Careers

In multiple years, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell has been rated one of the Best Places to Work in Denver in a survey of employees conducted by the Denver Business Journal. In 2018, WTO was named the top workplace in Denver in the extra-large size category. In 2017, WTO won the DBJ's inaugural Workplace Wellness Award in the extra-large category. The award recognizes WTO's commitment to the long-term wellness of all its personnel. The firm appeared on the Best Places to Work list every year from 2004-2012 and 2015-2018. The DBJ suspended the survey after 2012, and 2015 marked the return of the Best Places to Work contest. 

Recognized for our collegial atmosphere, community-mindedness, and high standards of excellence, WTO is a desirable place to work. Here's why.

  • Experienced paralegals are entrusted with significant case management responsibilities and work as an integral part of our trial teams.
  • Entry-level paralegals, an excellent starting position, provide important support to the trial team in efficient and cost-effective management of cases.
  • Legal secretaries have mastered the Microsoft Office suite and other specialized software programs to efficiently and cooperatively support attorneys and paralegals in trial-team efforts.
  • Administrative staff have significant responsibility for supporting the legal teams and making sure the firm runs efficiently and effectively.

The firm pays competitive wages and offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance;
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for daycare, medical, and other reimbursable expenses;
  • Tuition reimbursement;
  • A 25% contribution for public transportation and pre-tax withholding for transportation expenses;
  • Eighteen paid personal days and seven paid holidays per year;
  • A 6% employer-paid contribution to the firm's 401(k) plan and eligibility for voluntary contributions to the plan, both at the commencement of employment;
  • Employer contribution to health savings account of $300-$600 per year;
  • Wellness benefit of $350 per year; and
  • Employee assistance program.

Open Positions:

Tier 1 Technical Support Specialist

Responsibilities include: 

A Tier 1 Tech Support Specialist would help with installs, troubleshooting, repairs of computer equipment, configurations, and projects as needed. This is an entry level position which would report to the Director of Information Services.

Qualifications: 

• Requires a Bachelor's degree or Associate’s degree with 2 years of experience, preferably in a related field.
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Must be team oriented, flexible and adaptable to changes
• Must be able to multitask, and handle multiple projects
• Must have experience with Microsoft products such as Windows and Office
• Must have strong verbal or written skills

To apply for this position click HERE

Human Resources Assistant

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell is seeking a full time, experienced Human Resources Assistant. This position will support the HR team for our Denver based law firm.

Responsibilities include:

  • The HR Assistant will assist with benefit enrollments, onboarding, auditing, scheduling interviews, tracking applicants, and other tasks. The role will also assist on department projects as needed and report to the Director of Human Resources. This is an entry level role that would be perfect for someone looking to get into HR. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication & organizational skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to multitask and switch between tasks easily 

To apply for this position click HERE

Paralegal

Responsibilities include: 

  • Independent case management including document organization, discovery and database management, trial preparation, calendaring/docketing and familiarity with federal and state court rules/procedures.

Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree,  and a paralegal certificate is preferred
  • Must have minimum of seven years of experience managing all phases of complex litigation including going to trial
  • Strong Communication & Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Written Skills; High Attention to Detail, and Ability to multitask and switch between tasks easily.  
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite of products is essential.  Prior experience with databases’ like Summation, Eclipse, or Relativity preferred.

To apply for this position click HERE

Assistant Paralegal

Our Assistant Paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work under the supervision of senior paralegals and attorneys. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Maintaining case management systems in accordance with firm guidelines
  • Learning to analyze case documents to prepare subset compilations for attorney review 
  • Preparing exhibits and binders for depositions and trials
  • Drafting correspondence and some court forms
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and depositions
  • Assisting with collection and production of documents
  • Maintaining litigation databases and providing database search support
  • Conducting fact gathering research and assembling background information
  • Organizing client files and preparing working notebooks
  • Coordinating with his/her team to meet internal and client timeline requirements 
  • Assisting with other tasks as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous law firm experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication & organizational skills
  • Excellent written skills

To apply for this position click HERE

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell offers a professional environment with excellent benefits. EOE

We are always eager to talk to talented and dedicated legal specialists who are looking for a challenging, yet welcoming environment. If you don’t see a specific job that matches your qualifications, please fill out the general application as we are always looking to hire new talent. If you have questions about your application, please email staff.careers@wtotrial.com. Please address all correspondence to Liz Martinez, Director of Human Resources.