Junior Criminal Defense Lawyer
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 coach hardworking and committed team members who have at least 1 year of exposure to criminal law and restraining order concepts. Candidates must be high energy and willing to hit the ground running. The right candidates will be able to manage their time and cases effectively. This is a fast paced position but is ideal for someone who is still committed to providing quality service to every client in the firm at all times no matter the pace. We are seeking candidates who work hard to produce excellent results.

Strong oral and written advocacy skills are required.


  • 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
  • Be familiar with and apply post-conviction remedies
  • Stay up to date in changes in the law
  • Properly advise clients on the immigration consequences associated with their case
  • Draft and submit motions and other filings on time - meeting internal and external deadlines
  • Arrive at work and court on time in professional and appropriate attire
  • Maintain a good rapport with clients and treat them with respect
  • Participate in ongoing training as required by the Firm


  • 1-5 years of Criminal Defense experience
  • High energy and eagerness to learn
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Must be prepared and punctual
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Committed to providing high-quality client service
  • 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
  • Spanish speakers encouraged to apply

$75,000 - $110,000 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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