Attorney Careers

McCandlish Holton attracts and retains the brightest, most highly skilled attorneys. Located in Richmond’s Financial District near Virginia’s state and federal courts, our attorneys enjoy direct and immediate access to Virginia’s legal and business resources.

Our firm continuously looks to expand our full range of legal services through the recruitment of exceptional attorneys. Highly qualified, experienced attorneys may fill the needs of expanding groups within our firm, or develop new practice groups to complement the legal services offered to our clients.

New associates transitioning from law school to the practice of law will benefit from conscientious training and mentoring focused on their professional development. New associates work on a variety of legal issues, receive regular feedback from experienced attorneys, and have direct responsibilities early in their careers.

McCandlish Holton offers its attorneys a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Individuals interested in seeking opportunity with our firm should forward a résumé to:

Recruiting Manager
McCandlish Holton
P. O. Box 796
Richmond, VA 23218-0796
FAX: 804-775-7236

Current Openings

Litigation Associate – Workers’ Compensation

McCandlish Holton’s Litigation Practice Group seeks an associate to join our growing Workers’ Compensation Defense practice.  Our attorneys handle all phases of Workers’ Compensation litigation, including hearings and appeals before the Full Commission, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Candidates must be detail oriented with an excellent academic record.  Please provide your resume, transcript and a cover letter by email to

Healthcare Lateral

McCandlish Holton seeks a future partner to join our team of healthcare lawyers.  We represent hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers, and payors in regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters.  This vibrant and growing practice offers strong opportunities for client engagement, practice growth, and partnership, all in an environment that values work-life balance and rewards excellent work.  Our ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience practicing healthcare law, with experience in federal and state regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance preferred.  Biotech experience is a plus.  Exceptional analytical and writing skills, multi-tasking ability, strong work ethic, and an ability to play well with others are our most important criteria.

Who we are:  Our core healthcare team consists of six lawyers, and we work with lawyers throughout the firm in related disciplines – real estate, tax, employee benefits, litigation, immigration, and others –  in our representation of healthcare providers.   Our practice is devoted to the representation of healthcare providers, and we relish the interesting blend of law, policy, clinical issues, business strategy, and problem-solving that is the hallmark of comprehensive healthcare representation.   We have a diverse and growing blend of clients and very stable client relationships.   Our attorneys are the current chairs of both the VSB and VBA Health Law Sections.  We practice here because we have a progressive, friendly atmosphere, minimal bureaucracy, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to choose our own paths.    If this sounds like a place you would enjoy, please send your resume, a cover letter, and your law school transcript to

Litigation Associate

McCandlish Holton’s Litigation section seeks a civil litigation associate, preferably with 2-5 years experience, for a wide variety of litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland and The District of Columbia.  The ideal candidate will have experience in general liability and catastrophic personal injury defense.  Virginia Bar required, Maryland and/or DC a plus.  Please provide your resume, transcript, and a cover letter by email to