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Gallagher Sharp | Detroit, Michigan
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Job Description

Immediate opening for an experienced legal secretary working for 1-2 attorneys in our Detroit office.

Duties include typing pleadings, correspondence, client reports and memos. Duties also include answering phones, dictation, time and billing, filing and other general secretarial duties.

General Requirements:

A minimum of 5 years legal secretarial experience working in the area of litigation. Typing skills of 75-80 wpm preferred. Should have a good work ethic and professional demeanor.

Education requirement: High School Diploma.

Computer requirements: Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Word, Outlook and I-Manage a plus.

Please submit resume with salary requirements. No phone calls please.

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision discount plan, life, PTO and 401K.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Gallagher Sharp

The firm primarily practiced in the areas of corporate law, tax, and bankruptcy, and was actively involved in the bankruptcy litigation arising from the collapse of the Van Sweringen empire. The firm also represented Cyrus Eaton (Eaton Co.) and William Daly (Otis & Co., and a principal owner of the Cleveland Indians) in tax litigation in connection with the development of Steep Rock Iron Mines in Ontario, Canada. In the 1960's, after the deaths and retirements of the firm's founding members, Frank Cull, and under his tutelage, Michael Gallagher, Clarence Mollison, Burt Fulton, Forrest Norman and George Stuhldreher, shifted the firm's focus from corporate law to litigation, and to tort and casualty defense litigation in particular. Notable cases include the defense of the Governor of Ohio and the Ohio National Guard with respect to the 1970 Kent State shootings, the defense of the aircraft manufacturer in connection with crash of New York Yankee Thurmon Munson's private jet, and the defense of the aircraft manufacturer in connection with the 1992 crash of USAir Flight 405 at LaGuardia Airport. More recently, Gallagher Sharp has defended a large insurance carrier in first party claims involving bankruptcies of South Korean steel mills, and a utility pole manufacturer in claims alleging damages in excess of $30 million bought by the City of Cleveland. In 1975, the firm changed its name to Gallagher, Sharp, Fulton, Norman & Mollison (from Hauxhurst, Sharp, Mollison & Gallagher, and previously, Hauxhurst, Sharp, Cull & Kellogg), then shortened it to Gallagher Sharp, Fulton & Norman after the retirement and death of Clarence Mollison. On June 1, 2005, the firm formally adopted Gallagher Sharp, the name by which we have long been known in the community. Having grown to approximately 60 lawyers, the firm is now organized into eight practice groups-General Litigation, Business and Employment, Professional Liability, Insurance, Transportation, Product Liability, Mass Torts, and Appellate. Extensive renovations to the firm's space occurred in 2005, adding new conference room technology while preserving the 1920's Lincoln Lobby and architectural detail of Senator Bulkley's private offices. In that same year, we registered the service mark "Solutions, Not Surprises" which describes how we have practiced law and served our clients for the past 94 years.

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