Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you. You will find success – and great satisfaction – if your vision for your own career matches up with our core values: forward-thinking, hard-working, progressive, entrepreneurial and a can-do spirit. An energizing and professional work environment, Kaufman & Canoles offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Profit Sharing/401(k)
  • Generous Leave Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Kaufman & Canoles is an equal opportunity employer. Click here to view our EEO policy. To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:

  • Staff

    Richmond Legal Assistant

    The Richmond office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks a qualified Legal Assistant to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of three attorneys. Candidates must possess a minimum of three years' relevant legal experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, and typing skills at a level of 65 WPM. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


    • Delivers superior client service and acts as liaison between clients and the attorneys by maintaining continual communications via email, telephone, and in person
    • Follows up with clients regarding status of cases, appointments, billing, etc.
    • Serves an important role by handling potential clients in a confident, professional manner and with a high level of comfort
    • Works effectively in a team environment with primary attorneys and legal assistants and, at times, with other attorneys
    • Prepares routine correspondence, forms, agreements, employee handbooks, letters, and other related documents
    • Maintains attorneys’ calendars; schedules and follows up on all appointments (i.e. courts, clients, case work, and potential clients). Arranges and schedules client appointments, meetings, and conference calls
    • Responsible for ensuring timely filing with the courts and assisting attorneys in preparation for court appearances. Maintains court schedule and other case deadlines
    • Opens, organizes, maintains, and closes paper and electronic client files
    • Creates binders to organize and index all documents for a particular case
    • Prepares and sends billing statements monthly
    • Inputs timekeeper data
    • Makes travel arrangements
    • Reviews and sorts mail


    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Minimum of three years’ law firm experience or a combination of relevant work and educational experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, time and billing software, dictation/transcription software, and document management software. Typing at a level of 65 WPM
    • Demonstrated understanding of legal terminology
    • Familiarity with state and federal court procedures
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be at ease when dealing with clients, potential clients and other staff
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, potential clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals
    • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone
    • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
    • Proven meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills
    • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability


    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices.

    Please submit resume and salary requirement.

    Legal Assistant - Richmond

  • Attorney

    Real Estate Litigation Associate

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on quality client services. We promote a culture of teamwork and a “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    The Kaufman & Canoles Virginia Beach office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Associate for litigation regarding real estate, title insurance, construction, creditor’s rights and related areas. Candidates should possess an understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure, and have a working knowledge of various real estate issues including, but not limited to, deeds and deeds of trust, boundary lines, easements, partitions, intestacy laws, judgments and lien priority.


    • Analyze the issues surrounding the matter and develop a strategy for resolving the matter in an efficient and effective manner under the supervision of senior attorneys
    • Provide effective and practical advice to clients regarding litigation involving real estate title matters
    • Prepare and review court pleadings
    • Participate in trial preparation to include performing legal research, drafting memoranda of law and briefs, pretrial motions, answering discovery requests, preparation for depositions
    • Participate in pretrial and trial hearings
    • Review and prepare deeds, deeds of trust, deeds of easement, boundary line agreements and similar documents under the supervision of senior attorneys
    • The Associate may be asked to participate in and conduct settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations with third parties and counseling of clients under the supervision of senior attorneys


    • Level of experience: 3-10 years with demonstrated litigation experience and an in-depth working knowledge of real estate litigation and construction litigation, specifically
    • Motivated, self-starter
    • Excellent writing, research, analytical, public speaking and communication skills
    • Strong organizational and matter management skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff and outside professionals

    Note:  In order to be considered for this position you will need to attach a writing sample to your application.


    • Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record
    • Admission to the Virginia Bar
    • Must be and remain licensed to practice law in Virginia and be in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-houses CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available


    Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Real Estate Litigation Associate


  • Law Students

    Summer Associates

    Summer associates gain a truly realistic view of what an associate's life at our firm is all about. You'll have assignments from several areas of our practice and you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of attorneys. You will attend courtroom proceedings, client conferences, closings, depositions and firm-sponsored seminars. We will also match you with lawyer mentors to enrich your professional development.

    Quality of life is important to us, and being located in the heart of a resort destination will give you countless opportunities to see, learn and enjoy. The area offers boating, Triple-A baseball, concerts, theater, excellent museums and a world of outdoor activities, all in full swing during our summer program.

    Summer associates experience all facets of life here, hard work included, so decisions about your future and full-time employment can be made with eyes wide open. If our past summer associates' experiences are any indication, you will love our philosophy of hard work and great rewards.

    For information regarding diversity at Kaufman & Canoles, please click here.


  • Diversity

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Commitment to diversity is a core value at Kaufman & Canoles, and it is our mission to maintain equality throughout all aspects of our business.  Not only does it make us a stronger, better service provider for our clients, it is simply the right thing to do. That’s why we have established a Diversity Committee to:

    • Develop policies to recruit, hire and retain more attorneys of diverse backgrounds;
    • Promote the firm’s image as a leader in the profession and in our communities committed to inclusiveness in employment; and
    • Emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the firm’s recruiting, retention, mentoring, leadership development, training and community outreach.

    In an effort to improve our recruiting of talented diverse attorneys, we focus on early identification of minority candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for and interest in the legal profession, sponsor events in our community that raise awareness and funds for minority organizations, attend diversity seminars, host minority recruiting events to introduce students to the firm, and serve on non-profit boards that promote diversity within our community.

    Please click here to learn more about our commitment to diversity.