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For more than 100 years, Clark Hill Thorp Reed has hired individuals who rank among the best and brightest in the legal profession, and are dedicated, team-oriented, client-focused, as well as community-minded. Such individuals have earned the firm its outstanding reputation among clients, peers, and community leaders.

But what the individual can do for the firm is only half the equation. At Clark Hill Thorp Reed, we also focus on what the firm can do for the individual. Competitive compensation and benefits packages are just a start. Our support services enable lawyers to excel in their areas of practice. Our commitment to community allows lawyers to effect change in their local community by offering pro bono legal aid to the disadvantaged. For administrative professionals, we offer a positive environment where their work is valued and respected. Law students in our summer associate program receive an invaluable combination of practical experience and mentoring.  

Are you hard-working, motivated, committed to high ethical and professional standards? Are you an independent, creative thinker who also values teamwork and tradition? Do you consider client satisfaction the best measure of success? Then Clark Hill Thorp Reed may have a place for you.


Over the years, Clark Hill Thorp Reed has earned a reputation as a firm of attorneys who exemplify the best practices in the profession, and a firm that other attorneys frequently turn to for counsel.  

Other attorneys also come to us for positions as associates and partners because of the firm’s support services and client-focused culture. Furthermore, the firm’s reputation in the legal and business communities fosters a flow of prospective clients.

Clark Hill Thorp Reed invites you to learn more about joining our supportive environment and proud tradition by e-mailing: recruiting@thorpreed.com.  

Specific opportunities, if available, are listed below.

Law Students

Clark Hill Thorp Reed summer associate program invites law students to join our firm’s century-old tradition of professional excellence and work within our highly supportive, team-oriented environment. Guided by seasoned lawyers in many of our practice areas, Clark Hill Thorp Reed summer associates are given significant responsibilities and obtain a level of experience that is rare among other programs. Summer associates also interact with a mentor who gives them a broader view of the firm and with whom they can discuss more general professional issues. Experience in our summer associate program is highly regarded. Former summer associates are at the top of our list when we hire new attorneys.

Clark Hill Thorp Reed is known as a firm of lawyers who exemplify the profession’s best practices. And we also encourage those who will pioneer new ground, employ inventive strategies, and perhaps redefine those best practices. If you are looking for a demanding but uniquely rewarding experience, as well as a long-lasting professional relationship, e-mail: recruiting@thorpreed.com.

Administrative Professionals

Clark Hill Thorp Reed attorneys excel, in part, because of the talented, dedicated individuals supporting them, including legal secretaries, paralegals, records assistants, information technology analysts, librarians, business office staff, and human resources and marketing professionals.

What does it take to be part of that team? Intelligence, a good work ethic, and a commitment to providing the highest quality support and service to our attorneys and clients. In return, Thorp Reed offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits packages, and an environment where your work is appreciated and your peers are as dedicated as you. Additionally, you will work with some of the best attorneys around. You can take pride in being part of the firm’s century-old tradition, its solid reputation, and the extensive work it does for community organizations and charities.

Opportunities, if available, are listed below.

About the Firm:

Clark Hill PLC and Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP recently announced an agreement to merge the two firms, each with more than 100 years of history.  The firms expect the merger to close in the second quarter of this year.   The combined firm includes more than 300 attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas. The firm will operate in 12 offices in seven states plus the District of Columbia. Office locations are in Birmingham, Mich., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., Lansing, Mich., Philadelphia, Pa., Phoenix, Ariz., Pittsburgh, Pa., Princeton, N.J., Washington, D.C., Wheeling, W.Va. and Wilmington, Del.

Commercial & Real Estate Finance Associate – Pittsburgh, PA

Clark Hill Thorp Reed's Pittsburgh office is seeking a Mid-Level Lateral Associate with at least 5 years of experience for its Commercial & Real Estate Finance Practice Group.  All candidates must have experience handling commercial and real estate finance transactions. Candidates are expected to be detail-oriented, should possess a solid work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills.  Applicants should send a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Jacki Herzog, Legal Recruiter, at jherzog@clarkhillthorpreed.com.


Labor & Employment Associate - Pittsburgh

Clark Hill Thorp Reed is seeking an entry-level to junior-level associate attorney for its Labor & Employment Practice Group in its Pittsburgh office.  All candidates must have a demonstrated interest in Labor and Employment law and be willing to work on a broad range of employment issues including discrimination and harassment disputes in state or federal court, as well as before the EEOC.  Candidates must be able to interact with clients directly on employment counseling matters.  Successful candidates must be detail-oriented and should possess a solid work ethic.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also required.  All candidates must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Jacki Herzog, Legal Recruiter, at jherzog@clarkhill.com.  Please include "Labor and Employment Associate" in the subject line of the submission email.  (Placements through external recruiters will not be considered at this time.)