Personal Injury Associate

To be considered for this position, please call 866-824-3518 and follow the instructions outlined by our Managing Partner. You can also send us an email at careers@chaffinluhana.com for more information.

About:

The Personal Injury Associate will be responsible for litigating personal injury cases in the State of New York.

Responsibilities:

  • Litigate NY personal injury cases including automobile and premises liability cases.
  • Work closely with clients, team and partners to develop factual and medical evidence for injury claims.
  • Draft pleadings, discovery, motions and other filings with various NY state courts; conduct research on a variety of novel legal issues in State and Federal cases; present and argue discovery motions.
  • Manage the court approval process for wrongful death and minor cases, including drafting petitions, presenting those to the Court and overseeing the full approval process.
  • Prepare cases for pre-litigation, litigation and settlement.
  • Manage the filing of pleadings, tracking service of process and assuring SOL deadlines are met.

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to the NY bar.
  • Must have 5+ years of personal injury experience
  • Must be a team player: willing to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Caring and compassionate attitude with clients that’s consistent with firm’s core value of Doing Good by Doing Right™.
  • Excellent analytical skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Growth mindset—eager to become an invaluable member of the Chaffin Luhana team, we want to train if you want to learn.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft suite and demonstrated comfort with technology.
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills – must be able to simultaneously manage multiple projects in a busy environment.
  • High attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
  • New York Bar Admission is required. Pennsylvania, Ohio or West Virginia admission is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Salary based on prior experience and incentive bonus based on KPIs.
  • 401(k) with very attractive firm matching.
  • Health and dental insurance—we cover most (if not all) of the premiums (for typical team member) and we kick in up to $750 in an HSA.
  • FSA account—transit and healthcare.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) for pure fun and recharging, 10 yearly holidays paid so you can enjoy your friends and family and separate sick/bereavement days for those unfortunate times you need it.
  • We strive to close the entire firm between Christmas & New Year’s every year so the entire team can recharge their batteries with family and start the year fresh!
  • Bonusly awards—peer-to-peer recognition app—think Facebook for the team with cool .gifs (and rewards funded by the firm)!
  • Free annual dollars for continuing education!
  • A strong company culture with cool rewards, annual firm retreat and a spectacular holiday dinner!
  • Philanthropy— our motto is Doing Good by Doing Right™ in our practice and in our communities – you’ll get to participate in meaningful causes outside of the firm!
  • Team members also get to nominate their own charities for the CL Foundation to support during the holidays—putting their own mark on our Doing Good by Doing Right™ motto!

Note:

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties, responsibilities, and requirements can be added, changed, or reduced by management to meet the business needs of the company.

Chaffin Luhana LLP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities.