Careers

For Attorneys
As the legal profession evolves and changes, so do our clients and their needs. Axley’s Wisconsin attorneys keep pace with the practice of law, continuing to lead the profession and bringing our unique experiences and personal perspectives to the tradition of our firm. Our goal remains the same. We focus on excellence. Excellence in our individual skills and abilities, excellence in advocating for our clients and excellence in service to our profession.A career at Axley includes:Career Paths
Axley is committed to your career and your career goals. We hire with the expectation that you’ll be partner some day. We developed a career path policy for attorneys, including the traditional path of associate, senior associate, income partner and equity partner. Axley offers a full range of opportunities and experiences to help you build your practice and reach your career goals.

Mentoring

Axley has an exceptional mentoring philosophy. We provide a solid mentoring program designed to ensure you have consistent, quality support. The firm assigns each associate a mentor partner whose primary role is to become your advocate. Your mentor assists you with your career development and firm involvement. We are committed to providing personal guidance for your career success.

Training

Axley provides our associates with hands-on client service experience. Our training program is unparalleled, offering comprehensive and in-depth in-house training, including office procedures, substantive law and ethics seminars. Partners will supervise new attorneys to make sure you receive the right experiences to keep your career moving forward. Your best training will be the hands-on experience you will receive when working with clients. Your work will consistently challenge you, but we’ll guide you through the entire process.

Client Development

Axley intends to maintain an important presence in the legal community for years to come. You inherit the future of this firm, and we are committed to assisting you with marketing, training and client development opportunities. We will give you a personal career development guide to assist you with your career goals and the growth of your practice, as well as personal assistance from our marketing department.

Firm Culture

Axley’s firm culture fosters a collegial atmosphere which, in turn, enhances the practice of law. We offer a friendly work environment and encourage team approach where attorneys work together on various client projects. The firm is proud of our “open door” policy. We encourage associates to feel comfortable seeking peer advice. We also understand the importance of life outside of the office. The firm offers various social activities, including firm sponsored sports teams, social events and activities that foster relationships among partners, associates, staff and families.

Summary of Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Retirement Plan: Generous firm contributions to profit sharing plan and voluntary 401(k) savings
  • Life, long-term disability and health insurance, with a choice of one of three HMOs
  • Flexible benefits spending plan
  • Home purchase assistance program
  • Paid tuition for continuing legal education programs
  • Marketing incentive, productivity bonus programs and yearly marketing stipend
  • Paid parking on premises
  • Paid vacation
  • Six paid holidays per year, plus a ½ day Good Friday and ½ day Christmas Eve
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid state and county bar membership fees

To inquire about joining Axley as an attorney, contact:

Diana Bruner
Recruitment Coordinator
608.283.6748
dbruner@axley.com

Axley Brynelson, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, membership in the armed forces, or any other basis prohibited by law. Upon request, job applications are available in alternative, accessible formats, as is assistance in completing the application. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant’s ability to perform the duties of the position.

For Other Professionals

Axley recognizes that the most valuable resource we can offer to our clients is our employees’ commitment to service excellence. At Axley, we seek out employees who share this value and want to make positive contributions to Axley’s success.

Summary of Benefits

  • Retirement Plan: Voluntary 401(k) savings and generous firm contributions to profit sharing plan
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Flexible benefits spending plan
  • Voluntary long term disability
  • Health insurance with choice of one of three HMOs
  • Life insurance
  • Voluntary dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parking/transportation allowance after 5 years (Madison Office)

Download Axley’s General Employment Application (.PDF)

To inquire about career opportunities at Axley as a legal assistant or other professional, contact:

Sharon Manlick
608.257.5661
smanlick@axley.com

Axley Brynelson, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, membership in the armed forces, or any other basis prohibited by law. Upon request, job applications are available in alternative, accessible formats, as is assistance in completing the application. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant’s ability to perform the duties of the position.

For Law Students

Summer Associate Program

Axley provides law students the opportunity to gain hands on legal experience through the firm’s summer law clerk program. Our summer law clerks get a true understanding of Axley and the legal industry by working with our 50 plus Wisconsin attorneys on real assignments for real clients in over 100 legal areas.

Axley’s summer law clerks:

  • Shadow attorneys at court trials, depositions and mediations
  • Learn about the business and marketing aspects of law practice, such as obtaining and retaining clients
  • Interact with clients and potential clients at company and community networking events
  • Draft memos, briefs and pleadings
  • Collaborate with attorneys to write articles and legal alerts, and prepare presentations
  • Participate in client and firm practice group meetings
  • Attend legal trainings and CLEs

Our summer law clerk program is our primary source of new associate hires. We principally recruit second year law students.

To inquire about joining Axley as a summer law clerk, email Diana Bruner, Recruitment Coordinator, at dbruner@axley.com.

Axley Brynelson, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, membership in the armed forces, or any other basis prohibited by law. Upon request, job applications are available in alternative, accessible formats, as is assistance in completing the application. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant’s ability to perform the duties of the position.

Locations

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2 E. Mifflin Street
PO Box 1767
608.257.5661
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N20W22961
Watertown Rd
262.524.8500

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