Careers

Who We Hire

At Richardson Plowden, experience matters, as does character and leadership skills. We hire dynamic, diverse and well-rounded men and women with excellent intellectual and interpersonal skills who have a desire for responsibility and to make a difference in the community. Diversity also matters to us. Click here to learn more about what diversity and inclusion means to us. 

 

Available Positions

Professional opportunities are available for attorneys as well as law students. To learn more about the Summer Law Clerk Program, contact Caleb Riser at 803.576.3709 or email him a criser@richardsonplowden.com

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Richardson Plowden is an equal opportunity employer. We demonstrate a commitment to diversity, ensuring equality and representation across all levels of the Firm. We encourage and facilitate an inclusive environment that benefits from diverse cultures, knowledge, viewpoints, skills and backgrounds.


Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to humanresources@richardsonplowden.com.

PARALEGAL (Mt. Pleasant-Charleston Area)

Our mid-sized defense firm is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our busy team in the Charleston office. This position is primarily responsible for handling aspects of case management from beginning to end as well as providing administrative support.

Primary Responsibilities include the following:

  • Complex case management to include collection, coordination, organization and management of discovery and significant document productions;
  • Database management and maintenance;
  • Managing and calendaring of deadlines, depositions, hearings and trials;
  • Drafting, proofreading, service, and filing of routine legal documents (answers, discovery responses, motions, subpoenas);
  • E-filing legal documents with SC and US District Courts;
  • Managing travel logistics for one or more attorneys;
  • Handling incoming calls and scheduling appointments;
  • Tracking attorney time entry and expense reimbursements;

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years legal experience preferred;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively set priorities, and manage several projects;
  • Professional and articulate written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Familiarity with Juris Suite and i-Manage (electronic document management system) a plus;
  • Experience with construction defect, product liability, personal injury litigation a plus

This is a full-time position and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. EOE.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – Charleston/Mt. Pleasant   

Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P. A. is seeking an Associate Attorney to join our Litigation team in the Charleston area.  Candidates must be in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, and have the ability to work independently. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drafting pleadings, motions, discovery and briefs
  • Legal research
  • Communicating with clients and opposing parties to resolve/settle claims
  • Managing a diversified case load from beginning to end
  • Providing timely reporting
  • Working closely with other attorneys at depositions and various court appearances

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience, preferably in civil litigation, construction defect, toxic torts and/or personal injury
  • Must be licensed to practice in South Carolina
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and caseload
  • Experience with WestLaw, i-Manage and Juris Suite a plus

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, 401K w/ employer matching contributions, profit sharing plan, and paid time off. Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – Medical Malpractice (COLUMBIA, SC)    

 

Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P. A. is seeking an Associate Attorney to join our Medical Malpractice Team.  Minimum of 3 years’ experience in some or all of the following is preferred: medical malpractice, personal injury, general negligence, and/or insurance defense. Healthcare or science-related degree a plus.

Candidates must be in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, and have the ability to work independently. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Handling all aspects of insurance defense matters up to and through trial, including discovery, court appearances, depositions/examinations, expert issues, and client management
  • Drafting pleadings, motions, discovery and briefs, and required client reports
  • Legal research; rendering opinions on liability, damages, and case value
  • Communicating with clients and opposing parties to prepare for trial or resolve/settle claims
  • Managing a diversified case load from beginning to end
  • Working closely with other attorneys at depositions and various court appearances

Skills & Experience:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Prefer minimum 3 years of experience with insurance defense; medical malpractice
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and caseload
  • Experience with Westlaw, i-Manage and Juris Suite a plus

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, 401K w/ employer matching contributions, profit sharing plan, and paid time off. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – LITIGATION (COLUMBIA, SC)    

 

Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P. A. is seeking an Associate Attorney to join our General Litigation team to handle construction, tort liability, and personal injury.   Candidates must be in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, and have the ability to work independently. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drafting pleadings, motions, discovery and briefs
  • Legal research
  • Communicating with clients and opposing parties to resolve/settle claims
  • Managing a diversified case load from beginning to end
  • Providing timely reporting
  • Working closely with other attorneys at depositions and various court appearances

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience, preferably in litigation defense
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and caseload
  • Experience with WestLaw, i-Manage and Juris Suite a plus

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, 401K w/ employer matching contributions, profit sharing plan, and paid time off. Equal Opportunity Employer.