Law Office of David P. Shapiro - San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys

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As one of San Diego’s fastest growing law firms, we are ALWAYS looking to add superstars to our existing dynamic team, even if your specific position is not listed below as being “open.” Rest assured your application will be confidential.

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Open Positions

Criminal Defense Attorney
OVERVIEW:

Do you have quality experience as a criminal defense attorney and are looking to join a firm that delivers excellence to its clients and creates a positive and lasting impact to the San Diego community beyond criminal defense? Perhaps you are a solo practitioner who loves what you do, but has grown tired of the responsibilities of running a law firm? Or you are a current Public Defender or Prosecutor who knows it is time to make a change but does not want to leave a career in criminal law? Our rapidly growing, San Diego-based, criminal defense law firm is seeking detail-oriented, highly organized, passionate, emotionally mature, and self-directed attorneys to join our team.

Since 2010, our firm has helped good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime, providing unsurpassed service to those who call upon us to help them during what is likely the most stressful times in their lives. We pride ourselves in being unique in the way we approach everything related to criminal defense and business. Anyone considering joining our team must embody the principle that “excellence is a habit and not an act,” and be able to thrive in a modern, fast-paced law firm environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Handle criminal cases from initial consultation through resolution in both state and federal courts within San Diego County.

• With the support of the Firm, generate, cultivate, and convert viable clients with an overall goal to increase the Firm’s revenue.

• Be a team player and serve as a reinforcement to the other attorneys at the Firm when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Candidates must have experience as a practicing criminal attorney in California, preferably in San Diego County

• We are looking for someone with exemplary problem-solving, negotiation, communication, and time management skills who can hit the ground running.

• Quality over quantity (in years) of experience is what matters most. Equally important is the candidate’s personality, character, intelligence, and overall integrity.

• Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred, but not required.

You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for this position.

COMPENSATION

• The compensation package includes a base salary commensurate with skill and experience, plus substantial bonus compensation for revenue generated for the Firm.

• We offer annual health care expense reimbursement of $5,450, a generous PTO/Sick time policy, up to $5,250 per year in tax-free student loan and tuition repayment. and a 401(k) plan with a 4% Firm match. Additional benefits are in the works for 2023 and beyond.

TO APPLY

Please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and References (yes, we will check) to Careers@DPShapiro.com. The subject line of the email should read “Trevoritano 2022 at LOODPS”. The cover letter should be entirely in italics and include: (1) what are the 3 most important qualities a criminal defense attorney must possess and why you believe they are so essential; (2) what are your personal and professional goals over the next three years; (3) why you applied for this position at this time.

Legal Administrator
OVERVIEW:

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 the Firm’s Legal Administrator (Director of Operations).

Since 2010, our firm has helped good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime, providing unsurpassed service to those who call upon us to help them during what is likely the most stressful times in their lives. We pride ourselves in being unique in the way we approach everything related to criminal defense and business. Anyone considering joining our team must embody the principle that “excellence is a habit and not an act,” and be able to thrive in a modern, fast-paced law firm environment.

This executive-level position will be responsible for a myriad of activities in all phases of administration, personnel, finances, facilities, and business systems. The candidate will be expected to drive revenue growth and increase profitability. This position will be expected to expand upon the Firm’s existing strong culture of integrity, efficiency, and collaboration, providing unsurpassed service to its clients and the San Diego community. This position will have significant discretion and broad responsibility for the management of the Firm’s business operations and the supervision of its employees. The Administrator will report to, and work under the direction of the Owner.

This is not a position for an “Office Manager” or an “Administrative Assistant.” We need someone with hands-on experience, having previously worked with a law firm that had at least a $3 Million budget, and who has managed a team of at least 10 people. Knowledge of criminal law will be helpful but is not required. Candidates need not be a licensed California attorney.

You must be able to show evidence of ability to:

  • Refine business processes and management systems ensuring profitable operation, while providing exceptional service
  • Office management, including day-to-day operations, human resources tasks, directing non-attorney personnel, and communicating with third-party vendors and service providers on behalf of the Firm
  • Implement, improve, and ensure adherence to the Firm’s policies and procedures in order to reflect the Firm’s high standards
  • Competently meet with the Firm’s Bookkeeper and Accounting Team to report to Owner regarding the financial state of the firm on a bi-weekly basis
  • Master the use of common financial reports to make decisions (i.e. budget variance, P & L, cashflow forecast, et. al.)
  • Proficiently analyze marketing metrics and reports as well as contribute to strategic marketing initiatives through frequent contact with the Firm’s marketing team
  • Proactively provide feedback to the Firm’s Owner regarding recruiting and office needs, including employee performance management and supervision
  • Embrace strong attention to detail, transparency, and accountability
  • Be metrics-driven and KPI-obsessed, understanding you cannot manage what you cannot measure
  • Not just being comfortable with growth and change, but thriving in an environment where the entire team is constantly seeking to improve
  • You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for this position.
COMPENSATION
  • The compensation package includes a base salary commensurate with skill and experience, plus substantial bonus compensation.
  • We offer annual health care expense reimbursement of $5,450, a generous PTO/Sick time policy, up to $5,250 per year in tax-free student loan and tuition repayment. and a 401(k) plan with a 4% Firm match. Additional benefits are in the works for 2023 and beyond.
TO APPLY:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Careers@DPShapiro.com. The subject line of the email should read “Trevoritano 2022 at LOODPS”. The cover letter should be entirely in italics and address salary requirements, why you are intrigued by this position, what makes you nervous about this position, and why are you applying for this position at this time.

Legal Assistant
OVERVIEW

Are you a person that embodies the principle that “excellence is a habit and not an act?”  Are you looking to find a home with a rapidly growing, San Diego-based, law firm?  Do you embody our mission of honesty and transparency, setting new standards, and always doing the right thing?

We are seeking an experienced professional who can take on a wide variety of responsibilities as our next legal assistant.  To be successful in this position requires the right combination of communication skills, empathy, and ability to investigate the root of our (potential) clients’ problems.  

Since 2010, our firm has helped good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime, providing unsurpassed service to those who call upon us to help them during what is likely the most stressful times in their lives. We strive to always deliver excellence and create a positive and lasting impact on the San Diego community beyond criminal defense.  We revel in being unique in the way we approach everything related to criminal defense and business, and were recently named a 2022 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Winner.

 

Daily tasks shall include, but not be limited to:

  • 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 rapport with prospective clients, current 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 and task management skills
  • Self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic
  • Treating a client or task at 5:15 P.M. on a Friday with the same care and compassion as one Monday morning at 9:15 A.M.
  • Managing multiple calendars and keeping schedules for more than one person
  • Copying, scanning, filing (physical and electronic filing)
  • Data entry using common web-based formats
  • Familiar with MS Office Suite and Dropbox or similar
  • Travel to Federal or State Courthouses for discovery pick up or filings
COMPENSATION
  • The compensation package includes a generous base salary commensurate with skill and experience.
  • We offer annual health care expense reimbursement of $5,450, a generous PTO/Sick time policy, up to $5,250 per year in tax-free student loan and tuition repayment. and a 401(k) plan with a 4% Firm match.  Additional benefits are in the works for 2023 and beyond.

 

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

This is not an entry level position.  Nor is it a virtual or hybrid position.  Prior law firm experience is a must,and Spanish language fluency is preferred.  You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

We are looking to fill this position immediately.  Please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and References (yes, we will check) to Careers@DPShapiro.com.  The subject line of the email should read “Trevoritano 2022 at LOODPS”.   The cover letter should be entirely in italics and address salary requirements and reasons why you are intrigued by this position at our Firm.

Office Assistant (Receptionist)
OVERVIEW

Are you a person that embodies the principle that “excellence is a habit and not an act?” Are you looking to find a home with a rapidly growing, San Diego-based, law firm? Do you embody our mission of honesty and transparency, setting new standards, and always doing the right thing? We are seeking an experienced professional who can take on a wide variety of responsibilities as our next office assistant.

Since 2010, our firm has helped good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime, providing unsurpassed service to those who call upon us to help them during what is likely the most stressful times in their lives. We strive to always deliver excellence and create a positive and lasting impact on the San Diego community beyond criminal defense. We revel in being unique in the way we approach everything related to criminal defense and business, and were recently named a 2022 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Winner.

The Office Assistant’s primary goals are to support our Firm by providing outstanding support to our administrative team. The Office Assistant also sets the tone for a caller’s experience with us. You must be able to multi-task and think on your feet while making smart decisions, often under strict time pressures. Success in this position requires the right combination of communication skills, empathy, and ability to investigate the root of our (potential) clients’ problems.

Daily tasks shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Implementing, improving, and ensuring adherence to the Firm’s policies and procedures to reflect the Firm’s high standards, while embracing attention to detail, transparency, and accountability
  • Conveying confidence in person and on the phone, demonstrating exceptional communication skills and an ability to develop rapport with prospective clients, current clients, and referral sources
  • Directing the caller to the appropriate team member, consistent with the Firm’s key administrative policies
  • Creating a positive and professional first impression on behalf of the Firm, making visitors comfortable, offering beverages, etc.
  • Treating a client or task at 4:45 P.M. on a Friday with the same care and compassion as one Monday morning at 9:15 A.M.
  • Assisting our attorneys with calendar management
  • Copying, scanning, file creation/maintenance/closure (physical and electronic filing), and categorizing the Firm’s expense receipts
  • Data entry using common web-based formats to help maintain and keep updated a tracking system to monitor and report on progress with leads, prospective new clients, and referral sources
  • Office maintenance, including keeping the Firm’s existing plants thriving

 

COMPENSATION

The compensation package includes a generous base salary commensurate with skill and experience.

  • We offer annual health care expense reimbursement of $5,450, a generous PTO/Sick time policy, up to $5,250 per year in tax-free student loan and tuition repayment, and a 401(k) plan with a 4% Firm match.
  • Additional benefits are in the works for 2023 and beyond.

 

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

This is not an entry level position. Nor is it a virtual or hybrid position. Prior law firm experience and Spanish language fluency is preferred but not required. Retail and/or hospitality experience is a plus. You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

We are looking to fill this position immediately. Please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and References (yes, we will check) to Careers@DPShapiro.com. The subject line of the email should read “Trevoritano 2022 at LOODPS”. The cover letter should be entirely in italics and address salary requirements and reasons why you are intrigued by this position at our Firm.