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Career Opportunities

Best Place to Work

Edgar Snyder & Associates has once again been voted one of the Top Places to Work in Pittsburgh.

This honor is based on surveys that encourage employees to anonymously rate their workplaces based on a variety of characteristics. Comments from our attorneys and staff cited many benefits to working at the law firm, including activities to promote employee health and wellness as well as a commitment to community service.

At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we are proud of these awards. We believe the mark of a great business is happy, productive employees.

Employment Opportunities

For the past 30 years, Edgar Snyder & Associates has built a culture of excellence and earned a reputation for taking care of clients and giving back to the community. We’ve built a team of professionals with laser focus on winning clients the resources they need to rebuild their lives. That team is comprised of high-achieving lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and other team members who provide a personal touch. We’re consistently ranked among the best places to work in Pittsburgh, and we strive to recognize and reward the focus and drive of our employees.

Learn more about our current openings:

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Workers' Compensation Attorney, Pittsburgh

Description

1. Manages a case load comprised Workers' Compensation cases while effectively communicating/advocating on the clients' behalf. Thoroughly and accurately completes Preliminary Case Reviews (PCRs) in a timely manner. Manages the organization of the files with timely resolution of claims/causes of action. Effectively and cost-effectively utilizes firm-resources (e.g., investigation), retains appropriate experts, and manages the overall workload with proper delegation and supervision of staff. Implements case strategy and keeps Partner assigned to the case fully apprised of any and all developments and going "up stream" when necessary.

2. Consults with partner to analyze the potential outcomes of cases, and implement a strategy for handling the claim/cause of action. Coordinates legal team and delegates assignments; ensure all deadlines are met. Manages and conducts research and preparation of legal documents including Complaints, Motions, Pleadings, Briefs, Memos, Correspondence, Petitions, Written Discovery, Mediation Presentations, Subpeonas, Exhibits, Affidavits, Appeals, Superseadeas and other documents. Prepares Finding of Facts, Answers to Interrogatories, Production of Documents, liens and other documents. Ensures completion of Service of Process according to firm and legal standards.

3. Communicates, whether in person, over the phone, or through ESA approved electronic means, consistently and effectively with clients to exercise legal expertise, manage client concerns / expectations, provide updates to clients on the progression of cases/claims, and to ensure comprehensive case management. All clients must be contacted every 30-60 days, documenting all interactions.

4. Obtains, reviews, and summarizes necessary material to support and prove the case, with the ability to weigh the costs and benefits of obtaining certain material against potential limitations on the ability to make a recovery ("maximizing client recovery").

5. Ensures the accuracy of and authenticates all production going out of the office to insurance adjusters or other legal counsel representing the interests of our clients.

6. Drafts memoranda, correspondence and other documents. Manages processing of health insurer and DPW subrogations and liens and other documents.

7. Manages the "coordination of benefits" relative to the payment of our client's medical expenses, ensures that all available insurance coverage has been appropriately paid relative to medical expenses, manages the tracking of client's personal out-of-pocket payments on medical bills/expenses, and manages the tracking of outstanding medical bills that are the client's responsibility. Effectively communicates any potential outstanding amounts that are the client's responsibility directly with the client, works with the client with repayment options, and negotiates reductions (coordination of Act 6 reductions, or reductions directly with the medical provider) as necessary.

8. Schedules meetings and establishes an open line of communication with attorneys relative to findings/developments in a case. Develops and implements a system in which reporting attorneys and staff are able to escalate concerns as they develop.

9. Provides effective and proactive leadership as a coach and role model to direct reports and other ESA support staff, to include performance management (and ensuring behaviors are in sync with core values), professional development, and guiding the team to achieve innovation and success.

10. Coordinates cases with other ESA attorneys. Identifies the need for, seeks to obtain and manages experts and/or outside counsel.

11. Seeks opportunities to collaborate with ESA's other services (PI, SSD, Referrals) to support existing clients as well as generate new business. Seeks other business development and referral opportunity to support and enhance the law firm.

12. Assists in the representation and advocacy of clients as requested in legal proceedings, including, but not limited to, magisterial level courts, coordination with criminal courts with victim advocacy programs/restitution programs, presentation/hearings on petitions to settle claims, and oral argument on motions.

13. Collaborates and directs support staff and direct reports to appropriately represent client interests, and ensures that these tasks are carried out according to ESA standards.

14. Provides periodic call duty to assess and speak with potential clients during evening hours and weekends, and where appropriate under ESA standards meets with and follows the ESA protocol to sign-up a client / take appropriate pictures of the client.

15. Consults with the partner to communicate findings/developments in a case, and to determine an overall case management strategy. Escalates all concerns as soon as they develop.

Requirements

Minimum of seven (7) years PI, Workers; Compensation defense and/or litigation legal experience in a law firm or in-house insurance legal department preferred.

Bachelor's degree required.

Juris Doctor and admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and authorized to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.

An equivalent combination of training and relevant work experience may be substituted for training/experience on a year-for-year basis.

Comprehensive legal knowledge in a variety of practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Mass Tort. Possesses knowledge of subrogation and government benefits laws and procedures, as well as Estate & Trusts.

Strong analytical skills and ability to quickly assess information to make informed and accurate decisions.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation and negotiation skills.

Ability to effectively handle multiple and shifting priorities and maintain professional composure.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy and team-oriented environment. Ability to produce quality, detailed work under pressure and within tight deadlines.

Resourceful self-starter who quickly assimilates and applies new knowledge.

Excellent customer service skills and ability to develop relationships with coworkers, clients, and colleagues.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team; resolves issues, manages conflict and solve problems.

Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Pro, Needles, DM, database management and advanced Internet research.

Edgar Snyder & Associates offers a competitive compensation package with a comprehensive benefits program. For consideration, please apply here.

Alternatively, please send to:

Edgar Snyder & Associates
Attn: Human Resources Department
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Equal Opportunity Employer

Investigations Supervisor

Description

1. Acting as a liaison between field investigators, attorneys, and legal staff

2. Facilitating scene investigations

3. Supervising and assisting with investigation tasks

4. Proactively managing the investigation system including ensuring that tickets are addressed and closed within the agreed upon SLA

5. Coordinating field investigators to ensure timely communication between the attorney and investigator is occurring relating to items that need collected for the case

6. Providing regular feedback and coaching to investigations staff and field investigators

7. Developing service level agreements between field investigators and attorneys related to turnaround time of certain items (i.e., photos, police reports, etc.)

8. Auditing and compliance of the investigation system

9. Developing department procedures, processes, and standards in conjunction with the Partners

Secondary Duties:

1. Collaborates with other departments to support client cases.

2. Represents ESA within the community.

3. Responds to calls beyond standard business hours to support client cases.

4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience as a Personal Injury legal assistant or paralegal
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Understands how to build a PI case from scratch
  • Communicating with witnesses and taking witness statements
  • Managing people or providing mentoring to others
  • Demonstrated track record of being able to execute tasks in a high volume, fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; gets along well with others and build relationships quickly

Critical behaviors for success in this role are:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • The ability to prioritize and flex priorities at a moment’s notice
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve one’s self and the department without being asked
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking
  • Superb follow up skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information between multiple parties
Temporary Office Assistant (Johnstown)

Description

Edgar Snyder & Associates is looking for a detail-oriented Office Assistant for our Johnstown PA office. This is a temporary position that will last approximately 3-6 months.

Edgar Snyder & Associates is a plaintiff personal injury law firm with over 140 staff and five office locations. Anyone who lives in Western Pennsylvania and watches television will likely recognize Edgar Snyder as the injury lawyer who points and says: “There’s never a fee unless we get money for you.” For over 30 years, the law firm has represented over 40,000 accident victims as well as injured workers entitled to PA Workers’ Compensation benefits and people with disabilities who have been denied Social Security disability benefits.

The Office Assistant will support the Firm Services Department's Closed Case Retention project. The tasks of the role will include:

  • Breaking down and scanning confidential files
  • Moving file boxes
  • Storing/organizing electronic documents
  • Some administrative support, including typing, filing, preparing correspondence, mailing, inventory requests, photocopying, faxing, collating, answering phones, delivering messages and other activities
  • Assisting the department and firm with special projects, reports and other support requests

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Scanning experience a plus

For consideration, please apply via the link provided.

Temporary Office Assistant (Pittsburgh)

Description

Edgar Snyder & Associates is looking for a detail-oriented Office Assistant for our Pittsburgh PA office.

Edgar Snyder & Associates is a plaintiff personal injury law firm with over 140 staff and five office locations. Anyone who lives in Western Pennsylvania and watches television will likely recognize Edgar Snyder as the injury lawyer who points and says: “There’s never a fee unless we get money for you.” For over 30 years, the law firm has represented over 40,000 accident victims as well as injured workers entitled to PA Workers’ Compensation benefits and people with disabilities who have been denied Social Security disability benefits.

The Office Assistant will support the Firm Services Department's Closed Case Retention project. The tasks of the role will include:

  • Breaking down and scanning confidential files
  • Moving file boxes
  • Storing/organizing electronic documents
  • Some administrative support, including typing, filing, preparing correspondence, mailing, inventory requests, photocopying, faxing, collating, answering phones, delivering messages and other activities.
  • Assisting the department and firm with special projects, reports and other support requests

Requirements

PI Legal Assistant (Pittsburgh)

Description

You know us as the lawyers who promise “there’s never a fee unless we get money for you.”

What you may not know is that we’re a firm dedicated to client care and enriching our city and community.

For the past 30 years, Edgar Snyder & Associates has built a culture of excellence and earned a reputation for taking care of clients and giving back to the community. We’ve built a team of professionals with laser focus on winning clients the resources they need to rebuild their lives. That team is comprised of high-achieving lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants who provide a personal touch. We’re consistently ranked among the best places to work in Pittsburgh, and we strive to recognize and reward the focus and drive of our employees.

We need caring, driven, fast-learning legal assistants who want to make a difference for our clients – people injured on the job.

Sound like you? Then we want to hear from you for our open legal assistant position.

1. Organizes and maintains client files according to firm standards. Collects and files all letters, records, prelitigation/litigation related correspondence, investigations, pleadings, discovery, filings, writs/complaints and other relevant materials. Maintains files accurately and on a timely basis.

2. Transcribes all dictation accurately, expediently and in accordance with firm standards.

3. Schedules, prepares notices, and requests checks for depositions, mediations and other actions.

4. Orders, organizes, copies and reviews medical records as needed.

5. Enters all relevant case and client information into Needles in accordance with firm standards. Maintains a current Needles checklist.

6. Assists with preparing and filing pleadings, motions, briefs, forms, subpoenas and other trial related preparation as needed and requested.

7. Conducts non-legal computer research to support client cases with direction.

8. Generates and maintains settlement folder, client contact and all related documents to ensure that settlements are completed quickly and accurately.

9. Assists with opening, maintaining, and closing estate-related petitions and settlement documents.

10. Generates documentation and prepares correspondence related to referrals and rejections.

11. Performs administrative tasks for attorneys including, but not limited to, processing expenses, maintaining calendars, confirming and scheduling meetings, requesting and mailing invoice payments, proofreading documents, requesting witness fee checks, and coordinating attendance in accordance with subpoenas.

12. Provides administrative support including, but not limited to, typing, filing, preparing correspondence, assisting with reports, presentations, photocopying, faxing, collating, making travel arrangements, answering phones, recording messages and other activities.

Requirements

Minimum of two (2) years administrative experience in a law firm or in-house legal department preferred.

Minimum of two (2) years of personal injury or related experience preferred.

Associates' or technical degree preferred.

An equivalent combination of training and relevant work experience may be substituted for training/experience on a year-for-year basis.

  • Exhibits behavior consistent with ESA's core values of excellence, honesty & integrity, trust & fairness, client-centered, empathy and professionalism.
  • Knowledge of the Personal Injury legal process, medical legal billing and coordination of benefits.
  • Able to support preparation of documents with strict confidentiality, independently drafting for review and signature as needed. Able to transcribe dictation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple and shifting priorities and maintain professional composure.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high energy and team-oriented environment. Able to produce high quality work under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team; resolves issues, manages conflict and solve problems.
  • Resourceful self-starter who takes initiative to quickly assimilate and apply new knowledge.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Pro, Internet, E-mail, and other software as required.
Marketing Project Manager (Pittsburgh)

Description

The Marketing Project Manager works in tandem with the Marketing Department leader to ensure that all marketing activities are executed flawlessly on-time & on-budget. A Marketing Project Manager is one who specializes in planning, managing & executing projects related to all marketing campaigns, initiatives & activities. They are responsible for taking the overarching marketing strategy / project goals into reality. Marketing Project Managers are excellent at identifying all the tasks needed to complete a marketing campaign.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

1. Work with Marketing leader to develop Marketing Strategy

Work with Marketing Director to create the marketing strategy. While (typically) the Marketing Director along with a media director develop the overall strategic vision and marketing plan, it is the Marketing Project Manager’s responsibility to map out the tasks required to implement the plan.

2. Manage Creative Elements

Work in collaboration with the Marketing Director to develop all creative & content for the specific media plan (all media – TV, Outdoor, Radio, Digital, etc.)

3. Develop & Manage Media & Creative Calendar (including Digital)

It’s vital that the Marketing Project Manager is involved in the development of all digital content. The Marketing Project Manager is responsible for developing a specific content strategy & calendar to ensure all content gets completed and posted on-time & on-budget.

4. Collaborate with Writers, Designers, Editors (and outside vendors)

The Marketing Project Manager is responsible for collaborating with both in-house & external resources responsible for all content creation process.

5. Project Timelines & Budgets

Marketing Project Managers must be fiscally knowledgeable. They are responsible for creating and managing the marketing campaign / project budget. They are also responsible for creating & managing the specific project timeline. They must ensure that everyone involved adheres to the timeline and budget.

6. Develop & Maintain External & Internal Relationships

The Marketing Project Manager is responsible for developing strong external and internal relationships. It’s important the Marketing Project Manager possesses some level of technical skills & best practices. A tremendous portion of their responsibility is keeping everyone involved in the project on track at all times. Therefore, being an excellent communicator is a must.

Requirements

1. Communication Skills. The Marketing Project Manager must have excellent communications skills. They are the individual responsible for clearly communicating to all internal & external resources. They must possess the skill-set to provide specific & concise direction. Providing written communication, such as a status report, meeting recap/conference report, e-mail communication, verbal communication are all elements necessary to keep the entire team on-track.

2. Organizational Skills. A Marketing Project Manager will need to possess strong organizational skills in order to create project tasks, to implement the campaign and project strategy and when developing project timelines & budgets. The Marketing Project Manager is the ‘conductor’ of the project. Part of terrific organizational skills is the ability to react to market needs, change of scope & flexibility to adjust to necessary needs and demands.

3. Prioritization Skills. Marketing Project Managers organizes the tasks related to a campaign or project. They decide which tasks are most important based on the size, scope and timeliness of each task. This requires good prioritization skills to arrange tasks in the most efficient manner.

4. Decision Making Skills. Organizing and prioritizing all of the tasks related to a campaign or project requires the ability to make quick decisions. Marketing Project Managers also call upon their decision-making skills when figuring out which external or internal resource is best suited for which task.

5. Analytical Skills. Marketing Project Managers call upon their analytical skills when creating the content for a marketing campaign. They research relevant keywords, trending topics for the Law Firm and then use said research to generate content concepts (especially when directly the outside digital vendor)

6. Data & Analytics. It is the primary responsibility of the Marketing Director/Leader to determine specific objectives, goals & measurements for each campaign / project. However, it is vital the Marketing Project Manager fully understand the metrics and measurement of each campaign / project for tracking purposes. Providing results, in a timely manner, tied to each campaign / project

7. Marketing & Project Management Skills. Marketing Project Managers must have project management skills. This means understanding theories of project and marketing management, as well as understanding how to put those theories into action. This skill set is used in virtually everything Marketing Project Managers do.

Educational requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in business or management with a concentration in Marketing. It’s a bonus if the Marketing Project manager has taken project management classes (ex: Project Management Institute).

Experience & Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as an account manager, project manager, junior account manager or related experience.
  • The ability to communicate to team members, key stakeholders at all levels of the firm, including the C-level partners.
  • Experience utilizing the current (or a similar software platform) data & analytics system
  • Experience with MS Office & Excel (need to ID all ESA necessary platforms)
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage a fair amount of project volume.
  • Extreme sharp attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Negotiation & presentation skills.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Align with ESA values & attributes

Equal Opportunity Employer

Working at Edgar Snyder & Associates

Want to know what it's like to work at Edgar Snyder & Associates? Hear it straight from our staff:

"The best part of my job is having the satisfaction of knowing you've helped people through what may be one of the most difficult periods of their lives."
Lisa S., Personal Injury Legal Assistant

"The people I work with are great – they are very caring and work very hard. There is always something new to learn, which keeps the job interesting."
Arlene U., Personal Injury Legal Assistant

"I enjoy that the typical day is fast paced. Each day is exciting, and it makes the days and weeks simply fly by. And, ESA goes out of its way to make the office environment comfortable and enjoyable." – Attorney Lawrence Gurrera

Giving Back to Our Communities

At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we want to be more than just a law firm that helps injured people – we also want to give back to the communities where we live and work.

Whether it’s through sponsorships, community service projects, or volunteering, we’re proud of everything our staff has done to create our culture of giving back. And we’re thankful for all that they continue to do to support our efforts.

You can learn more about our work in the community in the Giving Back section of our website.

EOE

Edgar Snyder & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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