Careers

WC&S is the Clear Choice

When you are considering joining a firm, whether it’s leaving a firm and taking your clients with you, closing down your small or solo practice, or starting your practice from scratch, there are several key factors which must be evaluated.  Among the more important considerations are stability, a reputable firm, culture, collaboration, compensation and the flexibility to run your practice the way you and your clients deserve.  WC&S believes that when you consider these factors, we are the clear choice.

Current Openings

Commercial Litigation Attorney – Richmond, VA

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP, a full-service law firm, is seeking an associate attorney for its Richmond, Virginia office with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience for its Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Fidelity and Surety Practice Groups. The successful candidate needs to be licensed in Virginia. The position requires an attorney who is self-motivated with strong organizational skills and is able to work independently.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Factual investigation and evaluation for the efficient and effective handling of cases
  • Legal research and preparation of complaints, responsive pleadings, motions, briefs and memoranda, discovery and other necessary pleadings
  • Formulation of legal strategy
  • Handling hearings, depositions and trials in federal and state courts
  • Identification, selection and preparation of expert witnesses, as well as critical deconstruction of opposing experts
  • Pursuing claims and otherwise defending the interests of creditors in bankruptcy courts

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP is an equal opportunity employer, offers competitive salaries and benefits, and provides a collegial working environment with the opportunity to participate on firm committees.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Richard T. Pledger, Esquire at rpledger@wcslaw.com, and J. Neil Lanzi, Esquire at nlanzi@wcslaw.com with “Litigation Attorney – Richmond” in subject line for consideration.

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Litigation Attorney – Baltimore, MD

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P., a full-service law firm, is seeking a Maryland–barred, motivated, qualified attorney with 5 to 10 years’ experience in civil matters in federal and state court. Experience with written discovery, depositions and motions hearings required. Position is based in Baltimore office. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating potential new cases
  • Research legal facts and issues required for an efficient and effective handling of a case
  • Draft briefs, memoranda, discovery and other necessary pleadings
  • Formulate litigation strategy
  • Handle hearings, depositions and trials
  • Identify, select, and prepare expert witnesses as well as critically deconstruct opposing experts

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. provides a supportive and collegial working environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter and resume to Neil Lanzi, Esquire at nlanzi@wcslaw.com with “Litigation Attorney” in subject line for consideration.

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Employment Attorney – Baltimore, MD

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P., a full-service law firm, is seeking a Maryland-barred Associate Attorney with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of employment law experience. Virginia and D.C. bar memberships a plus. This position will provide the opportunity to apply employment-law skills in litigation, contract-negotiation, and immigration contexts. Position is based in Baltimore office. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. provides a supportive and collegial working environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter and resume to Neil Lanzi, Esquire at nlanzi@wcslaw.com with “Employment Attorney” in subject line for consideration.

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Real Estate Attorney – Baltimore, MD

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P., a full-service law firm, is seeking a Maryland–barred real estate attorney with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of real estate and transactional experience. Position is based in Baltimore office. The position requires an attorney who is self-motivated and able to work independently. Strong real estate contract, title and organizational skills required. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. provides a supportive and collegial working environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter and resume to Neil Lanzi, Esquire at nlanzi@wcslaw.com with “Real Estate Attorney” in subject line for consideration.

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Estate Planning/Administration Paralegal – Baltimore, MD

Great opportunity for an experienced Estate Planning/Administration Paralegal to join, Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP, a Baltimore, MD based firm. The successful candidate will be working closely with clients and our attorneys to draft estate planning documents and to assist with the administration of estates and trusts. Position is based in Baltimore office.

Duties will include the following:

  • Preparation of estate planning documents (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives).
  • Preparation of estate administration filings (petitions, inventories, accountings, final reports, fiduciary accountings).
  • Preparation of tax documents (Federal and Maryland Estate Tax Returns, Federal Gift Tax Returns, Fiduciary Income Tax Returns.)
  • Preparation of documents relating to the identification, collection, and valuation of assets.
  • Direct communication with clients with respect to client intake and information gathering.
  • Completion of other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in estate planning and estate administration
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger planning team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a strong level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and practice management billing software.

The Estate Planning/Administration Paralegal is a full-time, in office position with competitive benefits. If interested, please email resume to recruiting@wcslaw.com with “Estate Planning/Administration Paralegal” in subject line for consideration.

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Business Immigration Paralegal – Bethesda, MD

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP is looking for experienced candidates to join our nationally acclaimed concierge business immigration team in our Bethesda, MD office. We concentrate on physician immigration. Opportunity to work with nation’s best immigration attorneys on an experienced and knowledgeable team. Challenging and fast-paced environment, including contact with great clients and government officials. Looking for a high energy person with ability to work independently in a high-volume caseload environment. Position is based in Bethesda office.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Preparing nonimmigrant petitions and applications, including but not limited to B-1/B-2, E-1/E-2, E-3, F-1 Stem, H1B, J-1, L-1, and TN.
  • J-1 Physician waivers.
  • Hands on with preparing clients for nonimmigrant visa interviews.
  • Prepare immigrant cases, such as PERM labor certification, Physician National Interest petitions (I-140s) and I-485 applications.

Have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Windows
  • Experience using INSZoom or Lawlogix is a bonus!

Send cover letter and resume to recruiting@wcslaw.com with “Business Immigration Paralegal” in subject line for consideration.

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Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the maintenance of an employment environment which is welcoming of persons from diverse backgrounds and free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, and in which all of the legal rights of our employees are recognized and protected. Unlawful discrimination is strictly prohibited.

Stability:

Our firm traces its roots back over one hundred years.  Multiple generations of the Constables and Skeens have been members of the firm and continue to be active contributors of the firm today. WC&S has been part of the legal fabric of Baltimore and Maryland for decades and it is well positioned to continue into the future.  In addition to servicing clients found throughout the country and actively helping clients in the Mid-Atlantic, it also has offices in Towson, Bethesda, and Richmond, Virginia. Each year, WC&S proudly adds new attorneys to its ranks.

Quality and Reputation:

WC&S was founded on integrity, professionalism, civility and service to the community.  WC&S is proud that it, as well as many of its individual attorneys, have been recognized as leaders in the law by many different associations, groups and publications.  U.S. News & World Report has recognized several of WC&S’ practice groups as among the “Best Law Firms” in Baltimore and in Maryland.  The firm is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated law firm.  Many of WC&S’ lawyers are consistently recognized as Best Lawyers in America® and Maryland Super Lawyers®.  The Daily Record has recognized members of the firm for “Leadership in Law” awards, 2019 Icon Honors award and Maryland Top 100 Women. In addition, WC&S attorneys have held numerous leadership positions in local, State and National Bar Associations from Presidents and Committee/Section Chairs to Board of Governors and Executive Committees.

Culture:

As part of its collegial atmosphere, our doors are always open for collaboration and brain-storming, mentorship or just bouncing ideas off a colleague.  At the equity level, all partners’ votes are counted equally.  The culture ensures a professional, collaborative and productive environment.  WC&S is business casual, jeans on Friday and purple before Ravens’ games.  Periodically working from or even temporarily leasing space in another county for an important meeting or to service your clients is all possible.  More than collegiality and open doors, WC&S never met a National Day it couldn’t celebrate – doughnut day, chocolate day, ice cream soda day, even Pi day.  WC&S has chili cook-offs, soup cook-offs, and holiday cookie cook-offs.  WC&S has even had a home-made putt-putt course in the office for a competition and hosts a wellness week each year – ever walk a 5-K around your office?  Periodically, WC&S turns the office into a “casino” and hosts a networking Poker Night and even enjoys regular “Constable’s Cocktails” happy hours.

Support:

WC&S believes in supporting its attorneys to maintain, grow and expand their practices.  In addition to staff support at multiple levels and dedicated marketing personnel, each attorney has a personal marketing budget and the firm allocates funding each year for other firm-wide marketing initiatives.  WC&S maintains an active presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Want your article in the papers or other publication? WC&S’ marketing personnel can help. Want to start your own podcast? WC&S can help you do that too.  Webinars, e-newsletters, virtual and in-person conferences, e-mail blasts, video messages, WC&S’ marketing team can handle it all.

Compensation System:

For equity partners, WC&S’ compensation system is formula driven focusing predominantly on receipts for work you performed and performed by other WC&S lawyers for your clients.  All equity partners are treated the same and our compensation system is fair and straight forward, no back-office deals, overhead allocations to founding partners or heavyweight partners with their finger on the scales.  Non-equity partner and associate compensation is negotiable and competitive.  Associate compensation has a bonus structure and shares in a percentage of receipts from their origination.

Flexibility:

WC&S allows you the flexibility to work the way that works best for your practice.  WC&S doesn’t force hourly rates or demand certain types of clients. If you want to have a fixed fee agreement, monthly payment agreement, or other arrangement with your clients, the firm is flexible.  Need to work from home or have a changing schedule? Need to come in a little later to run your child to a doctor’s appointment or need to get home early to catch your daughter’s game?  WC&S believes in the balance between work and your personal life.

Diversity & Community:

WC&S strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.  We are proud of a heritage and tradition of inclusion. In 1937, Emma S. Robertson, a partner with a predecessor to the firm, was one of the first female partners in any law firm in the United States and the firm is proud to continue that tradition with several prominent female partners who are leaders in the Baltimore community. One of the firm’s early partners, Francis Iglehart Jr., joined a picket line to protest the refusal of bar service to black Veterans, helped to integrate the Park Plaza Hotel in the 1950s, and sought a way to stop violent, anti-black demonstrations in Baltimore schools.  WC&S continues these efforts through its programs which support College Bound in Baltimore City and its work for other Baltimore non-profits which help to shape and influence Baltimore policies.

Rosie the Lawyer 2020

WC&S created the “Rosie the Lawyer” program for city public school girls to teach the message of staying in school, going to college and exploring the law as a career path.  WC&S’ attorneys serve on the Boards of local organizations that help to make a difference in WC&S’ local community, such as Maryland Volunteer Legal Society, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Baltimore, HealthCare Access Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank, Back on My Feet (BoMF) Baltimore, and the Baltimore Drug Courts Foundation.  WC&S is part of the community and it continues to work for a brighter future for all.