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We are looking for people who bring an infusion of energy, enthusiasm and compassion to everything they do. If you are searching for a firm that doesn’t just talk about teamwork, but truly fosters it, Adams and Reese is the career choice for you.

Adams and Reese actively seeks talented and committed individuals to join our roster of proven and experienced attorneys and professional staff. With a focus on the highest standard of excellence, we welcome interested candidates to explore employment opportunities across all practice areas, departments and offices – please explore our story, practices and related job postings.

The reason to choose Adams and Reese is the opportunity to successfully collaborate with others across all offices.

Why Adams and Reese?

Consistently voted one of the “best places to work” whenever our employees and attorneys are surveyed by independent, local publications across our offices, Adams and Reese has an excellent reputation as a top employer:

  • A one-firm, truly collaborative attitude and culture with 20 offices strategically located throughout the southern U.S. and Washington, DC.
  • Regional coverage on client matters, organized by well-run practice groups
  • Transparency that results in lawyers really understanding what’s going on in the firm
  • A reputation among clients for superior client service and always-on accessibility – dedicated to a concierge-level of service
  • A fast-paced partnership track that rewards accountability and independent thinking
  • A strong, practical and targeted training program for new associates

Adams and Reese offers a team environment creating the best results for our clients and our workplace.

Law Students

Adams and Reese’s success depends on the recruitment, development and retention of its future leaders. We strategically recruit year-round across the country’s top law schools in search of elite talent by meaningfully participating in campus student events, law school presentations, student workshops, on-campus interviews, minority job fairs, and law student outreach programming. We are looking for our future partners.

Law School Recruiting Brochure

Our Summer Associate Program is designed to give law students first-hand and in-depth understanding of what it is like to be an attorney at Adams and Reese.

As a summer associate, you will receive personal attention from both a peer mentor and partner advisor who are responsible for including you in client interactions, intake meetings, depositions, mediations, hearings, and closings. You will gain hands-on experience through challenging and diverse work assignments that come from real cases the Firm is handling.

We are also intentional about connecting and building real relationships with our summer associates through social activities both in and outside of the office. We also provide weekly lunch-and-learns during which partners across the footprint provide overviews of our top practice areas and weekly presentations by firm leadership providing an inside view on the business of law, our strategic planning and internal programs to maximize our lawyers’ potential. We hope that you will recognize our core values of teamwork, leadership building, and collegiality in everything we do.


The area of law that you practice in may change over time, but if you pick the right firm, the people shouldn’t. I am fortunate. I could not imagine working anywhere else; and that is because I chose a Firm based on not only its prestige, but its culture.
- Cate Creed, Associate in New Orleans (Summer Associate, 2020)


Law School to Law Career

We are resolute in making the transition from law school to a law career a seamless one. As an associate with the Firm, you can count on a strong support system made up of your individually assigned mentor, cohort mentoring group, and peers who are sincerely invested in seeing you succeed.

We set realistic expectations for each phase of an attorney’s development, and provide transparent feedback, so you know how you’re doing every step of the way. In your first year, our focus will be committed to your practical training working on client assignments with regular feedback along with learning the Firm’s organization, policies, and corporate culture. Your second year continues to focus on improving your skill set and increasing your client responsibilities commensurate with your development.

You will also have an opportunity to become more engaged with our H.U.G.S program focused on our core value to give back to our communities both in our extensive pro bono work and office-based events. Our seasoned associates receive continued professional development through our Associate Mentoring Program, monthly associate training lunch-and-learns, and all associates attend an annual retreat, with leadership in attendance and plenty of networking opportunities.


As a summer associate, I noticed how senior attorneys made a significant effort to get me involved in a diverse range of cases. That intentional mentoring approach is still prevalent now that I’m an associate. Current law students should know that, at all stages, Adams and Reese attorneys go out of their way to guide your professional development.
- Thomas Fuhrman, Associate in Tampa (Summer Associate, 2022)


Path to Partnership

From the start, associates are introduced to our clients and our matters, and the work can be demanding and complex – but it’s also fulfilling. Smart, hard-working, independent thinking attorneys thrive here, and associates may be eligible for partnership consideration after six years of full-time law practice. Through transparency, the Firm clearly communicates to all associates the pathway to partnership from Day 1.

Although many of our Adams and Reese associates are hired from our Summer Associate Program, we welcome all highly qualified candidates who are interested in one of our positions.


I started my legal career with Adams and Reese as a first-year associate and I personally traveled the path from associate to partner. In my experience, the Firm provides all attorneys with opportunities for challenging work in a collegial environment, encourages and supports attorneys in their personal and professional goals, and is transparent about the expectations for success. While the responsibilities can be challenging, there is tremendous pride in seeing your hard work pay off. Now, as a partner, I can confidently say that we really do want all associates to be our future partners and work hard to make that goal a reality.
- Lyndey Bryant, Partner in Columbia


1L Summer Associate Opportunity

Adams and Reese recognizes that first year law students (1Ls) may enhance their law school experience by gaining knowledge, seeking insight, and building relationships during a summer associate program. Adams and Reese has designed a limited 1L Summer Associate Program to offer students opportunities to work on existing matters for clients, receive mentorship from practicing attorneys, and engage in networking opportunities.

We invite all 1L students who are in good standing in their first year at an ABA-accredited law school to apply for the Adams and Reese 1L Summer Associate Program. Adams and Reese is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all eligible applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity / gender expression, disability status, or any other identity.

Our 2024 Summer Associate Program is full. Applications for our 2025 program will open in January 2025.

For more information on our Summer Associate Program, contact Law Career Manager, Brigette Starr.

Brigette Starr
Brigette Starr
Law Career Manager
Phone: (504) 585-0273
brigette.starr@arlaw.com

Experienced Attorneys

We are always looking for experienced lawyers with a fresh perspective on the practice of law who can further strengthen Adams and Reese. Whether you will help us with the expansion of our existing practice areas or the evolution of new ones, we invite you to get to know us.

For more information, please contact the Adams and Reese Recruiting and Professional Development Manager, Anna Russell Thornton.

Anna Russell Thornton
Anna Russell Thornton
Recruiting and Professional Development Manager
Phone: (615) 259-1433
Email: annarussell.thornton@arlaw.com

View our open positions below.

  • Adams and Reese LLP is actively searching for experienced attorneys. If you are interested in practicing law in one of our regional offices, please complete an online application so that we may reach out to you for future opportunities.  

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese is seeking an Associate with 4+ years’ experience in an appellate practice. The ideal candidate will have clerked for the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals or the Louisiana Supreme Court. Exceptional legal research and writing abilities required. 

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese is seeking a senior-level associate with 3-6 years of experience in construction litigation. This position requires managing a file from intake to trial/arbitration independently with minimal oversight. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong academic credentials. Tennessee law license required. May be located in Memphis or in Nashville.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese seeks an attorney with robust renewables experience to complement the Firm’s current energy practice. This attorney will counsel clients on various renewables projects, with an emphasis on facilities operations and power purchase agreements. Knowledge of wind, solar, hydroelectric and fuel cell facilities, smart grid and energy storage, and energy efficiency and demand-side management are preferred. Candidate should have 10+ years of experience and a portable book of business. A commitment to client service, interpersonal collaboration, and effective communication are required. Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar. Will work in-office in any of Adams and Reese’s cities.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese seeks an experienced patent attorney to join the Firm’s growing intellectual property team. This role will counsel clients on all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent prosecution. Candidate should have 3+ years of patent prosecution experience. Must be an active member in good standing of the Patent Bar.  Will work in-office in any of Adams and Reese’s cities.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese seeks a litigation associate with 2-5 years of experience. The candidate should have prior litigation experience, preferably in commercial and complex litigation. The candidate should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, including conducting and defending depositions and drafting discovery and dispositive motions. Tennessee law license required.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese seeks a litigation associate with 2-5 years of experience to join our Jacksonville office. The candidate must have significant academic accomplishment reflecting high intellectual capacity. Prior experience handling commercial, financial services, or construction litigation is preferred. The candidate should be driven, enthusiastic, and possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Florida law license required. In-office position.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese is seeking a mid-level associate with 4-6 years of experience in litigation for their Tampa office. Experience with labor and employment is preferred. The position requires capacity to handle all aspects of litigation independently or as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, writing abilities, and strong academic credentials. The ability to proactively organize and prioritize will be necessary for managing their caseload. Florida law license required. Full time in-office.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Adams and Reese seeks a 4 to 6-year associate to join its Financial Services practice in the Houston office. The Firm is looking to make a long-term investment in the right candidate, who will work directly with the Firm’s Financial Services Litigation Team Leader in servicing financial institution clients in numerous areas of commercial and consumer banking, as well as clients from various sectors in general commercial litigation. The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials, polished interpersonal skills, and a passion for the practice of law. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Texas law license required. Full time in-office.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

Practice groups create opportunities for true collaboration

Adams and Reese is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Practice group leaders travel frequently to ensure we offer clients a strong and balanced team. We actively pursue cross-serving clients in a cohesive and collaborative way and give you the resources you need to succeed.

“When I moved to Nashville after working at a large firm in D.C., I assumed I would need to adapt to a more localized practice. I was pleasantly surprised to find an incredibly dynamic, global IP practice at Adams and Reese.”

Intelligent and entrepreneurial attorneys thrive here

Adams and Reese has many important assets that will benefit your practice, including offices strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., and a reputation for superior client service. Our clients are industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

We also consider lateral attorneys for partnership positions.  Attorneys can be eligible for partnership consideration each year based on eligibility requirements.

If you are an attorney with 5-20 years of experience, we invite you to explore making a move to Adams and Reese – make us your permanent home. 

Professional Staff

Year after year, our staff members vote Adams and Reese one of the best places to work in their city. Whenever there’s a “Best Places to Work” survey, we come out on top. View our open positions below. 

  • Adams and Reese is seeking an experienced Billing Manager to join our team in New Orleans.  The position is responsible for all aspects of billing, timekeeper setup, and rate management using Elite Legal Billing System, Elite Design Gallery and various electronic billing packages. Coordinates with Accounts Receivable/Collections Manager to promote timely processing of invoices, appeals, and collections thereof. Requires strong management and multi-tasking capabilities in a high-volume environment.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • Assists attorneys in performing legal tasks in research, document production and overall legal support to the attorneys’ litigation practice.

    Responsibilities:

    • Index, organize and analyze legal and other documents.
    • Prepare and file court documents.
    • Under the supervision of an attorney, draft pleadings, contracts, certificates, etc.
    • Issue subpoenas. 
    • Coordinate and participate in document production.
    • May assist with witness preparation and attend depositions as required.
    • Assist with trial preparation and may attend and assist the attorneys during trial.
    • Prepare deposition summaries.
    • Obtain information using the Westlaw and Lexis systems.
    • Communicate with clients, court personnel, experts, attorneys and others by telephone, in person and in writing, obtaining and giving information as directed.
    • Perform related duties as assigned. 

    Supervision Received and/or Given:

    Receive both oral and written instructions form the supervising attorney.  This position does not generally involve supervising others however; this employee may supervise other staff members when assigned large projects.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

    • High School graduate.
    • 3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal secretary in a position involving significant decision making responsible.
    • Ability to manager and prioritize multiple projects and tasks. 
    • Competent in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Outlook. 
    • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
    • Excellent organizational skills.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications: 

    • College degree
    • Paralegal certificate

    Working Conditions: 

    This position requires sitting for long periods of time while operating a computer.  At times, employees are required to work in excess of the normal work schedule, particularly during trial preparation.  Employees in this position must be mobile, have the ability to bend, and have ability to lift and carry files weighing approximately 10-15 lbs.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • We have an open position in our Houston office for an Office Services Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for scanning, electronic filing and other document management duties; office services responsibilities (copying, mail, stocking office supplies); stocking the breakroom; reception backup; meeting set up and clean up; and other duties as assigned.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • We have an open position in our Houston office for a Litigation Paralegal. This individual will be responsible for indexing, organizing, and analyzing legal documents, preparing initial drafts of pleadings, discovery responses, and other filings, issuing subpoenas and performing basic background checks, coordinating document production, assisting with witness preparation and attending depositions, preparing deposition summaries and handling trial preparation.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

  • We have an open position in our Nashville office for a Legal Assistant to support attorneys in the Litigation practice group, mainly practicing products liability and healthcare litigation. This individual will be responsible for document preparation, organizing and filing electronic files, e-filing with the courts, assisting with trial preparation, preparing expense reports through our online software, Chrome River, time entry and other assistant responsibilities to support the team.

    Adams and Reese LLP is a super-regional firm structured around high-performing practice groups rather than cities. Our offices are strategically located throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve our clients with excellence. We assist a broad range of clients, including industry leaders in healthcare, telecommunications, banking, energy and more.

    APPLY ONLINE

Adams and Reese offers staff career opportunities throughout our regional footprint in:

• Administration
• Accounting
• Information Technology
• Legal Assistant
• Paralegal
• Marketing
• Management

A team approach to everything we do

You won’t find a lot of hierarchy at Adams and Reese – it feels more like family here. When we win a case, everyone gets credit, from the partners to the paralegals and everyone in between. Maybe that’s why our staff members tend to stick around – more than 10 years on average and we have plenty of people here who have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years.

“A team environment creates the best results for our clients and our workplace.”

A Culture of Training

We’ve created a safe, positive and professional environment at Adams and Reese with training for every employee in the areas of onboarding and orientation, diversity, respecting others in the workplace, management coaching and technology software to provide a career path to all employees as they strive to reach excellence in their professional and personal development.

A Culture of Giving

HUGS (Hope Understanding Giving Support) is our grassroots volunteer program and it’s pretty simple – if you are passionate about a cause and want to volunteer and encourage others to join you, we support you. Adams and Reese budgets money every year for HUGS requests to honor the causes brought to us by our employees. We want to prove that we care about the people and the communities where we live and work.

Regional Office Contacts

ATLANTA
Jennifer Rodriguez
jennifer.rodriguez@arlaw.com
470.427.3707

BATON ROUGE

Kristen Viator
kristen.viator@arlaw.com
225.378.3255

BIRMINGHAM
Dana Wright
dana.wright@arlaw.com
205.250.5050

COLUMBIA
Lucy Caldwell
lucy.caldwell@arlaw.com
803.212.4976

HOUSTON
Dana Gambino
dana.gambino@arlaw.com
713.308.0171

JACKSON
Kelly Julkenbeck
kelly.julkenbeck@arlaw.com
601.292.0707

JACKSONVILLE
Lucy Caldwell
lucy.caldwell@arlaw.com
803.212.4976

MEMPHIS
Annette McGee
annette.mcgee@arlaw.com
901.524.5287

MOBILE
Sherry Cates
sherry.cates@arlaw.com
251.650.0872

NASHVILLE
Brooke Ponder
brooke.ponder@arlaw.com
615.259.1022

NEW ORLEANS
Kerri Caputo
kerri.caputo@arlaw.com
504.581.3234

SARASOTA
Tellie Settimi
tellie.settimi@arlaw.com
941.316.7638

TAMPA
Tellie Settimi
tellie.settimi@arlaw.com
813.402.2880

WASHINGTON, DC
Dana Gambino
dana.gambino@arlaw.com
713.308.0171

Growth Opportunities

Our growth philosophy is simple: we want to scale up to attract the best talent and the best work without sacrificing our culture. We invite you to explore a conversation with us.

For more information, please contact the Adams and Reese Recruiting and Professional Development Manager, Anna Russell Thornton.

Anna Russell Thornton

Anna Russell Thornton
Recruiting and Professional Development Manager
Phone: (615) 259-1433
Email: annarussell.thornton@arlaw.com

When considering a growth opportunity, we lead with culture.

Our culture is built on collaboration, cross-selling, and team spirit. We like working together. Our attorneys and staff are strategic, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to excellence.

We are laser-focused on the future of the legal industry. Our multigenerational business model ensures our financial stability, and our regional platform affords strategic cross-selling opportunities.

We believe in true mergers: two entities joining to create a new, stronger entity.