Vela Wood PC Litigation Attorney Austin, TX · Full time

Litigation Attorney


Vela Wood is a boutique corporate law firm with a local feel and a global impact. We focus our practice in the areas of Venture Transactions, M&A, Gaming Law, Private Equity, and Fund Representation. Recently, due to a growth in client work, we have launched a new litigation and bankruptcy practice and are looking to add an experienced Litigation Attorney to our team.


The Litigation Attorney can be based in either our Austin or Dallas office. This opportunity is a great match for attorneys with at least 3 years of experience in litigation and general disputes. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a robust caseload of litigation and dispute resolution matters, including but not limited to commercial disputes, contract disputes, employment disputes, and regulatory matters.
  • Conduct legal research, draft pleadings, motions, briefs, and other legal documents.
  • Prepare for and participate in all aspects of the litigation process, including discovery, depositions, hearings, and trials.
  • Provide strategic advice and counsel to clients on litigation and risk management issues.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients to develop creative and effective legal strategies.
  • Represent clients in negotiations, mediations, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.


  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the bar in Texas.
  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience practicing litigation/dispute resolution law, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Some experience with bankruptcy law, including Chapter 7 and 11 proceedings, with experience in representing both debtors, creditors, trustees, and other stakeholders in reorganization and litigation matters is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced legal research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, hands-on team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering high-quality legal services and achieving favorable outcomes for clients.

Here’s why we think you’ll love working for Vela Wood:

  • Fun team culture, where we care about your interests and the time you spend at work, as well as at home.
  • 4 ½ day work week.
  • Excellent firm-paid medical/dental vision insurance.
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Firm-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
  • Paid Holidays.
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off, if billable hour goal is met.
  • Generous paid parental leave.
  • Work-abroad opportunities – including firm-subsidized trips to Portugal and Spain, just in the last 2 years!
  • Firm covered CLE and licensing fees.
  • Reduced hours targets.
  • Aggressive bonus structure.
  • Direct client interactions.
  • Support for business development activities.
  • Inspiring and approachable leadership team.