Why Wendel?

The answer is interesting work and great people.

When considering where you would like to take your career, consider also where you would like to take your life. Our work lives constitute a large percentage of how we spend our time and with whom we associate. Interesting work and great people are the main reasons that most of us choose to work here.

Simply put, we want to practice excellent law. We want to have fun doing it. We want to earn a reasonable living.

While this may seem simplistic, it really represents the reasons most attorneys practice law. The profession provides challenging, interesting work. Compared to most endeavors, the law provides a good living, social status and a modicum of independence. It usually results in a long workday, but provides the opportunity to schedule free time in a flexible and personal way. Thus, our mission is to increase profitability and improve the delivery of legal services without sacrificing quality of life. Attracting more challenging work will keep us interested. Working with a great team of people makes it fun.


Wendel Rosen supports a culture of diversity and is committed to the development of all attorneys in the firm. The firm's diversity policy requires all employees to respect differences, be they of age, race, nationality, ethnic group, sexual orientation, physical ability, health status, religion, educational-experience, marital or parental status.

The firm recognizes that the diversity of our work force is a resource, allowing us to tap a broad range of backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience. The firm is committed to developing and using the diverse talents and energies of all its employees and to recruiting people who reflect the diversity of the United States and the greater Bay Area.

Firm management and administration encourage partners and associates to participate in leadership opportunities in a variety of business and community organizations whose purpose is to enhance the resources available to some of the region's more disenfranchised communities. At the same time, involvement in these organizations helps to develop the leadership skills, networks and resources of our attorneys. The firm is committed to being a good neighbor and a good corporate citizen.

For more information about Wendel's diversity, please visit our Diversity page.


Our main office is located in downtown Oakland, directly above the 12th Street BART station and across the street from City Center’s cafes, restaurants and shops.

Our Modesto office is located in the heart of the city at 1500 J Street, in close walking distance to many amenities. 

Living in the Bay Area

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Attorney Positions

Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys

Wendel Rosen is interviewing talented attorneys who have represented businesses and high net worth individuals for at least a decade to join our sophisticated, financially solid and entrepreneurial organization. 

We are looking for candidates who possess a strong client following and an established history of business development who would also work with our high-profile clients.

Our firm offers clients a reasonable rate structure, along with experienced attorneys who possess professional integrity and are devoted to client service. We offer a group of highly skilled attorneys to support your established practice, while encouraging professional independence. Our working environment is collegial and team-oriented.

If you are interested, please contact us by e-mailing All communications will be held in the strictest confidence. Principals only.


Current Positions

Corporate Associate

Wendel Rosen invites associates with 3-6 years’ experience to join our sophisticated and entrepreneurial organization.  We are looking for a corporate candidate who is knowledgeable in an array of corporate issues and business transactions from closely-held entities, to emerging and start-up ventures to mature businesses.  Tax experience, although not required, would be a plus.  Other desirable areas of experience are private offerings, venture capital and software licensing.  We are looking for an associate who will work with the firm’s expanding and high-profile client base, while participating in the firm’s business development activities.

The firm represents privately-held companies in all areas of formation, operation, governance, contracting, mergers and acquisitions and exit strategies.  The business practice group has broad-based experience with the laws and business practices affecting companies and entrepreneurs in an extensive range of industries.

Our firm offers clients reasonable rates, along with experienced representation, professional integrity, and devotion to client service.  We offer a group of highly skilled attorneys who enjoy practicing law and working with one another. 

If you are interested, please contact us by e-mailing  For more information on the firm, go to All communications will be held in the strictest confidence.


Law Students

The firm accepts a limited number of law students. For inquires, please contact recruiting.

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Wendel Rosen has made a commitment over the years to the Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program.  The program is a joint project of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and the Contra Costa Bar Association (CCCBA).  Given the historic under-representation of minority lawyers in large law firms, the program seeks to provide a means for exposing minority law students to large law firms and vice versa.  Wendel Rosen attorneys were among the original organizers of the program, when the program first expanded to include firms in Alameda County in 1993.  We continue to participate to this day.

Professional Staff

Current Positions

Trusts and Estates Paralegal

Job Summary:
Wendel Rosen is seeking a paralegal to provide support to attorneys in the Trusts and Estates practice group. Tasks include assisting with trust administration and probates; assisting with drafting estate planning documents, grant deeds and related documents; assisting with preparation of petitions, inventories and other court filings; and working on estate tax returns.  Administrative tasks include telephone calls and correspondence to clients and others, typing, copying, mailing, filing, organizing and indexing documents.  We are looking for a motivated individual who is  a team player and open to learning from our experienced attorneys.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and a friendly work environment where you can build a long and fruitful career.
Required qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years’ paralegal experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel        
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and cases
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program
  • Trusts and estates experience
Interested candidates should submit their resume to   


Law Firm HR Coordinator

Job Summary:
Wendel Rosen is seeking an experienced Law Firm Human Resources Coordinator to support our busy Human Resources department with a variety of day-to-day operations including employee health benefits, recruiting, onboarding, compensation, 401(k) and payroll. Tasks include maintaining personnel files, scheduling interviews, conducting new hire orientation, reconciling carrier invoices and drafting correspondence with vendors, employees, and insurance carriers. We are seeking a self-starter who is  able to maintain strict confidentiality, has meticulous attention to detail, enjoys a variety of work, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ideal Candidates Will Have:
  • Experience in Human Resources
  • Law Firm or other professional service office experience
  • Experience processing payroll
  • Familiarity with wage and hour rules regarding rest and meal periods
  • Four-year college degree
Required Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Minimum of three years of professional office experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, especially in Excel
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Basic understanding of Payroll
  • Congenial and able to work well with others
  • AA Degree
If you are interested, please contact us by e-mailing


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