to manage time and resources
  • A positive outlook 

 

Associates at The Willis Law Group have the opportunity to interact with clients regularly and begin business development activities immediately.  This allows them to begin developing origination fees and a book of business much earlier than associates working at many other firms.  At The Willis Law Group, we work hard in a true team environment.  And that hard work is rewarded.

The Willis Law Group mentoring program is about learning.  We encourage our associate attorneys to strive for excellence in the practice of law while offering a supportive environment where they can tackle complex legal situations as they grow in their professional careers.