Houston Office -  Associate Attorney - Litigation

Job Summary:

The Litigation Associate Attorney will have zero to three years’ applicable experience and be a member of the Firm’s litigation practice focused on energy industry clients. This position is full time, partnership track, and will be located in Houston. However, the Firm will consider strong 3L candidates for a fall clerk ship with a full time position to begin in the Fall of 2022.

 Key Responsibilities

 Research and draft pleadings, discovery demands and responses, motions, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents

  • Handle depositions, hearings, and trials
  • Interact directly with clients and prosecute own cases and those provided by the Firm and its partners
  • Counsel clients on business and energy law matters
  • Prepare and present CLE presentations on litigation and energy issues
  • Work closely with other attorneys and litigation team members
  • Support the firm’s public relations and media communications
  • Participate in firm-sponsored meetings and events
  • Be active in community, pro bono, and professional activities

 Requirements for Attorneys’ or 3L Candidates

 Bachelor’s degree and J.D., with top 20% class ranking

  • Texas law license
  • 2 to 3 years of business and energy litigation experience
  • Demonstrated business development experience and success
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Persuasive public speaking and presentation skills
  • Professional entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and client-centric mind-set that embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Judicial clerkship preferred

 How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (including class rank), resume, transcript, and writing sample to hr@mcginnislaw.com.  Applicants who do not provide all requested materials will not be considered. McGinnis Lochridge is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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