Public Law Attorney, General

Woodruff & Smart serves as general counsel and city attorney to numerous government agencies.  Attorneys in the Public Law Group regularly advise public agency clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including municipal law, state and federal procurements, land use and zoning, environmental law, ethics and open government, constitutional law, elections law, law enforcement, real estate, and housing, among others.  The ideal candidate will be able to research and draft contracts, ordinances, resolutions, legal opinions, real property instruments, and will be able to advise public agency staff, as well as elected and appointed public officials, on a wide array of legal matters.


The firm is looking for a mid-level (5-8 years) associate with public or private sector experience in one or more areas of public law, such as:


General Plan and Housing Element Law;

Density Bonus Law;

Recent California Housing Legislation;

Public Works Construction;

California Environmental Quality Act;

Code Enforcement;

Surplus Land Act;

Public Records Act;

Subdivision Map Act;

Ralph M. Brown Act;

Real Property, Development and Entitlements;

California Public Contract Code.


The firm 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 and benefits package and provides associates with direct client involvement on many challenging projects involving high profile clients throughout Orange County and Southern California.


Salary Range: $120,000-$180,000k