Legal Assistant, Transportation Department – Cleveland, OH

Job Title: Legal Assistant, Transportation Department

Location: Cleveland, OH

About the Job

A unique opportunity in our Cleveland office that offers a hybrid schedule once trained! You can enjoy the camaraderie and other advantages a small office environment offers, but with all of the tools and services of a large firm.

Responsible for supporting multiple attorneys in their day-to-day practice, completing various administrative tasks, and serving as a point of contact and providing customer service to clients. Complete transcription and preparation of letters and other documents. Coordinate workflow to/from the Production Center, ensuring work is completed within deadlines and according to attorneys’ specifications. Maintain calendar and keep track of deadlines. Review client work products and get them out the door.

Our practice is focused on mass tort litigation representing industrial and transportation clients, professional liability, and appellate work. We are busy, and value the balance that we’ve been able to achieve between working independently and easily collaborating when a team effort is needed. In the Cleveland office, you will enjoy working with a tightknit group in a smaller office, but have the benefits of being a part of a larger department and bigger firm. You will be a good fit on our team if you like to take ownership of your work, aren’t afraid to show initiative, work independently, and contribute to a team effort to accomplish a goal.

Job Requirements

  • Legal Secretary or Legal Assistant experience required.
  • Highly organized with a demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service. Strong secretarial skills including typing, proofreading, spelling, and grammar. Knowledge of MS Office Suite applications, especially MS Word. Ability to organize and prioritize workload, efficiently handle multiple projects, and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines. Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and anticipate what needs to be done. Can understand and follow specific, detailed instructions. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Professional manner with clients, attorneys, and others.

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.

Burns White completes criminal background screenings for all new hires as a condition of employment.

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.