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Careers

Walsworth’s greatest asset is our people. We are continually looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals with a commitment to excellence to add to our team of attorneys, paralegals and other staff. We have created a work environment that offers the best to our clients and brings out the best in our people. We believe in teamwork and seek individuals who are committed to the success of the firm as well as their own personal goals.

We believe that hiring and retaining diverse talent—at all levels—is the only way to create an exceptional team best suited for our clients’ needs. Through a family-friendly firm culture, we are able to recruit and retain the best attorneys and non-attorney staff members from a vast pool of applicants.

We invest in our people by mentoring and training our attorneys to ensure a smooth transition into their practice groups and the firm itself. We also offer issue-focused seminars and other formal training programs to promote learning and professional growth.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

Open Positions:

Senior/Partner Level Experienced Asbestos Defense Attorney:

We are seeking a motivated senior/partner level attorney for our Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Francisco office with several years of experience handling the defense of asbestos litigation. We offer fully remote or hybrid work options. However, applicants must reside in California and be available to make in-person appearances as needed. Ideal candidates can work independently without supervision and have significant experience with conducting discovery, taking depositions, preparing and arguing motions, and trial preparation. Trial experience is a plus. Must be admitted to the State Bar of California.

Walsworth offers competitive compensation, health insurance options, voluntary 401(k) plan, and the opportunity for monthly and year-end bonuses.

To apply, please email your resume to recruiting@wfbm.com. Candidates meeting our requirements will be asked to interview with team members via Zoom. A criminal background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment.

Mid-Level (4-7 Years) Civil Defense Litigation Associate:

We are seeking motivated mid-level associates for our Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Francisco offices with 4-7 years of post-Bar civil litigation defense experience working on the defense of insurance bad faith claims. We offer fully remote or hybrid work options. However, applicants must reside in California and be available to make in-person appearances as needed. Ideal candidates can work with limited day-to-day supervision and have experience conducting discovery, taking depositions, preparing motions, and trial preparation. Experience attending mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials is a plus. Must be admitted to the State Bar of California.

Walsworth offers competitive compensation, health insurance options, voluntary 401(k) plan, and the opportunity for monthly and year-end bonuses.

To apply, please submit your resume to recruiting@wfbm.com. Candidates meeting our requirements will be asked to interview with team members via Zoom. A criminal background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment.

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator:

We are seeking a self-motivated candidate to join our marketing team to coordinate and implement the efforts of our highly active and growing California offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  The ideal candidate will have familiarity or previous experience with marketing and business development in the legal industry that will help the firm’s continued growth.

This role will require business development efforts, such as overseeing client pitches, and identifying new business opportunities stemming from marketing initiatives. In this position, the candidate will also work with attorneys to develop new clients and grow relationships with existing clients. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate business development, prepare responses to RFPs, and engage in social media management.

The Marketing and Business Development Coordinator reports to the Marketing Manager and Marketing Leadership Team, and works closely with various practice areas on business development initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and execution of strategic plans to attract and retain clients.
  • Draft materials and coordinate pitches, RFPs and other new business opportunities.
  • Draft, edit, and submit ranking and survey submissions.
  • Draft attorney bios.
  • Support attorneys with client alerts and articles.
  • Contribute ideas to increase brand awareness, including client-facing activities such as speaking engagements, media interviews, and sponsored events.
  • Assist attorneys with editing and placing bylined articles in key legal, trade, and business publications. Repurpose client alerts, blogs, and other marketing communications tools for media pitches.
  • Conduct analyses of clients, markets, and competitors.
  • Build on the firm’s existing social and digital platforms by soliciting, creating, and posting impactful content that reflects the priorities and culture of the firm and maximizes engagement with diverse audiences
  • Enter practice group data into various knowledge management systems, including contact lists, diversity charts, and the firm’s internal database of files.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be resourceful and proactive.
  • Successful candidates are creative, detail-oriented, and have the capacity to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications or related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-4 years of marketing experience. Direct experience in a law firm or professional services environment is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, mechanics, patterns, tools, and measurement.
  • Advanced knowledge of social media strategies with regards to legal issues and brand management, as well as experience proactively managing a firm/company’s online reputation.
  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with legal and business environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing with a range of stakeholders, including attorneys, staff, and vendors.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize new technologies and resources.

Compensation:

The annual salary range for this California-based position is $65,000-$75,000, and represents Walsworth’s reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of this posting. Actual compensation may vary depending on several factors, including but not limited to, a candidate’s relevant experience, and qualifications.

The Process:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to marketing@wfbm.com. Candidates meeting our requirements will be asked to interview with team members via Zoom. A criminal background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment.