Experienced Family Law Attorney
DeFord Law Firm
The Woodlands, TX US
Posted ago
DeFord Law Firm

The DeFord Law Firm is hiring an Experienced Family Law Attorney!

Are you a family law attorney looking for a full-time, in-person opportunity? Our growing, busy law firm is seeking to welcome an innovative problem solver and strong relationship builder into our beautiful, new office space. We are known for helping our clients come through a difficult and emotional process and into a new beginning for themselves and their families, so we're looking for candidates who go beyond legal strategy and litigation to demonstrate extraordinary compassion and care for every client. 

Why join the DeFord Law Firm?

Like many opportunities out there, our pay and benefits are competitive. Unlike most firms, we provide incredible career path opportunities that recognize an attorney's long-term professional goals and unique gifts. This may include development, experiences, and leadership with marketing, purposeful networking, publishing articles, specialized certifications, public speaking engagements...and more. If you're looking for a partner in your own professional growth, we're a great fit.

Our attorneys will be primarily responsible for important work in family law court: 

  • Developing legal strategy and performing aligned legal services  
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting initial pleadings, motions, pleadings, orders, judgments, and status updates
  • Overseeing and analyzing discovery
  • Representing clients in court for various types of hearings and trials
  • Managing cases independently
  • Supervising legal support staff
  • Conducting consultations with prospective clients

If you have FAMILY LAW experience, and you want to take the next step toward joining our law firm, we'd love to hear from you! Please email your resume and cover letter to liz@defordlawfirm.com. Kindly type your last name into the subject line (in all caps) followed by the position (in lower case) and a single word you would use to describe yourself (all caps). For example: SMITH attorney TENACIOUS

 For the cover letter you prepare for us, we would have a few specific asks. Please limit it to no more than TWO paragraphs. In the first paragraph, explain what you believe are the three most important qualities needed in someone who works with family law clients and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad. 

 We look forward to reviewing your application.

Responsibilities

Our attorneys will be primarily responsible for important work in family law court: 

  • Developing legal strategy and performing aligned legal services  
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting initial pleadings, motions, pleadings, orders, judgments, and status updates
  • Overseeing and analyzing discovery
  • Representing clients in court for various types of hearings and trials
  • Managing cases independently
  • Supervising legal support staff
  • Conducting consultations with prospective clients

Qualifications

  • You must have experience with Family Law Litigation
  • You must be admitted to the Texas State Bar

Compensation
$70,000 - $100,000 yearly with benefits
About DeFord Law Firm

DeFord Law Firm primarily handles dissolution and post-dissolution proceedings. We need someone who can step and move cases forward with minimal supervision. You must have family law experience for this position. A calm yet decisive demeanor is important, especially when dealing with clients going through a dissolution or post-dissolution proceeding. 

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