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 Jared Garraux at 803.253.8717 or email him a jgarraux@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 – MYRTLE BEACH OFFICE

Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P. A. is seeking an Associate Attorney to handle government defense, law enforcement defense, Tort Claims Act, civil defense, and personal injury cases. 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 civil litigation defense
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and caseload
  • Familiarity with Westlaw
  • Experience with 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

Additional Comments:

This position is located in the Myrtle Beach office but will be responsible for cases in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. The position will involve in-state travel.