Careers at McCandlish Holton

McCandlish Holton, PC is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+, and members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

McCandlish Holton recognizes the business benefits derived from having a diverse team involved in the delivery of legal services. More importantly, however, we recognize the personal benefits derived by each member of the firm by working in an atmosphere that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that all individuals should have an opportunity to achieve their career objectives in accordance with their qualifications and interests. We are dedicated to workplace diversity and welcome talented people from all backgrounds.

McCandlish Holton is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all people regardless of race, sex, color, religion, diversity, veteran status, national origin, age or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Attorney Careers

McCandlish Holton attracts and retains the brightest, most highly skilled attorneys. Located in Richmond’s Financial District near Virginia’s state and federal courts, our attorneys enjoy direct and immediate access to Virginia’s legal and business resources.

Our firm continuously looks to expand our full range of legal services through the recruitment of exceptional attorneys. Highly qualified, experienced attorneys may fill the needs of expanding groups within our firm, or develop new practice groups to complement the legal services offered to our clients.

New associates transitioning from law school to the practice of law will benefit from conscientious training and mentoring focused on their professional development. New associates work on a variety of legal issues, receive regular feedback from experienced attorneys, and have direct responsibilities early in their careers.

McCandlish Holton offers its attorneys a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.



  • CIVIL LITIGATION (1-3 years experience)
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION (0-3 years experience)

For consideration, please provide your resume, transcript and cover letter by email to

McCandlish Holton aggressively defends a wide variety of clients and cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in all state and federal courts through our Civil Litigation, Immigration, Corporate and Workers’ Compensation practice groups. Currently, we are seeking one associate attorney for civil litigation and another for workers’ compensation.

Our Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive.  Our Attorneys must possess strong verbal and written communication, research, organizational and analytical skills. They should be detail-oriented and results-driven team players.

Successful candidates will have demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, superior research and writing skills and reading comprehension at an advanced level. The ideal civil litigation candidate will have 1-3 years of experience and the ideal workers’ compensation candidate will have 0-3 years experience.


  • Admission to Virginia state bar.
  • 1-3 years of experience. 
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.  

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to hearing.
  • Consult with clients and represent clients in trial.
  • Drafting briefs and other legal documents.
  • Drafting discovery responses and complaints.
  • Interviewing key witnesses.
  • Conducting depositions.
  • Gathering evidence to be used at trial.
  • Develop legal arguments, motions and other case filings.
  • Manage/access case file indexing system for all ongoing and completed cases.
  • Monitor changes to government guidelines or regulations and submit reports on pertinent changes.
  • Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases.
  • Prolonged sitting, reading, typing, writing and talking.

Staff Careers

McCandlish Holton seeks the best in professional talent, including legal assistants, paralegals, technicians and administrative staff, to work with our attorneys to provide outstanding legal services for our clients. Our professional staff accounts for over half of McCandlish Holton’s total workforce. Each staff member is a highly valued employee of our firm and is given the opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding projects.

McCandlish Holton prides itself on the diversity and strength of its employees. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. McCandlish Holton is conveniently located in Richmond’s downtown Financial District.

Paralegal - Workers' Compensation

Our Workers' Compensation Practice Group aggressively defends cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, representing Employers, Carriers and Self-Insured and cases from the Deputy Commissioner level to the Supreme Court.

Our Paralegals and Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive. We seek talented team members who are well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. Successful candidates will have demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills and be able to read and understand what they are reading at an advanced level.

Previous experience in a Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury environment is preferred. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills are a must.

 Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to hearing;
  • Legal research using LexisNexis and other sources;
  • Filing, scanning and indexing documents to case file; and,
  • Reading and comprehending medical records.

We offer a generous benefits package and paid holidays and vacation.

Please use the link below to complete our online application. 

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The Immigration Practice Group at McCandlish Holton provides visa services and "day-to-day" immigration advice to businesses, colleges and universities, school systems, professors and researchers, and individuals across the country and around the world.  We advise U.S. and foreign clients on all aspects of obtaining U.S. work visas as well as the hiring and transfer of international personnel. 

Our Paralegals and Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate, through previous experience, the ability to quickly respond to tight, often changing deadlines; they will be detail oriented, energetic, accurate and able to handle a high volume of work in this busy, fast-paced department. College degree is preferred with at least one year of work experience.

 Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases.
  • Manage multiple cases from file opening to submission.
  • Prolonged sitting, walking and reaching.

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