• Overview
  • Lateral Hires
  • Law Students
  • Administrative Staff

At Maynard Cooper, each person is considered to be an important part of the organization’s success. The firm offers an environment where hard work is balanced with congeniality; thus, providing a solid foundation for excellent legal service. To learn about the specific position in which you are interested, please see the attached career pages.

The Birmingham Business Journal has listed Maynard Cooper in its annual list of “Best Places to Work” since its inception in 2006.

At Maynard Cooper, each person is considered to be an important part of the organization’s success. The firm offers an environment where hard work is balanced with congeniality; thus, providing a solid foundation for excellent legal service.

We understand that our needs may not be fully met through our summer recruiting process. That’s why we hire exceptional lateral associates and shareholders from various backgrounds. Typically, lateral attorney hires are made on the basis of a specific practice group need. We seek lawyers with outstanding academic and professional backgrounds, who are searching for a new challenge. Our primary goal when hiring a lateral attorney is to assimilate that individual into the firm culture while best serving our clients’ needs.

If you are a practicing attorney and are interested in learning more about opportunities with Maynard Cooper, please contact Cindy Ward at cward@maynardcooper.com or call 205.488.3534.

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 catherine.smith@maynardcooper.com. If you have any questions, please call Catherine at 205.488.3536

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 hr@maynardcooper.com.

January 22, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 22, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale announced today that Stephanie Mays, shareholder, has been named Chief Talent Officer for the Firm. In this role, Stephanie will coordinate strategic talent initiatives across Maynard Cooper’s national footprint, specifically…

January 21, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 21, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce David Morton has joined the Birmingham office as an Associate in its Real Estate and Financial Services practice group. Morton focuses his practice on the representation…