Careers

Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney
Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP is growing and actively seeking an experienced Estate & Trust and Litigation attorney who will serve as a team member of this expanding practice area. Our desire is to grow a firm and team that captures the benefits of a traditional firm, while evolving with the ever-changing community that we serve. The ability to thrive in a constantly changing legal, social and business world requires flexibility both in the way we manage our own internal affairs and how we manage and advise our clients. If your own core values align with professionalism, integrity and loyalty then you will excel in your career surrounded by others that believe the attorney-client relationship extends beyond the face of a legal issue.

Based in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia and serving individuals and businesses throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP provides services in the following practice areas: Business, Tax, Estate & Trust, Construction, Litigation, Land Use, and Real Estate. During this time of high demand and opportunity in our complex, fast-paced and varied estate and trust litigation practice, the ideal candidate will bring minimum of 5 years of direct Estate & Trust experience and Litigation experience to our expanding law firm.

This position will report directly to the Managing Partner while collaboratively working with our other partners, attorneys, paralegals and the rest of the SMW team. The position will entail working all aspects of legal cases from direct client interaction and communications through drafting independent motions, representing the firm as lead-chair in trials per case requirements and lead counsel in estate and trust matters.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume to Roy Shannon, Partner at RShannon@smw.law

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We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package that will acknowledge your past law firm tenure and / or business specific growth experiences. Successful candidates will demonstrate and uphold a professional atmosphere that allows personal relationships that are supportive of the firm’s goals.

As estate & trust and litigation attorney, you will ensure the efficient, successful litigation as well as client estate planning and administration needs are handled in accordance with Virginia Bar standards and the best practices of the firm. Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manage estate and trust administration.
  • Independently manage estate or trust litigation caseload as assigned.
  • Work closely with existing clients to support other practice area attorney’s cases and legal projects to ensure the firm is represented in a wide range of estate and trust litigation needs.
  • Regularly attend and assist in court appearances and depositions.
  • Consistently deliver timely communications and updates to clients on case progress and actions
  • Meet with new clients to assess, represent and complete the legal needs as a firm representative in good standing.
  • Coordinate and facilitate in all aspects of litigation through trial and appellate proceedings.
  • Prepare estate plans with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives.
  • Prepare trust-based plans with revocable trusts, pour over wills, powers of attorneys and Advance Medical Directives.
  • Coordinate, communicate with, and support staff to ensure project and case deadlines are met.
  • Ensure timely entry of time and billing details daily and in line with the firm best practices.
  • Work with Firm Administrator and the Managing Partner to support the goals of the firm and the partners.
  • Ensure all actions are in conformity with the expectation of the Virginia State Bar, including the highest professional standards in the legal community, and legal best practices.

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Current Virginia Bar Membership in good standing.
  • Have minimum 5 years litigation experience in trust and estate disputes.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of estate planning.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of trust laws and administration best practices.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills up skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with all team members.
  • Commit to the professional, integrity and loyalty that are keystones for the firm.
  • Have professional office experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, Word and Excel.

Preferred, but not required:

  • DC Bar Membership
  • Maryland Bar Membership
  • Clio software experience
  • Sharepoint software experience

Benefits and compensation: Health Insurance Benefits, 401(k), Disability, Continued Education opportunities and Paid Time Off

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check. Please send a current resume and a cover letter including a paragraph about why you are looking for work at this time.

Shannon, Mullins & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

Civil / Commercial Litigation Attorney
Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP is growing and actively seeking an experienced civil and commercial litigation attorney who will serve as a pivotal team member within the practice area. Our desire is to grow a firm and team that captures the benefits of a traditional firm, while evolving with the ever-changing community that we serve. The ability to thrive in a constantly changing legal, social and business world requires flexibility both in the way we manage our own internal affairs and how we manage and advise our clients. If your own core values align with professionalism, integrity and loyalty then you will excel in your career surrounded by others that believe the attorney-client relationship extends beyond the face of a legal issue.

Based in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia and serving individuals and businesses throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP provides services in the following practice areas: Business, Tax, Estate & Trust, Construction, Litigation, Land Use, and Real Estate. During this time of high demand and opportunity in our complex, fast-paced and varied civil litigation practice, the ideal candidate will bring minimum of 5 years of direct civil and commercial practice area and litigation experience to our expanding law firm.

This position will report directly to the Managing Partner while collaboratively working with our other partners, attorneys, paralegals and the rest of the SMW team. The position will entail working all aspects of legal cases from direct client interaction and communications through drafting independent motions, representing the firm in Circuit Court and Appellate level cases, and lead counsel in General District Court matters.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume to Roy Shannon, Partner at RShannon@smw.law.

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We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package that will acknowledge your past law firm tenure and / or business specific growth experiences. Successful candidates will demonstrate and uphold a professional atmosphere that allows personal relationships that are supportive of the firm’s goals.

As a litigation attorney, you will ensure the efficient and profitable operation of the firm. Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manage and perform complex civil litigation procedures to caseload from client intake to closing file as assigned.
  • Work closely and support Partners’ cases and legal projects representing clients in a wide range of litigation needs.
  • Regularly attend, lead and assist in court appearances and depositions.
  • Consistently communicate and update clients on case progress and actions.
  • Meet with new clients to assess and complete the legal needs of the new clients.
  • Coordinate and assist in all aspects of litigation through trial and completion of the case.
  • Ensure timely entry of time and billing details daily and in line with the firm’s best practices.
  • Work with Firm Administrator and the Managing Partner to support the goals of the firm and the partners.
  • Ensure all actions are in conformity with the expectations of the Virginia State Bar, including the highest professional standards for lawyers in the legal community, and legal best practices.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Current Virginia Bar Membership in good standing.
  • Have minimum 5 years successfully litigating civil cases in Virginia courts.
  • Have minimum 2 years of lead chair litigation experience.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of civil court system.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of commercial law.
  • Demonstrate strong legal process and local court requirement familiarity including trial and appellate court systems.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have excellent organizational skills including capturing, detailing and follow up skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with all team members.
  • Commit to the professionalism, integrity and loyalty that are keystones for the firm.
  • Have professional office experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, Word and Excel.

Preferred, but not required:

  • DC Bar Membership
  • Maryland Bar Membership
  • Clio software experience
  • Sharepoint software experience

Benefits and compensation: Health Insurance Benefits, 401(k), Disability, Continued Education opportunities and Paid Time Off

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please send a current resume and a cover letter including a paragraph about why you are looking for work at this time.

Shannon, Mullins & Wright LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

Paralegal
Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP is actively seeking a full-time Litigation Paralegal to provide support services to attorneys who serve clients in the sectors of construction, civil, and real estate transactions and litigation. The position will entail direct client interaction and communications, proactively coordinating and completing pre-trial and trial assistance for General District Court, Circuit Court, and Appellate Court cases, at both federal and state levels. Your personal sense of urgency and willingness to offer to help will allow you to excel in this firm. The ideal candidate is a versatile team player that thrives in an environment, with an elevated ability to effectively organize and prioritize.

As a Paralegal, you will ensure the efficient and timely workflows are supportive of case and client needs to enhance the reputation of the firm.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Timely coordination of assigned caseload deadlines, progress completion, pre-trial and trial needs within civil litigation
  • Work closely to support attorneys’ cases and legal projects in a wide range of litigation and transactional needs, including consistent communication with responsible attorney on new developments
  • Regularly assist in the preparation of court appearances and depositions
  • Assist with client communications, including initial potential new client screening
  • Maintain, review, and organize client file management
  • Ensure timely entry of time and billing details daily and in line with the firm’s best practices
  • Work with Firm Administrator and SMW Team to support the goals of the firm and actively participate in the company culture

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have minimum 3 years providing legal support services
  • Have minimum 2 years of civil and/or commercial experience
  • Have working knowledge of and familiarity with the legal process and local court procedures
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, including good grammar.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, including attention to details and follow up skills
  • Commit to the professionalism, integrity and loyalty that are keystones for the firm
  • Have professional office experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to multitask, be flexible, think on your feet, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Have a teamwork mentality

Preferred, but not required:

  • 4-year college degree
  • Clio software experience
  • SharePoint software experience
  • Basic Lexis Advance and/or Westlaw experience

Benefits and compensation: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Disability, Continued Education opportunities and Paid Time Off

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter to careers@smw.law.

Shannon, Mullins & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Receptionist
Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP is actively seeking a Receptionist who will serve as a first impression for our law firm and provide general administrative support. Our desire is to grow a firm and team that captures the benefits of a traditional firm, while evolving with the ever-changing community we serve. The ability to thrive in a constantly changing legal, social and business world requires flexibility both in the way we manage our own internal affairs and how we manage and advise our clients. We believe that the attorney-client relationship extends beyond the face of a legal issue.

Based in Old Town Alexandria, Shannon, Mullins & Wright LLP, serves individuals and businesses throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. We provide services in the following practice areas: Business, Tax, Estate & Trust, Construction, Litigation, Land Use, and Real Estate. During this time of high demand and opportunity, the ideal candidate will bring an excellent level of customer service, demonstrate a professional demeanor, and overall positive attitude. Prior legal experience is a plus.

As a Receptionist, you will ensure efficient and appropriate responses to daily incoming communications from clients, potential clients, and vendors in addition to person visitors to the firm.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all incoming calls and guests are greeted timely and professionally
  • Ensuring the reception lobby is kept neat, professional, and accessible throughout the day
  • Tracking the on-site / off-site status of team members and ensure understanding for routing immediate needs
  • Coordinate conference room scheduling and maintain cleanliness and organization of firm conference rooms
  • Ensure the kitchen is kept neat, professional, and stocked throughout the day
  • Sort incoming mail and deliveries for distribution
  • Prepare and send outgoing mail, faxes, and courier parcels
  • Daily administrative assistance including document production and office support as assigned
  • Order and manage inventory of office supplies
  • Support the Firm Administrator to ensure best practices are performed in accordance with firm standards
  • Support other staff as absence or critical need requires

Your day to day will also include supporting office projects, ordering lunches and administrative tasks to facilitate operational needs. This position will report directly to the Firm Administrator. Successful candidates will demonstrate and uphold a professional atmosphere that allows personal relationships that are supportive of the firm’s goals.

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Have minimum 3 years working in professional services office environment
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of professional documents and administrative support
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have excellent organizational skills including capturing, detailing and follow up
  • Display professionalism including with other clients, vendors and team members
  • Have experience using Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred, but not required:

  • Law firm experience
  • College degree
  • Clio software experience
  • Sharepoint software experience

Benefits and compensation: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Disability, Continued Education opportunities and Paid Time Off

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check. Please send a current resume and a cover letter to careers@smw.law.

Shannon, Mullins & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time