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Open Position: Water / Agricultural Associate

Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP in Hanford, California, is seeking a water/agriculture
associate with 3-5 years of experience to join its dynamic environmental practice. This is an
excellent opportunity to join a thriving law firm that has been an integral part of the
California Central Valley for over 75 years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic and substantive advice regarding various aspects of environmental law including agriculture, land use and development, oil and gas, water (SGMA), and zoning.
  • Handle all aspects of environmental litigation in courts and with relevant government agencies.
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, and various legal documents.
  • Mentor junior associates and paralegals.

Qualifications Include:

  • Solid knowledge of agricultural and water (SGMA) regulations and compliance.
  • Experience with zoning laws a plus.
  • Knowledge of court procedures and experience appearing in court and in relevant government agency hearings.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, oral advocacy, and oral presentation skills.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Must be comfortable working autonomously and in a team.
  • Experience acting as the lead attorney on strategic regulatory and defense matters.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited U.S. law school required.
  • Member of the California State Bar in good standing required.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a pay range of $120,000-$150,000 and competitive
benefits package. The salary offered will be dependent on experience and skillset.
Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in
accordance with the California Fair Chance Act.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume and cover letter to recruiting@griswoldlasalle.com.


Open Position: Litigation Associate

Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP in Hanford, California, is seeking a litigation
associate with 3-5 years of experience to join its dynamic litigation practice. This is an
excellent opportunity to join a thriving law firm that has been an integral part of the
California Central Valley for over 75 years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Handle all aspects of general civil litigation cases (strategy, fact investigation, discovery, pretrial and trial work).
  • Represent clients in hearings and trials.
  • Take and defend depositions.
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, and various legal documents.
  • Develop and maintain strong business and client relationships.
  • Mentor junior associates and paralegals.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience taking and defending depositions.
  • Solid knowledge of court procedures and experience appearing in court.
  • Trial experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, oral advocacy, and oral presentation skills.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Must be comfortable working autonomously and in a team.
  • Experience acting as the lead attorney on litigation matters a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited U.S. law school required.
  • Member of the California State Bar in good standing required.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a pay range of $120,000-$150,000 and a
competitive benefits package. The salary offered will be dependent on experience and
skillset. Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the
position in accordance with the California Fair Chance Act.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume and cover letter to recruiting@griswoldlasalle.com.


Open Position: Fall Law Clerk

Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin, LLP is seeking a fall law clerk (pending bar exam results) to join its dynamic litigation practice in fall 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving firm that has been an integral part of the California Central Valley for over 75 years. Interested candidates should apply now.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop litigation skills and knowledge.
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, discover requests/responses, and various legal documents.
  • Attend depositions, court hearings, and client meetings.
  • Develop and maintain strong business and client relationships.

Qualifications Include:

  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Thrive working in a team environment.
  • A positive attitude and desire to learn.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited U.S. law school required.
  • Must sit for the California State Bar Exam in July 2024.

This is a full-time, exempt position starting at $40/hour. The salary will increase to $120,000 annually upon passing the California State Bar Exam and completion of your state bar registration and attorneys’ oath. Benefits include: 401K with employer matching, bar association fees, business casual dress code, domestic partner benefits, family/dependent care leave, employer paid medical insurance for employee and family, paid CLE, paid community organization dues, parental leave, unlimited PTO, $5,000 bar study stipend, gas card for commuting and work activities, work from home days, kitchen with stocked groceries.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume and cover letter to recruiting@griswoldlasalle.com


Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the California Fair Chance Act.

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