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

Trusts & Estates Attorney

Wendel Rosen is seeking a full-time attorney to join our Trusts & Estates Practice Group.  The ideal candidate will have 4 – 8 years of experience with estate planning and handling trust and estate administrations.  An LLM and/or extensive tax planning experience is preferred.  We are looking for candidates with excellent research, drafting and analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Wendel Rosen, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the East Bay, consists of a group of highly skilled and diverse attorneys who enjoy practicing law and working with one another.  We offer clients reasonable rates, along with experienced representation, professional integrity, and devotion to client service. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, 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



Legal Secretary

The primary responsibilities for this position include: providing attorneys with litigation, transactional and administrative support – including preparation of legal documents, drafting memos and correspondence, scheduling and calendaring meetings, and assisting with the opening and closing of matters.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of legal secretary experience, including litigation, e-filing and extensive experience with Word and Outlook. Excel and timekeeping software experience is a plus. We are seeking a self-starter who enjoys staying busy, has meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

In addition to a highly-skilled group of attorneys, we offer a congenial work environment and excellent benefits. If you would like to join our team, please send us your resume and cover letter to recruiting.


Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.