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Criminal Defense Associate

  • Location: Albany, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1053

Criminal Defense Associate

Location: Albany, NY – Capital District | Ideal Location

The Firm: New York State Regional Law Firm


New York State Capital District law firm seeks a Junior Associate or Associate to join a fast-paced law practice noted for high-profile criminal matters.  This attorney should have a sincere interest and experience in criminal defense or prosecution-related matters.  This position reports to The Managing Partner, who is a noted mentor.  A minimum of 1-3 years of related experience is required to work on various high-profile civil, criminal and related corporate matters.  Your autonomy will be determined by your experience, when joining the firm.

Compensation: To $100,000 to start, with Firm comprehensive welfare programs and benefits.  Discretionary year-end bonus, based on performance. Private Parking


  • Ability to work on high-profile criminal cases in an extremely confidential manner.
  • Understand the sensitivities of all parties concerned including interaction with the press and media outlets.
  • Exposure to election fraud and or criminal matters is highly desired?

The Ideal Attorney:
Will be seeking career stability, security, and growth with a noted firm reporting to a Managing Partner who is seeking someone he can develop with a sincere interest in criminal defense and confidentially working with high-profile clients, at times.


  • Acceptance to The New York State Bar or in the process of receiving acceptance
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of litigation experience ideally in criminal law/defense or prosecution with a law firm, public defender or DA’s office
  • A junior must have a solid understanding of briefs and motion work to get up and running
  • Ability to work on high-profile cases with discretion at all times
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with a broad spectrum of people and organizations. Judges, Clients, Prosecutors, Law Clerks, Paralegals, Corporate In-House Counsel and others.
  • A person who appreciates the complexities of litigation
  • An Associate seeking career stability, security and the ability to grow 
  • This is an upbeat, collaborative, and professional work environment. This Associate or Junior Associate should appreciate this type of culture, in a regional law firm, where every employee is valued.