Legal Assistant - Business Litigation

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 475 attorneys and 800 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

We are looking for an energetic, customer-service focused legal assistant with experience to join our team in Taft’s Indianapolis office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 5+ years’ experience to support our Commercial/Business Litigation group in the Indianapolis office. Legal Assistants serve clients by providing administrative support to attorneys. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.  

Essential Duties:

  • General litigation support to attorneys with busy federal court litigation docket.
  • Filing of documents through court electronic filing system.
  • Processing administrative duties such as billing, reimbursements and other related tasks.
  • Drafts pleadings (i.e. appearances, summons, motions, and orders).
  • Prepares and reviews letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing and document management systems.
  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and conducting telephone conferences.
  • Displays a strong attention to detail.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Creates, maintains, and retires files in accordance with Taft’s Information Governance Policy.
  • Assists in managing client contacts, emails, and print documents as well as processing mail.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.


  • 5+ years’ experience with federal court litigation legal work.
  • Working knowledge and experience with US District court ECF filing system.
  • Working knowledge of federal court system and rules of procedure.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings,

Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.