Gause Law Offices, a boutique criminal defense firm located in Tukwila, WA seeks experienced associate attorney to join our team.
We are true-believers here – dedicated defenders of people’s rights and fierce advocates for our clients. We value hard work, professionalism, integrity, accuracy, collaborative teamwork, zealous advocacy, good communication skills, and FUN.
Our ideal candidate is a WA licensed attorney who has at least 3-5 years of prior criminal defense experience in Washington. You must be Class A Qualified under the WA Standards of Indigent Defense: (1) at least two years
of experience as a public defender or private criminal defense attorney; and (2) has been trial counsel alone or with co-counsel and handled a significant portion of the trial in three
felony cases that have been submitted to a jury. Expertise in Federal level criminal defense is encouraged.
You will be expected to “hit the ground running” taking felony cases from Day 1 with little training or hand-holding. You will be assigned cases on your own (solo) and also some cases with another attorney. You will be expected to utilize and supervise our collaborative paralegal support team efficiently to ensure productive work flow and consistent client communication. You must have a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense practice – with the passion and heart to vigorously defend our clients’ constitutional rights. We also pride ourselves here on a robust and excellent motion writing practice. Our top candidate will be an excellent writer who is excited about the opportunity to grow their writing advocacy.
We are looking for someone that is adaptable, positive, and ethical while thriving in a fast-paced environment. You must be technologically savvy, an independent self-starter, patient, organized, and a creative problem-solver. Skills in business management, customer service and/or sales are appreciated, as you will be tasked with speaking with potential new clients. In addition, you will be expected to step into a leadership role during any period that our lead attorney is unavailable, including supervision of all team members and case management of all active matters.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Maintain an active caseload of 20-30 felony cases where you are responsible for all stages of the criminal case
- Assist attorneys with their caseloads, including appearing at hearings, drafting legal briefs and memoranda, legal research, and serving as co-counsel at felony trials
- Supervise, educate, and delegate to our Paralegal support team efficiently and effectively to ensure the highest level of case management
Office: Gause Law Offices is part of a long-term office share with other solo and small-firm attorneys in various practice areas. We have a large office space with receptionist, conference room, office equipment (phones, fax, large copier) and kitchen. Gause Law Offices provides a hardworking small team of paralegals to support attorneys in all aspects of case management.
Benefits: Three weeks paid vacation, subject to prior approval. Gause Law Offices will also pay for attorney’s malpractice insurance, annual bar license dues, and may also pay for various CLE credited courses, professional organization memberships, and select networking events that further the firm’s referral list, mission, and brand marketing.
Position ideally begins in early March 2021, with flexibility on start date for the right candidate. Interviews to occur in late February.
Priority is given to responding candidates with salary range and verifiable references.
Deadline to apply is February 19, 2021.
Please email a PDF resume, targeted cover letter, and criminal law writing sample to Emily M. Gause. Please include “Associate Position” in the subject line. The top three candidates will be interviewed.