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Insurance Defense/Medical Malpractice Paralegal

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC is searching for an Insurance Defense/Medical Malpractice Paralegal who wants to work for an incredibly reputable group who has tried countless medical malpractice cases.  Best Lawyers of America lists Lanier Ford as a top-tier law firm in Huntsville in medical malpractice defense.  This is an ideal position for someone who wants to work for some of the best trial attorneys and take part in the firm’s ambition to provide the highest-level service to its clients. 


  • 2-5 years’ experience as a defense litigation paralegal, medical malpractice preferred
  • Medical experience a plus
  • Trial experience a plus
  • Superior computer skills, using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using a legal time and billing system
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and accommodate rush requests
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to handle large volumes of work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a team player, willing to help other team members during peak times

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trial preparation, including electronic presentations, coordination of witnesses, management of trial exhibits
  • Assist with retaining expert witnesses including preparation of records for review, supplementing materials throughout case, and assist with trial preparation and appearance.
  • Search information from court-related databases as well as other online sources of case information.
  • Summarize transcripts, assemble chronologies of pertinent facts and key documents.
  • Review, analyze, and organize document productions.
  • Conduct investigative research on opposing parties and expert witnesses.
  • Prepare letters, pleadings, and other documents from tapes, as well as edit, format, and proofread a variety of documents.
  • Schedule depositions, hearings, and meetings.
  • Produce legal documents such as subpoenas, motions, notices, and certificates of service.
  • Maintain calendars to track deadlines and statuses of cases; coordinate and schedule meetings, depositions, and conference calls.
  • Communicate with clients, witnesses, experts, outside counsel, and court personnel.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • (3) Professional References

Lanier Ford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes recruitment, employment, promotional and all other personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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