Monticello Law Firm Seeks Attorney

We are seeking a lateral-hire attorney with 5-7 years practice experience in civil litigation, business, and employment law. This position requires the ability to handle all aspects of litigation, from inception through resolution.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a self-starter with a commitment to providing superior service.
  • Is professional, with clients, staff,and colleagues.
  • Possesses creative intelligence.
  • Possesses extensive substantiveand procedural legal knowledge.
  • Takes pride in and attention to producing qualitywork products.
  • Enjoys working in a team-based environment.
  • Has excellent research and writing skills.
  • Has an interest in partnership and desire to grow with a growing firm.
  • Has 4-6 years case-handling experience.

Who We Are:

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson (SPOE) is a team of dedicated lawyers and legal professionals who use experience, vitality, and enthusiasm to advocate for our clients.

Our Team is made up of six attorneys, including a MN State Bar Association Certified Specialist; an honor held by approximately three percent of attorneys practicing in Minnesota.

Our attorneys are supported by a staff of highly qualified assistants, including paralegals, legal assistants, and front desk staff. Our attorneys have been recognized by AVVO.com, Superlawyers.com, and Martindale Hubbard for excellence.

We at Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson provide big firm service with small town values. Our clients come to us because of our experience, knowledge, expertise, track record in and out of the courtroom, and our reputation for integrity and client satisfaction. We have deep roots in the community, since opening here in 1968.

The significant involvement of our attorneys and staff in the community means that our Firm enjoys a high level of credibility with attorneys, judges, and other professionals in the field.

Why Move?

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson(SPOE), is a fast-growing firm with more than 50years servicing Wright and Sherburne Counties and the surrounding west-metro area.

SPOE is not another small-town law firm. It is a place for the right candidate to grow in a prospering community on the I-94 corridor with quick access to Courthouses in Wright, Sherburne, Anoka, Hennepin, Stearns, and Benton Counties.

In 2018, SPOE was awarded the honor of “Best Service Based Business of More Than 10 Employees” at the Business Excellence Forum in San Diego, California, which is a competition involving businesses from all over the U.S., Canada,and the Caribbean. We take care of our clients, our team,and operate our law firm as a business.

While SPOE continues to grow, we aspire to remain a community-based, family-oriented firm and an awesome place to work –regardless of how much larger we grow.

Your Benefits:

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including salary, opportunity for bonus income, 401(k) plan, and medical, dental, and life insurance.Our family friendly firm works regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to megan.hilsgen@spoelawyers.com

Why Join SPOE?

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson is a successful general practice firm in Monticello, Minnesota. We are a growing firm with a 50-year history of serving the Monticello and surrounding west metro communities. As we grow, we aspire to remain a community-based, family-oriented firm that is an awesome place to work.

In 2018, SPOE was awarded the honor of “Best Service Based Business of More Than 10 Employees” at the Business Excellence Forum in San Diego, California. This is a competition involving businesses from all over the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. We take care of our clients, our team and operate our law firm as a business.

Our Vision

Building dynamic relationships with our team, clients, and community to achieve growth and prosperity for all.

Our Mission

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson is a team of dedicated legal professionals who use their broad experience, compassion, and enthusiasm to solve our clients’ problems. Clients value our personalized service through our seasoned lawyers, paralegals, and support staff. We can and do serve each client’s unique needs.

We offer big-city firm services with small-town values and caring: all the legal services most businesses and individuals ever need. Our reputation for integrity, client satisfaction, and results – in and out of the court room – is shown by community and client referrals of their friends and family to our skilled team. We are active in our community and our profession, which has earned us the trust and credibility of attorneys, judges, and other professionals.

The strength and confidence of our team drives how we serve our clients. Our confidence comes from our combined legal experience and successes in handling a broad range of legal challenges. Our passion for justice fuels our dedication to achieve the best possible outcomes. This allows our clients to enjoy the reassurance that they are receiving the level of attention and service their problems and challenges deserve.

Our Culture

Integrity and Respect: We treat clients, potential clients, and fellow team members respectfully and with concern. We are accountable, take responsibility for what we do, and are committed to always living and acting “above the line.”

Clients ARE Our business: SPOE exists to serve. We are productive and caring when tackling our clients’ problems and challenges; they become our problems and challenges to solve. We aspire to inform and carry out what our clients CAN do rather than dwell on what they CANNOT do.

Having Fun Growing: We are a team that laughs (and laughs!). We are open to and accept the suggestions and contributions of fellow team members, foster inclusiveness and strive to build up all team members professionally and personally. Whenever circumstances deem it appropriate, we include clients and colleagues in our fun and encourage the sense of belonging.

We Give Back as We Grow: SPOE, its team members and their families support our community and the legal profession with service, social contributions, and a return of dollars and time. We express our gratitude by and believe in the action of giving back.

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