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Careers with Walner Law

Hiring Professionals with a Passion for Helping Others

Walner Law is known as a leading personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm in Chicago. Since opening our doors in 1973, we have been able to help more than 10,000 clients achieve justice by securing the best possible case results for them. Our successes are only possible thanks to our attorneys and staff members, though, which is why we treat them with the utmost respect and have always strived to make our law firm an engaging, encouraging, and fun place to work. One of the reasons why we are able to rise above all other competing firms is because we genuinely value our employees.

Currently, Walner Law is hiring more outstanding legal professionals who share our passion for helping others. We are looking for people who are innovative in their problem-solving, constantly bettering themselves, and can exceed in a team or when working alone.

Do you think you’d be the right fit for our law firm? We want to know! Call (872) 814-7347 to learn about employment opportunities and benefits at Walner Law.


Walner Law is a fast-paced personal injury law firm that’s been in the business since 1973. As a paralegal/ case manager, you’re at the center of the action of a dynamic Legal Team. Our staff is the driving force behind the success of your Legal team, ready to roll up their sleeves and work collaboratively across the team to juggle deadlines, manage simultaneous projects on a variety of legal matters and jump in wherever needed to help your team. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K, and access to the gym in the building.

Open Positions:

Paralegal (Pre-Litigation)

About the Paralegal (Pre-Litigation) Position: 

Our Pre-Litigation Paralegal will work alongside litigation counsel and a collaborative and supportive legal team in the pre litigation phase of cases at our Chicago office. 

As the pre-litigation paralegal, you are at the crucial forefront stage, directly contributing to our clients’ successful outcomes. 

Who We are Looking For:

We are looking for a passionate, excited legal assistant or paralegal that is ready to advance their skills to the next level. We value resourcefulness, personal confidence, adaptability, and personal engagement. 

As we are team-centered, we are looking for someone that has a strong team work ethic. 

Pre-Litigation Paralegal Defined Job Roles:

  • Work as a liaison and maintain communication with clients.
  • Participate in case preparation. 
  • Composing and sending demand letters.
  • Researching & collecting evidence for pre-suit investigations. 
  • Proactively work with our clients in the gathering of medical records and factual documents. 
  • Assist in the preparation of pre-suit negotiations.
  • Compose & file documentation, forms & memos associated with mediation. 
  • Organization of internal case files, contacts, deadlines, & maintaining internal databases.
  • Preparing & organizing exhibits. 
  • Assisting the team on other projects when available. 

Pre-Litigation Paralegal Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience of working on an Administrative Assistant, legal assistant, or similar in a personal injury law firm. 
  • Significant experience with office management systems and procedures, as well as with office equipment, such as printers and fax machines. 
  • Good practical experience with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat. 
  • Experience in Neos or other case management softwares. 
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills with the ability to prioritize work.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, or High School degree (with additional professional experience).

CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP:

  • Walner Law is a fast growing company. We meet with you regularly to always be mindful of your career goals and objectives. There is a lot of room for growth within our team as you are ready and willing to take on more responsibilities. 

  • We encourage personal and professional development. 

OUR MANAGEMENT STYLE:

  • Our president at Walner Law promotes an ‘open door policy’ whereby employees can talk freely with members of the management staff. 

  • We always promote a team culture that is positive and fun, while also maintaining a strong sense of professionalism in the office and between team members. 

TEAM BUILDING:

  • We have amazing outings to celebrate our employees. 

  • Our Monday morning huddles is where we share recent wins & positivity. 

  • We provide continuing professional education and coaching. 

BENEFITS:

  • Enjoy free access to the gym in our building!
  • Paid holidays, PTO and sick days.
  • Transit program.
  • 401K, medical insurance.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000+ per year based upon experience.

Walner Law is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Litigation Paralegal

About the Litigation Paralegal Position:

Our Litigation Paralegal will work alongside litigation counsel and a collaborative and supportive legal team in the litigation phase of cases at our Chicago office. 

As the litigation paralegal, you are at the crucial middle of a case, directly contributing to our clients’ successful outcomes. 

Who We are Looking For:

We are looking for a passionate, excited legal assistant or paralegal that is ready to advance their skills to the next level. We value resourcefulness, personal confidence, adaptability and personal engagement.

As we are team-centered, we are looking for someone that has a strong team work ethic.

Litigation Paralegal Defined Job Roles:

  • Work as a liaison and maintain communication with clients.
  • Participate in case preparation.
  • Drafting legal pleadings, motions, proposed orders.
  • Drafting and organizing discovery, including: interrogatories, requests for production and admissions.
  • Conducting legal research, drafting legal briefs and memorandum.
  • Researching & collecting evidence.
  • Preparing for hearings.
  • Assist in pre-trial notices and motions.
  • Assist in trial preparation and trial.
  • Proactively work with our clients in the gathering of medical records and factual documents.
  • Organization of internal case files, contacts, deadlines, & maintaining internal databases.

Litigation Paralegal Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience of working as a litigation paralegal, preferably in personal injury.
  • Good practical experience with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience in Neos or other case management software.
  • Strong time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize work.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, or High School degree (with additional professional experience).

CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP:

  • Walner Law is a fast growing company. We meet with you regularly to always be mindful of your career goals and objectives. There is a lot of room for growth within our team as you are ready and willing to take on more responsibilities.
  • We encourage personal and professional development.

OUR MANAGEMENT STYLE:

  • Our president at Walner Law promotes an ‘open door policy’ whereby employees can talk freely with members of the management staff.
  • We always promote a team culture that is positive and fun, while also maintaining a strong sense of professionalism in the office and between team members.

TEAM BUILDING:

  • We have amazing outings to celebrate our employees.
  • Our Monday morning huddles is where we share recent wins & positivity.

BENEFITS:

  • Enjoy access to the gym in our building!
  • Paid holidays, PTO and sick days.
  • Transit program.
  • 401K, medical insurance, dental and vision.

Salary Range: $60,000 – $65,000+ per year based upon experience.

Walner Law is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Illinois Associate Attorney (Plaintiff Personal Injury) (Full Time) 

About the Personal Injury Associate Attorney Position:

We are looking for someone to work and grow with the firm. The associate attorney will be responsible for litigating and helping manage a variety of personal injury cases. 

As a member of the team, you are directly contributing to the clients’ successful outcomes and futures.  

Who We are Looking For:

We are searching for a proactive, driven, forward thinking Associate Attorney. The Associate Attorney’s responsibilities include meeting with clients to ascertain their needs, choosing the most appropriate course of action, and representing clients’ interests at meetings, hearings, mediations, and trial. During the process, you will be required to collaborate with a team on each case. We value resourcefulness, personal confidence, adaptability and personal engagement.  

Associate Attorney Responsibilities:

  • Managing an assigned caseload.
  • Filing lawsuits. 
  • Preparing clients and presenting them for depositions, mediation, and trial. 
  • Draft complaints, motions, discovery, legal briefs. 
  • Prepare for and attend hearings/trial. 
  • Help your team in a manner to provide exceptional  representation to the clients.

Associate Attorney Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience handling civil litigation matters, and specifically personal injury claims. 
  • Approach problem solving proactively and have the ability to both work independently and collaborate with peers. 
  • Motivated, reliable, and able to work within a professional firm environment. 
  • Exceptional research and strong legal writing abilities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment, have exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and a strong desire to develop and advance their legal career.
  • Must be currently licensed and reside in Illinois.

CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP:

  • Walner Law is a fast-growing company.  We meet with you regularly to always be mindful of your career goals and objectives.  There is a lot of room for growth within our team as you are ready and willing to take on more responsibilities.  

  • We encourage personal and professional development.  

OUR MANAGEMENT STYLE:

  • Our president at Walner Law promotes an ‘open door policy’ whereby employees can talk freely with members of the management staff.
  • We always promote a team culture that is positive and fun, while also maintaining a strong sense of professionalism in the office and between team members.

TEAM BUILDING:

  • We have amazing outing that celebrate our employees. 
  • Our Monday morning huddles is where we share recent wins & positivity.

BENEFITS:

  • Enjoy free access to the gym in our building!
  • Paid holidays, PTO and sick days.
  • Transit program.
  • 401K, medical insurance.

Salary Range: $75,000+ per year based upon experience. 

Walner Law is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Illinois Legal Intake Specialist (Litigation) (Full Time) 

Who We are Looking For:

We’re looking for a self-motivated, team player that excels in supporting others and does so with a strong degree of organizational skill and attention to detail. Our fast-paced law practice is seeking a full-time legal intake specialist to join our team! You’ll survey prospective clients and empathize with them on the details of their case, manage new client onboarding and data entry, and help our lawyers book and manage their appointments. We’ll provide the training and resources to help you flourish in your role on a tight-knit, supportive, and passionate legal team. If you have prior customer service experience, great communication skills, and a passion for helping others, this is a great opportunity. 

The intake specialist works closely with the firm’s attorney staff and are trained in case screen techniques, making this the ideal role for someone interested in the legal field 

The intake specialist works as the initial point of contact for the firm.  You will work with prospective clients, current clients, and non-client callers, playing a vital role in the initial screening of the prospective clients and providing on-going quality customer service to our existing clients 

Legal Intake Specialist Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate prospective client inquiries and phone calls, analyzing their case fit and making sure they feel seen and heard. 
  • Supervise new client onboarding and current client files through data entry and paperwork collection to ensure our cases are managed efficiently. 
  • Liaising between clients and staff.
  • Connect with prospective clients by actively listening and asking the right questions to understand the caller’s incident and injuries. 
  • Thoroughly and compassionately gather the pertinent information required for the case evaluation.
  • Manage a high call volume while providing an outstanding client experience.  
  • Initiate, build and maintain thorough client files in the database as a part of the client onboarding experience. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively and thoroughly complete multiple tasks simultaneously.  
  • Exhibit strong time management by prioritizing competing tasks. 
  • Effectively communicate, verbally and written, with prospective clients, the attorneys evaluating the potential case, and internal team members.  
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to track incoming leads.  
  • Perform miscellaneous clerical tasks as needed, including transcription, research, spreadsheet management, and email writing to ensure operational efficiency. 
  • Other duties as assigned by attorneys or management team. 

Legal Intake Specialist Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of law firm experience required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. 
  • Previous personal injury experience preferred.  
  • Possesses outstanding communication skills and sense of empathy. 
  • Solid data entry, spreadsheet management, and computer skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to handle a high volume of phone calls effectively.  
  • Highly organized with excellent follow up skills.  
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of organizational skills. 
  • Self-motivated and driven. 
  • Proactive and a desire to help.  
  • Effective time management and attention to deadlines.  
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service.  

CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP:

  • Walner Law is a fast-growing company. We meet with you regularly to always be mindful of your career goals and objectives. There is a lot of room for growth within our team as you are ready and willing to take on more responsibilities. 

  • We encourage personal and professional development. 

OUR MANAGEMENT STYLE:

  • Our president at Walner Law promotes an ‘open door policy’ whereby employees can talk freely with members of the management staff. 

    We always promote a team culture that is positive and fun, while also maintaining a strong sense of professionalism in the office and between team members. 

TEAM BUILDING:

  • We have an amazing outings to celebrate our extraordinary employees.

  • Our Monday morning huddles is where we share recent wins & positivity 

BENEFITS:

  • Enjoy free access to the gym in our building! 

  • Paid holidays, PTO and sick days.

  • Transit program.

  • 401K, medical insurance. 

Salary Range: $45,000+  

Walner Law is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

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Walner Law Core Values | How Many Do You Hold?

  • Client-focused: First and foremost, we are here to help our clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
  • Positivity: We see the positive in every situation. The fastest way to lose is to believe that you’ve lost.
  • Empathy: We understand, respect, and pay attention to the emotions of our clients and the people we work with.
  • Quality: We take pride in the legal work we do, so we do go above and beyond to guarantee top-quality legal services, each and every time.
  • Trust: We believe in the importance of being someone you would want to work with because we all need to be able to trust each other to succeed.
  • Teamwork: We do not work alone or in isolation. We ask for support when it is needed. Teamwork is crucial, especially in the legal world.
  • Goal-oriented: We set a goal for each client and case and always stay pointed at it. If you want to hit a target, you first have to want to hit it.
  • Respect: We are respectful in all interactions with clients, opposing counsels, third parties, and each other. It costs nothing to be kind and respectful.
  • Accountability: We expect each other to hold one another accountable, which means talking about mistakes and celebrating successes.
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Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
“Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”
- Herbert
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”
- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”
- Denise
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