Careers at McCandlish Holton

JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF CURRENT OPENINGS (Details Below):

  • Associate Attorney, Civil Litigation | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Immigration | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Workers’ Compensation | apply via email

  • Administrative Professional, Civil Litigation | apply here
  • Administrative Professional, Immigration | apply here
  • Paralegal, Civil Litigation | apply here
  • Paralegal, Workers’ Compensation | apply here

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.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

DESCRIPTION: ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, Civil Litigation and Workers’ Compensation

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 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 candidate will have 0-3 years of experience and recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered.

REQUIRED:

  • Admission to Virginia state bar (Recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered).
  • 0-3 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.

DESCRIPTION: ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, Immigration

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 Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive. Successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:

REQUIRED:

  • Admission to Virginia state bar (Recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered).
  • 0-3 years of experience. 
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, superior research and writing skills and reading comprehension at an advanced level.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and results-driven team players.
  • Highly organized.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.  

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to submission.
  • Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases.
  • Monitor changes to government guidelines or regulations and submit reports on pertinent changes.
  • Prolonged sitting, reading, typing, writing and talking.

For consideration, please provide your resume, transcript and cover letter by email to: recruitingmanager@lawmh.com.

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.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL, Civil Litigation

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Our growing Civil Litigation Practice Group is seeking a Legal Administrative professional. This position offers the opportunity to work in a collaborative and professional environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits including paid medical and dental insurance, life insurance, 401k and profit sharing plans.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, a record of dependability, flexibility and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS or a minimum of 2 years of experience in a legal environment
  • Microsoft Office (advanced level)
  • Accurate proofreading and grammar
  • Ability to understand written and verbal directions
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Work independently with excellent time management to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in this fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Document preparation, court filings, docketing, file management
  • Calendaring
  • Interaction with attorneys, local courts and governmental agencies

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL, Immigration

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Our busy Immigration Practice Group is seeking an experienced administrative professional with a strong work ethic, a record of dependability, flexibility and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. In this fast paced environment, the successful candidate works independently with excellent time management, manages multiple priorities and meets deadlines. This position offers the opportunity to work in a professional environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits including paid medical and dental insurance, 401k and profit sharing plans.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS or a minimum of 5 years of experience in a legal environment
  • Microsoft Office (advanced level)
  • Transcribing dictation
  • Accurate proofreading and grammar
  • Ability to understand written and verbal directions
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Work independently with excellent time management to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in this fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Document preparation for work visas, court filings
  • Calendaring
  • Daily interaction with attorneys and paralegals, local universities and governmental agencies such as USCIS, DHS & ICE

Apply with cover letter and resume.

 

PARALEGAL, Civil Litigation

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Our Civil Litigation Practice Group aggressively defends a wide variety of clients and cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and D.C. 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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree or relevant. related experience
  • Microsoft Office (intermediate to advanced level)
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced reading comprehension skills
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Manage multiple cases from file opening to hearing
  • Draft discovery responses and complaints
  • Create reports for attorneys based on case specifications and attorney requests
  • Draft various legal documents; subpoenas, interrogatories, mediation summaries
  • Work with attorneys to develop legal arguments, motions and other case filings
  • Maintain 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
  • Prolonged sitting, walking and reaching

Apply with cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

 

PARALEGAL, Workers’ Compensation

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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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree or relevant. related experience
  • Microsoft Office (intermediate to advanced level)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advanced reading comprehension skills
  • Accurate proofreading and grammar
  • Ability to understand written and verbal directions 
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Work independently with excellent time management to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in this fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Desired Skills:

  • Research
  • Proficient Typing Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Records
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Documents
  • Legal Discovery

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Manage multiple cases from file opening to hearing
  • Legal research using LexisNexis and other sources
  • File, scan and index documents to case file

Apply with cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.