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Associate Attorney Litigation

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 17,2019

Posted on

Jun 14,2019

Years of Experience

4-6 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States


Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation
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 The Opportunity

  • You will gain trial experience—two likely trials within the next 18 months—in addition to law and motion practice, mediation, appeals, and significant client interaction.
  • You will help people from across the spectrum, from high profile executives to indigent clients.
  • You will work hard, but also enjoy the freedom of a flexible work schedule, a better work-life balance than traditional law firms allow, a relaxed and collegial office environment, and no minimum billable hour requirement.
  • You will work on an incredibly diverse array of sophisticated and high-profile civil and criminal cases in state and federal court (but are not expected to have experience practicing criminal law).
  • You will assist in preparing for and conducting mediations, including working with the founder of JAMS, to resolve large and complex disputes in every area of law.
  • You will travel from time to time, but not so frequently as to be a burden or disruption.
  • You will collaborate with, and learn from, experienced attorneys with national reputations.
  • You will learn about the economics and logistics of running and building a practice, including managing paralegals/assistants and working with forensic accountants, expert witnesses, and public relations professionals.
  • As you grow and develop, you’ll take on more responsibility and work more independently. There will be opportunities to develop new clients and business—with the possibility of an expedited path to partnership.
  • You will absorb the firm’s unique approach to blending business acumen with a person-centered pragmatism to resolve matters in ways that leave clients, their families, and institutions better off. They will know that you have helped them do the right thing, the smart thing, rather than being trapped by the reflexive pursuit of winning at any cost that is typical in most large firms.

About Maxwell Law PC

We provide diligent, compassionate, and cost-effective representation to companies and individuals in complex criminal and civil matters. Going beyond the traditional role of lawyers, Maxwell Law combines the highest level of practice, commitment to personal service, and a 360-degree approach to representation of its clients. 

Based in San Francisco, we have cases and affiliated attorneys located in a number of different cities and states (mainly New York and Los Angeles).  We handle federal criminal matters and regulatory and administrative actions, as well as plaintiff- and defendant-side litigation of business, employment, education, discrimination, and sexual harassment disputes in court, administrative proceedings, and arbitration.  In addition, the firm regularly represents sensitive interests in private institutional actions, investigations, negotiations, and general counseling.

We have two cases that are likely to proceed to trial in the next 18 months:

  • A civil sexual harassment/battery case in state court.
  • A multi-defendant federal criminal case involving allegations of racketeering, money laundering, and improper procurement and distribution of pharmaceutical drugs.

Job Requirements

4-6 years in civil litigation, with an emphasis on California state court, and the curiosity to learn different practice areas and aspects of lawyering, especially criminal defense work.  No criminal defense experience is required.  Ideally, candidate will have experience in all aspects of civil litigation, from any practice area (except highly specialized fields like probate, bankruptcy, family law, etc.).


No billable minimum; defined benefit plan; health insurance; competitive salary and bonus; flexible vacation policy.

Company info

Maxwell Law PC

Company Profile

See above.

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