Litigation Attorney

Woodruff & Smart is a full-service local government law firm located in Costa Mesa, CA. Since 1976, we have provided expert advice and representation as general counsel and special counsel to cities, counties, and special districts throughout Southern California. We also represent private clients in various practice areas, including Civil Rights, Code Enforcement, Construction, Eminent Domain/Inverse Condemnation, Environmental, Land Use, Labor/Employment, Public Law, Tort Liability, and Transportation. To learn more about our attorneys and practice areas, please visit us at


Role Description

This is a full-time role for a litigation attorney at Woodruff & Smart. The litigation attorney will be responsible for preparing pleadings and discovery, appearing at hearings, taking and defending depositions, and researching and writing motions. Trial experience and experience with representing public entities a plus. This is a hybrid role, with the primary location being in Costa Mesa, CA, but with flexibility for some remote work.



  • Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in California
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • 3+ years of litigation experience
  • Case management experience and ability to multitask


Woodruff & Smart offers unique opportunities for growth and mentorship in a fun, collaborative, and professional environment, along with the opportunity to work remotely several days each week. The firm offers a competitive salary ($120k-$180k), discretionary bonuses, and employee benefits package and provides associates with direct client involvement on many challenging projects involving high profile clients throughout Orange County and Southern California.