Firm Culture

There are a variety of factors that set Cuddy & McCarthy apart from other law firms.

Our associates receive better assignments and opportunities.

Our cases and deals are efficiently staffed, which allows even our most junior associates to do the kind of legal work traditionally reserved for more senior attorneys at other firms. First-year associates at our firm have opportunities to work directly with clients, negotiate deals, argue motions in court, take and defend depositions, and draft key legal documents, all with the assistance and supervision of more senior attorneys, as appropriate.

Our attorneys tend to stay with the firm. We provide our attorneys with the opportunity, training, tools, and autonomy needed to excel. Many of our attorneys have spent their entire careers at Cuddy & McCarthy.

We promote individual initiative. While some firms tend to stifle their associates’ initiative, we pride ourselves on consistently encouraging everyone to bring new ideas to the Firm and to client matters.

We support our associates’ client development efforts. We help our attorneys understand the business of our clients in addition to learning the practice of law. One of our primary goals is to help our associates develop the solid lawyering skills necessary to give them the confidence and ability to become effective advocates for our clients.  As opposed to many firms, we encourage our associates to develop new client relationships and provide support to associates in their efforts.

We encourage partners and associates to become leaders in their practice areas and make sure they have direct client contact and responsibility, even in the early years of their practice. As knowledgeable lawyers, we have a lot to “give back,” and mentoring other lawyers and teaching continuing education classes makes us better-rounded practitioners.

Attorney Positions

Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP, a 23 attorney law firm with offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, has an immediate opening in our Santa Fe office for a full-time Associate Attorney. This is a great opportunity to work in the firm’s general civil practice, handling a caseload pertaining to litigation, insurance defense, real estate, labor & employment matters, family law and as well as other areas of law. Candidates have 3-4 years of relevant attorney experience. Our ideal candidate will be responsible, organized, a team player, possess strong people skills, as well as excellent time management skills. Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Candidates must be committed to serving the diverse needs of our clients. Salary based upon qualifications and experience. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to: ejaramillo@cuddymccarthy.com. All replies will be kept confidential.


Cuddy & McCarthy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director

Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP, a 23 lawyer law firm based in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently recruiting candidates for the position of Executive Director.  The position is responsible for overseeing both offices but will be based primarily in the Santa Fe office.  This position reports directly to the Managing Partner and to the Executive Committee and is responsible for an approximate 25-person support staff.  The successful candidate will also apply his or her strategic talents, leadership abilities and hands-on skills as they work directly with the firm’s leadership to develop and implement the firm’s strategic plans and initiatives.  Experience in law firm management or a similar professional service firm is desired, with particular emphasis on financial management, human resources, and process management.  Ability to thrive and to be proactive on behalf of busy lawyers in a democratic decision-making environment is a must.  Four year degree required but MBA or comparable degree preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits.

*To be considered, candidates are required to submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to:  ejaramillo@cuddymccarthy.com

Legal Assistant

Legal assistant needed (in our Santa Fe office) with at least 3 yrs experience in bonds and general civil litigation. Prepares correspondence and pleadings, prepares bond transcripts for closings, calendars, enters time sheets, document management including coordinating and circulating documents for closings, knowledge of courts and electronic filing is required, supports multiple attorneys and entire team. Great attitude and professionalism is required.


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