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MLG is an incredibly fast moving, high energy law firm that is all about achieving outstanding results. We have developed an extremely unique practice area in the automotive industry, where we have all but defined vehicle defect litigation. We have built a national reputation for taking on billion-dollar companies and have litigated cases against nearly every major automotive manufacturer in the world.

If you want to be part of the team that sets the standard others will judge themselves against, we welcome your application.

OUR VISION: To become the leading law firm in the nation for vehicle defects, bar none.

OUR MISSION: To litigate vehicle defect cases against manufacturers, using novel and systematic methods that create unexpected pressure on adversaries, the goal of which is to maximize recovery in the shortest time possible.

OUR VALUES

Excellence – Good enough is not good enough.

Consistency – Build a reputation that enters the room before you do.

Hustle– Drive through hustle and diligence, not stopping until results are achieved.

Better than Yesterday – Continually grow, develop, and learn.

Systematic – Harness the power of organized activity.

Community – Be a pillar of the community in a way that would make your mom proud.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MLG has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Litigation Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in litigation, with a proven track record of success in the courtroom. This role requires exceptional legal acumen, strong leadership skills, and the ability to handle complex legal issues. The candidate will also oversee associate attorneys and meet with clients.

Duties

  • Preparing cases for jury trials.
  • Attending hearings in state and federal court.
  • Taking and defending depositions.
  • Attending mediations.
  • Working with expert witnesses.
  • Attending focus groups.
  • Drafting law and motion.
  • Drafting all trial-related pleadings, including jury instructions, motions in limine and trial briefs.
  • Working closely in a team environment.
  • Strategic case planning.
  • Working with paralegals and support staff.
  • Legal research.
  • Drafting and responding to discovery.
  • Managing document production.
  • Drafting and responding to meet and confer letters.
  • Communicating with opposing counsel and clients.

Requirements

  • Credentials from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law/membership in CA State Bar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain strong attention to detail.
  • Achieve a high level of productivity with great accuracy.
  • Meet assigned deadlines and communicate case progress to team.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Experience

  • At least 7 years of related experience.
  • First and second chair trial experience preferred.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Supervisors – The principal of the firm and VP of Litigation.

Status – Full time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends, which often cannot be predicted in advance. The position may also require travel to hearings for matters located both inside and outside of California.

Location – Beautiful office environment in the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, across from South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California.

Benefits – Excellent career opportunity with an amazing benefit package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, employee assistance program, discretionary bonuses, and 401(k) matching.

Salary: Starting at $175,000 per year

MLG is an incredibly fast moving, high energy law firm that is all about achieving outstanding results. We have developed an extremely unique practice area in the automotive industry, where we have all but defined vehicle defect litigation. We have built a national reputation for taking on billion-dollar companies and have litigated cases against nearly every major automotive manufacturer in the world.

If you want to be part of the team that sets the standard others will judge themselves against, we welcome your application.

OUR VISION: To become the leading law firm in the nation for vehicle defects, bar none.

OUR MISSION: To litigate vehicle defect cases against manufacturers, using novel and systematic methods that create unexpected pressure on adversaries, the goal of which is to maximize recovery in the shortest time possible.

OUR VALUES

Excellence – Good enough is not good enough.

Consistency – Build a reputation that enters the room before you do.

Hustle – Drive through hustle and diligence, not stopping until results are achieved.

Better than Yesterday – Continually grow, develop, and learn.

Systematic – Harness the power of organized activity.

Community – Be a pillar of the community in a way that would make your mom proud.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MLG has an immediate opening for a Staff Associate. A Staff Associate assists the team in managing multiple cases. This role will assist in preparing litigation reports and risk assessments, draft legal documents, and make court appearances on behalf of our clients. This role focus areas are M&C, Motions, Privilege Logs, Form and Letter Drafting, Subpoenas, Discovery Summaries, Research and Complaints.

Duties

  • Assist in providing case evaluation, legal support, and guidance.
  • Assist in preparing litigation reports and risk assessments.
  • May attend hearings, depositions, and other court appearances.
  • Attending focus groups.
  • Stay informed about any current legislation.
  • Building trustworthy relationships with clients and experts.
  • Drafting legal documents such as depositions, pleadings, and contracts in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Drafting and finalizing complaints, meet and confer letters, motions to compel and discovery responses.
  • Assist in negotiating low-level settlements and attend mediations.
  • Researches and analyzes statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; provides written analysis to attorneys.
  • Assist in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepares summaries of their statements.
  • Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, exhibits, and other items.
  • Gathers and assists in preparing new client questionnaire “care packages”, correspondence and documents to experts.
  • Assists attorneys with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings.
  • Develops and maintains records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ad hoc duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Credentials from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law/membership in CA State Bar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain strong attention to detail.
  • Achieve a high level of productivity with great accuracy.
  • Meet assigned deadlines and communicate case progress to team.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Experience

  • 1-2 years of related experience, litigation preferred.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Supervisors – The Senior Litigation Associate and VP of Litigation.

Status – Full time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends, which often cannot be predicted in advance. The position may also require travel to hearings for matters located both inside and outside of California.

Location – Beautiful office environment in the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, across from South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California.

Benefits – Excellent career opportunity with an amazing benefit package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, employee assistance program, discretionary bonuses, and 401(k) matching.

Salary: Starting at $110,000 per year

MLG is an incredibly fast moving, high energy law firm that is all about achieving outstanding results. We have developed an extremely unique practice area in the automotive industry, where we have all but defined vehicle defect litigation. We have built a national reputation for taking on billion-dollar companies and have litigated cases against nearly every major automotive manufacturer in the world.

If you want to be part of the team that sets the standard others will judge themselves against, we welcome your application.

OUR VISION: To become the leading law firm in the nation for vehicle defects, bar none.

OUR MISSION: To litigate vehicle defect cases against manufacturers, using novel and systematic methods that create unexpected pressure on adversaries, the goal of which is to maximize recovery in the shortest time possible.

OUR VALUES

Excellence – Good enough is not good enough.

Consistency – Build a reputation that enters the room before you do.

Hustle – Drive through hustle and diligence, not stopping until results are achieved.

Better than Yesterday – Continually grow, develop, and learn.

Systematic – Harness the power of organized activity.

Community – Be a pillar of the community in a way that would make your mom proud.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MLG has an immediate opening for a Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager. The Paralegal assists lawyers in preparing and organizing various legal documents for upcoming trials. Their main duties include preparing affidavits and correspondence, discussing case details with attorneys and clients, and organizing different files for different legal proceedings.

Dutiess

  • Assist to summarize cases and prepare reports for attorneys.
  • Conduct research, investigate facts, and assist in developing both legal arguments and law and motion.
  • Draft legal documents such as meet and confer letters, motions to compel, and discovery responses.
  • Prepare and file documents with courts.
  • Organize and archive the documents related to completed and ongoing cases (including Bates stamp).
  • Prepare case “care package”, keep track of changes in legal framework, provide timely updates on these changes and prepare privilege logs.

Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively manage multiple matters at once.
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet presentation, and case management software.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Investigative mind and strong research skills.
  • Working knowledge of legal database software.
  • Experience in preparing legal reports.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.

Education / Experience

  • At least 5 years of related experience, litigation preferred.
  • Paralegal certification preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Supervisors – The Senior Litigation Associate and VP of Litigation.

Status – Full time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends, which often cannot be predicted in advance.

Location – Beautiful office environment in the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, across from South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California.

Benefits – Excellent career opportunity with an amazing benefit package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, employee assistance program, discretionary bonuses, and 401(k) matching.

Salary: Starting at $75,000 per year

Ready to Join Our Team?

Caring About Each Other & Our Clients

At MLG, we recognize that by putting our employees first, our clients effectively come first. Our culture is contagious both inside and outside MLG.

Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers

Our team of professions are responsible for having filed some of the largest vehicle defect class action cases in the country – cases that have resulted in billion-dollar settlements, Congressional hearings and the recall of millions of deadly vehicles. Our work has changed policies, saved lives and restored justice to those who have been disregarded by corporate wrongdoers.

Work for a firm that recognizes and rewards you.

Our vision is to become the largest auto defect firm in the nation, and we will stop at nothing until it happens. Join us and be a part of a team of high achievers who pride themselves on delivering full justice for those in need.

“Those who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the only ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Working at MLG provides an opportunity to take a stand for safety and be a voice for the voiceless. With an emphasis on professional development and constant growth, I feel proud to come to work and fight for our clients every day. There are always new challenges but the strong family environment allows us to thrive as a group and overcome any obstacle.

Brian Petri | Director of Litigation

At MLG, we take pride in passionately representing those who have been injured due to auto defects. Our team is fueled by a genuine love for the work we do, striving to bring justice to those who have been injured. Every day, we come to work with a shared commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we represent and championing safety in the automotive industry.

Jessica Sauber, Esq. | Trial Attorney

At MLG, we take pride in passionately representing those who have been injured due to auto defects. Our team is fueled by a genuine love for the work we do, striving to bring justice to those who have been injured. Every day, we come to work with a shared commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we represent and championing safety in the automotive industry.

Jessica Sauber, Esq. | Trial Attorney

Working at MLG provides an opportunity to take a stand for safety and be a voice for the voiceless.  With an emphasis on professional development and constant growth, I feel proud to come to work and fight for our clients every day.  There are always new challenges but the strong family environment allows us to thrive as a group and overcome any obstacle.

Brian Petri | Paralegal

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