Description:

We are looking for an experienced senior attorney to help our clients achieve favorable outcomes with legal matters. You will advocate for clients, advise them on the best course of action, and implement their legal support plan. You should have previous trial experience, be able to manage a heavy caseload, and use your general counsel experience and interpersonal skills to mentor our lower-level associates to ensure a continued legacy of prosperity. If this sounds like an opportunity that is ideal for you, please contact us today.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform research, draft briefs, pleadings, and motions
  • Attend court hearings on behalf of clients and argue motions
  • Draft legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, notices, and discovery requests and responses
  • Keep apprised of changes to local, state, and federal statutes and laws
  • Anticipate, prepare for, and attend trials, mediation, and arbitration on behalf of clients
  • Act as the first point of contact with retained clients
  • Proactively and efficiently manage cases from beginning to end
  • Handle customer care, ensuring clients are up-to-date on the status of their case and feel informed about their options
  • Thoroughly document case progress through defined processes, as well as help, develop those processes in response to customer needs
  • Review, organize and analyze client documents and document production
  • Review staff-generated pleadings and other office documents
  • Meet with supervising attorneys to regularly share information and define strategy
  • Use programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Clio, and Google Apps to communicate and report
  • Sit first chair on family law hearings and trials
  • Participate in marketing activities to promote the law firm
  • Handle initial consults as needed
  • Provide support and guidance for younger associates and paralegals
  • Manage and empower your law clerk to learn about family law and assist you with your cases

Qualifications:
  • Four-year bachelor's degree and successful completion of law school from an accredited law school
  • Work independently while handling a heavy caseload
  • Admitted to local and state bar associations
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a senior associate attorney
  • Applicants must have trial, mediation, and arbitration representation experience

Skills and experience are required, appreciated, and valued, but personality, character, intelligence, and integrity will be paramount considerations. High-maintenance, humorless, or self-important individuals will not succeed in this position and should not apply. You should already be a self-starter, quick learner, and stay cool under pressure. You must be compassionate toward our clients in the office and a beast in the courtroom. You must be collegial and fun, but industrious. Coping skills are a must: our cases/clients can be intense. The ideal applicant has a background in family law, working with children, and/or working with parents. Above all else, you must have a demonstrated ability to talk people off of the ledge. We strive to only go to court over serious issues for our clients.

It would be extra awesome if you were: admitted to practice law in any state adjoining Texas, fluent in Spanish, a networking machine, and/or someone who really gets into creating processes for a law firm.