Defense Attorney Salary in the United States

How much does a Defense Attorney make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Defense Attorney in the United States is $40 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $37 and $44. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Defense Attorney
Jones, Skelton and Hochuli -
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli (JSH) is seeking a senior attorney with 10+ years' strong litigation experience to help grow the Firm's expanding product liability/medical device defense practice. The ideal ...
LinkedIn - 10 days ago
cregger company inc. - Los Angeles , California
Workers' Compensation Defense firm has an immediate opening for a defense attorney with at least 1+ years of workers' compensation experience. Ideal candidates must have strong litigation, verbal and ...
Jobtome - 7 days ago
911 Legal Team - Los Angeles , CA
Busy criminal defense law firm, seeking one (1) FULL-TIME attorney to add to the team. We do cases all over California so you must be willing to drive far distances. Car will be provided to you. You ...
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago
Work Comp Defense Law Office - Walnut Creek , CA
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO START IMMEDIATELY We are a growing Workers' Compensation defense firm based in Los Angeles with satellite offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area. We are looking for an attorney ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
Minnesota Attorney General's Office - Saint Paul , MN
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is seeking an attorney with at least 10 years of criminal trial experience either as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney. This is an exciting ...
Recruitology - 4 days ago
Lex Recruiting Group - San Francisco , CA
Boutique insurance defense law firm in the Financial District is seeking a senior litigation associate attorney! The firm is willing to train the attorney in some areas and has a great environment
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago