Career Opportunities at McDowell Rice

McDowell Rice is always looking for excellent attorneys, legal assistants and staff to join our team.


Associate Attorney - Litigation

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is seeking an associate attorney with 2-4 years of litigation experience with strong emphasis on providing support with research and writing. Requirements include: top 25% of graduating class, moot court and/or law review, excellent writing and communication skills, and licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. Any resume submitted must be accompanied by a writing sample reflecting candidate’s own work product. If qualified and interested, please forward introductory letter, resume, and writing sample


Lateral Attorney

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan P.C. is seeking lateral mid-senior level candidates with established practices to provide both the highest quality services to the candidate’s existing clients and depth and experience to the firm in the areas of commercial, business, dispute resolution, tort and professional liability litigation and/or transactional work. Must be licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. If interested, please forward introductory letter and resume for consideration to:


Legal Assistant – Creditors’ Rights/Collections/Bankruptcy

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan has an immediate full-time opening for a Creditors’ Rights/Collections/Bankruptcy Legal Assistant to assist the Chair of the Creditor’s Rights Law Group, Lou Wade. Responsibilities include: Drafting pleadings, petitions, garnishments, basic discovery, electronic court filings in all state and district courts throughout Missouri and Kansas as well as in bankruptcy courts, docket coverage, communication with clients and opposing counsel and court clerks, and all accounting matters, including accounting reconciliation on the 15th and last day of the month. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or 8:00 -5:00, with some flexibility. Plaza location. McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is a mid-sized law firm located on the Country Club Plaza. Qualified candidates should contact Sherry Newsom at: