Available Positions

Available Positions

We have a remarkable team and want to find an equally remarkable attorney to join us. Candidate should have full knowledge on all aspects of family law and be a personable self- starter ready to jump into cases. Ideal candidate should be up to date on education while being detailed-oriented, competent, professional, and hard-working. The right candidate should possess strong research and writing skills and the ability to handle high conflict cases. We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

Associate Attorney

We are searching for a highly motivated associate attorney in our Family Law group. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of 3 + years of relevant Family Law litigation and mediation experience. The associate attorney will be responsible for all aspects of a client’s case (with supervision) including communicating with clients and other counsel, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, preparing for and attending court hearings etc. Expertise in legal drafting a must, as is courtroom experience as second chair.


  • Substantive knowledge concerning the statutes, regulations and rules affecting Family Law
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities both in the court/hearing rooms and in internal meetings, including strong written and verbal skills and the ability to effectively explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers.
  • Ability to handle high asset, high conflict and complex cases
  • Ability to self-start and to work independently, but also the ability to work collaboratively with the flexibility that allows the input of others.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to efficiently execute multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information effectively and translate complicated issues into actionable recommendations and solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and nurture strong relationships with associates across the organization.
  • Outstanding reputation of professional integrity and ability to be immediately, personally credible within the firm and in the community.
  • Foster company success through a professional appearance, being courteous to clients and all Lonich & Patton associates and staff by having a positive attitude.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office, Abacus, Disso Master and other software applications.

Education and Experience

  • J.D. Degree and admission to practice law in the state of California is required.
  • Active membership of the bar in good standing in California
  • 3+ years of Family Law w/ Finance background experience required.

Compensation and bonuses are commensurate with experience and effort. Partnership opportunities are available.

Legal Admin

A law firm based in San Jose specializing in Family Law and Estate Planning is looking for a Legal Assistant to perform a wide variety of complex administrative duties for our Family Law and Estate Planning team. This position would assist and support the activities of a group of Attorneys.

About the Job

Duties include: Heavy calendaring, filing, and other related work as required to enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information. The candidate must be a team player and exhibit strong organization skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with close attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.


· Must be well organized and very detail-oriented to ensure excellent judgment and make important decisions within the scope of their duties on a daily basis.

· Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure and take full ownership of assigned tasks

· Possess a general understanding of family law and estate planning issues, subpoena process, trial preparation and familiarity with trial rules

· Proven working experience as legal assistant

· Familiarity with Family law, legal procedure and court system

· Proficiency in MS Office and experience with Abacus, TimeSlips and other software applications.


· Monitor deadlines, enter attorney time, managing multiple calendars

· Create and prepare legal records including pleadings, motions and manage discovery documents

· Gather, organize and copy materials for use as evidence in legal proceedings; including exhibits, pleadings, and interrogatories confirming case status with attorney

· Research laws and court decisions for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, pleading, briefs and other legal documents.

· Arrange for the filing of court documents

· Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with 1+ years’ experience as a Legal Assistant in Family Law and Estate Planning and possession of a paralegal certification and notary is a plus.

Successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of legal documents, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and be able to multi-task. This is a great opportunity with competitive salary and great benefits. The position requires an individual that is resourceful and can work autonomously, proactively, and demonstrate excellent follow-through for various administrative roles.