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Lateral Hire Opportunities


Wooden McLaughlin strives to exceed the commonly accepted standards of professionalism and client service. Our attorneys are talented, dedicated, and committed to helping our clients succeed.  We seek experienced lawyers who are:  entrepreneurial; client-service oriented; team players; respectful of our firm’s collegial atmosphere; and who share Wooden McLaughlin's core values.

Integration is critical to each lawyer's success and to ours.  We work hard to assimilate you into the firm quickly and efficiently so you can “hit the ground running.”  We believe this is both beneficial for you and your clients.  If you are looking for a new challenge and have existing clients who would be better served by you being at a new firm, please submit your resume and cover letter and direct all questions or inquiries to Steve Elsner, Chief Operating Officer at Steve.Elsner@WoodenMcLaughlin.com.


Because associates are a vital part of the firm, selection is made with considerable care.   As a new lawyer at Wooden McLaughlin, we provide support and training to help you to build the skills needed to grow a sophisticated legal practice and develop rewarding client relationships.  We assist you with practice skill development, understanding the business of operating a law firm, marketing, and business development skills.  We are proud of our track record of hiring associates that become successful partners and long term contributors in their areas of focus.

Current Associate Openings

While there are no present open positions, if you are interested in being considered for future associate opportunities, please send a copy of your law school transcript along with your cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Amy VonDielingen at Amy.VonDielingen@WoodenMcLaughlin.com or One Indiana Square, Suite 1800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Summer Associates
Wooden McLaughlin's summer program is designed to give summer associates a clear picture of what it is like to practice law.   Summer associates will be assigned a partner mentor and will work with both partners and associates at the firm.   In addition to providing research and writing support in several practice areas, summer associates attend depositions, hearings, mediations, closings and client meetings.

We consider the summer associate program an important recruiting tool, and as such, we want each summer associate to be given the chance to show his or her capabilities by working on meaningful projects.  At the same time, we want to make sure that summer associates and their spouses or significant others have the opportunity to participate in the social life of the firm in order to provide exposure to all firm members and to enhance the overall summer experience.

We conduct on-campus interviews, but accept applications from students who do not attend the schools at which we interview.  We prefer candidates with ties to the Central Indiana area and who have demonstrated high academic achievement.

Below is our recruiting schedule for 2017 Summer Associate positions.

August 2 Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
August 10

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

August 16 Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
TBD University of Notre Dame Law School

Please direct all questions or inquiries to Amy VonDielingen, Recruiting Committee Chair, at Amy.VonDielingen@WoodenMcLaughlin.com.

Non-attorney Careers
The delivery of excellent legal services to our clients is the hallmark of our Firm.   Continuing our tradition of excellence requires a skilled, highly competent and energized support staff.   The Firm has periodic needs for professional legal secretaries, paralegals as well as other talented individuals.

The Firm offers an excellent pay and benefits package plus a congenial environment where all staff may function to their fullest capacity.  Any open position will be posted on this website with instructions concerning how to apply for the posted position.