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Mid-Level Criminal Defense Attorney

Company: Phil Harvey Law, PLLC
Location: West Memphis
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

If you've already learned your courtroom basics and want more opportunities for growth and advancement, we have an opportunity for you.



Our firm is hiring an associate attorney who will assist in all aspects of criminal casework and client care.



The ideal candidate will have some courtroom experience and strong legal advocacy skills. If you're ready to continue your growth in the industry and level up your trial advocacy, you may be the right candidate.



As the firm's first-ever Associate Attorney, you will assist with minimal supervision in all aspects of criminal casework and client care. You will start by assisting Phil on existing cases, and you will be expected to gradually take on your own caseload as the firm grows.



Daily duties will include new client onboarding, motions practice, discovery review, DUI video review, court appearances, case negotiations, and settlements, field investigations, witness interviews, preliminary hearings, client updates, phone consultations, office consultations, and case file upkeep.--



As a regional firm, we expect you will use your personal vehicle to attend out-of-town court settings, which we will reimburse at the federal mileage rate.--



We're not like other firms. You will adhere to high expectations for professionalism, five-star client service, team-based casework, creative problem-solving, and meticulous, process-oriented workflows.--



We will give you the support and resources to meet our high standards. Your bar fees, professional privilege tax, and annual CLE requirements will be covered. Your development in handling larger and more serious cases will be encouraged. Our goal for you is to become a self-sufficient trial lawyer capable of first-chairing the most serious trials while also growing in your leadership skills to help associates who come behind you.--



As a small-business employer, we have flexibility in how we provide health insurance benefits and can discuss helping you secure coverage via our licensed broker and/or a health savings account (HSA).



Compensation offered will be commensurate with your experience, passion, and demonstrated potential, from $73,000 to $105,000 annually, with performance-based raises considered after your first six months and thereafter annually.

Responsibilities:

--- 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
--- Communicate with senior associates, paralegals, and clients to ensure cases are handled efficiently
--- Review client issues on legal matters, analyze available options, and diligently work to determine the best course of action
--- Keep files organized to make sure the most recent updates are accessible to other attorneys, paralegals, and staff
--- Attend court settings, negotiate with prosecutors, and conduct preliminary hearings
--- Evaluate criminal cases for sentencing exposure and defense strategies
--- Advise clients of their rights and options
--- Guide clients in making legal decisions that are best suited to the client's goals considering the exposure and defense strategy of each case
--- Maintain digital files in an organized and detailed fashion to enable team-based delivery of legal services and client communication
--- Adhere to internal law-firm guidelines and standards to ensure consistent, excellent service is given to each client
--- Contribute to the development and implementation of systems, processes, and checklists in a growing law firm that believes in team-based, client-centered representation

Qualifications:

--- Has a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school
--- Willingness to learn from senior attorneys to meet our client needs and grow our client base
--- Active member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
--- Successful completion of the bar exam
--- Effective communication skills and problem-solving skills are necessary to work with all levels of staff and clients
--- Licensed to practice law in Tennessee (please include your B.P.R. Number on your resume)
--- Two years or more of experience in criminal law
--- Willingness to travel throughout West Tennessee up to three times each week
--- Strong commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of every client

About Company:
Do you like a fast-paced and varied work environment? Are you energized by being part of an organization that helps people through some of the most difficult chapters of their lives? Would you like to help build a world-class law firm from the ground up?



Phil Harvey launched his firm on August 1, 2023, with a vision of becoming the go-to firm in West Tennessee for zealous, human-centered representation of people accused of crimes. Phil is dedicated to helping regular people through some of the most intimidating and difficult obstacles they will ever face. We are building a team of passionate, hard-working professionals who want to raise the bar for criminal defense throughout West Tennessee.



Read more at www.philharveylaw.com.

Keywords: Phil Harvey Law, PLLC, Memphis , Mid-Level Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal , West Memphis, Tennessee

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