Family Law Attorney

Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP (“JKZ”) is a boutique San Francisco financial district law firm whose mission is to provide thoughtful and practical solutions to support and protect our clients through life’s challenges. We are a women and minority-owned law firm. Our practice areas are estate planning, trust administration, probate and family law. We also specialize in international estate planning, tax, probate and trust administration for high wealth clients, including a significant portfolio of multinational clients in the UK, Mexico, and Central and South America. JKZ attorneys have made significant contributions to the development of LGBT estate planning and family law. We work every day to cultivate trusted relationships with our clients, our employees and our community.

San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range: $125,000-$175,000 annually

*The salary range is the one that Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP reasonably expects to pay for this position in the San Francisco Bay Area. The posted range is only one component of Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP’s Total Rewards package.

Role Responsibilities

JKZ is looking for a Family Law Associate Attorney with at least 2 years of experience as a Family Law Attorney. Family law practice areas include dissolutions, relationship agreements, custody/visitation issues, support disputes, and property division. The Family Law Associate Attorney should have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, excellent research and writing skills, and experience in drafting settlement proposals, pleadings, discovery requests, requests for order, and trial briefs. We offer opportunities for career growth, and partner-track.


  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Family Law Attorney
  • Experience with LexisNexis or Westlaw, Dissomaster, Essential Forms, and law firm client management software preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in California Family Code, California Rules of Court, local rules
  • Some court experience attending hearings
  • Familiarity with San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, and/or Santa Clara Superior Courts
  • Ability to manage, train and work with paralegals and legal assistants
  • Client management skills from intake through resolution
  • Positive attitude, intellectually curious, dependable and motivated
  • Bilingual or Spanish proficiency preferred

Benefits of working at JKZ LLP

In addition to a competitive compensation and bonus programs, JKZ also offers:

  • Partially paid Medical Insurance
  • Dental, Vision, additional life, AD&D and other employee paid insurances
  • Fully paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid State Bar and BASF dues
  • Paid Continuing Education
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan

JKZ LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.