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Litigation Associate – Insurance Defense (Chicago)

The Chicago office of SmithAmundsen LLC seeks an associate with a minimum of 2 years of litigation experience.  Candidate must be licensed in Illinois and have outstanding organizational skills, keen attention-to-detail, excellent written/verbal communication skills, and strong legal research and investigation skills.  Experience with drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to written discovery, conducting depositions, client communications, and preparation of case evaluations regarding liability, damages, and recommended course of action is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to quickly adjust to multiple priorities and short timeframes as necessitated by client and court deadlines.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to attorneyresumes@salawus.com.  Please refer to Job No. CHI21S in your cover letter.

Associate – Commercial Lending/Corporate (Full-Time – Indianapolis, IN)

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a mid-level Associate to join our Indianapolis office. Candidate must be licensed in Indiana and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in commercial lending and/or corporate law.   Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills, and the ability to manage client engagements.  Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple priorities are a must.  The ideal candidate will have experience with general corporate matters; mergers and acquisitions; commercial lending and loan workouts; attention to detail and ability to interact successfully with clients, investment bankers, and commercial lenders.  Successful candidates will enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by colleagues who are who are client focused.    Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and 2 writing samples to attorneyresumes@salawus.com.  Please refer to Job No. IND21BFI in your cover letter.

Litigation Associate – Commercial Litigation/Insurance Defense (Full-Time – Milwaukee, WI)

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a Litigation Associate attorney to join the Firm’s Milwaukee office. Candidate must be licensed in Wisconsin and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in civil litigation. Litigation background with experience in conducting discovery (including depositions), presenting oral arguments, legal research and brief writing are a must.  Strong analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team are also required.  Some trial and appellate experience is preferred.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and 2 writing samples to attorneyresumes@salawus.com. Please refer to Job No. MIL21A in your cover letter.

Litigation Associate (Full-Time - Chicago)

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a mid-level litigation associate to join the firm’s Construction Group in its Chicago office. Candidate must be licensed in Illinois and have a minimum of 4 years of civil litigation experience. A strong work ethic and ability to work well on a team are also required. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to continue to grow in a litigation environment. You will be involved in all aspects of litigation in federal and state court. Experience with navigating the relationship between insureds and insurers is preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and 2 writing samples to attorneyresumes@salawus.com. Please refer to Job No. CHI21DC in your cover letter.

Litigation Associate (Full-Time - Chicago)

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a mid-level Litigation Associate to join the Firm’s Chicago office. Candidate must be licensed in Illinois (and Indiana, preferred) and have a minimum of 2 years of experience in civil litigation. General responsibilities include: representing clients in all aspects of litigation including court hearings and conferences, performing all aspects of oral and written discovery; conducting extensive legal research; drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, client reports, affidavits, engaging in active motion practice in both state and federal court, including drafting motions for summary judgment, and motions to dismiss; and conducting fact investigation/development. Strong analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team are required.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and 2 writing samples to attorneyresumes@salawus.com.  Please refer to Job No. CHI21L in your cover letter.

Patent Prosecution Attorney (Full-Time – Milwaukee is preferred, Chicago is possible)

SmithAmundsen seeks an attorney with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the patent preparation and prosecution area for its Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and/or the State of Illinois, and also must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, organized, possess a solid work ethic, and have strong academic credentials.  The attorney hired for this position will work directly on patent preparation and prosecution matters, including new patent applications, responding to U.S. Patent Office actions, and directing non-U.S. associates in regard to non-U.S. patent matters.  Responsibilities may also include patent-related counseling, opinions, agreements, and providing support in regard to patent litigation matters or matters involving the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Candidates who have a background in or technical expertise relating to Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software, Computer Science, or Physics, are preferred.  Some portable business is also preferred.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and 2 writing samples to attorneyresumes@salawus.com.  Please refer to Job No. MIL21A2 in your cover letter.


An individual is considered an ‘Applicant’ when these criteria are met:

  1. The individual submits an expression of interest in employment at SmithAmundsen LLC through completing their employment application for a specific position;
  2. The individual’s expression of interest indicates the individual possesses the basic qualifications for the position; and,
  3. The individual at no point in the selection process, prior to receiving an offer of employment from SmithAmundsen LLC, removes himself or herself from further consideration, or otherwise indicates that he or she is no longer interested in the position.