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Associate Attorney

Company: Washington, Dreyer, & Associates
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Washington Dreyer & Associates is hiring an associate attorney with at least three to five years of litigation experience or government experience. The ideal candidate will also have a willingness to learn new areas of the law including business litigation, personal injury, and family law. Day-to-day tasks will include legal research, drafting documents, maintaining client files, and providing legal counsel to clients. The ideal candidate must have strong legal research and writing skills.

Washington Dreyer & Associates provides the opportunity to gain courtroom experience, direct client contact, and work on complex litigation with regional and national significance.


Analyze conflicts in legal matters, advise clients on solutions, and negotiate on behalf of clients
Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is handy for other attorneys, paralegals and support staff
Collaborate with clients and senior associates and other staff to move cases toward resolution efficiently
Perform legal research, prepare for and attend hearings or other legal proceedings, and give general counsel under the supervision of senior associate attorneys
Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, and settlement agreements for contract negotiations and proceedings
Civil & Business Litigation
--- Participate in all aspects of complex litigation, including research, discovery, motions practice, hearings, trials, and appeals in state and federal courts.
--- Research and prepare pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery, and appeals.
--- Participate in settlement negotiations.
--- Directly advise clients on legal strategies.
--- Conduct legal research and keep abreast of recent legal developments.
--- Maintain an organized file and docket all deadlines.

Government Affairs
--- Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs utilizing at least 2 years of relevant experience.
--- Research and prepare legal opinions for Mayor, City Council, City Manager, boards, commissions, and other city staff. Attend City Council meetings.
--- Maintain current awareness of legislation and issues involving municipal operations.
--- Serve as the liaison for the City, including municipal divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive issues.
--- Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
--- Provide other responsible assistance to the City Council.
--- Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public law.
--- Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
--- Perform related duties as required.


Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree required from an accredited law school
Candidates must have passed the bar exam
Ability to work with senior attorneys to best serve client needs and grow our client base
Effective communication skills and problem-solving skills are necessary to work with all levels of staff and clients
Active member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
--- Must have at least 2 to 3 years of relevant experience.

About Company:
Washington Dreyer & Associates specializes in litigation, including in the areas of personal injury, business litigation, family law, and Government Affairs. The Firm has been in existence for over 16 years, and we pride ourselves on providing excellent service for those we represent. We also enjoy working with each other as a team, and we have long-standing team members who have spent their entire legal careers with our Firm. We treat clients, and most importantly, our work colleagues with respect. We strive for legal excellence and an easy-going work environment.

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta. Washington Dreyer & Associates, LLC is also one of the state's most innovative and fastest-growing civil litigation firms in Georgia.

Keywords: Washington, Dreyer, & Associates, Smyrna , Associate Attorney, Legal , Smyrna, Georgia

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