Construction Attorney (Hybrid)

Mid-sized women-owned education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an Associate to join its Business, Property and Construction Law Practice Group. If you are interested in joining a team that works on landmark cases, we encourage you to apply.

Candidates will be considered for the following DWK offices: Sacramento, East Bay, San Francisco or Fresno

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Public procurement and contract negotiation experience
  • Experience with and/or a willingness to learn bid packages and procurement documents, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of types of contracts, such as construction contracts, special services agreements, contracts for equipment, materials, and supplies, and agreements for professional services, such as design professionals and construction management services
  • Familiarity with bid protests, requests for substitution, stop payment notice claims, change orders, delay and cost overrun claims, payment bond issues, contract termination, and payment disputes
  • Excellent analytical, writing, research, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to learn about and work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated success working as a team player in a fast-paced environment, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Public entity representation is preferred but not required
  • Admission to the California State Bar

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The anticipated annual salary wage range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for this position is $130,000 to $175,000.  The final annual salary wage offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1750, Long Beach, CA 90802 or