We believe our success is based on our team. Our firm culture centers around teamwork and our core values of ProfessionalismLoyalty & Integrity.

Shannon & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Transactional Attorney

Shannon & Wright LLP is actively seeking a Transactional Attorney to support our Business, Real Estate, and Tax practices conducting sophisticated business and real estate transactions. This position can be based out of our Alexandria or Leesburg office.

Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of relevant experience in such areas as: drafting and negotiating various agreements (asset purchase and sale, shareholder, operating, executive compensation, non-compete, etc.), stock purchase and recapitalizations, M&A transactions, and all types of real estate transactions. Candidates should have experience strategically advising clients, identifying and minimizing potential risks. Candidates must be barred in Virginia (MD and DC a plus).

The position will entail working with partners on all aspects of legal matters with direct client interaction representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established individual and corporate clients. Successful candidates will have excellent writing, research, and communication skills.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package that will acknowledge your past law firm, corporate, or government experience and provide future growth opportunities. Successful candidates will demonstrate and uphold a professional atmosphere that allows personal relationships that support the firm’s professional standards and client’s goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely and support Partners’ matters representing clients in a wide range of transactional needs
  • Communicate and update clients as needed throughout representation
  • Meet with new clients to assess their needs, identify their goals, and determine the best course forward in satisfying those needs
  • Ensure timely entry of time and billing details daily and in line with the firm best practices
  • Work with Firm Administrator and the Managing Partner to support the goals of the firm
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with best practices for attorneys including the ethical and professional standards of the Virginia State Bar and other applicable bars

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Have active Virginia State Bar Membership in good standing
  • Have minimum of 5 years corporate and/or transactional experience
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of commercial law knowledge
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have excellent organizational skills including capturing, detailing and follow up skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism with all team members
  • Commit to the professional, integrity and loyalty that are keystones for the firm
  • Have proficient technology skills utilizing Adobe and the Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred, but not required:

  • Delaware, NY, DC, MD or FL Bar Membership
  • Clio and NetDocuments software experience

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.

To apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to

Legal Assistant

Shannon & Wright LLP is actively seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to provide support services to attorneys who serve clients in the areas of civil litigation, real estate and land use, as well as general business transactions. Candidates have the option to work in our Old Town Alexandria or downtown Leesburg office locations.

As a Legal Assistant, you will serve as the main point of contact for client intake along with ensuring the efficient and timely workflows of attorney and client needs. The position entails direct client interaction and requires professional communication skills, both verbal and written. The ideal candidate is a versatile team player who thrives in a busy, professional environment, who can effectively organize and prioritize tasks. Candidates with a strong work ethic, sense of urgency, and proactive approach to assignments will excel in this position.

Additional responsibilities may include coordinating and completing pre-trial and trial assistance for General District Court, Circuit Court, and Appellate Courts at both federal and state levels.

This position reports directly to the Firm Administrator and is a in person, full-time position that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all incoming calls and guests are greeted timely and professionally;
  • Managing the firm’s client intake process and conducting potential client screenings;
  • Conducting conflict checks for potential new clients;
  • Setting up new clients in the firm’s legal software database;
  • Case file management to include opening, maintaining, and closing client files;
  • Managing electronic calendars and shared inboxes;
  • Coordinating conference rooms and meeting schedules;
  • Processing incoming mail and packages, coordinating courier pick up and deliveries, and scheduling court reporters;
  • Drafting client engagement letters and legal correspondence;
  • Conducting legal research as needed;
  • Managing office inventory and ordering of supplies;
  • Ensuring the reception, conference rooms and kitchen are neat and professional throughout the day;
  • Having a working knowledge and familiarity with legal processes and local court procedures;
  • Assisting with document retrieval, review, organization and production;
  • Maintaining case pleadings, correspondence, discovery and research for client files in high volume cases;
  • Conducting legal research;
  • Assisting with deposition and trial site preparation;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of client information; and
  • Adherence to firm policies and procedures related to best practices related to case management and daily timekeeping.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years providing legal support services;
  • Public Notary
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including high level attention to detail;
  • Effective client relationship management skills;
  • Proficiency using technology and software, specifically Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe;
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities; and
  • Thrives in a group environment with a teamwork mentality.

Preferred, but not Required:

4-year college degree

Clio software experience

Lexis Advance and/or Westlaw experience

Hours: The firm’s core office hours are from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm; a schedule will be established based on the individual’s and the firm’s needs. The firm also offers a compressed work schedule option. Must be available for occasional overtime as needed.

Background checks: All successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter to

Shannon & Wright, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.