Lateral Hires

At Maynard Cooper, each person is an important part of the firm’s success and future. Our firm was founded on five core principles and today, we continue to retain a culture guided by these values. Maynard Cooper’s reputation stems from our integrity, professional excellence, and loyalty balanced with congeniality; thus, providing an environment that allows our attorneys to excel in their profession and community while providing exceptional legal service to our clients.

Maynard Cooper seeks qualified attorneys with outstanding academic and professional backgrounds who maintain the values, judgment, and professionalism that align with our principles. The collegiality throughout our one-firm mentality attracts people who are dedicated to collaboration and exceptional client service.

We embrace diversity as a hallmark of the firm, and our mission is to attract, develop, and promote attorneys who exemplify the principles of our firm.

Available Positions:

Patent Prosecution AttorneyBirmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Montgomery, AL; or Mobile, AL

The firm is seeking to hire an associate attorney for patent prosecution in one of its Alabama offices (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, or Mobile). Candidates should have strong academic credentials with a degree or background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

Patent Agent/Engineer – Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Montgomery, AL; or Mobile, AL

The Intellectual Property Practice Group is seeking to hire a patent agent or engineer to assist with its growing practice in patent law. Candidates should have strong writing skills and excellent grades or experience in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. This hire will assist attorneys in drafting and prosecuting patent applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. No patent experience required.

To apply for any of the above positions, please contact Catherine Cullom.


Catherine Cullom
Recruiting Coordinator

Maynard Cooper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any legally protected status.

A Note to Search Firms:

Placement search firms that have a current written placement agreement with Maynard Cooper are invited to submit resumes for specifically identified positions only if requested. We will not accept resumes from search firms with which we do not have an established agreement. Posting of a position on this website does not authorize search firms or other third parties to directly solicit candidates on the firm’s behalf.

Law Students

Our summer program is the hiring ground for the large majority of our new lawyers. The program is designed to provide in-depth insight into the firm, our lawyers, our clients, and the firm’s role in the community. We attempt to familiarize summer clerks with all areas of our practice, both through weekly seminars conducted by our lawyers and by exposing them to client conferences, depositions, closings and court appearances.

The summer program includes a number of social and recreational events that enable summer clerks and lawyers to become better acquainted. Most of our summer events are designed to help familiarize our summer clerks with the cities where our offices are located, showing them all that those areas have to offer. Events range from small dinner gatherings in the homes of our attorneys to an annual lake trip that promises plenty of food and fun!

Each summer clerk is assigned to a shareholder and an associate, who serve as mentors throughout the clerk’s time at the firm. Each clerk is encouraged to specify which practice area he or she prefers. Upon arrival, and throughout their clerkship, the summer clerks are given the opportunity to choose their own assignments from a project database, allowing for as much or as little diversity as the clerk would like.

Hiring Criteria

Maynard Cooper bases its initial hiring decisions on campus and office interviews. Although academic excellence is extremely important in making hiring decisions, other factors are taken into consideration, as well. Interpersonal skills and extra-curricular activities also weigh heavily in the hiring process. We seek students who have excelled in their law school classes, and we look favorably upon students who participate in law review or other academically challenging activities.

Contact Information

If Maynard Cooper does not visit your campus, you may send a resume to Catherine Smith at If you have any questions, please call Catherine at 205.488.3536

Administrative Staff

To provide our clients with the highest quality legal services, Maynard Cooper employs a highly skilled support staff. Our support staff is an integral part of our legal services team and makes a meaningful contribution to client service. Maynard Cooper employs support staff in the following areas:

  • Legal Secretaries
  • Paralegals
  • Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Mail/delivery Services
  • Receptionist
  • Marketing and Business Development

Maynard Cooper offers competitive compensation and benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Benefits

  • annual paid holidays
  • paid sick leave
  • paid vacation
  • medical insurance
  • dental insurance
  • vision discount plan
  • life insurance
  • accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • short-term disability benefits
  • long-term disability insurance
  • Section 125 flexible benefits accounts for medical and dependant care expenses
  • pre-tax parking through payroll deduction
  • jury duty leave
  • bereavement leave
  • workers compensation benefits

To Apply

For more information or to apply for any available positions, contact us at