Civil Litigation Associate

Scali Rasmussen has an outstanding opportunity for a Litigator in our downtown Los Angeles office. We are looking for a team player who enjoys a cordial, diverse and a fast-paced working environment. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 1 year in California state civil litigation defense experience. Expected work product, case management and communication skills on par with AmLaw100 or AmLaw200 firm. Excellent opportunity for an Associate Attorney with a background in complex litigation or employment defense litigation. Must be organized, a hard-worker and a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package.

Role responsibilities

  • Analyze and assess case value to aid in early resolution.
  • Evaluate, create and execute a litigation plan to cover all phases of litigation.
  • Assist Partner in handling various types of civil litigation.
  • Perform legal research on relevant issues throughout the course of the litigation process.
  • Maintain communication with clients, carriers and opposing counsel through the course of the claim.
  • Conduct fact investigation; formulate, implement discovery and investigation plans.
  • Attend depositions; draft meet and confer letters to opposing counsel regarding discovery issues, dispositive motions and trial preparation.
  • Represent the interests of the client(s) at hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings.
  • Prepare clients for depositions and other applicable hearings.
  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of the client(s).


  • Juris Doctorate degree and current good standing with CA State bar is required.
  • Minimum of 1-year California state litigation experience working as an associate attorney in the Civil Defense Litigation department of a law firm in California.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge and expertise with task code and insurance billing guidelines is a plus.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Labor & Employment law is a plus.

COVID-19 considerations

We practice physical distancing, check temperatures, and follow other CDC suggestions to keep our employees safe. Employees must be vaccinated to work at the physical office location.