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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:

Personal Injury Attorney (Harrisburg)

Description

Opportunity for an experienced personal injury attorney to join a well-established, expanding, highly profitable PI law firm.

We offer a flexible work environment with the opportunity to work remotely for a portion of the workweek and completely remote during COVID. Highly competitive compensation and very attractive incentive plan based on fees generated; also an opportunity to earn additional compensation through privately generated cases.

1. Manages a case load comprised of both "litigation" and "pre-litigation" 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. Analyzes the potential outcomes of cases, and participates openly in meetings with the Partner assigned to the case to develop a strategy for handling the claim/cause of action. Manages legal team and delegates assignments; ensure all deadlines are met. Oversees and conducts research and preparation of legal documents including Complaints, Motions, Pleadings, Briefs, Memos, Correspondence, Petitions, Written Discovery, Mediation Presentations, and other documents. Ensure 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 both "damages" and "liability" on a 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. Determines the validity of all potential liens, and when applicable negotiates a reduction in such liens.

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. 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.

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. Assists the partner with litigation / trial support, legal research, and tasks as requested, including, but not limited to, the drafting of legal documents such as complaints, motions, pleadings, briefs, memos, correspondence, petitions, written discovery, mediation presentations, and other documents.

11. Assists in the representation / 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 as requested by the partner.

12. Independently handles Estate matters, including but not limited to formally opening an Estate in the appropriate county, drafting documents as required to effectively administer the Estate, etc.

13. 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.

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

Requirements

  • Preference for an attorney with 10+ years of experience litigating a broad range of PI cases – auto, trucking, slip and fall, etc. Caseload anticipated to be between 50-70 cases with a mix of litigation and prelitigation; if you have an experienced paralegal or legal assistant you want to bring with you, the firm will consider.
  • 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.

The right candidate has the following skills:

  • Great legal acumen – able to identify, analyze, and solve legal issues in a competent and timely manner
  • Excellent litigation skills – maintain independent litigation skills; appropriate knowledge of related fields (e.g., medical knowledge, estate, matrimonial, creditors rights, bankruptcy, elder care, government-related areas of law, insurance, workers comp)
  • Impeccable ethics and honesty – willing to participate in the firm’s ProBono program
  • Courageous Leadership – open to self-assessment and feedback; willingness to work on developing one’s self as a leader; demonstrates empathy; participates willingly in firm leadership development coaching and training initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for adhering to firm’s standards related to SOL’s, case handling procedures, etc.; holds direct reports accountable for deadlines, and an excellent work product
  • Engagement – has a passion for the profession of law and actively demonstrates that passion with clients and colleagues; actively participates in local bar associations and PI organizations
  • Mentors and Supervises staff and other attorneys
  • Client First – always puts clients first in every decision; understands the client is the lifeblood of the firm
  • Proactive/self-starter – does not have to be prompted to take action; can operate independently
Executive Assistant

Description

The Executive Assistant is responsible for calendar management, requiring interaction with internal and external executives, assistants, judges, and attorneys to coordinate a variety of complex meetings and tasks. Acts as a liaison between internal and external constituents and the Managing Partners.

  1. Schedule and coordinate all meetings for management team. Ensures meeting conflicts are resolved and management team has appropriate time in between meetings. Acts as a calendar gatekeeper for management team.
  2. Acts as a liaison between the management team and external constituents including clients, vendors, media, and community non-profits.
  3. Creates and maintains a task list for management team and ensures they are on track as well as follows up with others in the organization.
  4. Creates agendas for all meetings that management team is facilitating and ensures meeting participants are sent agenda in advance.
  5. Upon request, takes minutes and distributes to meeting attendees.
  6. Makes travel arrangements upon request.
  7. Processes expense reports on behalf of the management team.
  8. Purchases supplies, gifts, etc. other items related to the business on behalf of the management team.
  9. Other duties as requested.

Requirements

The successful candidate for the Executive Assistant position will have the following characteristics:

  • Exhibits behavior consistent with ESA's core values of client-first, excellence, honesty, teamwork, and professionalism and respect.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Outlook calendar and full use of functionality relating to scheduling.
  • Able to support preparation of documents with strict confidentiality, independently drafting for review and signature as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple and shifting priorities and maintain professional composure.
  • Able to produce high quality work under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • Resourceful self-starter who takes initiative to quickly assimilate and apply new knowledge.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years of administrative assistant experience in a fast paced, growing organization required.

Experience supporting and working with executives or senior management is preferred.

Bachelors degree in related field preferred.

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

PI Legal Assistant (Pittsburgh)

Description

  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.
Human Resources Coordinator

Description

  1. Implements, coordinates and maintains HR responsibilities in a manner that upholds Edgar Snyder & Associates’ (ESA) mission and core values.
  2. Coordinates payroll processing, including employee notification, verifying and updating entries for accuracy and finalizing for approval by HR Manager. Implements and maintains procedures for accurate and efficient processing.
  3. Assists with benefits administration. Uploads changes, assists with reporting, manages documentation and files, serves as a resource to employees and assists in coordinating Open Enrollment.
  4. Assists with tracking requirements for leaves of absence (LOAs). Manages documentation and files.
  5. Assists with recruitment efforts including job posting, applicant tracking and communication, scheduling, and new employee on-boarding.
  6. Maintains organization charts, employee directories and other employee data-bases.
  7. Assists with recognition programs, team building events and other activities to enhance the desired corporate culture and increase employee engagement.
  8. Assists with employee file maintenance.
  9. Provides intranet updates, supports ESA meetings and other communication processes.
  10. Reconciles benefits statements.
  11. Provides reports, tracks internal metrics and other key data components.
  12. Maintains HRIS entries and ensures that all employee data is accurately and timely updated.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years HR experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a law firm preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification and/or SHRM’s CP/SCP certification a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to HR, compliance, benefits, compensation, hiring, reporting and other HR-related requirements.
  • Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments. Inspires the trust of others. Works with integrity and ethically. Upholds organizational values. Personally champions and ensures adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, motivated, meticulous, practical & flexible. 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.
  • A resourceful self-starter who takes initiative to quickly assimilate and apply new knowledge.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to effectively communicate information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to develop relationships with coworkers, customers and colleagues. Builds trust, honors commitments and treats all with respect. Uses those skills to accurately accomplish tasks by the deadlines.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team. Able to resolve issues, manage conflict and be a problem solver. Able to reach consensus and achieve team goals. Strong interviewing and personnel assessment skills.
  • Demonstrates strong sense of customer service. Able to promote a collaborative and productive work culture. Exhibits behavior consistent with the ESA's core values.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), Internet, e-mail, database management and scheduling software programs. Must also exhibit strong HRIS acumen.
Marketing Intern

Description

Would you like a chance to work at one of the most well-branded companies in western Pennsylvania? Edgar Snyder & Associates, a law firm helping injury victims, is looking for a marketing intern to be an integral part of the firm's marketing team. This is a great way to build up your resume, experience, and portfolio. The internship will offer much more than just fictional class projects— you'll see your work in action.

This is a flexible, virtual position that can start ASAP. We are seeking an intern to work two days a week, with the opportunity for more days as work allows.

This is a writing-intensive internship: a cover letter and previous writing sample is required as part of your application, and you will complete a writing test before your interview. This internship is best suited to an undergraduate student majoring in writing, marketing, communications, English, literature, media, journalism, or a related field. Previous writing or marketing experience is a plus, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist members of the marketing department with various tasks, including:

  • Writing and revising web content per SEO best practices
  • Writing and publishing of other content such as web bios, e-newsletters, press releases, and other articles
  • Basic website assistance and support
  • Database maintenance and development
  • Social media research

For consideration, please apply via the link provided. Please include your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter.

Requirements

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Research skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Some HTML knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of SEO a plus
  • Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – a plus
  • Graphic design experience a plus
Law Clerks

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’re looking for driven law clerks who want to make a difference for our clients – people injured through no fault of their own.

Sound like you? Then we want to hear from you for our clerkship.

Please note that this clerkship is for fall 2020 - spring 2021; candidates should be enrolled at a law school in Pittsburgh.

  1. Legal writing: Prepares drafts of legal filings, including petitions, affidavits, findings, memos, briefs, and motions. Assures that external filings (both paper and electronic) are timely and accurate. Strictly adheres to all case management deadlines. Consistently and proactively communicates status of assignments.
  2. Attorney support: uses legal knowledge and independent judgment to summarize depositions, highlighting key information and nuances for future reference.
  3. Legal research: performs research assignments for attorneys. Uses strong communication skills to clarify topic, communicate initial findings and confirm assignment, and delivers research in a timely manner.
  4. Reviews and analyzes other pleadings and case matters, including discovery responses, etc. Confers with attorneys and clients regarding the status and findings.
  5. Reviews and analyzes case material to assist in preparation of case for trial, including drafting pretrial statements, exhibit lists, medical legal art, scheduling depositions for trial (expert depositions), etc.
  6. Prepares letters, memorandum and other correspondence accurately according to firm standards and in an efficient and timely manner. Processes mail and tracks to cases files as needed.
  7. Client contact: at the direction of the attorney, communicates with the client.

Requirements

  • Enrollment in law school
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Legal Writing grade of B or higher
  • Exhibits behavior consistent with the ESA's core values. Demonstrates strong sense of integrity and customer service.
  • Resourceful self-starter who takes initiative to quickly assimilate and apply new knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills; proactively seeks and integrates feedback on behavior, work product, and other development areas. Outstanding writing ability.
  • Highly organized; able to juggle and communicate regarding multiple priorities and assignments. Able to adapt to both different work styles and expectations, and shifting priorities.
  • Persistent in completion of assignments and confirmation that the assignment met expectations.
  • Ability to support preparation of complex legal documents, contracts, amendments and other related items with strict confidentiality, independently drafting for review and signature as needed.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Pro, Internet, email, and other software as required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy and team-oriented environment. Able to produce high quality work under pressure and within tight deadlines.

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

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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