Careers Associate Attorneys

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Does this sound familiar to you? You’re assigned a mentor you have little in common with or never hear from. You’re surrounded by boxes and spend hour after hour looking through documents. You’ve waited years to meet the client for whom you’ve been working. While this may sound familiar to new attorneys at other law firms, it’s not the experience new attorneys have at Boutin Jones. We don’t just talk about mentoring programs—we spend time developing associates because we enjoy it and it’s the right thing to do. We are the ideal size to make sure associates have engaging work and learn from more experienced attorneys. We aren’t afraid to let associates work directly with our clients. If you’re not sure all that is possible, we invite you to speak with one of our associates.

We participate in on-campus interviewing for

  • University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • University of California, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • University of California, Hastings School of Law

Benefits Package

  • Vacation/sick leave/etc.
  • Wide variety of different health plans to choose from, and a contribution toward premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401k with employer match
  • Bonus program with both subjective and non-subjective components
  • Discretionary profit sharing plan
  • Short and long term disability
  • Long term care insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee parking/transportation allowance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dependent care account
  • Up to $5,000 of bar-exam expenses
Danielle Patterson

"I had heard about Boutin Jones when I was in law school. I’d heard they treat people well and give lawyers challenging work. I love it here. They've lived up to their reputation."

Danielle Patterson

Current associate at Boutin Jones

Boutin Employment Attorney

Associate Attorneys With Employment Law Experience

Boutin Jones Inc. is looking for two associate attorneys with one to five years of employment law experience to join its dynamic Employment Law Practice Group. Candidates will have a strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, and passion for employment law. We seek candidates with experience in employment advice/counsel, and/or employment litigation. Experience handling wage and hour class action and PAGA litigation is preferred but not required. 

If you are interested in joining the region’s preeminent employment law practice group, have a strong desire to focus your practice exclusively on employment law, and meet the qualifications below, we would very much like to hear from you:

  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • Strong academic performance from an ABA accredited law school
  • Dedication to excellence in the practice of law
  • Passion to practice exclusively in the areas of employment law advice and counsel and/or employment litigation
  • Commitment to superior client service.

Interested candidates should send their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts with a cover letter to , Attn: Michael Chase, using “Employment Law Attorney” in the subject line.

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Litigation Associate Attorney

Boutin Jones is looking for a mid-level associate attorney with 3—5 years’ experience in civil litigation. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and desire to provide superior legal services as well as an ability to relate to a wide variety of clients. We seek team players who show long-term business development potential to join our firm where there is real opportunity for partnership.


  •  Admitted to the State Bar of California.
  • Strong academic credentials, including J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Commitment to the Sacramento Region.

We strive to create a positive work environment with interesting legal work. Our litigation group gives associates early opportunities to become involved in a broad range of roles and tasks within a case and offers exceptional levels of responsibility that are not routinely available at law firms of our size.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Michael Chase, Hiring Shareholder at

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