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Associate Attorney

Tessmer Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
Posted Jan 25
Full Time
San Antonio, Texas

License/Certification: Texas Bar License (Required)

About Us

Tessmer Law Firm is an award-winning Family Law Firm located in San Antonio, Texas (78229). Our office is in the prestigious Northwest Center Building at the intersection of 410 and I-10. Our team of experienced attorneys, led by Heather Tessmer, focuses on providing tough but fair, collaborative, and efficient service to Bexar and surrounding counties. Tessmer Law Firm specializes in various practice areas such as divorce, child custody, military divorce, collaborative divorce, estate planning, probate, guardianship, and general civil litigation.

Our law firm has a full-time associate attorney position available now and we’re looking for the right professional to join our team. You will have the opportunity to learn from senior associates on legal issues and will provide legal counsel to existing clients. If you’ve successfully completed law school, passed the state bar exam, and are seeking a full-time opportunity to practice law with plenty of room for growth, start your application today!

What You’ll Be Doing…

  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, settlement agreements, orders for contract negotiations and court proceedings
  • Conduct legal research, prepare for and attend hearings and/or other legal proceedings, and provide legal counsel under the direction of senior associate attorneys
  • Analyze conflicts in legal matters, advise clients on potential resolutions, and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Communicate with senior associates, paralegals, and clients to ensure cases are handled efficiently
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is readily available for other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff

Essential Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
  • Ability to work with senior attorneys to best serve client needs and grow our client base
  • Outstanding and effective communication and problem-solving skills to work with clients, staff members and senior attorneys
  • Demonstrated interviewing skills to know which questions to ask to gather more information and to gain a thorough understanding of claims
  • Excellent research, analytical, verbal, and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a high-volume caseload in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
  • Professionalism, strong work ethic, and sense of compassion
  • Must be team-player, positive, motivated, and organized
  • Commitment to professional excellence, continuous self-improvement, and a desire to learn
  • Advanced proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, plus database and document management systems

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term liability insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid leave, performance bonuses, and continuing education stipends.

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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