Stadlin Law Firm PC Criminal Defense Attorney San Jose, CA · Full time

Criminal Defense and Restraining Order Associate Attorney


A premier small boutique law firm in San Jose is looking for a Criminal Defense Attorney to join our San Jose Office.

About the Job

Criminal Defense Attorney- must have strong organizational, communication, and multi-tasking skills. Candidate must be a team player and exhibit strong work ethic and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with close attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness. We are a client-centered law firm, and this position will have a lot of client interaction - so be caring, compassionate and human.

We handle state level adult criminal cases in Santa Clara County, and also handle both sides of Domestic Violence and Civil Harassment Restraining Order cases.


  • Must be well organized and very detail-oriented to ensure excellent judgment and make important decisions within the scope of their duties on a daily basis.
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure and take full ownership of assigned tasks and cases.
  • Possess a general understanding of litigation issues, subpoena process, trial preparation and familiarity with trial rules
  • Must have experience with legal research and writing, including drafting pleadings and briefs
  • Proven working experience as an attorney
  • Familiarity with Criminal law, legal procedures and court system
  • Proficiency in MS Office and experience with Clio, Green Filing, Adobe Pro, Outlook and other software applications
  • Must be a team player and work well with others


  • Knowledge of litigation, can ready pleadings for filing, organize document productions, calendar deadlines, and communicate effectively with attorneys, clients and the Court.
  • Create and prepare legal records including pleadings, motions and manage discovery documents
  • Gather, analyze, organize and copy materials for use as evidence in legal proceedings; including exhibits, pleadings, and interrogatories confirming case status
  • Experience appearing in Court
  • Arrange for the filing of court documents
  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system
  • Ad hoc duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Current State Bar of California Member

Successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of legal documents, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and be able to multi-task. This is a great opportunity with competitive salary and great benefits. The position requires an individual that is resourceful and can work autonomously, proactively, and demonstrate excellent follow-through for various administrative roles. We will consider applications with no prior experience as an associate.

Please send your resume and cover letter with specific salary requirements.

This position will be contract to full-time hire.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40.00 - $60.00 per hour


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


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

COVID-19 considerations:

Proof of Vaccination Required for Employment.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Jose, CA 95126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred)


  • California State Bar License? (Required)

Work Location: In person

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$40 - $60 per hour