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The Cook Group is a law firm with offices in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale.

We are a nationally ranked law firm, distinguished in our commitment to client service with formidable legal talent across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines.

Within our walls are several of the nation’s most top-rated female attorneys as recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

The Cook Group is a LGBTQIA+ friendly, minority and women-owned law firm dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the practice of law while providing our clients with more modern, efficient, and effective legal representation.

The Cook Group is Mansfield Rule Plus, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce certified.

Our recruiting efforts are focused on individuals who have a thorough understanding of the law and our practice areas, superb communication skills, and those who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging work environment.

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Job Summary:

We are seeking one to two associates to join our Florida office (hybrid).
The ideal candidate must be organized and able to handle a high-volume case load, able to develop appropriate defense strategies, receptive to feedback and taking direction but also self-motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.
Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing files for defense from inception to resolution, extensive reporting and communication with clients and insurers, conducting depositions, preparing and arguing motions, and appearing in court and trial preparation.
Practice areas include, but are not limited to, General Liability Defense, Asbestos, Product Liability, and Automotive.

Requirements:

  • Admission to the Florida State Bar is a must. Admission to the New York, New Jersey, and/or Pennsylvania State Bar is a plus.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience, preferably in defense litigation.
  • A self-starter with superior research and analytical skills.
  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the position satisfactorily while working independently and in a team-oriented environment.

There is immense growth opportunity and constant access to leadership. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $75,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year (based on experience)

Benefits:
401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Job Summary:

  • We are seeking one to two associates to join our team in our New York City office.
  • The ideal candidate must be organized and able to handle a high-volume case load, able to develop appropriate defense strategies, receptive to feedback and taking direction but also self-motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing files for defense from inception to resolution, extensive reporting and communication with clients and insurers, conducting depositions, appearing in court and trial preparation.

Requirements:

  • Admission to the New York State Bar and New Jersey State Bar is a must. Admission to the Florida State Bar and/or Pennsylvania State Bar, a plus.
  • 2 to 3 years of defense litigation experience.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • A self-starter with superior research and analytical skills.
  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the position satisfactorily while working independently and in a team-oriented environment.

There is immense growth opportunity and constant access to leadership. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Job Summary:

  • We are seeking one to two associates to join our team in our Chicago office.
  • The ideal candidate must be organized and able to handle a high-volume case load, able to develop appropriate defense strategies, receptive to feedback and taking direction but also self-motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing files for defense from inception to resolution, extensive reporting and communication with clients and insurers, conducting depositions, appearing in court and trial preparation.

Requirements:

  • Admission to the Illinois State Bar is a must. Admission to the New York, New Jersey, Florida and/or Pennsylvania State Bars, a plus.
  • Must have asbestos litigation experience.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • A self-starter with superior research and analytical skills.
  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the position satisfactorily while working independently and in a team-oriented environment.

There is immense growth opportunity and constant access to leadership. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Requirements:

  • We are seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to join our team in our Chicago office.
  • Must have 2 – 3 years defense litigation experience.
  • The ideal candidate must be organized and willing to showcase their legal skills and talent in a rewarding and fast-paced environment.
  • Must be eager to help litigate cases and manage clients in our team-oriented practice.
  • A self-starter, receptive to feedback and taking direction but also self-motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.
  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the position satisfactorily while working independently and in a team-oriented environment.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

The Cook Group is a law firm with offices in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale. We are a nationally ranked law firm, distinguished in our commitment to client service with formidable legal talent across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines. Within our walls are several of the nation’s most top-rated female attorneys as recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. The Cook Group is a LGBTQIA+ friendly, minority and women-owned law firm dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the practice of law while providing our clients with more modern, efficient, and effective legal representation. The Cook Group is Mansfield Rule Plus, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce certified.

Our recruiting efforts are focused on individuals who have a thorough understanding of the law and our practice areas, superb communication skills, and those who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging work environment.

Job Summary:

  • We are seeking an associate to join our Philadelphia office location (hybrid remote).
  • The ideal candidate must be organized and able to handle a high-volume case load, able to develop appropriate defense strategies, receptive to feedback and taking direction but also self-motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing files for defense from inception to resolution, extensive reporting and communication with clients and insurers, conducting depositions, preparing and arguing motions, and appearing in court and trial preparation.
  • Practice areas include, but are not limited to, General Liability Defense and Product Liability Defense.

Requirements:

  • Admission to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars is a must. Admission to the New York and/or Florida bars is a plus.
  • 0 to 3 years of experience, preferably in defense litigation (asbestos litigation experience a plus).
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Superior research and analytical skills.
  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of the position satisfactorily while working both independently and as part of a team.

There is immense growth opportunity and constant access to leadership. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year (based on experience)

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

We are looking to add an associate to our growing products liability, commercial litigation, and general liability practices. Job responsibilities will include research and writing, taking/defending depositions, preparing pleadings, motion drafting, responding to discovery, case investigation, appearing at court hearings, pre-trial filings and participating in trial and appellate practice.
The right candidates will be eager to learn, self-motivated and possess above-average writing skills with an attention to detail. Relevant experience in civil litigation is preferred, but not required. Recent law school graduates with relevant interests and background will be considered.
If this describes you, we want to speak with you about joining our modern and forward-thinking firm.
We offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and this position offers a unique opportunity to practice in a variety of areas of practice, in a multi-faceted, engaging work environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Brian Wacker at bwacker@cookgrouplegal.com.

We are looking to add a litigation paralegal to our growing products liability, commercial litigation and general liability practices. The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting attorneys in all stages of litigation matters. This candidate should feel comfortable conducting research, doing data entry, scheduling, maintaining case files, and completing other ad-hoc requests, as needed.

 

The right candidates will be eager to learn, self-motivated and possess above-average writing skills with an attention to detail. Relevant experience in civil litigation is preferred, but not required. If this describes you, we want to speak with you about joining our modern and forward-thinking firm.

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