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 hr@dwmlaw.com. 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.

Tax Attorney

Tax Attorney
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum seeks an attorney to join its tax law practice full-time or part-time at its Portland, Maine office. The ideal candidate will possess experience in a wide range of transactional tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, and investment.  Candidates should also have experience with partnership and corporate taxation. Experience with stock options, phantom, deferred compensation and/or international taxation is a plus. Our tax practice is dedicated to delivering comprehensive guidance on federal, state, and Indian tax law issues that emerge during the structuring of strategic, commercial, and financial transactions. Candidates with experience in these areas are encouraged to apply.

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 1-4 years of prior experience is required. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. 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.

Municipal Attorney

Municipal Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire

Drummond Woodsum seeks an attorney with 0 to 2 years of experience to join its expanding municipal practice at its Manchester, New Hampshire office. Our municipal practice group uses a team-based approach to advise town, city, county, and other local governing bodies on land use, zoning, environmental, subdivision, and land use permitting matters, as well as matters involving New Hampshire’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 work well on a team. Prior experience in municipal, land use, and/or real estate law is a plus but not required. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence.

Real Estate Attorney

Real Estate Attorney
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum seeks an attorney to join its longstanding real estate practice at its Portland, Maine office. The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling a wide range of real estate matters, including but not limited to residential and commercial transactions, leasing, land use and zoning, project development, title review, and closings. The candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice, drafting and reviewing contracts, conducting due diligence, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The position requires a high level of attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with clients and members of the real estate team.

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 2-5 years of prior experience is required. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence.

Labor and Employment Attorney

Labor and Employment Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire

Drummond Woodsum’s Manchester, NH office is seeking an attorney to join our labor and employment law practice group. We are a tight-knit team that provides counsel to public and private sector employers, as well as tribal nations. Our team provides labor and employment counseling on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including collective bargaining, grievance administration, workplace discrimination, ADA compliance, state and federal wage and hour laws, and workplace misconduct. We also represent clients in state and federal courts, before federal and state agencies, and in labor arbitration. Our team is frequently called upon to provide clients with workplace training.

This position is open to qualified applicants who have excellent academic credentials, research, writing, and analytical skills, and who are highly motivated to learn. We are seeking a candidate who has strong interpersonal skills, and who is able to balance client advocacy with compassion and understanding. Applicants with 1-3 years of prior litigation or employment/labor law experience are preferred, but applicants without prior experience are encouraged to apply, including recent law school graduates. We are invested in the success of all our associates and will provide training, mentoring, and resources to support your development as a labor and employment practitioner. New Hampshire bar admission is not required but strongly preferred.

At Drummond Woodsum, we have created a firm culture that emphasizes devotion to serving our clients, collaboration and collegiality, and a respect for work-life balance. In addition to the firm being a great place to work, we are also fortunate to be based in northern New England, one of the most beautiful areas of the country.

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitive medical and dental insurance, a generous profit-sharing retirement contribution, paid parental leave, contributions to your HSA, STD/LTD, and professional development. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practice and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply for the position. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

Litigation Attorney – Probate/Real Estate

Litigation Attorney – Probate/Real Estate
Portland, Maine

At Drummond Woodsum, we pride ourselves on being more than just another law firm. We understand that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we’ve intentionally cultivated an environment that promotes personal and professional growth through challenging and interesting work and mentorship, fosters a supportive team atmosphere, recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance, and offers benefits that reflect our genuine care for our colleagues.

We seek an experienced real estate and probate litigator to join the Trial Services Group in our Portland, Maine office. If you bring at least 3-5 years of experience and a passion for these areas of law, we want to hear from you!

In this position, you’ll focus on real estate and probate litigation matters, offering you an opportunity to showcase your expertise with clients and in the courtroom. You will work closely with other litigators, as well as the firm’s real estate and probate subject matter experts, on cases ranging from boundary disputes, to quiet title actions, to guardianship and will contests.

You may ask yourself what sets Drummond Woodsum apart. It’s our collaborative approach. Our litigation group doesn’t operate in silos; instead, we work closely with each other and our colleagues from different practice areas, leveraging their expertise to tackle complex legal challenges throughout the probate and real estate litigation process together.
If you have top-notch research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, a passion for the law, a strong work ethic, a desire to work closely with others, exceptional client relation skills, and impressive academic credentials, we encourage you to apply. Experience in handling discovery, motion practice, and oral advocacy is necessary and Maine bar admission is strongly preferred.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we invite you to submit a letter of interest, your resume, and at least two letters of reference to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Hybrid office option
  • Professional development, including costs for dues and continuing education
    • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
    • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
    • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

Litigation Attorney – Associate

Litigation Attorney – Associate
Portland, Maine

At Drummond Woodsum, we pride ourselves on being more than just another law firm. We understand that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we’ve intentionally cultivated an environment that promotes personal and professional growth through challenging and interesting work and mentorship, fosters a supportive team atmosphere, recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance, and offers benefits that reflect our genuine care for our colleagues.

We seek an associate attorney to join the Trial Services Group in our Portland, Maine office. If you’re someone who’s gained litigation experience in a law firm, government practice, or through clerking, we want to hear from you!

Our litigation attorneys are involved in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters in Federal, State, and Tribal courts, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. Our experienced litigators represent a broad spectrum of clients in all types of cases, including business and commercial, bankruptcy, civil rights, employment, education, professional negligence, and real estate related disputes.

As a part of our team, you’ll benefit from exposure to this variety of substantive litigation matters. You may ask yourself what sets Drummond Woodsum apart. It’s our collaborative approach. Our litigation group doesn’t operate in silos; instead, we work closely with each other and our colleagues from different practice areas, leveraging their expertise to tackle complex legal challenges together.

If you have top-notch research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, a passion for the law, a strong work ethic, a desire to work closely with others, exceptional client relation skills, and impressive academic credentials, we encourage you to apply. Experience in handling discovery, motion practice, and oral advocacy is a plus and, while prior experience in a specific area of law isn’t necessary, Maine bar admission is strongly preferred.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we invite you to submit a letter of interest, your resume, and at least two letters of reference to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Hybrid office option
  • Professional development, including costs for dues and continuing education
    • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
    • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
    • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

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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