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Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney

Job Title: Associate Attorney

Company: Schlimgen Law Firm

Location: Spearfish, SD

About Us:

Schlimgen Law Firm is a boutique practice specializing in Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense. We pride ourselves on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to our clients. Our firm emphasizes a culture of mentorship and individual growth, where every team member is encouraged to reach their full potential.

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a dedicated and motivated Associate Attorney to join our team. The successful candidate will primarily focus on handling cases in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney who is passionate about these practice areas and is eager to grow both personally and professionally in a supportive environment. Attorney should anticipate 3-4 days a week of courtroom experience and multiple client meetings.


  • Manage a caseload consisting of Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense matters.
  • Conduct legal research and draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, and contracts.
  • Represent clients in court proceedings, hearings, trials, and negotiations.
  • Collaborate with partner on case strategy and client matters.
  • Provide excellent client service and maintain strong client relationships.


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the South Dakota State Bar and in good standing.
  • 1-3 years of experience practicing law, preferably in Family Law, Civil Litigation, or Criminal Defense.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, integrity, and client advocacy.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, $70,000 plus depending on applicant.
  • Retirement savings plan with 6% match.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Bonus structure based on hours worked (not billed) to incentive performance.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and why you are passionate about practicing law in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense.

At Schlimgen Law Firm, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. All applications will be confidential.

Schlimgen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

Experience Level : Entry Level

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