Commercial Litigation Associate

About our Job:
Fairfield and Woods, P.C. (FW) a well-established law firm in Denver, Colorado, seeks an Associate attorney to join our Litigation Department.

The appropriate candidate for this position must have the ability to successfully handle a variety of civil litigation matters with the ability to meet deadlines in a collaborative and professional environment. We are looking for an individual with a foundation in excellent legal research, writing, and analysis who desires an opportunity to learn, litigate and grow with our firm and our excellent team of litigation professionals.

About You:
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

  • Experience: 4-7 years of commercial litigation experience in federal and/or state court litigation, administrative hearings, and other legal proceedings, including but not limited to:
    • Participation in setting, executing and managing case strategy.
    •  Preparing pleadings, written discovery, subpoenas, etc.
    • Motions practice, briefing, and oral argument.
    • Document discovery, review, management, and production, including electronic discovery.
    • Taking and defending fact, expert, and document depositions.
    • Handling expert witnesses in diverse fields.
    • Negotiating settlements and participating in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
    • Bench or jury trial experience is an added plus.
  • All candidates should have excellent writing, communication, analytical, and legal research skills.
  • Experience as the primary author of client memoranda, court, arbitration and mediation briefs, motions, and/or appellate briefing.
  • Desire to be part of a dynamic litigation team with significant participation in the day-to-day activities of a case, working with other attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must - decisive, collegial, and collaborative.
  • Ideal candidates will be responsive to clients and partners and accept project responsibility.
  • Qualified candidate must have a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, an exceptional work ethic, and must be comfortable having direct interaction with partners and clients.
  • Familiarity with the Colorado state and federal court system is required.
  • Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of a license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado.

About Everything Else:

Fairfield and Woods P.C. offers a robust benefits package to our full-time attorneys, including medical, dental, vision, life, pet insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, identity theft protection, 401k profit sharing, employee assistance program, paid holidays, parental leave, and unlimited PTO. Additionally, our firm promotes a work-life balance by offering reasonable billing targets and other benefits such as a hybrid work schedule, wellness programs, and access to the building fitness center.

Starting Pay & Total Compensation
The starting salary range for this position is $120,000-$155,000/year based on education and
experience. FW reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted salary range. Employer-paid benefits increase the total compensation by approximately 20%. Fairfield and Woods P.C does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category with respect to the payment of wages.

How to Apply
Please send your resume to Jessica Duncan, Director of Human Resources, at

Fairfield and Woods, P.C., provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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