Working at Spears & Imes offers lawyers, legal assistants, and staff an opportunity to work in a small-firm setting on a broad range of sophisticated and complex matters with experienced and successful lawyers who maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.

Lawyers and Legal Assistants

The firm’s practice is stimulating and challenging: we focus on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and securities enforcement. We are committed to a non-hierarchical approach to practicing law and believe this approach not only gives lawyers and legal assistants the opportunity to grow professionally, but also enhances the quality of services we provide our clients.

Our firm is looking for exceptionally talented, hard-working people who have outstanding academic records and varied backgrounds, and who are committed to excellence and impeccable ethics. We place a premium on excellent writing skills. Because our practice is multi-faceted and requires considerable fact work, we also value creativity and an ability to communicate well with all kinds of people. We welcome applications for employment from lawyers leaving judicial clerkships and other recent law school graduates.


Our staff is a critical part of our firm’s ability to provide outstanding, responsive service to our clients. Many of our clients know our staff by name and often deal with them directly. We look for permanence in our staff, and some of our staff members have worked with us for decades. Like the lawyers and legal assistants, they are hard-working, intelligent, loyal, and committed to excellence. The small-firm setting means that everyone counts and is expected to contribute significantly as we meet our clients’ needs. We treat our staff with respect and dignity at all times.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Work Environment

Our firm is absolutely committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of lawyers, legal assistants, and staff. We value people of diverse backgrounds and interests, and we seek to attract the best talent for all positions. The firm is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals with respect to compensation, terms, or conditions or privileges of employment based upon race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other non-relevant criteria.

Greening Our Practice

The firm is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable business practices. We have worked to make the firm more eco-friendly by reducing our use of the earth’s resources and by managing energy consumption. The firm has been recognized by the American Bar Association as a Law Office Climate Challenge Partner. Our objective is not only to reduce the impact of the firm’s operations on the environment, but also to add value and efficiency for our clients.

If you are interested in working here, please call or submit your résumé to Max Nicholas.