Attorney Careers

Attorney applicants should email cover letters, resumes, and writing samples to April Van Wye, Chief Administrative Officer, at  Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate - Municipal Law/Transactional - Los Angeles

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is seeking an associate attorney with experience in general municipal law advisory work. Experience attending board and commission meetings preferred.  Must have excellent legal research, writing, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have between 2 and 5 years of experience in public agency law,  but all qualified candidates will be considered.

Education Law Attorney - Mountain View

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is seeking an attorney dedicated to the practice of representing public school districts for its Mountain View (Santa Clara County) office.  We are seeking an attorney with experience in municipal and/or education law, with experience in school district labor, employment, litigation and charter school oversight preferred.  We are looking for a motivated, ambitious, self-starter committed to practicing law and serving public school district clients at the highest level.   Superior writing, research, analytical, and courtroom advocacy skills preferred, along with an unmitigated work ethic.

Insurance Coverage and Litigation Associate - Los Angeles

Burke, Williams & Sorensen is seeking a skilled associate attorney for its Los Angeles office to join its Insurance Coverage and Litigation Practice Group.  Excellent writing, research and analytical skills required.  3-5 years’ experience.  Past ERISA and first-party insurance work a plus.

Labor and Employment Attorney - Mountain View (Public Sector Transactional)

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is seeking a 3 to 5 year associate attorney to join its Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Mountain View office to serve its public sector clients.  The position will provide legal advice to public sector clients with respect to employment and traditional labor matters. Transactional and labor and employment experience, and excellent writing, research, and analytical skills required; prior employment litigation experience is preferred.  Qualified applicants, please send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to  EOE.

Litigation Associate - Los Angeles

Burke is seeking an associate attorney experienced in civil rights, police defense, and torts to join the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Excellent writing, research and analytical skills, 3-4 years’ experience.  Second-chair trial, mock trial, or trial advocacy experience preferred.  Former state or federal clerkship or District Attorney/Attorney General experience also preferred.

Litigation Attorney - Orange County

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is seeking  a skilled and motivated litigation associate with a minimum of 4+ years of experience.  Strong law and motion skills are required.  Experience in real estate, foreclosures and/or bankruptcy is preferred.   Must have stellar writing skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic, and motivation to serve clients at the highest level. 

Senior Public Law Attorney - Oakland (General Municipal Law, Real Estate, Transactions)

Burke is seeking a senior attorney with 5+ years of significant experience in representing public agencies in California, cities preferred.  Candidates must have attended city council, planning commission, and similar board and commission meetings, drafted ordinances and resolutions, performed legal research, reviewed and drafted contracts, and have familiarity with land use, environmental, and economic development matters.  Must have experience advising senior staff and councilmembers regarding conflicts of interest, Brown Act, and Public Records Act issues.