Firm

Churchwell White LLP is a law firm with deep roots in California. Based in the state’s capital, we have a particular focus on sound public policy. Our lawyers and lobbyists work in the areas of government relations, regulatory matters, municipal and special districts law, political issues, ethics and conflicts of interest, real estate and land use, environmental and natural resources, water, litigation and more. We are recognized for our expertise in highly specialized areas not commonly found at other firms. We diligently represent private businesses, cities, counties and special districts. Our partners have years of experience at some of the largest global and national law firms, including DLA Piper, Greenberg Traurig, and Stoel Rives.

The attorneys at Churchwell White LLP take great pride in their work, producing powerful solutions to the most complex legal issues. Churchwell White LLP clients also benefit from attorneys who are thought leaders and deal makers that bring a common sense approach to the practice of law. We focus on results, while providing exceptional client service and helping our clients navigate across complexities that are unique to California. Whatever the context, most businesses, municipalities or governmental bodies are in a perpetual cycle of growing, strengthening or defending their business. Churchwell White LLP has the expertise to provide clients with the leadership, advocacy and creative solutions they need to be successful.

We invite you to explore our new website and see if our skills and experience are a match for you. For questions or more information, please email us at admin@churchwellwhite.com.

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Values

What sets a law firm apart from all others? Its culture, its brand and its commitment—to clients and to the people who work so hard to deliver exceptional service and value to clients each and every day. What makes Churchwell White LLP unique is that we don’t just write down values and ignore them when things get tough or when following them earns us less money. We honor them. We live by them. They are part of who we are as people and professionals.

Our values serve as a framework for our firm and guide every aspect of our business strategies. We believe that if we continue to honor these values, we will continue to accomplish our goal of being a leading provider of highly sophisticated, government-related legal services. Our attorneys and professionals work for this firm because they want to and because they enjoy delivering on our commitment to our clients.

Listed below are the Core Commitments that steer our actions and express how we move through our work life:

  • Focus on the client and all else will follow
  • Embrace and drive change
  • Seek innovation and creative solutions
  • Be passionate advocates for our clients
  • Foster respect and cooperation at all levels
  • Pursue growth and learning
  • Invest in our people and the communities in which we live and work
  • Keep commitments to others
  • Don’t take ourselves too seriously; have a little fun along the way
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Pro Bono

Part of our culture is our commitment to supporting organizations that spark a passion with us. Below is a small sampling of the organizations we work with and support:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Amai House (Zimbabwean Woman Refugee Assistance)
  • Audubon Society
  • California Musical Theater
  • Flowers Heritage Foundation (AIDS/HIV Research)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Association
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Northern California Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Palms for Peace
  • Sacramento Ballet
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • WEAVE

From day one, Churchwell White LLP has been committed to making our world a better place. Our culture and policies encourage pro bono legal services, volunteerism and charitable giving. It is a fundamental part of who we are as a law firm.

As one example, Steve Churchwell was named by the National Law Journal to its 2013 Pro Bono Hot List. Steve was one of only 10 attorneys in the United States selected for this honor, based on his work on juvenile justice issues, including Senate Bill 9 (Yee), the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act.

Our projects range from partnerships with nonprofit organizations designed to change global policies, to drafting a will for a member of our community. All of our pro bono cases are designed to develop innovative solutions to vexing social problems and help the most vulnerable members of our society.

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Diversity

At Churchwell White LLP, diversity is an essential part of our firm identity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive community of professionals of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and family structures. We see our individual differences as an asset that enhances the quality of life for each of us and strengthens what we can accomplish as a firm. We believe our success is directly attributable to the unique skills, talents and viewpoints contributed by attorneys from a variety of different backgrounds and beliefs. The groundbreaking work we handle at Churchwell White LLP benefits from our diversity.

Churchwell White LLP works hard to create a workplace that allows our attorneys, paralegals, and staff to transcend differences and value similarities to ensure we provide our clients with a distinctive level of client service. We invite you to read about the vibrant individuals who practice law at Churchwell White LLP by clicking on the People tab.

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Talent

Are you smart, driven, engaging and excited about the practice of law? Do you have that “it” factor? The most competitive candidates will display all of these qualities and more. Whether we have open positions or not, if you believe you have something special that will improve the quality of service we provide to our clients, we want to hear from you. Just keep in mind that Churchwell White LLP employs only the brightest stars, who love what they do and are committed to being at the forefront of their profession – because that is what our clients expect. We focus always on the client and providing high quality legal services because we know all else will follow when we do.

Associate Transactional Attorney:
Churchwell White LLP has an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding transactional attorney to support our diverse practice, which includes civil litigation, transactional, environmental law, public law, elections law and more. The opportunity is for a 1 to 3 year associate with experience in a law office setting.

The ideal candidate will have experience in transactional law. Preference will be given to those candidates who, in addition to the required transactional experience, are familiar with environmental law, water law, public law or elections law. The ability to handle complex matters and commitment to exceptional client service is required.

Public Law Attorney:
Churchwell White LLP has an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding public law attorney to support our diverse practice, which includes civil litigation, transactional, environmental law, public law, elections law and more. The opportunity is for a 4 to 7 year associate with experience in public law.

The ideal candidate will have in depth experience in municipal law and will be more than familiar with the day-to-day functions of a City Attorney. Preference will be given to those candidates who, in addition to the required public law experience, are familiar with environmental law, water law, or elections law. The ability to handle complex matters and commitment to exceptional client service is required.

If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity with Churchwell White LLP, please submit your résumé via email to Christina Pritchard, at christina@churchwellwhite.com. We look forward to learning what you can bring to our team.

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