Legal Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

Do you want to play an integral role in helping good people regain control of their future when they are charged with a crime? If so, keep reading. 

Our growing San Diego based criminal defense law firm is seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized, passionate, emotionally mature, and self-directed person who can take on a wide variety of responsibilities as a Legal Assistant.   

When our prospective and existing clients call us for help, they are often going through an emotionally difficult period. You will set the tone for their experience with us. Our office is fast-paced. You must be able to multi-task and think on your feet while making smart decisions, often under strict time pressures. It requires the right combination of communication skills, empathy, and the ability to investigate the root of our (potential) clients’ problems. 

The successful candidate will have opportunities for personal, professional, and financial growth. Initial compensation will be based upon prior experience. After 90 days of successful employment, the Firm offers health care expense reimbursement (up to $300 per month), a generous PTO/Sick time policy, as well as eligibility for quarterly bonuses. 


$18 - $25 Hourly


  • Implementing, improving, and ensuring adherence to the Firm’s policies and procedures to reflect the Firm’s high standards
  • Conveying confidence in-person and on the phone, demonstrating exceptional communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport with prospective clients and referral sources
  • Directing the caller to the appropriate team member, consistent with the Firm’s key administrative policies
  • Embracing attention to detail, transparency, and accountability
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic
  • Treating a client or task at 4:30 P.M. on a Friday with the same care and compassion as one Monday morning at 9:00 AM


  • We are looking for someone with exemplary problem-solving, communication, and time management skills who can hit the ground running
  • Candidates must have experience managing calendars, creating and editing a variety of documents, and assembling and maintaining client files
  • Prior law firm experience and/or paralegal studies is required
  • In the cover letter, please address salary requirements and reasons why you are intrigued by this position
  • Please do not call to inquire about your application, we will reach out via email if we decide to move forward with your application

About Company

The Law Office of David P. Shapiro grew 190% last year to become the 24th largest growing firm in the United States and was a Law Firm 500 honoree. This year our sights are set even higher. Our partners have received accolades and professional recognition for their expertise, professionalism, and client satisfaction. 

Both of our partners have been selected to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars for several consecutive years and have received numerous peer-reviewed awards. But our commitment to excellence is just a part of what makes our firm unique. We pride ourselves on offering personalized service at every step of the process, from our initial contact with a potential client to our ongoing communication with former clients. Our goal is always to do things the right way by exceeding expectations, rewarding excellence, demonstrating our commitment to our clients, providing superior customer service, and practicing law to the highest standard of ethics.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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