Litigation Paralegal

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond | US-MD-Baltimore | US-MA-Boston | US-NC-Charlotte
Job ID 2023-3316


Nelson Mullins is seeking a litigation paralegal in our Richmond office 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. The ideal candidate will have 3- 5 years of litigation experience in a law firm, including case preparation from beginning to end and an understanding of a paralegal’s role in the litigation life cycle, especially product liability litigation. 

A Day in the Life

Performing a broad range of substantive paralegal tasks, you’ll work directly with attorneys on product liability, warranty, franchise and distribution law litigation, and other complex business disputes in a variety of industries.  You’ll maintain and monitor court deadlines for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars; electronically file documents with the Court through the ECF system under the supervision of an attorney; perform online PACER research; and prepare drafts of pleadings, notices, and motions.


Other responsibilities will allow you to prepare deposition notices (organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries); track and manage discovery, including document productions; participate in case strategy meetings; and handle routine calls and correspondence to courts, outside attorneys, and clients.

We Know You

The ideal candidate for this position possesses well-developed critical thinking, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.  You have a strong sense of accountability, take ownership over projects and responsibilities, resolve issues proactively, and know how to be a true team player.  You’re a technology pro and have no problem learning new software.  You utilize your paralegal expertise and keen eye for detail to further teamwork, client services, and efficiency.  This role requires the ability to conduct research using various tool including Internet and Westlaw. This role will require some travel to attend trials as well as overtime to meet business needs. The idea candidate will have a  2 or 4-year degree and a paralegal certificate; however, work experience may be substituted for education.


Who We Are

With over 1,000 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 administrative 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 toward shared goals.


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