Litigation Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant

Tousley Brain Stephens, a Seattle law firm with a national reputation for providing sophisticated litigation, business, and real estate services, is seeking a Litigation Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant to support our litigation practice.  Our ideal candidate should be a self-starter and team player who is well versed in various types of litigation including real property, commercial, complex, and insurance coverage.  Experience in class action is preferred.

Our litigation legal secretaries work with multiple attorneys, our paralegals, and support staff in a team environment, managing the administrative aspects of our cases.  They consistently produce accurate and prompt work product with minimal supervision; maintain a working knowledge of the court systems, including court rules and filing requirements; and demonstrate a commitment to our clients and our firm.  

Duties

  • Drafting, proofreading and revising documents.
  • Filing in numerous state and federal court systems, particularly electronic filings.
  • Assisting with discovery requests/responses and document productions.
  • Frequent telephone and email communication with clients, attorneys and staff.
  • Process, organize, and prioritize incoming documents and communications.
  • Maintain calendar/docket using Practice Master and Outlook.

Essential Requirements

  • At least 7 years of experience as a legal secretary / legal assistant.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Well versed in federal and WA state court rules, procedures and filings.
  • Ability to proactively monitor and manage deadlines, and workloads for yourself and your attorneys.
  • Ability to adapt to various work styles and personalities both internally and externally.
  • Maintain attorney calendars and docketing, ensuring preparedness and timeliness.
  • A team player who participates and contributes to the success of the firm.
  • Pleasant and professional attitude.
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office Suite, comfortable with technology and basic office related equipment.

This is a full-time position with benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance and 401K. Qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Kristin Stoddard at hiring@tousley.com. Selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or recruiters please.

Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Real Estate & Business Transactional Associate / 5 Years minimum experience

Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC, a Seattle firm with a national reputation for solving complex problems and winning cases, seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of 5 years of significant and sophisticated commercial real estate and business transactional experience.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Legal oversight, analysis, strategic direction, negotiation, due diligence, and document drafting, reviewing and revising for commercial real estate sales, acquisitions, leases, and financings
  • Complex title and survey reviews
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and revising construction contracts, loan documents, easements, and operating agreements for our real estate clients
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and revising ordinary course business contracts, stock and asset purchase agreements, and private placement memoranda, as well as handling closings for various sales and purchases

Qualified candidates will possess superior writing and analytical skills, the ability to perform complex legal research, and have experience handling sophisticated commercial real estate and business transactions alone, or with limited supervision. The right candidate will have a high level of motivation, initiative and a strong work ethic.  This is a demanding position with high expectations, which will give you the opportunity to work on variety of real estate and business transactional matters.  Tousley Brain Stephens offers a competitive salary and exceptional bonus program. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and short writing sample to Kristin Stoddard at kstoddard@tousley.com.  No recruiters please.

Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Tousley Brain Stephens is always interested in hearing from attorneys and staff that are highly qualified and interested in our practice. If you would like to discuss possible employment, please contact Kristin Stoddard at the address below:

Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC
Attn: Kristin Stoddard
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-4416

Telephone: 206.682.5600
E-Mail: kstoddard@tousley.com