Associate Trial Attorney
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has won the most top medical malpractice/personal injury verdicts in Connecticut. We’ve been described by the Hartford Courant as "reputedly the best plaintiff’s law firm in the state." In 1936, our founder Theodore "Ted" Koskoff started the firm with a dedication to helping people through some of the most difficult periods in their lives. And now, 85 years later, we are equally passionate about social justice and standing up for people whose civil rights have been violated.
Our attorneys are experienced, ethical, caring, and professional – and our culture is one of collegiality and cooperation. We maintain deep and longstanding relationships in our community and with local, state, and national trial organizations. Our philosophy is to provide quality legal representation, caring and responsive client service, and exceptional results to a limited number of clients.
As an Associate Trial Attorney, you will support and manage malpractice and/or personal injury cases, mastering the facts and preparing cases for trial. You will frequently collaborate with others to request advice, share your perspective, and brainstorm creative solutions; we take pride in working together to ensure our clients receive the best possible counsel. We are known for fighting for the best possible result, and it is this emphasis on teamwork that enables us take on the most challenging cases.
- Prepare cases for trial including working with experts, hearings, depositions, mediations, and other case-related meetings.
- Review the preparations of pleadings, discovery, motions, court orders, demand packages, and other case-related documents.
- Maintain information in our case management database.
- Serve as primary point of communication for clients, witnesses, attorneys, courts, insurance adjusters, medical providers, expert witnesses, and consultants.
- Participate in weekly lawyer meetings to discuss/brainstorm cases.
- 3 or more years of trial work experience. Experience with medical malpractice cases is a plus, but not required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Friendly, collegial, and out-going while highly motivated and ambitious.
- Impeccable references on past work, including jury trials to conclusion.
- Must live in or be willing to relocate to Connecticut.
- Licensed Attorney in good standing and eligible to be admitted into the Connecticut State Bar.
- Client-committed. You understand that client trust is essential and keeping your word is critical to developing and maintaining that trust. You approach clients’ needs as your own, lending an empathetic ear and dedication to providing the highest level of service.
- Collaborative. You are happy to listen to others and share your input and opinions. You understand that it takes combined expertise to create success for our clients.
- Curious. You have a fearless curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions. You are a fast learner and hit the ground running. You apply a “lawyer attitude” to your own professional growth: what you do not already know, you quickly learn.
- Ethical and honest. You approach business with a solid focus on unwavering integrity. Internally and externally, you are known to be reliable, accountable, and trustworthy.
- Persuasive. You have a confident and engaging presentation style. You make well-reasoned arguments and deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible and presentable way. People follow your lead.
- Problem solver. You know there will be times where you will ask yourself, “How in the world are we going to get this done?” Your passion and determination to do the right thing results in your finding a way where others see no way.
- Rapport builder. In this position, you have many stakeholders with varying goals and needs. You establish credibility easily and are quickly seen as the “go to” person.
- Relationship focused. You offer unflinching support for your colleagues and support a culture of collegiality and fun. People know you have their best interests in mind and are sincere in your communications.
- Self-assured. You are confident and assertive and are not easily discouraged. You can challenge and be challenged in intellectual debate.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
- Our results speak for themselves. Koskoff has won the most top medical malpractice and personal injury verdicts in Connecticut. But there is no internal competition here. We are highly collaborative, cheering each other’s successes and working together to ensure the best results for all our clients.
- Our staff cares about each other on a personal level. We treat each other and our clients like family. The firm started with a strong family-focus, and we continue those values today.
- We feel strongly about social justice and support it with our actions.
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Koskoff – Associate Trial Attorney #2021-2606 SA” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
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