At Potomac Law, we are always looking for experienced, talented, and creative individuals to join our team. Our attorneys typically join us after several years of successful practice in leading law firms, corporate legal departments, and/or the government.
If you would like to learn more about opportunities with our firm, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
- Collegial Team
We are a community of highly experienced attorneys who thrive working in an innovative and flexible way. Our attorneys work collaboratively in person, by telephone and video conferencing, by email correspondence, and though the use of online document sharing tools. We attract and support attorneys from a wealth of cultural backgrounds.
- Transparent Compensation
We compensate attorneys based on an objective formula that avoids the tension and conflict created by opaque and discretionary compensation formulas embraced by traditional law firms. Our innovative business model enables attorneys to retain a higher percentage of their billable revenue while charging clients significantly less than traditional law firms. The firm provides the freedom and flexibility to bill at a rate determined by an attorney’s practice and clients.
- Green Environment
We strive to minimize our impact on the environment as much as possible through responsible practices. By working primarily from home offices, our attorneys commute less, save on gasoline, and improve air quality. We have greatly reduced our use of paper by utilizing secure digital file management wherever possible.
- Flexible Work Environment
Potomac Law enables attorneys to take more control of their legal career. Our attorneys have the freedom and flexibility to work from any location that suits the attorney and his/her clients’ needs. We believe that working remotely enables us to be more productive and efficient in balancing our professional and personal commitments. In addition, we have rejected minimum billable requirements that can create an inherent conflict between a client’s needs and an attorney’s work-life balance.
Law schools from which our lawyers most frequently graduated:
Harvard Law School
Georgetown Law Center
George Washington University School of Law
Why I Joined PLG
I joined Potomac Law after working in BigLaw, serving as general counsel of a public company, and running a solo practice. I recognize the value of having highly experienced colleagues in a range of practice areas available to collaborate on client matters. My clients’ needs are varied and I often call upon my colleagues to assist in corporate, tax, employee benefits, litigation, government contracts, and employment law. I am very pleased with high caliber attorneys at PLG.
I was delighted to bring my legal practice to Potomac Law. I have been practicing employment and higher education law for nearly 25 years in private practice, as in-house general counsel and as outside general counsel. Potomac Law offers an unmatched environment in which to practice law and provides the highest level of service to clients with billing transparency and efficiency. All of my clients have been referred to me through someone I know, and I am very pleased that the PLG model offers such value for them.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of PLG’s innovative law firm model as I continue my litigation career in a setting more conducive to balance. I enjoy collaborating with smart and experienced attorneys in representing sophisticated clients. Additionally, with PLG’s flexibility comes efficiency, which benefits both clients and attorneys.
What a sense of liberation I’ve felt since joining PLG. I have all the benefits of BigLaw and none of the drawbacks. PLG’s policies are designed to ensure that the interests of the firm, its attorneys, and their clients are perfectly aligned. I’m able to provide outstanding service without the pressure to bill a certain number of hours or push work down to junior associates. Since joining PLG, interactions with my wonderful colleagues across the country – from partners to paralegals to admins – have far surpassed what I experienced in BigLaw, both quantitatively and qualitatively. I’m amazed at the caliber of professionals here, in terms of knowledge, experience, and personality. My theory is that the firm’s progressive model is self-selecting: it attracts people who are forward-thinking, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and – best of all in my book – unpretentious.
After decades toiling in BigLaw, Potomac Law has been a refreshing and invigorating change. I'm able to focus on practicing law and practice development, with minimal bureaucratic busy-work distractions. The caliber of the Potomac Law attorneys and paralegals I have worked with has been superb. Potomac Law attorneys are skilled and experienced, in a variety of specialties, and are increasingly geographically diverse--all good selling points with potential clients. I enjoy the work-from-home flexibility, enabled by IT support. The lower overhead enables us to offer lower rates than our BigLaw competition. Clients increasingly are recognizing the Potomac Law business model is the wave of the future for much of the legal services market. The objective, formula-driven compensation system is free of BigLaw cronyism and perverse incentives that can get in the way of productive and client-focused teamwork. Our growing and collegial Boston area presence is a plus, as is the focused and dedicated management and administrative team.
For the first decade of my legal career, I worked in BigLaw before launching a successful solo practice. As a solo practitioner, I frequently had to send some of my clients’ legal work out to other law firms, either because the issue was outside my area of expertise or I lacked the bandwidth to take on the anticipated workload by myself. By joining PLG, I immediately gained access to colleagues and resources that enabled me to grow and expand my practice considerably. My clients are thrilled to learn that the firm offers different areas of expertise to handle their matters “in house.” Working alongside and collaborating with my colleagues continues to provide me with tremendous opportunities I would not have enjoyed as a solo practitioner.