Defense Litigation Attorney

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
Posted Nov 17
Full Time
Baltimore, Maryland

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes has an immediate opening in our Baltimore office for an associate with 2+ years' experience in Defense Litigation. Qualified candidates must be barred in MD. Candidates that are admitted to other jurisdictions, such as DC are encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates that have a variety of litigation experience with a concentration in products liability, construction litigation, toxic torts defense, premises liability, and transportation law.

We offer a flexible work environment with options for hybrid work. Semmes is a paperless office with personal laptops provided for attorneys.


  • Free Fitness Center.
  • Bike Storage.
  • Convenient to Light Rail and close to the MARC Train.
  • Competitive salary, Health, Vision, Dental, LTD, STD, Life benefits.
  • Employee funded 401K.
  • HSA and FSA plans.
  • Annual performance reviews.
  • Associate eligible bonus plan.


  • JD from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice law in MD required.
  • 2+ years' experience preferred.
  • Candidates should possess strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing and communication skills and have the ability to work independently.
  • Candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated.
  • Experience with complex general liability, professional liability, construction litigation, and transportation a plus.


  • The position requires the ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and handle a high volume of cases.
  • Research complicated legal issues.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery requests and responses, and all other documents in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with other attorneys and support staff.
  • Handle court appearances, client meetings, and depositions.
  • Communicate with clients regularly.

A Full-Service Law Firm

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes is one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in the State of Maryland. A diversified team of attorneys serves our clients through offices in five locations: Baltimore and Hagerstown, Maryland, McLean, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Martinsburg, West Virginia. These strategic locations enable us to accommodate our clients who live and operate their business in the greater Mid-Atlantic area and to support our widening markets.

We are an employee focused community that provides hands on training and mentoring for our associates. Learning by doing is an effective way to get acclimated in the firm. We offer a collegiate environment that supports teamwork and collaboration. We value our culture of diversity and respect within our teams and firmwide. We work together to reach our mutual goals.

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