WJH seeks talented and experienced attorneys who welcome the challenges that trial work presents. Qualified applicants have 2–5 years of experience in business and commercial litigation, including preparing for and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Experience in water law and trial or trial-like proceedings (i.e., administrative hearings, arbitration, or CCP § 638 general references) are a plus.
From the outset, successful applicants can expect significant file responsibility, client interaction, and courtroom experience. Our attorneys work on a wide range of matters and are encouraged to explore/develop practice areas of interest to them. We also expect our attorneys to be members of the local community and to support each other in our contributions to the community.
WJH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a 401(k) plan; payment of California Bar dues; marketing allowance; gym membership; health, vision, and dental insurance; and a flexible spending account, among others. Salary is commensurate with experience.
For those interested in employment at WJH, please contact:
Jena M. Harlos, Esq. (Attorney)
Please include a cover letter, resume, brief list of references, and a writing sample from one of your recent court filings.
We rely not only on the excellence of our attorneys, but on the skills and dedication of our professional staff. Our firm’s success is a direct result of the teamwork and collegiality among the attorneys and staff. Many of our staff members have been with the firm for more than ten years, and a number since the firm’s inception in 1994, demonstrating the supportive, collaborative, and rewarding culture at WJH.
WJH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a 401(k) plan; gym membership; health, vision, and dental insurance; and a flexible spending account, among others. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants interested in a paralegal, legal assistant, word processing, or staff positions, please contact:
Lynn Hoffman (Office Administrator)
The WJH Summer Associate Program offers law students the opportunity to develop their legal skills by working alongside associates and shareholders on active files. Each summer associate is hired with the expectation that they will succeed in their assignments and join WJH as an attorney upon completion of their legal studies.
The Summer Associate Program introduces law students to all facets of litigation—from the fundamentals of legal research and writing to discovery, motion practice, depositions, evidentiary issues, and, frequently, trial practice. Summer associates receive assignments from a variety of junior and senior attorneys, including retired U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger. As a summer associate, you will contribute to active litigation in various practice areas. We encourage our summer associates to seek out assignments that interest them, either to explore a practice area or to develop a new skill set.
The Summer Associate Program is an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us. To that end, we invite our summer associates to participate in all activities that our attorneys enjoy. This includes bar association events, weekly attorney lunches, monthly management meetings, and other social activities. We want to see that you work hard and that your work product is strong, but we also want to get to know you as a person and as a colleague and have you enjoy your summer.
Summer associates are compensated competitively. Summer associates who succeed and accept a post-graduate position with WJH receive bar preparation and exam fees, as well as a post-graduate summer stipend.
WJH hires summer associates largely through the On-Campus Interview process at law schools throughout the Western States. However, if WJH is not participating in your school’s OCI process, please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief writing sample (5–10 pages) to:
Jena M. Harlos, Esq. (Attorney Recruitment Chair)