Firm Administrator
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.

We are looking for a great Law Firm Administrator for an executive-level position. We are seeking a full-blown, bona fide Law Firm Administrator responsible for a wide range of activities in all phases of administration, personnel, finances, facilities, and business systems. We need someone with significant hands-on experience. You will handle key administrative responsibilities and play a major role in shaping firm culture. You must have experience managing a team of more than 10 people and a budget of more than $3,000,000. This is not a position for an “Office Manager” or an “Administrative Assistant.”

This will be a multi-step interview process so we can get to know each other and make sure we are a good fit; this is the first step. If you don’t follow the instructions for applying, your journey stops here. (Yes, we are serious about this. Following instructions is pretty important for a Law Firm Administrator who is supposed to make sure everyone follows the rules.) Please upload a PDF of your resume and a cover letter. The letter should tell us (a) why you would be great for this job, (b) what makes you nervous about this job, and (c) what your favorite movie is and why. The cover letter should be titled: “Administrator Rotartsnimda”

[Just so you know, one of my favorite movies is A Knights Tale. Sarcastic humor, romance, and being in control of your destiny. Enough said.]

Seriously, we do great work and take great satisfaction in helping good people going through bad situations transition into a better tomorrow. Nothing makes us happier than the expression of relief or gratitude on our client’s face at the end of a job well done. We want to be profitable, too. We want to have a good life and we want to pursue our hopes and dreams and help you pursue yours. We also care about our work family and we are very dedicated to maintaining a positive and upbeat work environment. If this sounds like a law firm you want to work with and a job you can do, I very much look forward to talking with you soon.


This position is responsible for overseeing and improving both our people and our systems.

  • Our Firm Administrator will create or improve all administrative functions in our firm. We are building a firm where systems run the business and people run the systems, and
  • Our Firm Administrator will be responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day operations of the Firm, and for implementing Firm policies and procedures under the general guidance and supervision of the owner.

You must be able to show evidence of your prior success with:

  • Business process refinement and systems management to ensure the profitable operation of the Firm,
  • Systems management to ensure matters are handled appropriately so that client needs are met, legal and ethical requirements are met, and clients receive excellent service,
  • Employee leadership, performance management, and supervision,
  • Understand and use common financial reports to make decisions regularly, and
  • Management of bookkeeper, accountant, technology systems, and other vendors.


  • We need someone with the experience and maturity to keep the Firm’s needs in the forefront and work closely with the Owner and key staff on strategy, policy, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • The ideal candidate understands that you cannot manage what you do not measure – and can help us figure out how to build systems to ensure we can measure and manage effectively.
  • We need a Firm Administrator who is a leading savant of project management and systems development, and who will be invested in making important contributions to the operating and financial success of the Firm.
  • Our ideal candidate is not just comfortable with growth and change but thrives in an environment where people are constantly looking to improve the business and themselves. Our business grew fast, and while we are not a “start-up,” we have a growth-focused environment.
  • Working with us can prove to be the best job you ever had or the most frustrating … depending on your flexibility, team spirit, commitment to our clients, and your realistic expectations about what it’s like to work in a fast-paced growing business with a passionate and entrepreneurial owner.

I have been a boutique law firm owner for years and this is the first time I am bringing in someone to help me “mind the store.” The right person for this position is someone I can develop trust in and who will trust in me. The right person for this position will be able to “manage up” to help me help you get your job done well.

$125,000 - $160,000
About Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates P.C. is an established rapidly growing boutique law firm that assists good people going through bad times as they transition into a better tomorrow. We represent clients with family law and criminal defense matters in the Atlanta metro and surrounding counties. We take pride in aggressive solutions to represent our client's best interests. Our firm truly values work-life balance and has quarterly team-building activities to ensure the work side of things comes with the least amount of stress! We are an upbeat, positive energy, high-performing team centrally located in downtown Atlanta in a newly renovated office with an amazing view of the city from the 12th floor where we focus on getting it done with compassion! We offer an exceptional work environment, and a competitive salary with paid maternity and paternity leave, health, vision, disability, and dental insurance, 401K, and paid parking.

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