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Civil Defense Trial Attorney

Civil Defense Trial Attorney

Job Description for Civil Defense Trial Attorney with experience representing Local Government in matters involving Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Employment and Land Use matters.



We guide our clients through the legal maze with skill, experience, innovation and tenacity, helping them overcome each challenge.


Marks Gray is one of Northeast Florida’s leading law firms. We attract and retain highly skilled lawyers and staff whom our clients trust to provide innovative, outstanding legal services and outcomes. The tradition continues, nimble and adaptable, deeply committed to professional excellence and service to our clients, employees and community.


  • Tenacious

  • Results-oriented

  • Responsive

  • Enterprising

Job Summary

With solid roots in Jacksonville, Marks Gray is one of Northeast Florida’s leading business law firms. Our team of client-focused attorneys endeavor to work with clients during every step of the process to not only meet, but exceed expectations. We are committed to excellence by handling each matter with unparalleled client service, efficiency, and professionalism. Our clients value us because they trust in our ability to serve local governments with unique practice area needs that include trial and consulting work in complex civil rights, land use, employment and personal injury lawsuits.

Marks Gray attorneys represent national, regional and local clients in a variety of business enterprising matters. Our diverse practice includes local government representation, commercial and professional liability, tort defense litigation, banking, real estate, business law, tax law, immigration and naturalization, intellectual property and other areas of civil practice. Our attorneys also assist individuals with a variety of needs such as trusts, will & estate planning, probate & guardianship, and asset protection. 

We are seeking to add a skilled Trial Attorney to our local government team that is exceptionally capable of handling any and all cases from open to close. We anticipate that the client responsibility will gradually transition from our senior shareholder to the attorney who fills this position, and as such, are seeking candidates with experience, knowledge and the right attitude to support a team.

Primary Responsibilities

Meet with, advise, and prepare documents for clients of the firm, and provide expertise on various matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Managing multiple cases from intake to conclusion

  • Managing litigation matters for clients from open to close, including:

  • Drafting pleadings and other legal documents (e.g., motions and discovery requests)

  •  Preparing witnesses for court appearances

  • Communicating with clients throughout the litigation process, working to manage their expectations

  • Interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and interviewing experts

  • Drafting legal briefs and motions to be submitted to the court

  • Attending local government board meetings

  • Drafting pleadings and other legal documents

  • Supervising and directing associate attorneys and paralegals

  • Meticulously proofreading documents

  • Managing submission of responses, filings, etc. for accuracy and ensuring timeliness

  • Conducting research on legal issues associated with local government, civil rights, land use and employment cases

  • Working and collaborating with other attorneys within the firm as desired or needed on a cross-referral basis


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school 

  • Admission to practice and in good standing with the State Bar of Florida

  • 8+ years of civil defense litigation experience

  • Exceptional writing and research skills

  • First-chair trial experience (jury and bench trials)

How to apply

If you are an experienced civil defense litigation attorney looking to join a firm that values high integrity and accountability focused on investing, supporting and developing leaders while still honoring and respecting those who have laid the foundation for the firm, please send a cover letter and resume to Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please do not contact Marks Gray directly, as CSR is handling the recruitment process.

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CSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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