Careers

We are a professional corporation committed to creating a diverse workplace and are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and therefore do not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, or military status.

Attorney Positions

Meyer Capel is always looking for exceptional candidates that meet the firm’s high standards and will thrive in our culture. Meyer Capel offers great opportunities to work with talented colleagues and serve an outstanding client base across thriving and diverse practice areas. From complex business transactions, real estate, and estate planning to civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense, Meyer Capel prides itself on providing excellent service and tremendous value to its clients. Despite its relatively small stature, Meyer Capel regularly stands toe-to-toe (in some cases side-by-side) with many of the most renowned firms in the United States; it has become the go-to firm for central Illinois businesses and individuals, when they need timely and reliable advice in solving their most complex problems. If you are an attorney and interested in joining Meyer Capel, we encourage you to contact Forrest Heyman at fheyman@meyercapel.com for more information or to apply for a position.

Associate Attorney - Corporate, Business, Real Estate

Scope of Work

The potential scope of work may include, among other tasks, (1) drafting business/corporate contracts; (2) representing buyers or sellers of residential, agricultural, or commercial real estate; (3) representing buyers or sellers of businesses, including advising regarding due diligence, negotiations, and documentation of transactions; (4) establishing limited liability company, corporations, and other business entities; (5) merger and acquisition transactions; (6) counseling clients regarding corporate governance documents.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is someone who (1) has exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal English communication skills, (2) has outstanding time management skills, (3) thinks strategically, critically, creatively, and swiftly, (4) is a strong team player who functions well in a professional and collegial environment, (5) is focused on solving problems, serving clients, and achieving successful results, (6) actively listens and comprehends the objectives of others, (7) does not sacrifice integrity or character; (8) has a proven record of achievement, (9) has strong legal research and writing skills, and strong academic credentials, (10) responds well to mentorship and constructive feedback, (11) demonstrates the potential to "make partner," and (12) desires to live, work, and grow in Central Illinois, and either has been admitted to the Illinois Bar or will pursue successful admission to the Illinois Bar after graduation.

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial will suffice), and writing sample by e-mail to: fheyman@meyercapel.com

Address cover letter to: Forrest J. Heyman, Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation, 306 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820

Associate Attorney - Litigation

Scope of Work

The potential scope of work may include, among other tasks, (1) client counseling through contract, licensing, business, real estate or employment disputes; (2) drafting pleadings and motions for state and federal court actions; (3) drafting and responding to written discovery and other factual case development; (4) court appearances and deposition work; and (5) some appellate practice.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is someone who (1) has exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal English communication skills, (2) has outstanding time management skills, (3) thinks strategically, critically, creatively, and swiftly, (4) is a strong team player who functions well in a professional and collegial environment, (5) is focused on solving problems, serving clients, and achieving successful results, (6) actively listens and comprehends the objectives of others, (7) does not sacrifice integrity or character; (8) has a proven record of achievement, (9) has strong legal research and writing skills, and strong academic credentials, (10) responds well to mentorship and constructive feedback, (11) demonstrates the potential to "make partner," and (12) desires to live, work, and grow in Central Illinois, and either has been admitted to the Illinois Bar or will pursue successful admission to the Illinois Bar after graduation.

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial will suffice), and writing sample by e-mail to: jpropps@meyercapel.com

Address cover letter to: Jamie A. Propps, Esq., Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation, 306 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820

Staff Positions

Litigation Paralegal

Meyer Capel Law Firm is looking for a skilled litigation paralegal to assist during all phases of the litigation process. Duties will include legal research, discovery document review, investigation, service of process, drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, other legal memoranda, and jury instructions. This position will also assist with discovery and formulation of arguments and assist at hearings and trials. Requirements include proven working experience as a litigation paralegal, strong written and communication skills along with attention to detail. Organization and the ability to handle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment is a must. A paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification is required. Compensation will be contingent upon experience. Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: lbailie@meyercapel.com EOE

Business Legal Assistant

Seeking a professional assistant to work with business and transactional attorney and serve as floater for positions as needed. The ideal candidate will have business, banking, or corporate background, and must have good organizational and technology skills. Compensation contingent upon experience. Please send resume and cover letter to lbailie@meyercapel.com EOE

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