Paralegal – Transportation Litigation – Cleveland, OH

Job Title: Paralegal – Transportation Litigation

Location: Cleveland, OH

About the Job

Our growing Transportation Department in our new and thriving Cleveland office has an opportunity for an entry- to mid-level paralegal. The paralegal will work in partnership with attorneys and other paralegals with a focus on railroad litigation matters. This position offers opportunities to learn and advance in a team-oriented environment.

  • Order and inventory medical, pathology, and radiology material
  • Have contact with experts, clients, opposing counsel, and other contacts
  • Diary case management deadlines
  • Schedule and prepare materials for witness and expert depositions
  • Assist in the organization of exhibits and binders in preparation for trial
  • Organize and maintain electronic case files


  • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years’ litigation paralegal experience
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize workload. Able to work independently and as part of a team. Quick learner who is enthusiastic about contributing to the team effort. Able to follow detailed instructions. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to take ownership and initiative by actively managing files, deadlines, etc. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Strong PC skills, especially MS Word and Excel. Experience with NetDocuments or other document management system preferred.

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 ([email protected]), fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.