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Associate Attorney - Litigation Defense - Waco

The Waco office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC, an established over 100-year-old Texas law firm has an immediate opening for an associate attorney with 1+ years of civil litigation experience, preferably in personal injury defense and transportation litigation.

We are looking for a person who is a self-starter who can assume a meaningful role on a team alongside other attorneys, as well as spectacular support staff.

Our firm offers a fast-track to partnership. Associates are eligible for partnership consideration after 5 years of employment with the firm, credit may be granted dependent on previous experience. Lateral attorneys are encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications:

  • Experience in handling matters involving personal injury defense and trucking/transportation matters strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent client service in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to explain complex legal principles to non-experts in a succinct and understandable manner
  • Detail-oriented problem solver with ability to function in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing priorities
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment and meet deadlines
  • Collegial and collaborative with a “client first” mindset

Position Requirements:

  • 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Licensed to practice and in good standing in the State of Texas
  • Occasional local as well as state-wide travel may be required


  • Competitive salary with annual bonus plan
  • 401 (k)/profit sharing after one-year of service
  • Medical insurance is fully paid by the firm for attorneys and their dependents, subject to a minimal annual deductible
  • Dental and vision insurance available at low rates
  • Other fringe benefits offered, such as cell phone reimbursement, life insurance and long-term disability
  • Annual state bar fees covered by the firm

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