Description:

Parker Defense is a boutique criminal defense firm dedicated to ensuring our clients obtain justice through diligent and thorough representation. We provide holistic, client-centered service as well as a fierce defense against criminal charges. We believe in the Golden Rule and defend each case/client as we would want to be defended.

We need an associate attorney that is passionate about justice and excited about being in the courtroom. The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic and takes no shortcuts in preparing for cases. The nature of this position requires the ability to think quickly on your feet, multitask, be poised and professional in stressful situations. While most of our days are spent in court, our office environment is laid-back, flexible, and team-oriented.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides zealous representation through all stages of misdemeanor and felony prosecution including case intake, bond hearings, evidence gathering and review, plea negotiations, trial preparation, jury/bench trials, and probation revocation hearings.
  • Researches, analyzes, and interprets issues of law to prepare memoranda, motions, and other pleadings.
  • Reviews drafts of pleadings, motions, and memoranda prepared by legal staff.
  • Participates with other attorneys in the formulation of legal strategies for particular clients.
  • Renders legal advice to clients and meets with clients to explain legal strategies.
  • Communicates with clients, witnesses, and law enforcement as required, including regular trips to local jails.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will bring:
  • A demonstrated commitment to criminal justice, indigent defense, racial equity, social justice issues, and a substantive understanding of the biases impacting our clients.
  • A demonstrated commitment to holistic defense and a client-centered approach to representation.
  • An ability to quickly build relationships with people of varying identities, income levels, races, and ethnicities.
  • Strong desire to represent clients in criminal cases and litigate criminal cases at hearings and in trials.
  • Active listening skills and ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • A high level of organizational and administrative skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • An ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
  • A license to practice law in Texas or in another state; and/or the capability of becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Texas within six months. Attorneys admitted to the Texas Bar with experience in criminal courts of Texas are strongly encouraged to apply.