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Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP’s mission is to provide clients with creative, results oriented, and cost effective legal services within the complex environment in which they function. We view ourselves as problem solvers and legal strategists, not simply compliance monitors and reciters of the law. Burke has eleven practice groups: Public Law; Labor & Employment Law; Construction Law; Litigation; Environmental, Land Use & Natural Resources; Real Estate & Business Law; Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation, Insurance Coverage & Litigation; Intellectual Property; and Education Law. Each practice focuses on professional development of member attorneys and advisory services tailored to the needs of both public and private clients. With regional offices in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Palm Desert, Marin County, Oakland, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Ventura County, as well with the added support of advanced communications technology, Burke can easily be where our California situated clients need us to be. For more information, please visit and

Position Summary
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, California’s preeminent public agency law firm, invites candidates to apply for an associate position in the firm’s Public Law Practice Group. The firm currently serves the legal needs of over 200 local governmental entities, including cities, counties, and other special districts. In this position, you will have a hands-on role with public agencies and elected officials advising them in the areas of general municipal law, the Brown Act, conflicts of interest, public contracts, code enforcement, land use, and zoning. Our San Diego-based attorneys supervising this position are committed to creating client opportunities.

The preferred candidate will have two to three years of related experience or a strong desire to work with public agency clients in an advisory capacity.

The pay scale for associates at Burke ranges from $135,000 – $200,000 plus annual performance based bonuses. The actual salary within that range will depend on the selected candidate’s years of practice and experience. We encourage all interested candidates to apply. The firm offers a hybrid work arrangement option, reasonable billable hours requirement, annual discretionary and billable hours bonuses, competitive health insurance benefits, and 401(k) with a partial match. We promote an environment that encourages mentoring attorneys to advance in the firm and their careers. The firm supports integrity, diversity, professional growth and personal fulfillment for everyone working at our firm.

Duties and Responsibilities
General municipal law advice and counsel

Skills and Competencies
At least two to three years of related experience

How to Apply
Qualified candidates, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to EOE

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