Litigation Paralegal – Center City Philadelphia, PA

Job Title: Litigation Paralegal

Location: Center City Philadelphia, PA

About the Job

Provide support and assistance to attorneys in the practice of law and with general case management. This includes preparing and organizing documents; reviewing and summarizing deposition transcripts; 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.

We are a well-established team with a top-notch reputation for defending healthcare-related entities and healthcare professionals. We take our work and providing client service seriously, and we are proud of what we’re able to accomplish as a team. Loyalty and professionalism are hallmarks of our team’s operations, and we offer a mutually respectful work environment. Teaching and mentoring are important to us, as are the effective working relationships we have built with other over the years. Individuals who are eager to learn and able to build partnerships at all levels will do well. With us, you will enjoy the personal feel of a smaller office, but with all the benefits of a larger firm.

Job Requirements

  • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Litigation experience (defense or plaintiff) required, preferably in medical malpractice or personal injury.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize workload. Demonstrated ability to take ownership and initiative by actively managing files, deadlines, etc. Excellent communication skills and assertiveness to coordinate deadlines among multiple attorneys. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Extremely reliable in attendance, meeting deadlines, and anticipating what needs to be done. Able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects and competing deadlines. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and remain flexible to meet client and attorney needs. Strong commitment to quality client service. Strong PC skills, especially MS Word and Excel.

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.