This position is accountable for the following work:
  • Perform extensive case-related research into relevant laws to support our arguments and theories of cases.
  • Negotiate with opposing counsel on behalf of clients.
  • Manage and work collaboratively with junior associates, paralegals, and law clerks, mentoring and providing teaching moments.
  • Draft pleadings, correspondence and agreements.
  • Maintain client relationships by communicating (via email and telephone) often with clients and explaining complex legal proceedings and concepts to them. Keep clients informed of the status of their case at all times.
  • Communicate effectively, professionally and responsibly with opposing counsel and court.
  • Keep office apprised of case status and deadlines. Organize online and paper files. Case status and task status are updated on Asana regularly.
  • Ability to work on and organize multiple cases at the same time, managing smaller cases independently and serving as second chair on larger matters, supporting the Principals.
  • Represent clients at Court hearings, mediation, conferences, and depositions.
  • Involvement with trial proceedings; working with support staff in organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready/prepared when needed.
  • Attend CLEs, bar association events, business development and networking functions with firm members and solo.
  • Prepare blog posts and assist in writing and researching articles.
  • Perform all other legal-related tasks as requested.

  • JD from accredited law school
  • Admission to the Maryland Bar
  • Admission to District of Columbia Bar a plus. Otherwise, eligible to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience practicing as a family law attorney required (exclusive of clerking experience).
  • Demonstrated commitment to local bar associations as an active participant and/or leader a plus