Associate Attorney

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About Us

The Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C. is a boutique firm specializing in estate planning, estate administration, probate litigation and civil litigation. While we have a fast-paced environment and work hard, quality of life and family life is important to us. We have a healthy workplace and offer a good work/life balance. All our team gets along well, and we have a congenial atmosphere. We enjoy having time outside of the office with the team and have gone fishing on the bay, had lunch to see the Blue Angels fly over at the Naval Academy, and enjoy periodic lunches together, and a holiday party. We are searching for a motivated Associate Attorney to join our team.

About You

You have an interest in a legal career involving estate administration, estate planning, probate litigation and civil litigation. You enjoy extensive client contact and possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You work well under pressure and pride yourself on your organizational skills. You are able to independently manage client relationships and caseloads. You are admitted to the practice of law in Maryland. You are searching for a career and not just a job.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Managing cases from inception through resolution
  • Represent clients at depositions, hearings and trials
  • Drafting and preparing motions, pleadings, briefs and other legal documents
  • Conduct discovery
  • Negotiate settlement and terms of agreements
  • Communicate with and be mentored by senior partners
  • Draft, review and revise estate planning instruments and supervise their execution
  • Assist with estate and trust administration, including document review and preparation
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients on general estate planning
  • Substantial client contact
  • Legal research

Experience & Requirements

  • 2+ years' legal experience
  • Experience and demonstrated interest in estate planning, estate and trust administration and/or litigation preferred but not required
  • License to practice law in Maryland
  • Experience with Clio preferred but not required
  • Experience with WealthCounsel preferred but not required

Salary is depending on your experience.

We value our staff and offer*:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance – pays 60% of employee’s premium
  • Bonuses
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Convenient location
  • Free parking
  • Collegial environment

*Waiting period may apply. Subject to change without notice.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a detailed resume as well as a cover letter telling us why you are searching for a new position and why you are the best fit for our firm.

Emails sent directly to the firm, phone calls and in person applications will not be considered. No agencies please.

Thank you for your interest in our firm. We will be contacting those candidates who we believe may be a good fit for us. Resumes will be held in strictest confidence.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location