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Gianelli, Friedman, & Jeffries, APLC
Posted Nov 11
Full Time
Sonora, California

**Job Description

** **Associate Trust/Estate Planning Attorney

** **Sonora Office

** **Classification

** Exempt

**Salary Grade/Level

** Commensurate with experience

**Reports to

** Managing Attorney

**Job Description

** About Us : The Gianelli law firm has been in business for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on delivering highly personalized service to each of our clients, individuals and businesses alike. We strive to be the preeminent law firm in the world, we just happen to be based in Modesto, with an office in Sonora. We have a highly skilled team of senior attorney’s, associates, paralegals and support staff. We help clients with estate planning, business law, litigation, real estate, probate and family law and are licensed to practice in the state of California. The firm shares a devotion to community service. We have won the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s coveted Business Hall of Fame award, the Modesto Bee’s Best in Service award and are sponsors of multiple local organizations.


** Qualified candidates will possess four to seven years of experience, in the following disciplines: Estate Planning and Probate Law. Our diverse practice integrates estate planning, commercial real estate, corporate transactions, and business and tax advice. Our ideal new team member will have sufficient experience to be able to help us serve our existing clients but is able to work independently.

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills, and excellent references. Candidates must demonstrate the ability and the desire to interact directly with Gianelli’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, the ability to work as part of a team, and possess superior written and verbal communication skills. A current state bar license is required.



  • Experienced in both estate and trust planning
  • Ability to excel within an extremely high-volume environment
  • Ability to make sound judgment calls
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to catch errors and correct the work of others
  • Superior client service skills, ability to prioritize cases, manage caseload and other tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and goals
  • Organizing and planning
  • Collaboration skills
  • Thoroughness
  • Flexibility
  • Must be able to prioritize and work independently
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Information management
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance

**Work Environment


  • Able to maintain a sedentary position for up to 90% of the work day
  • Able to type and to grasp, grip, push and pull file drawers and doors
  • Able to walk and coordinate with other departments
  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel and/or stand to access files and documents
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. of files and/or boxes

**Physical Demands

** **This is largely an active role; however, some sedentary desk work is required. This would require the ability to lift, reach and bend or stand as necessary.

** **Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

** This is a full-time exempt position.


** Travel may be necessary from time to time.

**Required Education And Experience

** Attorney

**Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

** **Additional Eligibility Qualifications

** Active and good standing California requirements