Careers

Hiring Approach

One of Yetter Coleman’s greatest strengths is consistently hiring outstanding lawyers who can immediately contribute to resolving our clients’ complex legal issues.  We seek attorneys whose demonstrated judgment, drive, and focus will allow them to build a thriving and rewarding career with us.  Candidates must be committed to a career in litigation and be ready to assume responsibilities in trials, arbitrations, and/or appellate matters.

For years, we had an active and successful summer associate program.  Over time, we found that we attract a deep pool of potential new lawyers inquiring out of their federal judicial clerkships.  This is our exclusive focus today.  We also occasionally hire seasoned lateral professionals with relevant practice and industry experience.  As a litigation boutique, we believe we must be highly selective in our hiring standards and seek attorneys who have excelled at the nation’s top schools, paying particular attention to those with law review, journal, and advocacy experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate achievement, as well as a willingness to take risks outside of their academic pursuits.

 

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a compensation package that is on par with large and small-firm peers located around Texas. In addition to a competitive annual salary that matches national scale, we offer annual merit bonuses that reflect the performance of the firm and an individual's contribution to the firm’s success. We also pay professional fees and expenses, including bar review courses and moving expenses, and provide a competitive benefits package.  Junior associates joining upon completion of judicial clerkships are eligible to receive a clerkship bonus.

 

First-Rate Professional Opportunities and Culture

We take great pride in the signature characteristics that have become hallmarks of Yetter Coleman lawyers: efficiency, creativity, and tenacity. These time-tested qualities are best reflected in our years of trying and winning challenging cases for our clients, and they represent the strong professional values of our lawyers and staff.  Similarly, we are proud to offer a unique, integrated trial and appellate platform through which our lawyers work together to ensure the best strategic decisions can be made at every stage of litigation for our clients.  This client service foundation creates a collegial culture that contributes to a level of professional satisfaction that we believe is unsurpassed in today’s practice of business law.

Diversity matters to us.  We strongly believe that a diverse environment strengthens our firm and profession.  Accordingly, we are committed to the hiring, retention, and advancement of a diverse group of lawyers and staff.

Giving back through our profession is equally as important to our culture. We value our professional duty to serve the greater community and provide pro bono representation to individuals in need.  Through a combination of perseverance, sensitivity, and ideological tolerance, our firm endeavors to be a catalyst for change, altruism, and justice.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yetter Coleman strives to recruit and hire qualified and highly motivated individuals whose professional goals and interests are consistent with our high standards in providing legal services to its clients. To do so, we are committed to offering an equal opportunity for employment to qualified candidates regardless of an individual's race, creed, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

 

Hiring Partner Contact Details

To submit a resume or request more information about employment opportunities with the firm, please contact our Head of Hiring, Jim Zucker at jzucker@yettercoleman.com, at Yetter Coleman LLP, 909 Fannin, Suite 3600, Houston, Texas 77010, or by telephone at (713) 632-8000.

 

Professional Staff Opportunities

Yetter Coleman has dedicated and professional staff that works closely with our lawyers to provide the highest level of service to our clients. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, professional development opportunities, along with a high-energy, warm, and friendly environment.