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Assistant Counsel

Liberty Mutual

Are you passionate about supporting your clients and achieving success?  Would you like to join a growing Legal Office in Buffalo, New York? If so, then let us tell you more about Liberty Mutual’s Insurance Defense practice. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Liberty Mutual Field Legal attorneys through the county and support the attorneys that represent the Company and its policyholders in civil litigation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues. You will gain experience working for a major insurance company in a collaborative and inclusive environment that includes annual performance bonuses, work/life balance, 20 days flexible time off per year, personal holidays, and 401k with a match.

Responsibilities:

  • You will use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation of cases or matters; advises communicate and develop those strategies with our Claims Representatives, trial attorneys throughout the county, and insured clients to render clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice.
  • Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Possess the skills necessary to use technology to work with attorneys throughout the country. Capable of working with office staff who are remotely located.
  • You will conduct necessary and appropriate discovery.  Researches the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required.
  • Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.

Qualifications:

  • Current Bar Member in New York State.
  • Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the bar.
  • The individual is required to have a general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and Liberty Mutual.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by printed or spoken word is important.
  • Experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters.

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer.  We embrace an environment that is free from all discrimination in the workplace, in its business, or by its vendors. Liberty Mutual values diversity and the differences and similarities of our employees. We foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that leads to better ideas, stronger teams and more innovative products and services for our customers.

Please send resume to: Destin C. Santacrose, Electric Tower- Suite 403, 535 Washington Street, Buffalo, New York  14203, Office: (716) 852-6923, Direct Dial: (716) 604-0340, Cell: (716) 544-5521, Fax: (603)- 334-7775.

Injury Attorney

William Mattar, P.C. - Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse

We are seeking Attorneys with different levels of experience to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution.

More about us:
Top100 verdicts in New York in 2016
Best Companies to work for in 2017, 2018, 2019
Top 25 MVA 2016 verdicts in New York

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Positions at different levels of experience are available. 1-5, 5- 10, and 10 + years in a personal injury law firm or in the insurance industry handling personal injury claims. 

TO APPLY, Please use link provided: https://www.williammattar.com/attorneyjobopenings/

Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. is seeking to hire an attorney to join our Medical Legal Partnership (MLP), a cutting edge model of legal service delivery spanning all of Neighborhood Legal Services’ substantive practice areas through a lens of individual and public health. Neighborhood Legal Services has partnered with a local community healthcare provider to deliver wraparound civil legal services to underserved communities. The goals of our MLP work are improving health outcomes, stabilizing low‐income individuals and families, and reducing the negative impacts of poverty. The attorney selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to gain experience and provide representation across multiple practice areas.

Click here for additional job description and application information.

Staff Attorney - Public Benefits/Health & Economic Security Unit

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) is seeking to hire a staff attorney in our Buffalo office. NLS is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free, high-quality civil legal services to low-income Western New Yorkers. 

NLS is seeking an attorney to staff a position in the Public Benefits/Health and Economic Security Unit. The attorney will advocate to ensure that low income residents in our community have sufficient income to maintain the essentials of daily living and that those in need are served by systems that are just, equitable and responsive. 

Click here for additional job description and application information.

Litigation Manager

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group, a Northeast leader in Property and Casualty Insurance, has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for an experienced Litigation Manager to join our collaborative and dynamic Claims Legal team in our Corporate Headquarters located in Buffalo, NY. 

The Litigation Manager is responsible for leading and mentoring a team of talented claims professionals handling litigated casualty claims.  The Litigation Manager provides direction and training to the Claims Department’s Litigation Unit with the objectives of minimizing the indemnity and expense impact to the Company in accordance with the Claim Department and Corporate goals.  This position is engaged in establishing actions that will positively impact the current and long range department objectives, plans and policies, and ensures case reserve levels are timely and adequate in accordance and in full compliance with all State regulations and company performance standards.  In addition, the Litigation Manager oversees and manages outside panel defense counsel across multiple states and lines of business.  This includes evaluation of law firm performance, establishing rates and metric goals, and conducting law firm audits. 

Candidates should possess 10 years casualty and litigated claims management experience, including management of outside panel counsel.  Experience handling high exposure multi-line claims, including commercial auto, general liability, premise liability, employment practices liability and property damage claims.  High level of technical knowledge of casualty claims, litigation, and state regulations is required.  Strong leadership, organizational, time management and communication skills are essential. Four year degree or equivalent work experience.  Juris Doctorate a plus.

Merchants offers a competitive salary, outstanding bonus potential and attractive benefits package including health, dental, vision and 401(k).  Please visit our company website to apply online at:  www.merchantsgroup.com.  EOE

Associate - Matrimonial/Family Law Department

Cohen & Lombardo, P.C.

Cohen & Lombardo, P.C. is seeking an intelligent, hardworking, self-starting attorney with 3+ years of litigation experience to work in our growing matrimonial/family law department. Candidates should anticipate a challenging but rewarding career. Benefits include health insurance, 401k plan, Bar Association dues and CLE expenses. All resumes should be sent to say@cn-lo.com

Associate Attorney

Law Offices of Terry M. Sugrue & Associates, LLP

The Law Offices of Terry M. Sugrue & Associates, LLP, seeks to hire a full-time attorney.  We are a small, family friendly downtown law firm. Attorneys, including newly admitted attorneys, will be considered. Interest, course work, and experience in labor law, debt collection and/or estate law a plus.  Please send resume, salary requirements, writing sample, and references to terry.m.sugrue@gmail.com  

Litigation Associate

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is a law firm driven by forward-thinking attorneys who embrace our clients’ enterprising spirit.  We are committed to excellence in the practice of law and we value collaborative, human working relationships with people who share our optimism and energy.  Our team takes an innovative approach, creatively looking at every challenge from every angle to reveal opportunities for our clients and our employees. 

Our property-litigation practice group seeks an associate with 0-3 years of experience to practice in our Buffalo office in the area of property litigation, subrogation, and antitrust matters.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent research and writing skills, and must have a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Candidate should (1) have a strong work ethic; (2) be well organized; (3) demonstrate a willingness to litigate; (4) be a good communicator; and (5) possess an interest in investigating and litigating arson and other fraudulent insurance claims. 

Candidate should be familiar with all phases of discovery, and also will be exposed to preparing dispositive motions, conducting examinations under oath and depositions, and conducting extensive document review in sophisticated commercial litigation. 

Applicants should be ambitious, hard-working, self-motivated, and confident. 

Our generous benefits package, including health insurance, 401k match, in-house CLE credits, potential for bonus, individual mentoring program, and a business casual dress code are just some of the reasons why we are consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work by Buffalo’s Business First.

If this collaborative culture sounds energizing to you email resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to cercone@ruppbaase.com

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, or domestic violence victim status.

Corporate Attorney

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is seeking a committed Attorney to work in our growing Business & Corporate practice. Candidate must have at least five years of experience in business law, transactional matters and commercial real estate.

Submit resume with references and salary requirements to: HR Manager, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, 42 Delaware Ave, Suite 120, Buffalo, NY  14202, or email to hrdept@lglaw.com

Real Estate Attorney

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is seeking a committed Attorney to work in our growing Real Estate practice. Candidate must have at least three years of experience in residential and commercial real property law. Title experience preferred.

Submit resume with references and salary requirements to: HR Manager, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, 42 Delaware Ave, Suite 120, Buffalo, NY  14202 or email to hrdept@lglaw.com

Deputy Counsel

Independent Health

Overview: The Deputy Counsel shall be responsible for research, drafting documents, and certain transactional issues from commencement to closing.  The Deputy Counsel will assist department attorneys as directed on such matters involving Medicare and Medicaid (including fair hearings and ALJ hearings), New York State regulatory compliance for IHA and its affiliates, in addition to assisting with other contractual work related to provider and member agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements and business associate agreements. 

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree required; admitted to practice law in New York State required.
  • Four (4) years of law firm or in-house counsel experience with health law and regulatory compliance required.  Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with clients on various forms of agreements and contracts. 
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with one or more of the following areas preferred: HIPAA, ADA, GINA, ACA, Medicare and Medicaid laws, rules and regulations, including fair hearings and ALJ proceedings; New York Public Health Law; and Insurance Law.
  • Legal research experience with excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with Federal and State regulatory entities preferred.
  • Ability to interpret laws and regulations for various lines of business and identify impact to the Company. 
  • Ability to understand business objectives and to provide legal advice in a business context. 
  • Proven examples of displaying the IH values: Passionate, Caring, Respectful, Trustworthy, Collaborative and Accountable.

Click here for further job description and application information

Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney and/or Paralegal

Paul Walier Attorneys

Lackawanna law firm seeking a matrimonial and family law attorney and/or paralegal. No experience necessary. Please email resume to walierpattorney@verizon.net

Associate - General Practice

Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman LLP

Looking for attorney with 2-5 years of experience to work in Social Security disability law, matrimonial & family law and other civil litigation (possibly personal injury) and miscellaneous general practice responsibilities.  This position is for a hard working attorney looking to hone excellent lawyering skills and build a practice in a supportive environment.  Send resume and cover letter in confidence to KStachura@psasattorneys.com

Real Property Tax & Condemnation and Torts & Products Liability Defense Associate

Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon LLP, Buffalo Office, is seeking an associate to support its Real Property Tax & Condemnation and Torts & Products Liability Defense Practice Areas. Candidates should have at least one year of litigation experience. Experience handling either real property tax litigation matters or torts defense matters will be highly regarded but is not necessary. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in New York State and have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered. To apply for this position, please click here. For questions, please contact: jobs@barclaydamon.com.

Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

Litigation and Construction Law Associate

Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon LLP, Buffalo office, is seeking an associate to support its Commercial Litigation and Construction & Surety Practice Areas. Candidates should have at least three years of litigation experience. Prior experience in commercial litigation or construction or surety litigation will be highly regarded. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in New York State and have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample. To apply for this position, please click here. For questions, please contact: jobs@barclaydamon.com.

Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

Business Services Mid/Senior Associate

Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon LLP, is seeking a  mid-level or senior associate for its Buffalo office in the Business Services Practice Group with prior experience in corporate/transactional work. The associate attorney will assist in merger and acquisition, commercial, and other transactional work, including preparation and negotiation of acquisition agreements, and associated documents and due diligence in connection therewith. The associate attorney will also advise clients on general corporate and business law issues and compliance matters and be involved in the development and maintenance of client relationships. 

Strong communication and negotiation skills are required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in general business, mergers and acquisition, and transactional work.

To apply for this position, please click here. For questions, please contact jobs@barclaydamon.com

Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Associate - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

Barclay Damon LLP

Barclay Damon LLP, is seeking an associate to support its Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Area. The ideal candidate should have at least one year of litigation or judicial clerkship experience. Prior experience in complex bankruptcy matters will be highly regarded.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in New York State and have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample. To apply for this position, please select a specific Barclay Damon office location: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

For questions, please contact: jobs@barclaydamon.com.

Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

Director of Legal Services

Mental Health Advocates of WNY

The Mental Health Advocates of WNY is seeking a passionate, full-time, attorney to run our Legal Services department.  The MHA of WNY treasures, respects and seeks to preserve the integrity of all those we serve. Our daily practice is to honor our commitment to support mental health and help those living with mental illness. We model this belief in our conduct as professionals; how we represent the Mental Health Advocates and through our compassion for each other in the workplace.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the legal services staff which consists of attorneys and paralegals including case assignment
  • Maintain an individual caseload, representing clients in a variety of areas including, Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income, Housing, Family, Matrimonial, Consumer, among others
  • Responsible for contract compliance including financial and narrative reporting to funders
  • Community Outreach – presentations to different social services organizations regarding MHA’s services

Qualifications

– Juris Doctor Degree

-Must be a member, in good standing, of the New York State Bar OR be eligible to become a member within a reasonable time after beginning employment. The ability to maintain such standing throughout employment with the MHA is required.

-Excellent oral and written communications skills

-Ability to assist with mental health consumers and the general public in a respectful manner

-Thorough knowledge of legal research

The MHA offers excellent benefits including health, dental, and dental insurance; in addition to a 403b plan and student loan forgiveness

Job Type: Full-time

Please forward a cover letter, resume to Mr. Jack Woodworth (jwoodworth@mhawny.org

Senior Staff Attorney: Regional Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC)

ECBA VLP

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) seeks a Senior Staff Attorney for our Buffalo, NY office to provide the legal support, training and resources necessary to assist New York indigent legal service attorneys and mandated representation providers regarding the immigration consequences arising from criminal and family court proceedings. This position will work under our Regional Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC) contract and the WNY Immigration Assistance Center project which is a joint effort of VLP and The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, New York (LASROC). We are open to the possibility of the attorney hired being located in Rochester, NY. TO APPLY: Please send a resume and a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications. Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Robert Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 438 Main Street, 7th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 or email your materials to relardo@ecbavlp.com. Click here for further job description and application information. 

Staff Attorney - Criminal Defense Unit

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. is seeking applicants for our September 2020 Criminal Defense Unit hiring class. Selected attorneys will undergo an intense training program and shall, upon completion of training and NYS Bar Admittance, be responsible for the representation of indigent clients in criminal matters. The assigned work will primarily involve cases in Buffalo City Court.

NYS Bar Admittance is preferred. Computer proficiency is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense. Salary is based on experience. Legal Aid offers a competitive benefits package. Reliable transportation and license to drive a motor vehicle is required. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 290 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14202 Attn: Human Resources or via e-mail to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org by February 14, 2020. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity. For additional information, please visit https://legalaidbuffalo.org/.

Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. seeks to hire an Attorney in our Buffalo Office to provide legal advocacy in housing and landlord/tenant law matters. Duties include: litigation, counsel and advice, case management and community education.  Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice in New York State, have good communication and writing skills, demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program, sensitivity to the needs of people challenged by poverty and/or disability, and have evening court and event availability.   Salary based on experience. Generous benefits package.  Possible eligibility for student loan forgiveness program.  Spanish speaking individuals, minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, and/or transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Grace Andriette, Supervising Attorney,  Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, gandriette@nls.org.

Attorneys New to Family Court Practice Needed

ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project

The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project is seeking attorneys new to Family Court practice to participate in the Erie County Family Court Child Support Mentoring Program.  You must be admitted to practice in New York and willing to be paired with an experienced practitioner to guide you through a pro bono child support case for a low-income client.  Attendance at an April 30th training is required.  Malpractice insurance and CLE credit provided.  Please contact Maria Valeri, Pro Bono Recruitment Coordinator at the ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project to apply or for more information at 716.847.0662 ext. 321 or mvaleri@ecbavlp.com.

Assistant DA (P-T & F-T)

Genesee County District Attorney

Salary range $71,851 – $90,891 (F-T ADA), depending on years of experience, plus excellent benefits including health insurance and NYS Retirement.

The Office of the Genesee County District Attorney is seeking candidates to fill newly created Assistant District Attorney positions (1 F-T & 1 P-T). New York State bar admission required. Criminal litigation experience preferred. Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, have strong research and writing abilities and exhibit the ability to work with other attorneys, staff and the courts in a professional manner while functioning in a highly demanding work environment. Interested candidates will need to submit a cover letter, civil service application and resume to: Lawrence Friedman, District Attorney, County Courts Facility, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or by email to Lawrence.Friedman@co.genesee.ny.us. The following link will take interested candidates to the civil service application: http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/humanresources/index.php.

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