Careers at Stoll Berne
Stoll Berne offers rewarding careers for attorneys and professional staff. We are committed to a diverse working environment and welcome qualified candidates from all backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, Stoll Berne considers all qualified applications regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Encouraging Employees in an Inclusive and Welcoming Workplace
Stoll Berne is seeking to hire an associate attorney. Stoll Berne encourages qualified applicants with 2-5 years of experience to apply.
Stoll Berne offers a dynamic and professionally rewarding environment in which associate attorneys are exposed to all aspects of a complex and fast-paced litigation practice. The firm’s intimate size and structure gives associates opportunities to manage small cases while working on all aspects of larger cases with shareholders.
At Stoll Berne, associate attorneys have the opportunity to prepare pleadings and motions, contribute to high-level strategy meetings, participate in hearings and trials, take and defend depositions, and drive interactions with clients and opposing counsel. We select candidates with personal integrity, sound judgment, and superior analytical, writing, research, and communication skills. Clerkship and other prior legal experiences are highly valued.
Stoll Berne expects the highest level of litigation skill from its lawyers but understands that life is not all about work. To that end, we pride ourselves on our commitment to working with each of our lawyers to create and maintain a work environment that is flexible and mindful of our priorities outside the office. We offer a hybrid work environment, providing associate attorneys with the flexibility to work from home and also receive in-person mentorship.
Stoll Berne is committed to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We promote diversity by actively working to recruit and retain qualified individuals who represent a variety of personal experience and demographics. Our goal is to maintain and nurture diversity in an environment that fosters excellence, achievement, and advancement of all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, cultural and ethnic background, disability, socioeconomic status, nationality, or other unique and inherent attributes.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to the Stoll Berne Hiring and Retention Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firm Culture and Diversity
Stoll Berne employees are willing and self-motivated to work hard. In return, we offer a collaborative environment, where employees offer to help each other to meet deadlines and treat each other with respect. Stoll Berne management involves employees in change initiatives and committees, and encourages employees to offer opinions and suggestions.
At Stoll Berne, we believe that having a diversity of backgrounds and experience helps us to better serve our clients and the community. It also makes us a better firm, both professionally and socially.
We are proud to offer industry-leading parental leave policies. Our attorneys and staff have opportunities for flexible schedules so that they can focus on life outside the office. We are also proud that members of our firm come from a wide range of backgrounds, including diverse religious, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Careers as an Attorney
Stoll Berne offers a dynamic environment, with opportunities for new attorneys to develop their careers and their practices in a professionally rewarding atmosphere. Associate attorneys are encouraged to take on significant responsibilities and interact with clients at an early stage in their career. There are many opportunities for direct collaboration with senior attorneys. We select attorneys with personal integrity, sound judgment, and superior academic achievement.
The firm expects excellence in representing our clients’ interests. Our attorneys are accomplished and experienced. Each of our shareholders has actively chosen to work in the intimate environment offered by Stoll Berne, an environment that nurtures collegiality and work/life balance. We work here because we love it here.
At Stoll Berne, You'll Work Hard and Have the Time of Your Life Doing It
Staff and Administration
We hire talented staff to assist and support our attorneys in providing excellent legal services to our clients. We offer opportunities for a wide range of administrative positions including legal assistants, paralegals, administrative assistants, receptionist, file clerks, and also in accounting, marketing, and technology.
We seek to hire individuals who exhibit professionalism, integrity, good judgment, a positive outlook, who are self-motivated, able to work collaboratively, and wish to have a long-term association with the firm.
We've Created a Unique Culture and Work Hard to Keep It
Compensation and Benefits
In addition to a specified salary or hourly rate wages, full-time employees receive the benefits shown below. Details of the benefits and eligibility are available in the various Plan documents which will be provided at the time of an offer of employment.
Medical and Vision Insurance
We offer employees fully paid premiums with Providence Health Plan, which includes vision and alternative care (chiropractor, massage, acupuncture, naturopath). This is a Preferred Provider (PPO) plan with reduced coverage for out-of-network providers.
We offer employees fully paid premiums for Lincoln Financial Group dental coverage.
Flexible Spending and Transportation Plans
Pre-tax deductions for reimbursement of eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses, dependent medical premiums, dependent care expenses, and commute transportation (parking and transit passes) expenses.
Group Life Insurance / AD&D Insurance
Basic Coverage of $50,000, with an additional $50,000 paid if death is by way of accident.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Plan benefit of 60% of salary to maximum $8,000 per month for staff and attorneys, following 90 days of disability.
Eligibility after one full month of employment
401(k) elective deferrals
Profit Sharing Contribution
Eight to nine paid holidays per year.
Non-Attorney Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off is used for all paid absences except parental leave, jury duty and bereavement leave.
Years of Service PTO Accrual
0-5 120 hours per year
6-9 160 hours per year
10-14 200 hours per year
15+ 240 hours per year
The Firm will provide twelve weeks of paid parental leave to all parents upon the birth or placement for adoption of a child.
Non-attorneys are eligible for a paid extended leave after ten years of service.
Attorney Sick and Vacation Leave
Reasonable time off for vacation and illness plus Associate unpaid leave of absence program.
Shareholder Sabbatical Program
Sabbaticals available to shareholders who have been with the firm, either as an Associate or Shareholder, for ten years, and then every seven years thereafter.