We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Associate Attorney

Lewis-Traut & Ruswick, APC is a boutique estate, tax, and business law firm located in the South Coast Metro area. Lewis-Traut & Ruswick, APC is currently seeking an associate-level attorney with 2-5 years of estate and business planning experience. The Firm’s estate planning and corporate transactional practice is growing, and we are seeking a motivated, hard-working, and entrepreneurial attorney to service new and existing clients and assist with further development of the Firm’s estate and business planning practice. The ideal applicant is a dynamic, solutions-oriented, and business-minded attorney who is eager to take on new challenges. The position offers competitive compensation and benefits.


  • Handling a variety of legal matters related to estates, trust, business, and tax law
  • Entity formation
  • Meeting with clients and advising on corporate governance, entity structuring, tax, and business succession issues
  • Preparing and reviewing contracts, business filings, tax documents, and other business matters
  • Structuring mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts
  • Drafting and reviewing estate planning documents
  • Trust and estate administration
  • Assisting with content writing and editing
  • Business development including networking regularly with other service professionals (i.e. CPA’s, insurance, and financial advisors)


  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • An active member in good standing of the California Bar
  • 2-5 years of experience in trust & estate planning
  • Ability to interact comfortably and professionally with clients; strong drafting skills; exceptional interpersonal skills; highly collaborative and team-oriented
  • Strong work ethic; excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Commitment to professionalism and client service; ownership mentality
  • Ability to manage complicated business and estate planning transactions
  • Strong commitment to detail and exceptional work product
  • Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Lexis or Westlaw, Excel, and Word

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume to CAREERS. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.