Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C., a growing national subrogation and insurance defense firm with offices in Hartford, WI; New Orleans, LA; Santa Ana, CA; Austin, TX; Jacksonville, FL; and Boston, MA; is seeking an experienced litigator (5+ years’ experience) to join our rapidly growing team at our Santa Ana, CA branch. The desired candidate must have personal injury insurance defense experience, a track record of success, ability to handle cases, unilaterally or as an associate alongside an assigned partner, from inception to trial; demonstrable, significant experience with motion practice, discovery, fact depositions, and expert discovery desired; federal or multi-jurisdictional practice experience ideal. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, along with excellent legal research and writing abilities.

Attorneys are provided opportunities to engage in challenging, substantive work, along with the ability to control their own caseload. The ability to maintain and develop client relationships is critical. In addition, excellent time management skills and organizational habits are critical to the prioritizing and meeting deadlines. The ideal candidate must be able to work well both individually and as team. Administrative skills, such as timekeeping, is a must as well a basic level of technology skills (case management software, MS Office, etc.)

The firm offers excellent growth opportunity and a highly collegial and congenial work environment. The candidate will have occasional travel and opportunities to author articles, speak at conferences, and visit clients.

The firm actively supports its attorneys with in-house continuing education, marketing, and client development. Salary is negotiable and based on relevant skills and experience. The firm also offers a benefit package including life, health, dental, and a 401(k) plan with employer match.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 – $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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