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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

Current Openings

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

Innovation – Create opportunities in areas that others have yet to even discover

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 Sr Litigation Associate. Duties include:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.
  • Meet assigned deadlines and communicate case progress to team.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and initiative regarding assignments for self and team.
  • Contribute to positive work environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Supervisors – The principal of the firm.

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, pet insurance, unlimited personal time off, trips to Hawaii, employee assistance program, and a matching 401(k)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Starting at $150,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 9am-6pm in the office
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Attorneys: 4 years (Required)
  • License/Certification: CA Bar required

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.


WE ARE EXPANDING AND HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING!!

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

Innovation – Create opportunities in areas that others have yet to even discover

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

We are looking for a strong leader who is not afraid to take on a fast-paced team of very talented professionals and not only manage their performance but guide it to the highest levels humanly possible.

Some things that would describe your professional philosophy are:

  • Mistakes are what other teams make.
  • If you did not plan for next week, you have already failed your team today.
  • A place for everything and everything in its place.
  • Zero defect mentality, the idea that any work product can be delivered without mistakes.
  • Clutter and disorganization are painful to you.

Requirements

  • Must have superior attention to detail.
  • Structure, order, discipline, and unyielding consistency are a must every day.
  • Highly organized, even on the verge of compulsion.
  • Extremely systematic to the point of creating systems if not already present.
  • Experience managing strong personalities and managing both up and down.
  • Ability to train and teach team members quickly and efficiently.
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends as trials require.
  • Initiation, forethought, self-driven and mission oriented.

Education / Experience

  • Working or recently worked in a fast-paced law firm, we prefer litigation.
  • Graduate degree with 5 or more years’ experience managing employees.

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.


WE ARE EXPANDING AND HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING!!

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

Innovation – Create opportunities in areas that others have yet to even discover

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

The Paralegal assists lawyers in preparing and organizing various legal documents for upcoming cases and trials. Their main duties include preparing affidavits and correspondence, discussing case details with attorneys and clients, and organizing different files for different legal proceedings.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help 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.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • 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 and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Paralegal certificate required.
  • At least 4 years of related experience, preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Right to Revise:

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive, and the Company reserves the right to revise this job description as necessary without advance notice.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer without notice.

Employee will receive a copy via email

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.


WE ARE EXPANDING AND HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING!!

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

Innovation – Create opportunities in areas that others have yet to even discover

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 SUMMARY
:

A Biomedical/Biomechanical Engineering Expert investigates and analyzes biomechanical and biomedical injuries; injury causation; and medical equipment, devices and implants. They provide investigation, analysis, reports and testimony when technical and scientific answers are needed to help resolve civil litigation. The areas of potential litigation include: impact and injury biomechanics; orthopedic biomechanics; trauma causation; and, product liability. A background that includes: casualties caused by vehicle collisions, sports and recreational injuries, occupational injuries and misuse, and medical device warnings and failure, is a perfect fit for this role.

 

Biomedical/Biomechanical Engineering Expert Responsibilities:

  • Perform accident site investigations and inspect vehicles involved in accidents.
  • Document accident scenes using forensic documentation procedures.
  • Inspect and analyze automotive parts or mechanical parts to determine the cause of failure.
  • Inspect and analyze medical records and documentation to determine injuries resulting from a motor vehicle crash.
  • Interview occupants, witnesses, and experts.
  • Determine the cause of accidents through analysis of evidence gathered from field surveys, specialized photography, vehicle damage profiling, scale replication, occupant motion (kinematics) analysis, video reenactment, field testing and re-enactment of events, analysis of vehicle safety systems for proper functioning, and possible mechanical failure preceding a collision.
  • Reconstruct vehicular accidents using engineering methodologies and reviewing materials (photographs, witness statements, depositions, police reports, medical and chiropractic records, etc.) to provide forensic conclusions.
  • Perform computer analysis and calculations. Provide timely and accurate technical findings in both verbal and written form.
  • Analysis of human injury resulting from vehicular accidents (automotive, motorcycle, trucking, etc.) and provide collision scene analysis.
  • Write reports detailing the supporting documentation of the cause of an accident or collision.
  • Provide expert witness testimony during court trials or court depositions.
  • Retrieval and analysis of Event Data Recorders reports.
  • Troubleshoot causes of mechanical failures or defects, such as safety restraint systems, braking, steering etc.
  • Travel as needed and, at times, with little notice.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Bosch Certified EDR Technician, preferred.
  • Bosch Certified EDR Analyst, preferred.
  • ACTAR, preferred.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of project management principles and planning.
  • Thorough understanding of information technology procedures and practices.
  • Proficient with, or able to quickly become proficient with, a range of general and specialized applications, software, and hardware used in the organization and the industry.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to motivate groups of people to complete a project in a timely manner.
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software with the ability to learn new or updated software.
  • Determine the dynamics of a vehicle collision or personal injury.
  • Prepare, review, and evaluate comprehensive reports related.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives and the public representing diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Familiarization with accident reconstruction and animation software: Virtual Crash, EDCRASH, EDSMAC, HVE, ARAS360 or other CAD programs.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; biomechanical engineering degree required.
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Licensed/Registered preferred
  • 10+ years hands-on experience
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a comprehensive team
  • Excellent technical, analytical, writing, and communication skill

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

 

Right to Revise:

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive, and the Company reserves the right to revise this job description as necessary without advance notice.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer without notice.

Employee will receive a copy via email

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.

Ready to Join Our Team?

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

At most companies, core values are just a poster on the wall. Our core values are implemented through every department, meeting, project, and interaction. They are part of who we are and enacted every day.

Kseniya Stupak | Senior Trial Attorney

HEADQUARTERS

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600 Anton Blvd., Suite 1240
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

P: (949) 581-6900
F: (949) 581-6908
E: Info@mlgaplc.com

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