Overview

At Bricker & Eckler, we take great pride in what defines us and makes us unique among area law firms – our firm culture. We strive to continue our decades-old tradition of fostering a positive work environment, promoting congeniality among attorneys and staff, ensuring respect for everyone and properly recognizing a job well done. We also devote ourselves to understanding our clients’ businesses and industries and spearheading the latest innovations in the practice of law.

There is a wealth of great things to say about working at Bricker & Eckler, but the driving factor behind the firm’s success is the outstanding and diverse group of people who work here. Our attorneys and staff define our firm and are the reason we succeed every day.

Whether you are coming to Bricker as a lateral attorney, a summer associate, or a member of management or staff, we support the enhancement of your career with a variety of professional development opportunities. We have an award-winning focus on our people’s health and wellness, and we offer a competitive package of benefits in an inclusive work environment. (Learn more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.)

We welcome your inquiries and encourage you to consider joining Bricker & Eckler.

Recruiting Committee

David M. JohnstonChair
David M. Johnston Partner
Columbus
614.227.8817
djohnston@bricker.com
Jill K. BiglerAssociate
Jill K. BiglerAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2312
jbigler@bricker.com
Laura J. BowmanAssociate
Laura J. BowmanAssociate
Columbus
614.227.4842
lbowman@bricker.com
Marie-Joëlle C. KhouzamPartner
Marie-Joëlle C. KhouzamPartner
Columbus
614.227.2311
jkhouzam@bricker.com
Gregory J. LestiniPartner
Gregory J. LestiniPartner
Columbus
614.227.4893
glestini@bricker.com
Jacquelin R. LewisAssociate
Jacquelin R. LewisAssociate
Columbus
614.227.7735
jlewis@bricker.com
Robert F. McCarthyAssociate
Robert F. McCarthyAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2308
rmccarthy@bricker.com
Patricia M. LachEx-Officio
Patricia M. LachDirector of Professional Development
Columbus
614.227.4841
plach@bricker.com
Lateral Attorneys

Regardless of where your career began, we hope Bricker & Eckler will be the firm in which you choose to continue.

At Bricker & Eckler, we support the development of each attorney’s career, and we value a diverse background of experience. Providing a seamless transition into a collegial work environment, our firm welcomes laterals from a variety of areas including government positions, public sector professions and in-house legal staffs, as well as other law firms. If you are a motivated, ethical and respected attorney with an excellent record of performance, we would like the opportunity to talk with you.

For more information on becoming a part of our team, please contact Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, at plach@bricker.com. Inquiries will remain confidential.

Current Openings for Lateral Attorneys

Please review current openings for attorneys.

Making the Transition

It can be difficult to transfer your practice from one firm to another, but Bricker & Eckler helps make the transition smooth for you, your work and your clients. You may not think your business can be portable, but with the assistance of our welcoming team of attorneys and the administrative skills of our highly-trained support staff, we will work to ensure that you and your practice grow and thrive at Bricker & Eckler.

We are committed to provide you with opportunities, training, challenges and resources that will help you successfully grow your practice and enhance your career. Along with these benefits, Bricker & Eckler offers a work setting that is professional yet comfortable. We understand that you have a life outside of the office, and we are more than willing to accommodate your needs with friendliness, flexibility and support.


Search Firm Guidelines

Bricker & Eckler does not accept unsolicited résumés and will not pay a fee for any unsolicited submissions. Any résumé sent without request or prior approval from our Director of Professional Development will be considered unsolicited. In addition, please do not call or email any attorney at our firm without prior approval from our Director of Professional Development. If you know a candidate who might be a good fit for our firm, please send an email with relevant details to plach@bricker.com describing the candidate without revealing his or her name, and we will contact you if we wish to obtain more information. Thank you for respecting our process.

Summer Associates

Bricker & Eckler’s Summer Associate program is a long and valued tradition at our firm. We offer an in-depth learning experience that provides exposure to the legal profession at a respected mid-sized law firm, while identifying top legal talent to join our practice upon graduation.

The attorneys and staff at Bricker work together to challenge, stimulate and motivate our Summer Associates as they develop and thrive, doing real client work, collaborating with practicing lawyers, developing a camaraderie with their class, and finding out what it is like to practice at Bricker & Eckler.

Apply

Recruiting for the 2019 Summer Associate Class is now complete. Beginning Fall 2019, we will be seeking law students with strong academic backgrounds and leadership skills for our 2020 Summer Associate class.

D&I Scholarship

Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler annually awards the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship to provide one first-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in his or her legal career.

Resources

Looking for a great summer experience? Download our summer associate program booklet to learn how you can work, play and grow at Bricker & Eckler.

Contact

For more information regarding law student opportunities at Bricker & Eckler, contact Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, at plach@bricker.com.

2018 Summer Associates

Bricker & Eckler's 2018 Summer Associates include: (L-R) Chris Page (The University of Nebraska College of Law), Dan May (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law), Allie Soisson (The University of Cincinnati College of Law), Amy Riedel (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law), Aaron Rothey (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law) and Graeme Sua (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law).

Scholarship

Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Retired partner Charles H. Walker
Retired partner Charles H. Walker
 

Consistent with our rich tradition, commitment to diversity and inclusion and in tribute to Charlie’s tireless work on behalf of the community, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to present the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for 2018.

Established to provide a first-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in his or her legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community, an overall commitment to excellence and who has exhibited a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We proudly dedicate this scholarship in memory of our partner and trusted friend Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplified a strong commitment to both the legal profession and Bricker’s tradition of diversity and inclusion. Throughout his career, he served as a recruiter and mentor to our younger attorneys and helped guide Bricker & Eckler’s diversity and inclusion commitment.

Students who will be 1L students in an ABA-approved law school by January 2018 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2018.

Eligible candidates should forward their résumé with GPA to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All résumés must be submitted /received by February 1, 2018. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by April 1, 2018.

All inquiries related to the Bricker & Eckler’s 2018 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship should be directed to Patricia M. Lach at plach@bricker.com.

Other professionals

Innovative, service-oriented leaders and team members are welcome here.

Throughout our Ohio offices, we rely on a diverse group of team members to help our attorneys provide the highest quality legal services, responsive turnaround and excellent service. Our law firm is known for its collegial, professional work environment, our competitive benefits including a recognized focus on wellness, and our shared mission of serving our clients.

For more information on becoming a part of our team, please view our current openings or contact Human Resources at staffrecruiter@bricker.com. Inquiries will remain confidential.

Openings

Bricker & Eckler has offices located in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Marietta and Barnesville, Ohio. Our firm offers a collegial atmosphere that values diversity and a balanced lifestyle in a democratic environment. Alternative work schedules may be considered.

Bricker & Eckler is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Please, no telephone calls or recruiters.

Lateral Openings

Bricker & Eckler does not currently have any openings for experienced attorneys, but we are always willing to consider qualified attorneys looking to make a move when their strengths align with our firm. For more information on becoming a part of our team, please contact Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, at plach@bricker.com. Inquiries will remain confidential.

Other Professionals

Columbus Office

Construction Law Fellow

Our firm offers a unique program for engineers or architects interested in transitioning to construction law. The Bricker & Eckler Construction Fellowship combines part-time study with full-time immersion in a real-world construction law department while at the same time making accommodations for exam schedule. For more information, view the Construction Fellowship brochure

Director of Records

Bricker & Eckler is seeking a Director of Records to join our team in our Columbus location. Reporting directly to the CIO and as a member of the Operations Team, this position directs and oversees Conflicts, Docketing and Records Management. Responsibilities include matter/file opening and closing, preparation for offsite storage of files, interaction with offsite file storage vendor(s), records retention and disposition processes, iManage (document management system) administration of new matter folder creation, security management, file imports and exports (electronic and physical) and responding to discovery and investigation requests.  Knowledge of core legal systems and processes including matter management, document management and knowledge management preferred. Candidates must be familiar with legal concepts, practices and procedures and rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Must be willing to travel to other offices and accommodate vendor schedules.

Part-time Legal Assistant/Secretary – Job Share (afternoons) and evening support

Bricker is currently searching for a legal assistant/secretary to join our team in a job-sharing arrangement and as evening legal support, working approximately 29 hours per week from 2:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday. We are specifically seeking someone with strong secretarial and administrative talents with at least five years of prior legal experience, including strong skills to support our financial services/litigation attorneys including complex commercial financial litigation at the trial and appellate level, class action defense and bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation and reorganization. The following skills are essential: outstanding typing, spelling, proofreading, and grammatical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Windows 7/Word 2010); strong attention to detail; self-starter; ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; and enthusiasm for working as part of a team. 

Individuals interested in one of the positions may contact:

Human Resources
Staff Recruiter
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
staffrecruiter@bricker.com