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JKW Values

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Our attorneys are among the most talented and experienced in their respective areas of law. We provide our attorneys with the autonomy to develop and manage their practices, while also ensuring they have the resources and support they need to not only succeed but to grow.

Our senior partners support others who are looking to develop their practices, and the firm’s team of support personnel are here to help as well. As a mid-size law firm, we offer our associates and newer partners opportunities to be exposed to a variety of legal practices and to develop their skills with the guidance of senior partners.

We value the unique capabilities that each attorney brings. In addition to developing legal skills, we encourage and support attorneys in their community and professional engagements. Whether an attorney is interested in investing time in a legal or industry trade association or a particular charitable cause or community initiative, we support this and are happy to assist with these efforts.

Alana Porrazzo

“JKW actively supports its lawyers—well beyond the office and courtroom. Mentorship at JKW is purposeful. Senior partners continue to go out of their way to advocate for my engagement in industry associations, to encourage my development, and to help shape my practice consistent with my personal and professional goals.”

– Alana Porrazzo, Partner

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The JKW Experience


Our attorneys regularly describe JKW as professional, collegial, and fair-minded. Lateral attorneys who join the firm appreciate that JKW offers the benefits typically associated with large firms, in terms of resources and support, combined with the autonomy to develop and manage their practices.

nathan stimson

“As a law clerk and later as an associate with the firm, I was provided exceptional opportunities to develop my legal writing and litigation skills. Working with experienced partners at the firm helped me gain a better understanding of legal strategy and a greater sense of investment in the cases on which I worked. Collaborating with other attorneys as part of a legal team handling substantive work for a variety of clients led to a greater ability to navigate challenges, understand a client’s ongoing legal needs, and anticipate the next steps. Participating in this sort of development for the firm’s law clerks and associates today is a rewarding experience for me.”

– Nathan Stimson, Partner

JKW Benefits

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In addition to competitive compensation and bonus structure, JKW attorneys are provided with benefits that include:

General Benefits

  • Generous objective and subjective incentive compensation
  • “Take time as needed” paid time-off policy
  • 9.5 paid holidays annually
  • Monthly technology stipend/phone
  • Remote work
  • Profit sharing contributions
  • 401k matching contributions

Health and Wellness

  • Choice of medical plans designed to fit individual needs, including coverage for dependents and spouse/domestic partner
  • Health savings account for eligible plan participants
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent daycare expenses
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Optional dental and vision plans available
  • Paid covered parking
  • “Dress for your day” policy
matthew sloan

“The quality of people who work at JKW is incredibly appealing to other lawyers. I’ve been at the firm since 2000 and have been part of the firm’s recruiting efforts for many years. Those who join us, like me, are impressed with the fairness, transparency, practice development and support capabilities as well as the firm leadership’s ability to resolve issues and innovate. These characteristics contribute to ensuring the firm’s collegial, professional, and entrepreneurial culture.”

– Matthew Sloan, Partner

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Join the JKW Team

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We welcome the opportunity to speak with new attorneys and experienced lateral attorneys about joining JKW. If you are interested in exploring the opportunity to join JKW, please contact Jorge Franco at or submit your resume and cover letter here.
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    JKW Law

    Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.