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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

Employment Law Mid-Level Associate Attorney

Boutin Jones Inc. is looking for an attorney with three or more 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
  • Three or more years of experience in employment law
  • 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.

The salary range for this position is $130,000 – $167,500; pay is based on experience. Interested candidates should send their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts with a cover letter to Gregory Philipp, Hiring Shareholder at

Lawyer signing documents

Trusts and Estates Associate Attorney

Boutin Jones is looking for an attorney to join its sophisticated trusts and estates practice.  We are seeking candidates who have a strong interest in helping families develop estate plans to transfer wealth from one generation to the next in a tax-efficient manner tailored to the needs of the family.


  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • Strong academic performance from an ABA accredited law school
  • Preference for estate planning and/or tax oriented classes or experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to the Sacramento Region with a goal to become a shareholder at our firm

We work in a collaborative and team oriented environment to achieve the best solutions for our clients, many of whom are business owners and high net worth individuals.  We work closely with our associates to develop their knowledge and expertise so they have the confidence to offer practical and cutting-edge advice to our clients. The pay range for this positon is $130,000 – $167,500; pay is based on experience. If you are interested in joining our estate planning practice, please email a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Gregory Philipp, Hiring Shareholder at  

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