Career Opportunities at McDowell Rice

McDowell Rice is always looking for excellent attorneys, legal assistants and staff to join our team.


Front Desk Receptionist

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, a Plaza law firm, is currently seeking a full-time receptionist to be “the face of the firm”. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: answering and directing incoming calls and visitor’s inquiries, tracking arrivals and departures of all employees, scheduling conference rooms for meetings and providing some administrative support to the firm. Personality characteristics we value for this position include being friendly, sociable, reliable, diplomatic, discreet, professional, calm, patient, and ability to multitask. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
COVID Vaccination highly encouraged and preferred.
In interested in learning more about this position, please send letter of introduction and resume to:


Associate Attorney - Litigation

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is seeking an associate attorney with 2-4 years of litigation experience with strong emphasis on providing support with research and writing. Requirements include: top 25% of graduating class, moot court and/or law review, excellent writing and communication skills, and licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. Any resume submitted must be accompanied by a writing sample reflecting candidate’s own work product. If qualified and interested, please forward introductory letter, resume, and writing sample to:


Lateral Attorney

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan P.C. is seeking lateral mid-senior level candidates with established practices to provide both the highest quality services to the candidate’s existing clients and depth and experience to the firm in the areas of commercial, business, dispute resolution, tort and professional liability litigation and/or transactional work. Must be licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. If interested, please forward introductory letter and resume for consideration to:


Litigation/Collections Legal Assistant

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation Legal Assistant to work in the areas of civil/general litigation, probate matters, and collection matters. Responsibilities include e-filing; processing garnishments; case processing; drafting pleadings, petitions, and basic discovery; correspondence with clients, opposing parties and counsel and court clerks; accounting matters, including reconciling month-end and mid-month accounting; and familiarity with and understanding of general litigation process and terminology. Candidates must have a keen sense of organization, focus and initiative, and excellent technical skills. Collection Partner experience is a plus. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with some flexibility. If interested in learning more about this position, please send letter of introduction and resume to: