Litigation Senior Associate/Counsel

Relman Colfax PLLC is accepting applications for a senior litigation associate or counsel position in its Washington, DC office.   


The Firm seeks applicants who have significant litigation experience and are prepared to handle a civil rights litigation caseload without supervision. The senior associate or counsel will litigate federal and state court cases, investigate potential cases, prepare complaints, draft briefs on dispositive motions and other motions, handle all discovery including taking and defending depositions, conduct oral argument, and conduct trials. The senior associate or counsel will work in conjunction with the Firm’s more junior lawyers, and should have the experience and skills necessary to mentor less experienced attorneys. The senior associate or counsel will work with the Firm’s partners on major strategic issues in their cases and report to the Firm’s partners regarding litigation progress.

Experience and Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights enforcement, strong academic credentials, superior research, writing, and verbal skills, and the ability to carry a varied caseload. A minimum of six years of litigation experience is preferred.

How To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, one legal writing sample, a law school transcript, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by mail to Dana Melnik at For all telephone inquiries, please contact Dana Melnik at (202) 728-1888. The legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

Relman Colfax is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a supportive, equitable environment. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, family responsibilities, age, personal appearance, matriculation, disability, medical condition, genetic information, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We encourage applications from people who identify with historically underserved or underrepresented communities.

Relman Colfax also provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Any applicant who needs an accommodation in the application process should contact or call Dana Melnik at (202) 728-1888.

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