Litigation Paralegal – Pittsburgh, PA

Job Title: Litigation Paralegal

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

About the Job

Provide expertise, support, and assistance to attorneys in litigation practices including medical malpractice defense and employment. Perform general case management including preparing and organizing documents; conducting and summarizing research; supporting depositions, trials, and other activities; interacting with clients, opposing counsel, and external agencies; and contributing to a positive and successful team effort.

Job Requirements

  • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Three years’ experience in litigation. Experience in a medical practice area preferred (e.g., med mal, healthcare, long-term care).
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and prioritization skills.  Attentive to detail and highly accurate.  Able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects and competing deadlines.  Desire to work as part of a high-functioning team and contribute at a high level. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and remain flexible to meet client and attorney needs.  Able to take initiative and anticipate what needs to be done.  Can understand and follow specific, detailed instructions.  Strong commitment to quality client service.  Strong PC skills, especially MS Word and Excel.  Familiarity with litigation support technologies and concepts a plus.

Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions

Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.

Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching.  Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.  Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines.  Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate in person and via telephone with internal and external customers.

Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities.  Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies.  Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.

Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours.  Occasional overtime as required.


Burns White conducts criminal background screenings for all newly hired employees.

No search firms
No phone calls, please

Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email (, fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.

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