Litigation Paralegal

Chicago, IL


Our client seeks a seasoned litigation paralegal in their brand-new Chicago office to assist attorneys with commercial litigation and complex product liability matters.


Performing a broad range of substantive paralegal tasks, this candidate will work directly with attorneys on product liability, toxic tort disputes, complex commercial litigation, business litigation and other complex business disputes in a variety of industries. This individual will maintain and monitor court deadlines for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars; electronically file documents with the Court through the ECF system under the supervision of an attorney; perform online PACER research; and prepare drafts of pleadings, notices, and motions. Trial experience is a must.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 10 years of litigation experience in a law firm, including case preparation from beginning to end and an understanding of a paralegal’s role in the litigation life cycle.
  • the desire to work in an advisory role to assist in mentoring and training other paralegals and practice assistants.
  • strong organizational skills.
  • well-developed critical thinking skills.
  • a working knowledge of Excel.
  • a strong sense of accountability.
  • 2 or 4-year degree and a paralegal certificate; however, work experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet and Westlaw.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet business needs.


  • takes ownership over projects and responsibilities.
  • is very detailed oriented.
  • resolves issues proactively.
  • knows how to be a true team player.
  • This individual is also a technology pro and has no problem learning new software.


The salary range for this role is $95,000-$125,000, nonexempt.



Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000-$125,000

Date Active: 4.6.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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