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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

We view associates as our future partners and leaders of the firm, so we invest in them to make sure they can make the transition from law school to the day-to-day practice of law.

  • 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 within a law firm. Adams and Reese has designed the 1L Summer Associate Program to offer students opportunities to work on existing matters for clients, receive mentorship from practicing attorneys and create networking opportunities with 2Ls during the summer associate programs.

    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.

    Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2024.

Summer associates participate in a six-week program where they are immersed into our culture and authentic law firm work experience.

A successful attorney is able to engage and collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The skills needed to be successful include strong relationships with others, preparation, enthusiasm, innovation and empathy.

Each fall, Adams and Reese selects a group of second-year law students to join our Summer Associate Program, giving them challenging work, client interaction and real-world mentoring from both peers and seasoned attorneys:

  • Work with successful litigators and transactional lawyers
  • Meet with clients and gain hands-on experience – learn what comprises a successful client relationship
  • Attend depositions, trials, closings and more
  • Have an assigned Peer Mentor and Partner Advisor

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

The differing perspectives provided a unique opportunity to learn and broaden my experiences.

After law school, associates can count on a strong support system from their mentors and peers for a smooth transition in developing their creative legal skills.

We set realistic expectations for each phase of an attorney’s development and provide transparent feedback, so associates know how they’re doing each step of the way. Our extensive Associate Training Program covers many topics such as:

  • First-year associates: Work organization, firm economics and marketing
  • Second-year associates: More concentrated training in the transactional and litigation practice areas: introduction to pro bono cases
  • Seasoned associates: Continued professional development through the Associate Mentor Program, frequent associate training and lunch-and-learns, and an annual event for associates to network with seasoned lawyers and each other.

Having the opportunity to learn from mentors within the firm has taught me how to communicate better with clients, opponents and the court, as well as how to be flexible and innovative in challenging situations.

A fast-paced partnership track

Associates are introduced to our clients and our matters, and the work is 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.

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

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 seeks a 1 to 4-year associate to join its Litigation and Financial Services practices in the Houston office. The Firm is looking to make a long-term investment in the right candidate, who will be personally mentored by some of the Firm’s young capital partners and work directly with the Firm’s Financial Services Litigation Team Leader. 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.

    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 a litigation associate with 2-4 years of experience. Prior experience in construction or real property litigation is preferred. The candidate should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, as well as experience conducting and defending depositions and drafting discovery and dispositive motions. Florida 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 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

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

  • Adams and Reese is seeking an experienced Conflicts Analyst to join our team in New Orleans.  This position will review conflict reports to identify potential conflicts of interest associated with intake of new business and will report those results to section manager and attorneys as appropriate. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Review and analyze new business conflict reports, confer with Business Intake Manager to determine the nature of any potential conflicts.
    • Coordinate with Business Intake Manager, Loss Prevention Counsel, and Firm Management as necessary during the conflict resolution process for appropriate approvals and decisions.
    • Understand legal and business conflicts, related ethical rules and current developments to properly analyze and evaluate the conflict reports.
    • Conduct data analysis and research using various databases.
    • Document process, maintain records of conflicts related information from the conflicts reporting analysis, follow-up responses and other relevant data from conversations with attorneys.
    • Communicate with attorneys by presenting brief, clear statements of potential conflict situations recognized in the conflicts reports; capture institutional knowledge discovered during the process.  

    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
Lynn West
lynn.west@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

Open Positions



  • Adams and Reese is seeking an experienced litigation Associate to advise and advocate for specialty and general contractors, owners, and materials suppliers. Assist clients transfer risk to insurers and other contractors/suppliers and represent contractors who have not received payment for their services. Also responsible for matters relating to defect litigation and related surety and insurance matters.  Counsel clients in commercial and real estate litigation related to issues such as contract disputes, employment agreement and non-compete disputes, landlord/tenant conflicts, title insurance matters, corporate partnership disputes, and claims related to Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.