Whether you’re looking for your first job in law or making a mid-career move, the culture of a firm is a huge consideration. At Coblentz, we encourage individuality, value collegiality, and genuinely appreciate a good sense of humor.
Coblentz is an independent mid-size law firm with deep roots—more than 125 years in the Bay Area—and an innovative approach to the law and how we practice it. People come to Coblentz because of our record of performance and service; people stay at Coblentz because they love working here.
Talent, ability, and old-fashioned hard work drive our firm’s success, and we believe our size helps seal the deal. We’re small enough to maintain a close connection with our clients and provide the responsiveness they expect, and we’re also large enough and experienced enough to handle the toughest cases and tackle the most complex issues.
When you come to Coblentz, you’ll be working alongside a committed team of gifted lawyers in a creative work environment. Because of our size, you’ll get early hands-on client contact and challenging and exciting work from your first day at Coblentz.
Our firm has a long and robust history of pro bono service and community involvement, and it’s a vital part of our culture. As an attorney at Coblentz, you’ll get the opportunity to work on pro bono matters that are directly relevant to your practice and make a real difference.
We look for the following competencies in all our associate candidate:
Knowledge of unconscious bias and a track record of impartiality as a lawyer, colleague, and supervisor
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong collaboration and relationship building skills
Applicants must be admitted members of the California State Bar.
We invite qualified candidates interested in applying for one of our positions to submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (if applying for a litigation role) to AttorneyRecruiting@coblentzlaw.com. Coblentz remains committed to a diverse and inclusive culture and highly encourages attorneys from underrepresented backgrounds to consider joining our team.
Below are our current open associate positions.
We are seeking a mid-level corporate associate (4-6 years of experience) with a strong foundation in corporate practice. Ideal candidates will have experience in M&A, financings, and a broad range of commercial agreements.
Our corporate group advises virtually every type of company across a broad variety of industries, including venture capital and private equity, e-commerce, hospitality, consumer products, retail, wineries, music and entertainment, automotive, advertising, professional services, real estate, software, and biotechnology.
Candidates should be comfortable with direct client exposure, including acting in an outside general counsel role. Experience working with the creative services, advertising, and social media industries is a plus. Superior academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a passion for advising on novel and innovative deals are fundamental. A strong work ethic, excellent leadership skills, and action-oriented interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility will contribute to your success here.
Associates are paid an annual salary based on the individual’s Class Year. Class Year is determined by the individual’s years of experience since graduating from law school as well as years of experience in a related field of work. The Firm’s current pay range for associates who have between four and six years of experience is $240,000 to $275,000.
Construction Litigation Associate
We are seeking associates with 3-5 years of construction litigation experience. The ideal candidate is a strong construction litigator who also has experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts. The role is a hybrid litigation and transactional practice – must have substantive experience in construction litigation and an interest in developing a transactional practice.
The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, exceptional writing and research skills, and a commitment to delivering quality work product in a highly collaborative environment.
Associates are paid an annual salary based on the individual’s Class Year. Class Year is determined by the individual’s years of experience since graduating from law school as well as years of experience in a related field of work. The Firm’s current pay range for associates who have between three and six years of experience is $220,000 to $275,000.
Even when we are not actively recruiting, we are always interested in hearing from people who share our ideals and our passion for the law. If you’re an attorney with strong academic credentials, demonstrated writing abilities (law review, journal, or judicial clerkship), an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to community service, and great interpersonal skills, we’d like to be in touch. Please submit your resume and cover letter to AttorneyRecruiting@coblentzlaw.com.
Our staff is an important part of the Coblentz culture, and we offer an environment that values both hard work and a supportive, collaborative approach in order to provide the highest quality service to our clients. We also value stability, predictable growth, mentorship, and promotion from within.
We invite you to consider becoming part of a team committed to excellence and hard work while pursuing the personal and professional commitments that create a healthy and productive workplace.