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At Chamblee Ryan, our founding partners are ranked among the top trial lawyers in Texas, and as a result we are able to offer a small firm environment with big firm clientele. Our reputation as an elite trial firm and our unique work environment has attracted talent from the top law schools and law firms. We are highly selective in the attorneys we hire. Our lawyers are individually picked once-at-a-time for their talents and for the benefits they can bring to the firm. The bottom line is quality and loyalty. Salaries are competitive, we offer a full benefits package, and attorneys are given expansive opportunities for growth and development, professionally and personally. Our primary goal is to hire smart, talented, and balanced individuals while maintaining a collegial and supportive professional atmosphere. We hire people that will make great lawyers and be great additions to our firm.

As an associate or partner at Chamblee Ryan, your ultimate goal is to satisfy clients. The practice of law is a competitive business, but you won’t be competing with your colleagues. Instead, your competition is opposing counsel, because in litigation winners and losers can be defined. Clients depend on victory and success. As an attorney at Chamblee Ryan, you won’t sit on the sidelines for years before taking an active role in all phases of litigation. Young attorneys will attend depositions, argue motions, and communicate directly with clients, all while under the guidance of some of the best trial attorneys in Texas. To learn more about a career at Chamblee Ryan, see the tabs below.

Current Openings

  • Attorney: We are currently seeking attorneys with three to seven years of experience to join our growing defense litigation group.  The primary focus of our practice is litigation and trial work on behalf of businesses, insurance companies, medical professionals, and those in transportation and healthcare industries. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates with deposition and trial experience and the ability to independently manage a docket are particularly encouraged to apply. If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to JoAnn Kabetzke at jkabetzke@cr.law.
  • Paralegal:  We are currently looking for a litigation paralegal with trial experience. Our primary focus is medical malpractice litigation and personal injury defense. This firm views their paralegals to be a key part of their team and success. If you are, please contact JoAnn Kabetzke at jkabetzke@cr.law.

    The candidates responsibilities include:

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging legal environment is a must.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively as a team required.
    • Assist in case intake, including communication with court, counsel and client.
    • Handle high volume case list and management of all related litigation deadlines.
    • Works directly with managing partner and/or senior associate and must have knowledge of case details and action items readily available.
    • Review and manage voluminous emails per day and take action as needed.

    Essential Job Functions & Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of civil litigation practice including an understanding and knowledge of court practices, requirements and deadlines in both state and federal courts.
    • Ability to take a new case from file to trial.
    • Exhibit professionalism by recognizing and adhering to all Firm policies, including attendance guidelines, dress code, security measures, and confidentiality requirements.
    • Acute attention to detail.
  • Legal Secretary: This candidate would possess at least 2 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary, preferably in the insurance defense and civil litigation area. This position would support at least one partner, 3-4 associates, and 1-2 paralegals. If you are, please contact JoAnn Kabetzke at jkabetzke@cr.law.

     The candidates responsibilities include:

    • Filing documents in state and federal courts
    • Potentially assist in time entry for attorneys
    • Transcribing and proofreading legal documents
    • Assist with case preparation
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Organizes & sorts emails for attorneys
    • Assist other secretaries in firm as time allows

    Essential Job Functions & Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with legal terminology and documentation
    • Proficiency in word processing software including MS Office
    • Attention to detail is essential
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    • Ability to type quickly and accurately, preferred typing speed of 50+ words per minute
    • Advanced grammar, punctuation, computer and proofreading skills
    • Ability to read and understand attorney mail and email
    • Exhibit professionalism by recognizing and adhering to all Firm policies, including attendance guidelines, dress code, security measures, and confidentiality requirements.

Law Students

We have found that a law firm devoted primarily to litigation attracts the best law students who want to try lawsuits. We attract students who excelled in moot court and mock trial; students who went to law school because they wanted the challenge and enjoyment of working in litigation- not sit on the sidelines of a “Big Law” firm for years before participating in the most minor of litigious tasks. Our focus on elite legal work with a low-overhead structure offers junior associates unparalleled opportunities to quickly develop their legal skills. Junior associates work closely with senior attorneys and partners, and accept significant work and responsibilities.

While the firm does not maintain a full-time summer associate program, we routinely hire law clerks who are given the opportunity to see what it would be like to be an associate at Chamblee Ryan.  Law clerks work on projects and have the opportunity to explore many areas of law within our diverse litigation practice.  Clerks will work under the direction of numerous attorneys who concentrate on a wide range of legal matters.  While research and writing is of course a large part of the tasks assigned, clerks will also have the opportunity to observe depositions, hearings, and trials.


We routinely add experienced associates and partners from other law firms. The majority of our lawyers are hired as laterals.  Our firm has benefited from the experience, new contacts, and different perspectives brought by attorneys that practiced in other firms, government agencies, or corporations.

We hire talented and experienced attorneys throughout the year to meet specific needs of the firm and our clients.  Chamblee Ryan seeks to hire well-rounded and motivated individuals, who possess impressive credentials and who display a genuine interest in our firm.


As we continue to grow, our need for talented support staff grows as well. Throughout the year, our firm requires the hiring of smart and energetic support staff members to help our firm deliver elite legal services. Our staff members are vital to the success of the firm in the courtroom. The firm’s collegial and respectful work environment has resulted in great loyalty amongst our staff, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years.


Chamblee Ryan’s benefit package is competitive for our geographic location and practice areas, and includes a base salary, monthly billing bonus for Paralegals and Attorneys and year-end bonus which is based on the quality of your law practice, billing and profitability, and overall contribution to the firm’s business.  Additional benefits available include:

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation
  • Bar Association and Civic Activity Dues
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • On-Site Gym Membership
  • Free Garage Parking