Careers at McCandlish Holton

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.

Current Openings

Civil Litigation Associate - Richmond, Virginia

McCandlish Holton’s growing Litigation practice seeks an experienced Civil Litigation Associate, preferably with at least 2 years of experience, for a wide variety of litigated matters in State and Federal courts throughout Virginia. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in matters involving bodily injury and business torts, and other business actions and remedies.  Experience with discovery involving ESI will be valued.  Virginia Bar required. 

Candidate must be detail oriented, a superior researcher and writer, capable of confident and articulate self-expression, organized and possess an excellent academic record.  For consideration, please provide your resume, transcript and cover letter by email to

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.

Current Openings:

Paralegal, Civil Litigation

The Civil Litigation Practice Group at McCandlish Holton aggressively defends a wide variety of clients and cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in all state and federal courts. 

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.

A college degree or relevant, related experience is required. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills are a must. 

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to hearing;
  • Drafting discovery responses and complaints;
  • Create reports for attorneys based on case specifications and attorney requests;
  • Work with attorneys to develop legal arguments, motions and other case filings;
  • Develop a case file indexing system that can be used as an active archive 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; and,
  • Prolonged sitting, walking and reaching.


Secretary, Workers' Compensation

We are seeking a professional Legal Secretary to join our expanding Workers' Compensation practice group.

Candidates must have a minimum of three years of litigation secretarial experience including transcription and dictation. Successful candidates will have top-notch proof-reading skills, calendar managing and excellent Microsoft skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.

Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills are absolute necessities. College degree or equivalent experience required.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a 37 1/2 hour work week.

To apply, complete the application questionnaire and attach a resume and cover letter.