About Denver
Living in Denver




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:

Legal Secretary

Responsibilities include:

Supporting attorneys and paralegals as assigned, electronic filings, calendaring/docketing and familiarity with federal and state court rules/procedures, billing, time entry, and more.

Qualifications:

Must have minimum of four years of experience as a Secretary; Experience with time entry, electronic filings, 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.

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

Business Development Writer

The Business Development Writer is the firm’s lead marketing writer and storyteller. The Writer works directly with WTO’s lawyers to identify, hone, and deliver key marketing and business development messages. The Writer supports the Director of Client Development and works closely with the Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead firm efforts to reach clients and prospects in written materials, including responses to Requests for Proposals / Requests for Information (RFPs/RFIs), custom proposals, pitch packets, brochures, announcements, and other products.
  • Research clients, prospective clients, counsel, and competitor firms; identify most-valuable information; and concisely summarize findings.
  • Draft for the firm website, including attorney biographies, practice descriptions, case experience, and press releases.
  • Research and draft award nominations and rankings directories submissions.
  • Draft and distribute the firm’s weekly internal BD newsletter.
  • Lead advertising development, placement, and tracking.
  • Collaborate on copy for email marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborate as needed to develop and distribute press releases and social media.

Desired Candidate Qualities:

You come to work curious and have a strong desire to provide excellent service. You have a passion for storytelling and will help find the best ways to express and deliver the firm’s key messages. You hear demand for a product or service, develop what has been requested, and then think “How can I make this even better?” You serve multiple masters gracefully under pressure, communicate clearly and proactively to manage expectations, and meet overlapping or simultaneous deadlines through careful planning, diligence, and adaptability—and knowing when to ask for help. You work equally well in close collaboration with others and independently.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills are required.
  • Experience handling RFP/RFI responses and other pitch opportunities is required.
  • 5+ years of content development experience, specifically in areas of business development, marketing, and/or communications, is required.
  • Experience in law or professional services marketing is highly prioritized.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

To Apply: 

Email your cover letter, resume, and three brief writing samples (focus in all three on compelling storytelling, persuasive messaging, and brevity) to Liz Martinez, Director of Human Resources: martinez@wtotrial.com.

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.