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Software Developer

Tampa, Florida

Wilkes and McHugh is a national law firm with its corporate office in Tampa, Florida.  The firm has an exciting opportunity for a Native iOS developer to join an established development team.  This role is responsible for creating software-based solutions as part of a team.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Building immersive Native applications using Swift/Xamarin
  • Creating backend services using ASP.NET or other server-side technology
  • Innovating existing web applications to give the best possible user experience
  • Working alone or as part of a team from project conception to completion

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in related programming experience
  • Expert knowledge in Swift/C#
  • Proven track record building mobile applications from the ground up
  • Mid-level experience writing back-end services using REST/Sockets
  • The ability to innovate and think critically
  • A positive attitude and a good work ethic

Preferred:

  • Experience with Angular/React
  • Experience with web technologies such as TypeScript and SASS
  • Experience with Git

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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Investigator

Lexington, Kentucky

Wilkes & McHugh is searching for an Investigator to join our Lexington, Kentucky office.  Successful candidate will have a vast background of experience by being able to review case documents, conduct telephone and personal interviews, and work closely with attorneys. 

Essential Duties:

  • Plans investigations by reviewing case documents, identifying areas for confirmation and development;
  • Verifies information by conducting telephone and personal interviews; and
  • Works alongside trial attorneys to locate and identify potential witnesses.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong telephone, verbal and research skills;
  • Understanding of legal administration;
  • Thoroughness, confidentiality, independence, good judgment;
  • Ability to balance multiple projects;
  • Strong problem solving capabilities;
  • Ability to follow direction and established protocols; and
  • Ability to travel is required.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].  

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Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant

Phoenix, Arizona

Wilkes & McHugh has an opening for a Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, be self-reliant, a true self starter, and a track record with strong work habits.  Successful candidate will ensure In-Takes are processed correctly, proper management of documents in the firm’s case management system, and calendaring tasks to ensure deadlines are met.  Legal experience and familiarity with medical records is required. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • In-Take phone calls from potential new clients & completion of In-Take forms. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy when inputting information and scanning documents into case management system.
  • Ability to prepare sign-up documentation and letters and schedule meetings/conference calls as well as draft complaints for filing with the Superior Court.
  • Ability to review In-Take information and client medical records to prepare appropriate requests for medical records.
  • Astute calendaring of priority deadlines (SOLs, Notices of Claims, etc.) and follow-up tasks.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Highly organized and can efficiently handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Ability to professionally interact with all employees of the firm.
  • Stellar attendance and positive attitude are a must.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume and to [email protected]

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Legal Assistant

Phoenix, Arizona

Wilkes & McHugh has an exciting opportunity for a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Phoenix, Arizona office.  Successful candidate will have a vast background of experience and demonstrate significant knowledge of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.  Knowledge of New Mexico Civil Rules is a plus.  The incumbent will support a trial attorney and collaborate with the team and additional litigation staff within the firm.   

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Preparation of outgoing discovery, drafting answers to incoming discovery; preparation of Initial, Final and supplemental disclosures; and Motions to Compel Discovery and associated meet and confer letters. 
  • Heavy deposition scheduling and astute calendaring of deadlines and follow-up tasks.
  • Professional communications with Plaintiff experts, witnesses, defense counsel and Court personnel.
  • Experience navigating case management software, including electronic documents, and ability to learn new software.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience required.  B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload and associated tasks.
  • Stellar attendance and attention to detail are required.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume and to [email protected]

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Writer

Tampa, Florida

Wilkes & McHugh is searching for a recent college graduate with a degree in English, History, Political Science, or Philosophy to join the litigation staff. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, grammar and research skills.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Highly organized and can efficiently handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is a plus.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].   

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Paralegal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. is looking for an experienced Paralegal to assist the firm’s trial lawyers.  Qualified candidate will be experienced with preparing and answering discovery, reviewing medical records for purposes of identifying key witnesses, creating timelines for case events, preparing deposition summaries, keeping track of discovery deadlines, drafting correspondence, and assisting with all other aspects of preparing a complex case for trial.  Additionally, the incumbent will schedule calendars, communicate with defense, court reports, and ensure travel for supporting attorney as needed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidate will have working knowledge of Pennsylvania civil rules and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of e-file.
  • Legal research and writing, including drafting answers to complaints, discovery request and motions.
  • Scheduling calendars, watching deadlines, communication with defense, court reporters and ensuring travel for supporting attorneys. 
  • Working knowledge of e-file.
  • Working independently yet collaboratively with Attorney.
  • Must be resourceful and possess excellent research skills, Westlaw preferred.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Legal Assistant

Tampa, Florida

Successful candidate will have a vast background of experience by being able to demonstrate significant knowledge of Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, prepare legal documents, and answer discovery objections, schedule, and e-file.  The incumbent will support a trial attorney and collaborate with the team and additional litigation staff within the firm.   

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Legal research and writing, including drafting answers to complaints, discovery request, good faith letters, and motions with two to five years of experience.
  • Scheduling calendars, watching deadlines, communication with defense, court reporters and ensuring travel for supporting attorneys. 
  • Experience navigating case management software and the ability to learn new software.
  • Must have working knowledge of Florida civil rules and procedures and Florida e-file.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].  

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