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Associate Attorney

Work with purpose at Duggan McHugh

Duggan McHugh is a trusted employment law firm based in Sacramento, California. We help small and medium-sized businesses navigate complex employment law issues and disputes by providing expert counsel, litigation defense, training, and workplace investigations. We’re proud to deliver a first-class experience for our clients and our employees. And we do this by building a culture that delivers on a simple promise: work with purpose.

We’re looking for an Associate Attorney with 2-8 years of employment law and/or litigation experience to join our team. The role entails providing employment law advice and counsel, and participating in all aspects of employment law litigation defense including drafting pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, drafting discovery and review and analysis of responses, meaningfully participating in and contributing to overall strategy from case inception to completion, taking depositions, engaging in negotiations, legal research, and networking/marketing.

This position will require you to be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Our ideal candidate is analytical, data-driven, and forward-thinking, possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, and has an executive presence and strong leadership skills. In addition, COVID-19 vaccination is required (absent accommodations/exceptions).


$120,000 – $175,000 / year based on experience

To Apply

To apply, email a copy of your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to [email protected]. To view more about careers at Duggan McHugh, or to see other available positions, visit

A rewarding
culture and career

Come join a growing, fast-paced law firm that sets you up for success. You’ll have a voice at the table and a support system to help you reach your goals. We celebrate achievement and reward our team members for their great ideas, attitude, and teamwork. Duggan McHugh offers a competitive salary and well-balanced compensation package, including:

Flexible PTO Policy

Attractive merit-based bonus structure broken out by trimester

Opportunity for partial remote work

Excellent medical, vision and dental insurance


Health Savings Account

Firm-funded Specialty Account for personal travel/vacation related expenses

Continuing education opportunities, membership in professional networks

Positive work environment and merit-based culture

Payment of approved professional development classes & MCLE

Supportive team who will provide professional coaching

Duggan McHugh DM

641 Fulton Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825