The Devil's Advocate
Legal Fee Management & Litigation Consulting


Our 22nd Year  
Thanks to all our clients and friends  





People Are Our Greatest Asset

    Are you looking for an unusual and challenging career in the legal profession?  We strive to provide our clients with exceptional performance in exchange for reasonable fees.  From time to time we're looking for a few extraordinary individuals to join our team.

Our team typically includes:

  • Experienced lawyers, especially trial lawyers.
  • Accountants, especially audit- or forensic-experienced accountants.
  • Paralegals.
  • Computer programmers and operators.
  • Clerical and technical staff.

Skills and qualities we emphasize include:

  • Intelligence.
  • Writing ability, including articles, proposals, and reports.
  • Speaking ability, including seminars and continuing legal education.
  • Judgment.
  • Maturity.
  • Experience:
    • Litigation support experience, including document scanning and management.
    •    Computer software and hardware experience:
      •     Excel spreadsheets,
      •     Powerpoint presentations,
      •     WordPerfect,
      •     Web-site design and management,
      •     Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming,
      •     Network administration, and
      •     Many types of applications for document scanning and OCR conversion.
  • Creativity.
  • Productivity.
  • Precision.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Honesty.
  • Team spirit.
  • A sense of humor.

We provide competitive salaries and other benefits in a non-traditional work environment.  Our employees must maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.

We do not hire staff through "head hunters" or other intermediaries.

Send your resume and writing samples to John Toothman.



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Last update: 01/07/15

Established 1993

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Elizabeth McGee
The Devil's Advocate, PO Box 8, Great Falls, Virginia 22066 (USA)
Phone: (703) 684-6996 * Fax: (202) 499-7011 * E-mail: Devil's Advocate

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Visit Devil's Advocate for legal fee management and litigation consulting, including legal bill reviews, expert testimony, legal malpractice, and lawyer ethics issues

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Headquarters in Great Falls, Northern Virginia, USA, in the Metropolitan Washington DC (District of Columbia) area.