Litigation Paralegal

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2021-2826


Nelson Mullins is seeking an experienced commercial litigation paralegal in our Los Angeles office (Torrance) to assist attorneys representing leading automotive manufacturers and distributors in a range of matters including state and federal proceedings, state motor vehicle proceedings, and class actions. 



A Day in the Life

The ideal candidate will have lead paralegal experience, including case preparation from beginning to end, document production best practices, and courtroom experience at hearings and trials.  Direct experience with computing and calendaring deadlines, a strong familiarity with Relativity, and the ability to perform federal and state court filings are also critical for this role. Responsibilities will include performing a broad range of substantive paralegal work, working directly with attorneys and clients on product liability, warranty, franchise and distribution law litigation, and other complex business disputes in a variety of industries in addition to: 

  • Participating in strategy meetings and implementing strategy.
  • Calculating and tracking deadlines and communicating progress/status/issues to attorneys.
  • Preparing deposition and hearing binders.
  • Performing state and federal court filings, and filings in state motor vehicle proceedings.
  • Performing online PACER research.
  • Familiarity with state and local rules and how to locate and apply them.
  • Preparing case summaries and timelines.
  • Preparing drafts of pleadings, notices, and motions.
  • Preparing deposition notices; organizing, maintaining and preparing deposition materials, exhibits and summaries.
  • Tracking and managing discovery, including document productions and redactions.
  • Preparing for trial and preparing and tracking exhibits, setting up a war room, assembling witness binders, and coordinating with witnesses and vendors.
  • Familiarity with the appellate process and the assembly of an appeal.
  • Handling routine calls and correspondence to courts, outside attorneys, clients, vendors, and other third parties.
  • Overseeing the work of other staff members on the team.

We Know You

You’re highly successful in a paralegal role and a demonstrated leader. You have a strong sense of accountability, take ownership over projects and responsibilities, and resolve issues proactively.  Others enjoy working with you. You thrive in a busy environment.  Your strong organization and communication skills are matched by your keen eye for detail and high level of accuracy. 


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter.

Who We Are

With over 930 attorneys and professionals, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world. As a Firm, Nelson Mullins has a strong foundation of community service and good citizenship. Our paralegal professionals likewise promote these values, with opportunities to participate and play roles in various pro bono and community service initiatives. We collaborate with each other and with our clients, working side-by-side towards shared goals.


Our Paralegal Department Training Program, staff meetings, retreats, and paid professional association membership allow for continuous opportunities for growth.  We offer hybrid work schedules, quarterly and annual awards in recognition of exceptional contributions, and discretionary bonuses may be available to eligible professionals based on performance.


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