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At Tuggle Duggins, we are always looking for qualified candidates to become part of our firm. If you are a law school student, we want to hear from you. You can discover what options you have with us by reading through our Summer Internships and On-Campus Recruiting policies. If you are an attorney looking to move to a dynamic, competitive firm in North Carolina, see our Lateral opportunities policy. If searching for an associate, principal or director position with Tuggle Duggins, please review what we're looking for and see if our firm is right for you. To see what needs we have currently, read through our Current Opportunities.

Please contact us with any further questions you may have about our recruiting and hiring policies.

Each year, Tuggle Duggins invites a limited number of summer associates to join our practice with the hope that a long-term relationship will develop. Summer associates usually select the practice group with which they wish to work. Under the guidance of a designated member of the group, the associate will work primarily with attorneys in that group, gaining exposure to as many practice activities as possible, including client meetings, closings, depositions, court appearances and mediations. Our goal is to give each summer associate a true law practice experience, as well as the opportunity to get to know us.

Tuggle Duggins conducts on-campus interviews at several North Carolina law schools. We regularly receive resumes from numerous law schools, both inside and outside of North Carolina, and attorneys currently practicing at the firm are graduates of law schools from throughout the United States. We welcome resumes from outstanding students from all accredited law schools.

Tuggle Duggins seeks self-motivated associates who accept challenging work at an early stage. New associates generally work with several attorneys in their practice group and are assigned a mentor to assist in their training and development. Work hours are flexible within practical limits and as required to meet the needs of our clients. The firm seeks to ensure that our clients' work is done in a timely fashion, with high quality and professionalism, allowing the individual attorney personal freedom in the accomplishment of this goal. At Tuggle Duggins, we strive to never overlook the importance of quality of life to a well-rounded and successful attorney.

Salary and benefits are very competitive with firms in the area. Associate salaries are reviewed annually and annual bonuses are traditionally awarded. With up-to-date computer technology, a full-time computer technical staff, and a full library, the firm provides resources to equip and support associates in meeting our clients' needs. Associates are hired with the expectation that each will eventually achieve ownership interest in our firm.

Tuggle Duggins sponsors several social functions for attorneys during the year, including quarterly dinner meetings, and various family outings.

A substantial number of attorneys have joined Tuggle Duggins at associate, principal or director levels as lateral hires from other practices. Lateral applicants must demonstrate a high proficiency in particular areas of law and an ability to assimilate into the firm, regardless of whether or not a significant "book of business" can be brought to the firm.

Upon invitation of the board of directors, senior associates may become principals in the firm. Principals enjoy the financial benefits of profit participation through a production-based compensation plan that allows income opportunity not available at the associate level. Principals may be invited to become a director and make an equity investment in the firm, typically within two years of becoming a principal. Income for directors is a function of each director's ability and willingness to work within a production-based framework that encourages and rewards initiative and assertive performance from all directors regardless of age or status with the firm.


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  • 100 North Greene St. Suite 600
  • Greensboro, NC 27401
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  • P.O. Box 2888
  • Greensboro, NC 27402
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  • Phone: 336.378.1431
  • Fax: 336.274.6590
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