Junior Criminal Defense Attorney
The Nieves Law Firm, APC
Oakland, CA US
Posted ago
The Nieves Law Firm, APC

At The Nieves Law Firm, we believe in creating trusting relationships with clients and taking the “criminal” out of criminal defense. Our mission is to restore the reputations of those accused of crimes and help them plan for the futureWe are seeking a full-time Associate Attorney with experience in a private criminal defense setting or a Public Defender's office. Candidates with jury trial, preliminary hearing, and felony experience are preferred but we are willing to train and coach hardworking and committed advocates. Candidates must be high energy, be willing to hit the ground running, and manage their time and cases effectively. The case volume is high and moves fast but we are committed to providing quality customer service for every client in the firm. We are seeking candidates who take pride in their work and are willing to work hard to produce high-quality deliverables. Strong oral and written advocacy skills are required.

Our total compensation package includes a base salary of $75,000 - $100,000 plus health benefits, mileage reimbursement, bar dues, malpractice insurance, parking, and other bonuses and benefits.


  • Be committed to criminal defense, protecting the rights of those accused, and always trying your best and fighting for excellent results
  • Prepare for hearings in advance, research potential issues, guide the clients clearly and provide strategic advice
  • Advocate for and secure the best possible outcome for clients
  • Draft and submit motions and other filings on time - meeting internal and external deadlines
  • Arrive to work and court on time in professional and appropriate attire
  • Maintain a good rapport with our clients and treat them with respect
  • Participate in ongoing training as required by the Firm
  • Fully participate in quarterly goal setting and performance reviews


  • 1-6 years of Criminal Defense experience
  • High energy and enthusiastic
  • Prepared
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent time Management Skills
  • Committed to providing high-quality client service
  • Familiarity with Mac OSX
  • Experience with online case management systems
  • Possess a J.D. and be in good standing with the State Bar of CA
  • Willingness to travel throughout Alameda County and surrounding Bay Area

$75,000 - $100,000 yearly
About The Nieves Law Firm, APC

At The Nieves Law Firm, we take the criminal out of criminal defense - our mission is to restore the reputation of individuals who have been accused of crimes and help them plan for a better future.

Our firm has been named as the 12th fastest-growing law firm in the nation by Law Firm 500. Our managing attorney has been named a Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer every year since 2016 and The Nieves Law Firm has also been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies run by Florida State University Alumni.

We attribute our success to our belief in our core values of Truth, Restoration, Action, Compassion, and Knowledge and we are looking for team members who will be able to uphold the same values and provide excellent service to our clients.

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