Litigation Associate – Houston

With more than 160 attorneys from offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Lafayette, and Lake Charles, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the regional economy.  Our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

Kean Miller is seeking an experienced litigation associate attorney in our Houston office, with the potential for partnership.

Qualified candidates will possess two to five years of experience in civil litigation.  Familiarity with fiduciary litigation matters and complex probate and trust matters is a plus, but not a requirement.   For candidates with civil litigation experience without fiduciary litigation exposure, the job requires a willingness to learn and develop skills in the areas of probate and trust law.  The Firm represents a wide array of individuals and financial institutions in the context of probate and trust matters which often involve high net-worth individuals and trusts.  Qualified candidates must be capable of developing and executing sophisticated litigation strategies and settling multi-issue disputes. The candidate should possess the following characteristics:
  • Current Texas law license
  • 2-5 years of successful litigation experience
  • Strong legal research and advocacy skills
  • Ability to draft documents which require technical competencies while also being persuasive
  • Solid understanding and application of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence
  • Ability to successfully interface with a client and manage a client’s expectations
  • Experience defending and taking depositions
  • Willing to be challenged with the issues presented in a unique content area
  • Ability to manage a docket of cases and build his or her own practice
Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and excellent references.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability and the desire to interact with Kean Miller’s clients and to further develop client and referral relationships.  The successful candidate should have a track record of high achievement, the desire to work in a fast-paced challenging environment and the ability to work as part of a team.  

What Kean Miller Offers 

We offer a people-driven culture, meaningful work, a well-defined path to partnership, highly competitive salaries, generous paid time off and an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability, dental, vision coverage and 401(k).

Kean Miller is committed to supporting and encouraging our attorneys though our mentor program as well as our robust in-house attorney development program. We provide professional development in the areas of client relationships and business development, practice skills, business and financial skills, and personal development.

How to Apply 

Candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and transcript to mary.coghlan@keanmiller.com. All submissions are held in the strictest confidence.

Kean Miller is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws and strictly prohibits, and does not tolerate, discrimination against employees, applicants, and others based upon race, color, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, transsexual status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, religion, creed, genetic tests or genetic information, sickle cell trait, or any other status, characteristic, or activity protected by applicable law. This applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, and discharge.