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About Andrus Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff is a National Personal Injury/Mass Tort law firm that specializes in helping those who have been injured by defective and dangerous products as well as defective medications. Depending on the circumstances, the manufacturer or distributor of the product can be held accountable for the defect that resulted in injury. Similarly, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can do a lot of good; they can also cause serious injuries. Even FDA-approved drugs have been known to cause dangerous side effects, leading to mass recalls. Throughout the history of the free market, there have been cases of defective products, dangerous drugs and manufacturing defects that have led to the unfortunate injury to or death of many people. Sadly, it can be incredibly difficult for one plaintiff to fight the legal counsel wielded by large corporations and entities due to the enormous amounts of money and resources available to them. In our increasingly interconnected society, we can easily share stories of being injured by a defective product and can mount group litigation against these negligent corporations. When many plaintiffs face repercussions and injuries due to the same defective product or act of negligence, it is most likely in their best interest to take part in a mass tort litigation to increase their legal power and ability to fight monstrously large corporations and businesses. Mass tort lawsuits can involve up to thousands of individual clients who are seeking compensation for their injuries.
Andrus Wagstaff is seeking an articulate professional to join the firm as a Litigation Paralegal to help with our growing business. Join our wonderful legal team and have a great opportunity to learn the mass tort process while being part of a team of professionals. In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic, possess excellent writing and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, good time management and be as committed as we are to providing the best service for our clients. You will collaborate with attorneys in the mass tort process by reviewing documents and assisting in preparing client and expert witness depositions. Andrus Wagstaff is a professional work environment with a casual dress code. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401k plans are offered.
Essential Job Functions
Document review using sophisticated software
Assist attorneys in deposition preparation
Assistant in expert generation and preparation of expert report/discovery
Prepare correspondence and legal documents
Work with attorneys on case status updates
Collect case evidence and documentation
E-filing in state and federal courts
Draft court pleadings of various types
Calendar court deadlines and meet strict deadlines
Qualifications & Requirements
Position requires 5-8 years of litigation paralegal experience, preferably in mass tort. High school diploma required and Associate’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred. Ability to proficiently read, write and speak English. Scheduled work hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Must be able to work overtime and travel. Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to prepare medical chronologies preferred. Document management experience preferred. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are critical in addition to working well under tight deadlines.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Andrus Wagstaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Andrus Wagstaff provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.