Career Opportunities at McDowell Rice

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

Position:  Family Law & Divorce Associate Attorney

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC has an immediate opening for a Family Law & Divorce Associate Attorney to work in our Kansas City, Missouri office.  With more than 120 combined years of legal experience, our Family Law & Divorce team specializes in representation from high net-worth dissolutions of marriage to non-contested divorces and other complex matters related to divorce and family law, child custody, and support disputes.  Our Family Law & Divorce Group’s proficiency and relationships with forensic and valuation experts, financial planners, real estate agents, mental health professionals, and others, enables our team to connect with and address all relevant concerns our clients may have.       

Scope of Responsibilities:

The new Associate will join and assist our well-established, successful Family Law & Divorce Practice Group serving the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area in both Kansas and Missouri.  We are seeking a highly professional, detail oriented, ethically minded individual who aspires to the highest level of integrity possessing excellent communication and practice management skills.  The position will include frequent court appearances as well as extensive case preparation, research, drafting of legal pleadings and correspondence, and discovery requests and responses.  We are looking for a well-spoken professional with the ability to manage cases, work closely with clients, and make judgment calls as needed, someone who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and the accompanying responsibility associated with the sensitivities of this practice area. 

Position Requirements

• Must be licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri (or qualify for reciprocity)
• 5-7 years’ relevant experience in Family Law & Divorce practice
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally in a team environment with both attorneys and staff members


If interested, please forward introductory letter and resume 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:


Known for our expertise in business litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, our attorneys possess diverse backgrounds and legal expertise.