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Want to take on the most rewarding and complex cases and biggest challenges in litigation? The kind of work you became a lawyer to handle? Do you want to do it on your own terms without sacrificing work/life balance? Hilgers Graben is the firm you’ve been looking for.

Eighty-five percent of our employees are ex-BigLaw. They are credentialed,  talented attorneys who want to do high-stakes litigation work without hectic hours and punishing commutes of BigLaw or a big city.

We offer positions in our Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters as well as the option to work for us remotely around the country.

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Work in Lincoln, Nebraska

Working at Hilgers Graben’s Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters offers something that almost no other firm offers – the opportunity to work in a smaller, but thriving, community, while working on high-stakes matters and having smart and talented teammates. Working in Lincoln offers the opportunity to have a true work/life balance and to get out of the big city grind.

Lincoln is more than meets the eye: it’s ranked #1 in the United States for its healthy, affordable housing market and #2 in the country for its denizens’ work/life balance. Home to the University of Nebraska, it’s a college town with a thriving downtown area.

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Trent Tanner, Partner, Lincoln, Nebraska

Here at HG, between my reduced billable requirement and my 15-minute roundtrip commute, I figure I’ve got about 500 more hours to spend as I (or my wife and kids) see fit. That alone should appeal to anyone with an interest in enjoying a more balanced life.

Trent Tanner, Partner, Lincoln, Nebraska

Work Remotely

Hilgers Graben also employs attorneys to work remotely, — from wherever they choose to live.

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Paige Willison, Counsel, works Remotely

Years before joining HG, I left a large Boston-based law firm in order to raise my two young children. For me, the “Big Firm” life was not conducive to raising a family in the way that I wanted. It was steeped in antiquated philosophies and a traditional way of doing things. It lacked flexibility.

As my children got older…I watched [a friend who worked for Hilgers Graben] raise four children while maintaining a work-life balance that I didn’t know could exist at a law firm. Now I’ve been with HG for almost 3 years and am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to do something I love without sacrificing my family.

I would recommend HG to any lawyer looking for a law firm that truly understands what work-life balance is, and encourages a culture of camaraderie and mutual respect.

Paige Willison, Counsel, works Remotely

HG Job Opportunities

Full Time Storyteller

Full time | Lincoln, NE

Dynamic, forward-thinking law firm is hiring for its internal “Storyteller” position to articulate its value proposition, differentiators, and unique spirit and culture to sophisticated corporate and legal audiences!

Hilgers Graben is a leading law firm that has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the country. The firm has differentiated itself from its competitors in the marketplace through its unique geographic arbitrage delivery model for complex litigation services, as well as its industry leading discovery counsel practice. In addition, it has built a “no jerks,” people-first culture that gives its employees, attorneys, and clients a confident team of attorneys.

The firm is looking for a person who can help tell its story to the broader marketplace in a variety of different ways. This person will run outbound and inbound marketing aspects of the firm, gaining a deep understanding of the industry and the firm’s differentiators, while drafting all types of content, including white papers, blog posts, LinkedIn posts, tweets, press releases, and general pieces of content such as firm one-pagers. The person will also help develop draft and compile pitches and responses to RFPs, including maintaining a firm database of such materials. The person also will develop and ensure execution on a strategic scheduling approach to posting content to ensure that the industry receives a steady and consistent stream of valuable information about how the firm’s approach can solve particular problems in the industry.

The firm is seeking a candidate who:

  • loves to write and produce content;
  • works well in a fast-paced professional environment;
  • is curious and is a good researcher;
  • is an outstanding writer;
  • understands how to write content that appeals to sophisticated audiences of legal professionals;
  • fits into the firm’s “no jerks” culture.

No specific legal industry knowledge is required but it is preferred; a successful candidate must be willing and able to become an expert on the business model of elite corporate law firms and understand the differences in the firm’s approach.

Law degree preferred.

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska is preferred but remote is available for the right candidate.

Full-time. $75,000 – $100,000

Full Time Litigation Senior Associate (Nationwide - Remote)

Full time | Anywhere

Looking for Big Law-style complex commercial litigation work, a great “no jerks” team, and the option of flexible work from home opportunities? Join Hilgers Graben, one of the fastest-growing firms in the country and a disrupter in the legal industry. The firm is hiring two senior associates with significant complex litigation experience to support its practice around the country. The firm has recruited and retained top attorneys across the country, from federal appellate clerks, to AmLaw 50 attorneys, to graduates of top law schools. Preferred 6+ years of private practice litigation experience and a clerkship, although not required for the right candidate. To confidentially inquire please email Mike Hilgers [email protected].

Full Time Attorney (Lincoln)

Full time | Lincoln, NE

Ever want to practice in a smaller community and enjoy the way of life of a small town, but have the sophisticated practice of a big firm in a big city? Hilgers Graben has built a firm that offers that kind of practice and is now in the market for an associate with elite credentials. The firm has a nationwide practice and is growing its headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. All of the firm’s attorneys in Nebraska have elite backgrounds, with former federal appellate clerks, state supreme court clerks, and graduates of elite law schools, including Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Chicago Law School. They work for some of the biggest companies in the country on sophisticated commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and discovery matters. The firm is the top of the market for associate salaries in Lincoln. Enjoy lower billable hour requirements, short commutes to work, and a flexible, family-friendly work environment. The firm is offering a $25,000 student loan repayment bonus for those who join the firm (paid after two years). If interested, please send a resume to [email protected].

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Mike Hilgers
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Hourly Attorney

Part time | Virtual

Are you based in the United States, have a big law firm or elite legal background, looking for more flexibility in your work schedule but still working on top matters? Hilgers Graben is hiring for part-time litigation attorneys and discovery counsel. Work with a first-class, family-friendly team on sophisticated matters while avoiding the facetime, internal bureaucracy, and demands of the big firms. If interested please email [email protected].

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Mike Hilgers
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Litigation Partner (Anywhere)

Full time | Remote

Hilgers Graben is always looking for the right fit to open a new “spoke” city in a major market. We currently have presences in Denver, Dallas, and are exploring Atlanta. Right now, major unfilled markets include Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, as well as markets on the coasts. Here is what we look for in our leaders for spoke city offices: innovative, energetic leaders who fit our no jerks culture. We have a preference for litigators with 10+ years of litigation experience at a big firm, those who have a passion for litigation, strong interest or proven ability to develop business, and a positive approach. If you are looking for something different than the weekly grind, the daily commute, billable hour and origination pressures, and/or the bureaucracy of being at a big law firm in a big city, we might be a good fit for you. Inquire with Mike Hilgers at [email protected]–all inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

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Mike Hilgers
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Full Time Litigation/Trademark Paralegal (Lincoln)

Full time | Lincoln, NE

Hilgers Graben PLLC is a nationwide litigation firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska. We were recently named one of the Inc. magazine’s fastest growing companies in the country. Our innovative firm is seeking a Litigation and Trademark Paralegal to help support our nationwide litigation practice.

We are looking for someone who fits our firm’s core values: no jerks, investing in building trusted professionals, having a culture of service, no fear, and thought leaders.

Our preferred candidate can handle the following types of tasks:

• Manage complex litigation matters in federal and/or state court, including knowledge of electronic filing, docket management, and like tasks
• Collect, analyze, organize, and summarize documents, discovery, testimony, transcripts, and trial data for multiple attorneys and multiple cases
• Prepare pleadings, draft answers to discovery, and prepare documents for production
• Assist in preparing witnesses for depositions and trial
• Utilize a variety of software and on-line applications for discovery assistance and document production
• Obtain and organize trial exhibits (attend trial as necessary)

We are looking for someone with the following skills:

• Ability to demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills
• Ability to communicate professionally in both written and verbal form
• Ability to work with a variety of team members, including attorneys and other staff
• Three years of complex litigation experience preferred
• Trademark prosecution experience preferred

If interested please email [email protected]

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Heather Hilgers
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