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Grimm Law Group Seeks Associate Attorney (criminal defense)
January 11, 2024 | Erin Stewart

Location: Longview, Washington

Terms: Full time.

Salary: Depending on experience – $76,000+ starting annual salary up to $90,000. Additional earnings potential available. Medical, dental, and vision benefits available. 2 weeks of paid vacation the first year, with an additional week each following year, up to a total of 6 weeks.

Requirements: Must be licensed in Washington State. However, interns are welcome to apply.

About us: Grimm Law Group, PLLC (GLG) is a private law practice with 5 misdemeanor criminal defense contracts. The firm primarily handles misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. Washington State has established a limit to the number of cases a public defender can handle. The firm strives to maintain a caseload for each associate even below that limit, but we cannot ever exceed that limit. As a benefit to being part of a private firm, associates are encouraged take on private felony or civil cases if they desire, which provides a potential to expand beyond criminal defense to a degree. Grimm Law Group, PLLC provides a new attorney the opportunity to “dabble” in different areas of law to find the area that interest them while still earning a regular steady salary. It is our mission to provide quality representation to both court appointed clients as well as our private clients. Many of our associates are hired directly out of Law School. GLG provides an atmosphere in which associates can learn and gain valuable experience in our chosen career. GLG provides as much guidance as associates may require, allowing them to be successful. GLG enjoys an open-door policy with the owner of the firm as well as with the more senior associates for questions and brainstorming cases. GLG provides a very comfortable work atmosphere and has developed a strong team dynamic. The firm provides very efficient support staff consisting of 2 legal assistants and 3 receptionists. Associates have the freedom to work remotely on days for which court appearances are not scheduled. This kind of position is perfect for the new law school graduate to get experience quickly that will translate easily across all areas of practice.


· Appear for assigned dockets

· Meet with clients either in person or by telephone

· Maintain notes for the associate’s own clients on dockets for which fellow associates are scheduled to appear

· Advise clients about trial potential, offers, any other disposition of the case

· Negotiate offers with prosecutors from multiple jurisdictions

· Interview witnesses or engage the services of the firm’s investigator

· Meet with incarcerated clients in a timely manner

· Return client calls within 2 business days

· Keep clients advised of the progress of the client’s case

· Trial preparation and trials as needed

· Each associates handles a 2-week shift with the afterhours cell phone for those middle of the night DUI calls


Candidate Requirements:

· Strong work ethic

· Must have a Washington License to practice law, or a limited license under APR 9

· Valid driver’s license.

· Some experience dealing with people with mental health or substance abuse issues helpful

· Ability and willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills

· Strong teamwork skills

· Able to start work reasonably soon

Interested candidates should contact Mayrie Grimm, owner of Grimm Law Group, PLLC at Positions are open immediately.