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Employment Litigation Associates

Tharpe & Howell is expanding its team of attorneys in our Sherman Oaks office! The firm is seeking attorneys with 1-10 years of employment experience to sit within Tharpe & Howell’s Employment Litigation group, assisting our high-profile clients throughout California.


  • Represent management in matters related to employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.
  • Advise clients on employment contracts and other legal matters.
  • Represent clients in court, mediations, and arbitrations.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis.
  • Draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions, and briefs.
  • Attend depositions, hearings, and trials.
  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of clients.


  • At least one (1) to ten (10) years of experience in the following areas:
    • Experience in employment litigation matters, with a preference for defense side experience.
    • Experience drafting legal documents, including briefs, motions and discovery requests.
    • Experience with pre-litigation or second chair trial experience.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills. Applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample.
  • Strong communication skills, including communicating with clients, team and partners and providing timely reporting and appearing in court.
  • Experience with insurance defense litigation is considered a plus.
  • Must be admitted and in good standing with the California state bar.

The salary range for this position at the time of posting is $110,000 -$142,500 annually, based upon a full-time work schedule.  Actual compensation will be influenced by various factors, including, but not limited to, employee qualifications, relevant experience, skill sets, training, internal equity, and market data. This position is eligible for a quarterly bonus based on billable hours, as well as a discretionary annual bonus. Tharpe & Howell offers a generous benefits package and the possibility of hybrid arrangements for attorneys.

If you are ready to join our high performance team, please submit your information and resume via the link below.  All communications will be held in confidence.

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. For almost 40 years small businesses, major corporations, public entities, individuals and insurance companies have depended on Tharpe & Howell, LLP, to deliver pragmatic, innovative, cost-effective civil litigation and transactional solutions. We are committed to a diverse workforce and continue to grow throughout California, with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Tharpe & Howell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to offering competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with each selected applicant’s qualifications.

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