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Associate Litigation Attorney Position

posted on September 10, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Our firm is looking for qualified attorneys to join our insurance defense team to help continue our success, including areas of:  medical malpractice and first party no-fault insurance personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.

Our firm offers a sophisticated yet collegial atmosphere and is located in a vibrant university town.  This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney with experience in litigation including depositions, motion practice, and trial work. This position provides a great opportunity to litigate cases and gain significant trial experience



Candidate must be admitted to practice in Michigan and have 3-5 years of litigation experience. 

Applicants should be bright, enthusiastic, comfortable communicating with clients, and possess the ability to manage a caseload and work well with a team of attorneys to ensure the best outcome for our clients. The capability to handle depositions and court appearances is preferred, as well as excellent writing and research skills.  This is an ideal position for a candidate who wants to hone and develop their litigation talents in an environment that promotes growth and independence while also providing partner supervision and mentoring.


Uses litigation practices/protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, motions, briefs, opinions, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings; advises, communicates and develops those strategies along with insurance representatives and clients as appropriate. 

The qualified candidate will have significant experience in taking depositions, dispositive motion preparation and argument, negotiations, interpersonal skills in dealing with and counseling clients, and the ability to analyze and develop case strategy. 

Consistently fulfill minimum hourly billing requirements.


A minimum of 3 successful years’ experience as an attorney.

A general knowledge of medical malpractice and first party no-fault insurance personal injury protection (PIP) benefits

The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by written or spoken word is critical.

Proficiency in legal research utilizing Westlaw, the Internet and other sources.

Must be able to travel as required.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in insurance coverage (defense or plaintiff).

Strong experience with motion practice, discovery, making court appearances and trial preparation.

Excellent oral advocacy and written communication skills.

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