At Kennedy, Archer & Giffen, we are always pleased to hear from talented people interested in joining our firm.  We continually hire legal assistants, paralegals, and attorneys who can join us in providing high quality legal service to our clients, and who offer unique skills that contribute to our team environment.

We offer the opportunity to work with the highest quality legal professionals, in the beautiful setting of the Monterey Peninsula.  Our team prides itself in finding and achieving a balance that enables us to maintain a professional practice that we are proud of, and personal lives that give us deep satisfaction.

If you are interested in joining the firm, please submit all inquiries to:


We are seeking a Litigation Associate Attorney to handle a variety of litigation matters, including disputes among business owners and real property disputes. Responsibilities include corresponding with clients and insurers, performing legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, and arguing matters in state and federal courts.

We are interested in candidates with excellent academic credentials, admitted to the California Bar, and at least two years of experience with a top-quality law firm. Please submit cover letter and resume to Jon Giffen at


We seek a conscientious, detail-oriented Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join our business practice group and assist with corporate and real estate transactions. We will provide training to the right candidate.

Examples of Responsibilities:

  • Legal Assistant to business department
  • Prepare organizational documents including entity formations, registrations and compliance filings
  • Interface with attorney service providers to manage filings and document retrievals from Secretaries of State
  • Prepare conveyance and other closing documents
  • Redline and format Word documents
  • Calculate and calendar contract key dates
  • Prepare title binders for attorney review
  • Prepare client invoice accountings
  • Transcription as needed
  • Entry of attorney timesheets into billing system
  • Maintain paperless filing system

Desired Qualifications:

— Excellent computer skills; proficient in MS Office suite, Adobe, Excel
— Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines under pressure
— Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to effectively analyze and solve problems

We offer a great working environment, competitive compensation, and benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, holidays and sick time, 401k plan, disability insurance, and 125 plan.

Please send resume and cover letter to: