Career Central

Connecting people since 1887
Leverage our network to build your career.
Tell us about your professional DNA to get discovered by any company in our network with opportunities relevant to your career goals.

Complex Litigation Attorney

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
The Firm

Wilson Elser is a leading defense litigation law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys in 44 offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 43rd in the National Law Journal’s survey of the nation’s largest law firms. We’re also Mansfield Certified Plus and a Women in the Law Forum Gold Standard Law Firm.

Our associates are Wilson Elser’s lifeblood, and their training and development are managed accordingly. We place the highest premium on building their credentials and jump-starting their practices through outstanding training and mentoring. Our associates are entrusted with meaningful assignments – including trial work – early and often. Combining a steep learning curve with a highly collaborative culture with vast resources and support, a broad and stable base of clients, and an impressive history of growth, Wilson Elser is the destination for attorneys looking to pursue a rewarding career.

The Position

Wilson Elser is currently seeking a Complex Litigation Attorney. The attorney should have experience in general liability, personal injury, transportation, and/or catastrophic injury. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys with 2-8 years of litigation experience, to grow in their careers with exposure to a wide variety of prominent national clients and by taking on substantial litigation responsibilities. Working directly with in-house counsel, the attorney in this role will have the exciting opportunity to interact directly with sophisticated clients that we represent, as well as with teams of our own talented, experienced professionals.

This is a hybrid position, offering great flexibility.

Our Firm is committed to attracting and retaining professionals who value each other and the service we provide by embracing Teamwork, Collaboration, Client Service, and Innovation. If you are a motivated professional looking for a long-term fit where you can grow in a role, and will be valued and empowered, then we invite you to apply this position.


  • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end.
  • Work closely and collaborate with other attorneys and partners.
  • Regular trial preparation, investigation, court appearances, mediations, and depositions.
  • Communicate with clients and provide reports.


  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in Illinois
  • 2-8 years of defense litigation
  • Experience with defending Personal Injury, General Liability, Catastrophic Injury, Transportation, and other civil litigation matters preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Client-facing experience preferred
  • Ability to integrate into a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Legal project management experience is helpful

Why Should You Apply?

  • Opportunity to work on high-profile national client service team for a leading technology company, providing innovative solutions within the transportation space
  • Excellent benefits, including a 401k match.
  • Professional development programs, including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training.
  • Unlimited PTO plan.
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Corporate Discount Plans.
  • Competitive compensation package.

The annualized salary range for this position is $125,000 to $175,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

Wilson Elser Is Invested in Your Success!

Ready to Apply?

Wilson Elser is a firm focused on a commitment to both our clients and you! Please consider joining our team by sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting “Chicago Complex Litigation Attorney" in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.