Working as an associate attorney at Blizzard & Zimmerman, P.L.L.C. offers an exciting professional journey.
We operate at a dynamic pace in various legal domains, specializing in criminal defense, post-conviction writ work, family law, appeals, and civil litigation. Our team handles a wide spectrum of legal matters for individuals and small businesses.
We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic associate to join us, specifically focusing on criminal trial defense in both Texas and US Federal courts. This is not a remote position This role involves frequent court appearances, mentorship from seasoned attorneys, and the preparation and execution of cases.
The ideal candidate should possess a passion for delivering top-notch criminal representation. They should also bring expertise or experience gained through trial advocacy, evidence classes, and/or mock trial participation.
For a new associate, the first-year earnings typically range between $60,000 and $90,000, contingent upon qualifications.
This position is immediately available, although a later start date might be feasible based on individual circumstances.
- Meet with clients and potential clients.
- Carry the responsibility of assigned cases under mentorship from experienced attorneys.
- Review discovery, provide in-depth analysis to senior attorneys, identify issues in cases, research and write pre-
- trial motions, investigate and prepare cases for trial, try cases before juries and judges.
- JD or equivalent degree with quality academic credentials.
- Licensed to practice law in Texas, awaiting bar results, or about to take bar exam in 2024.
- Previous professional experience is not required.
- Experience with criminal cases and trials, or mock trial, moot court, and trial advocacy classes is favored and should be highlighted in an application
- Exceptional research and writing skills
- Exceptional oral presentation skills
- High level of professionalism
- Ability to work in teams
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently.
- Our primary office is in Abilene, but we take cases from Lubbock, to Midland, to Fort Worth, and to San Angelo. Travel out of County is required approximately 10-20% of the time.
$60,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Work Location: Abilene, Texas
Meet with clients and potential clients.
Carry the responsibility of assigned cases under mentorship from experienced attorneys.
Review discovery, provide in-depth analysis to senior attorneys, identify issues in cases, research and write pre-trial motions, investigate and prepare cases for trial, try cases before juries and judges.
If you are interested in this position please email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your resume
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- Writing sample (legal motion or brief – no memos).
Who We Are
Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys is a growing dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and award-winning Criminal, Criminal Appeal, Family Law, Divorce, and Civil law firm here in Abilene, Texas. In July 2023 we moved into our new, larger location in Downtown Abilene due to our continued growth.
We practice in Texas state courts and United States Federal Courts anywhere in the nation.
In all practice areas, we protect our client’s rights and interests.
Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys were honored to be among the 3 finalists for the first-ever 2022 Abilene Chamber of Commerce Big Country Best Workplaces Award for small-sized businesses. We were honored for our work-life balance, communal workplace as well as our family atmosphere. More details are here. We were also nominated for the 2023 small-sized business award.
Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys do not accept unsolicited phone calls or resumes from third-party recruiters; you may submit a brief description of the proposed candidate.