Career Opportunities at McDowell Rice

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

 

Litigation Paralegal

The firm is actively seeking a mid-level litigation paralegal with 5 years of litigation experience to assist the Construction & Architect/Engineer Law Group and Worker’s Comp/Personal Injury Group. Requirements include:

  • Ability to effectively review and summarize moderately complex documents; assist with deposition preparation and trial notebooks; and assist team as needed on various other matters.
  • Excellent technical skills with proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, litigation software review experience (Summation Pro preferred), and familiarity with document management system (iManage preferred).
  • Capability to perform well in a team environment.
  • Medical record organization and following up on medical requests with doctors’ offices.
  • Coordinating medical care and determining status of client treatment.
  • Filing of appeals and fee applications and contact with claims adjusters.
  • B.A. Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate.

This is not a remote position. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to: rsutherland@mcdowellrice.com

 

Wills/Probate, Trusts, & Estate Planning Paralegal or Legal Assistant

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan has an immediate opening for a mid-level paralegal/legal assistant with strong experience in Wills/Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning (corporate/transactional experience helpful, but not necessary). Candidates must be VERY proficient technically including: Word, Outlook, Excel, and have familiarity with the practice areas and a thorough understanding of the terminology, process, and documents that are involved. Personal characteristics we value: meticulous attention to detail, very organized, reliable, committed, effective communicator, adaptable, proactive, positive approach to challenges and perform with sense of urgency. This role also meets regularly with clients. Must be able to work with minimal supervision but also a team player. Other duties are to provide back-up support as needed and assist in the weekly rotation of front desk coverage.

Candidate must have a minimum of three years’ experience with a B.A or Associate Degree preferably and Paralegal certificate is a plus. Hours are 8:30am-5:30pm in the office, with some flexibility. This is not a remote position.

Interested candidates please submit resumes to: rsutherland@mcdowellrice.com

 

Litigation Legal Assistant/Paralegal

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation Legal Assistant/Paralegal to work in the areas of bankruptcy and civil/commercial litigation. The ideal candidate will possess a detailed understanding of bankruptcy laws and procedures. Attention to detail is a must as bankruptcy cases require processing a high volume of forms and submitting them to the courts in a timely fashion. Additional responsibilities include e-filing; case processing; drafting pleadings, petitions, and basic discovery; correspondence with clients, opposing parties and counsel and court clerks; e-discovery; general administrative support; and familiarity with and understanding of general litigation process, terminology, and the ability to perform large volumes of work with minimal supervision. Other duties are to provide support in other practice areas as a floater when needed and assist in the weekly rotation of front desk coverage.

Candidate must have a minimum of three years’ bankruptcy/litigation experience and perform with a sense of urgency, be organized, focused, show initiative, and have excellent technical skills. Candidates must also be reliable, committed, adaptable, effective communicator, and a team player. B.A or Associate Degree is preferable and Paralegal certificate is a plus. Hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, with some flexibility. This is not a remote position.

Interested candidates please submit resumes to: rsutherland@mcdowellrice.com

 

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:  korme@mcdowellrice.com

 

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: gspies@mcdowellrice.com.