Open Positions

Applying for an Open Position

If you would like to apply for an open position, you enjoy a challenge, and would like to join our top-notch team, please submit your resume and letter of interest via e-mail to No phone calls, please.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence.

Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package including your choice of medical/dental plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 401k/Profit Sharing plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, personal and sick time, on-site subsidized parking, longevity bonuses and more.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practice and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Tribal Nations Attorney

Attorney, Tribal Nations Practice
Portland, Maine or Flagstaff, Arizona

Drummond Woodsum is seeking an associate to join its nationally-ranked Tribal Nations Services Group.  The associate selected for this position will work from either our firm’s home office in Portland, Maine, or our satellite office in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Drummond Woodsum’s Tribal Nations Services Group provides high-level, quality services to Tribal nations, Tribal enterprises, and companies that do business with Tribal nations or in Indian Country.  Our practice, with Tribal government clients and Tribal businesses, advocate for Nation building actions through the creation and maintenance of strong, resilient governmental structures and economies.  We serve as outside general counsel to many of our clients, guiding our clients through complex, sophisticated Indian Country projects and facilitating nationwide business and financial transactions.  We represent our Tribal clients in litigation and other adversarial proceedings, advocacy settings before federal, state, and tribal forums, as well as in various negotiations with States and other non-tribal governments.  Because Drummond Woodsum is a full-service law firm, our attorneys share their deep knowledge of their respective areas of law, enabling us to meet and satisfy our clients’ needs efficiently and effectively.

Qualifying candidates include mid-level associates with three to six years of experience.  Required skills include top academic credentials, strong analytical capacity, excellent communication skills (particularly legal writing skills), and an athletic spirit with the ability to work well on a team.  A judicial clerkship is not required but is preferred.  Membership in a Tribal Bar is also strongly preferred.  Knowledge of and experience working in indigenous communities is strongly preferred, as members of the firm’s Tribal Nations Services Group are expected to be dedicated to advocacy on behalf of indigenous peoples.

Drummond Woodsum is a growing professional services firm with a collaborative and supportive culture, making it a highly desirable place to practice law.  We have intentionally created a collegial firm culture emphasizing devotion to serving our clients, collaboration, and mutual respect.  We offer an environment where personal and professional growth are encouraged through mentorship and respectful work-life balance.

In addition to the firm being a tremendous place to work, we are also fortunate to be based in Waponakiyik, which means “the Dawnland” in Passamaquoddy and is the traditional homelands of the Wabanaki or Wapohnaki People.  “Maine” as it is most commonly called today, is one of the most beautiful areas of the country.  We are fortunate to have both the mountains and the ocean, with outdoor adventures at every turn.  With the added benefit of appreciable schools, museums, theaters, music, and restaurants, Portland, Maine is truly a great place to live.

Our Flagstaff office rests in the heart of historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is considered one of the premier destination locations in Arizona. Nestled in the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, it is the homeland of the Yavapai, Apache, and Navajo people. Flagstaff is renowned for its world-class skiing, expansive hiking, mountain culture, university environment, and high-altitude temperate climate. Although the largest town in Northern Arizona, Flagstaff retains its small-town charm and appeal.

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, a generous profit-sharing contribution, paid parental leave, contributions to your HSA, STD/LTD, and professional development.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.  No phone calls, please.

Municipal Attorney

Municipal Attorney
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum seeks an attorney to join its longstanding municipal practice at its Portland, Maine office. Our municipal practice group uses a team-based approach to advise towns and cities on land use, zoning, environmental, subdivision, and land use permitting matters, as well as matters involving Maine’s right-to-know law, elections, real estate, property taxation, municipal finance, labor and employment, and litigation. Our attorneys frequently interact with and appear before public officials, both elected and appointed, as well as public boards and councils.

Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to manage and work well on a team. Maine bar admission is strongly preferred, and prior experience in municipal, land use, and/or real estate law is a plus. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence.

Drummond Woodsum is a full-service law firm with more than 100 attorneys and consultants providing a wide range of services for our clients, which range from some of the nation’s largest corporations to small start-up companies, financial institutions, Tribal Nations and Tribal enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals. We recognize that our greatest asset is our people, so we have intentionally created an environment where personal and professional growth are encouraged and fostered through mentorship and a respect for work-life balance.  Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package, including a choice of medical plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan, on-site covered parking, and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time legal assistant for our School Law and Municipal Law Groups in our Portland, Maine office. These two practice groups support the public and private schools and municipalities throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Legal assistants working in these practice groups help provide administrative services, draft various documents for attorney review, and generally provide support to enhance attorney/timekeeper effectiveness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete administrative duties, such as making copies, answering and directing phone calls, and greeting clients
  • Prepare documents and forms by completing initial drafts, processing edits and red-lining in Word, and conversions and manipulations in PDF
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
  • Communicate with clients
  • Keep files and corresponding deadlines organized and identified
  • Provide exceptional service to all clients
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Be accurate, detail-oriented, and have strong attention to detail
  • Take initiative and be proactive; anticipate needs; reach out to become more involved
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills
  • System proficiency: general knowledge and experience with common software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and PDF processing; strong Excel and MS Word skills in particular
  • Motivated to learn and provide work of the highest quality

At Drummond Woodsum we are committed to the growth and development of our employees.  Our focus is geared toward fostering a culture where you can work with and learn from diverse individuals, explore and expand your capabilities, and are valued for the contributions and perspectives you bring.

This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits available.  For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to  We look forward to hearing from you.


Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D