Public Law & Litigation Attorney (Hybrid)

Mid-sized women-owned education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney to join its Litigation and Board Ethics, Transparency and Accountability practice groups.  If you are interested in joining a team that works on cutting-edge governance issues and landmark cases, we encourage you to apply.

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

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

  • Representation of public entities in litigation including in civil writs
  • Experience with governance and accountability issues including open meeting and public records requirements
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Experience presenting before governing boards, preferred
  • Prior school district representation is a plus
  • 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 $140,000 – $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