Legal Assistant - Environmental and Litigation

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 675 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Environmental and Litigation teams in our Cincinnati office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 1+ years’ experience to support our team in our Cincinnati office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides skilled, proactive administrative support to both Environmental and Litigation attorneys.
  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and conducting telephone conferences.
  • Assists in managing client contacts, emails, and print documents as well as processing mail.
  • Prepares and reviews documents, letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing software and document management systems.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Processes requests for payment and reimbursements.
  • Enters attorney billable hours into the firm billing program.
  • Creates, maintains and retires files in accordance with Taft’s Information Governance Policy.
  • Transcribes documents.
  • Drafts documents and filings.
  • Files documents with the courts electronically when needed.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Displays strong attention to detail.


  • 1+ years’ of legal assistant experience, preferably in litigation or environmental.
  • Some education beyond high school or other coursework related to the legal industry preferred.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings,

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.