Legal Careers with a Forward-Thinking Edge
Ambition and Excellence Intersect Here: Be Part of Zausmer’s Evolving Legacy.
At Zausmer, individual achievement fuels our collective momentum. We celebrate personal milestones as crucial elements of our firm’s overarching goals. Every employee’s growth reflects our forward-thinking approach and our unwavering commitment to top-tier excellence. Within our walls, innovation meets determination, creating an environment where skills flourish and ambitions are realized, propelling both you and the firm to new heights. Rooted in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas, we’re not just a law firm–we’re a community of professionals making a mark.
Zausmer is a firm where legal careers flourish. We welcome diverse talents and recognize that strategic lateral hires make our team stronger, more robust, and more versatile. If you’re an ambitious and forward-looking professional, we’re eager to discuss opportunities.
Zausmer’s law clerks and new attorneys work alongside Michigan’s top legal minds. Mentored by experienced professionals, our summer associates hone their legal expertise and establish key industry relationships. Many stay and build their careers here.
Zausmer employs a team of outstanding paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative professionals. We seek individuals adept at handling both routine and challenging tasks. Here, your skill and initiative directly translate to meaningful and rewarding work.
We are forward thinking. We strive for excellence. We are innovative and resourceful. Above all, our law firm is resolutely dedicated to fostering diversity of both people and thought.
At Zausmer, every day is an opportunity—to learn, to grow, and to make an impact. If you envision a career where your contributions are valued and your growth is celebrated, your journey begins here.
Our People, Our Strength
United by a common purpose and rooted in a small firm culture, Zausmer’s attorneys and support staff deliver legal services that don’t just meet standards—they set them. We seek candidates with robust qualifications who align with our firm’s vision of exceptional client representation and a supportive work environment. With each new hire, our goal is to enhance the caliber of our legal services and enrich our firm’s culture.
“From day one, the partners and office manager have always been friendly and very approachable. The partners have consistently recognized and given accolades to the staff at every party and meeting, which makes everyone, from clerks, receptionists, and secretaries, feel needed and appreciated. It also gives me a sense of pride to be part of the Zausmer law firm.”
“I love the attorneys I work for and the team that I am on! They are always available to help with any problems, concerns, or questions I may have. I feel like an important part of my team’s success.”
“I work with intelligent people that work toward a common goal.”
A Celebration of Diversity
Diversity is a cornerstone of our firm’s identity. We recognize that diversity of people and thought is the foundation for sustained excellence. We come from diverse backgrounds, yet share one goal: providing top-tier client service rooted in inclusivity and respect. Through intentional hiring choices, we cultivate a dynamic, collaborative, and vibrant work environment. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion shapes our internal culture and influences our broader role in the community and the legal industry. Additional details are available on our Diversity Tab.
Our headquarters, located in the cutting-edge TriAtria Building in Farmington Hills, features bright and spacious offices, expansive views, well-appointed kitchen areas, and wellness rooms to create a work environment that is both comfortable and conducive to productivity.
Our Grand Rapids offices are situated in the renowned McKay Tower, strategically positioned at the heart of the city. This secondary office expands our reach, making Zausmer legal services accessible to a broader range of clients across western Michigan.
Teamwork and Talent Thrive Here
We foster a team-oriented atmosphere, with open-door policies that encourage professional and personal growth. Our flexible work arrangements support a hybrid model of in-office and remote work, and include a complimentary home office setup to ensure productivity and well-being.
To further enrich our collaborative environment, we offer:
- 24-hour On-Site Fitness Center
- Professional and Collegiate Sports Outings
- Summer Picnic
- Holiday Party
- Bagel Fridays
- Seasonal Potlucks
- Happy Hours
Premium Benefits for Your Well-Being
Our comprehensive benefits package goes beyond industry standards, offering peace of mind for our employees and their families. From top-tier health insurance to paid time off and bonuses, we invest in the well-being of our team.
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
- Competitive Compensation
- Performance-Based Bonuses
- One Month Paid Sabbatical (after 10 years of employment)
- Paid Professional Expenses
- Continuing Legal Education
- National, State, and Local Bar Association Dues (attorneys)
- Professional Liability Insurance (attorneys)
At Zausmer, we set the benchmark for excellence in our industry. Our collective strength stems from a foundation of diverse talents, united by a common purpose: to make a meaningful impact through exceptional legal service. It’s not just about where you’ll work, but who you’ll work with, and the shared values that uplift us all. If you’re looking to be part of something bigger than yourself, where your individual contributions are recognized and celebrated, Zausmer offers a platform where you can excel both professionally and personally. We invite you to explore our current opportunities and join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Commitment to Diversity and a Vibrant Workforce
At Zausmer, we cultivate a diverse workforce that reflects the varied backgrounds of our clients and the communities in which we live and work. As an organization that welcomes people from all races, cultures, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and genders as employees and clients, we are able to enhance the depth and quality of the interactions with our clients and team members. A workplace with intentional inclusivity is dynamic, inspiring, and indicative of the societal progress we strive to achieve.
Zero Tolerance for Discrimination
Discrimination is unequivocally rejected at Zausmer. We are committed to advancing equal justice and opportunity and recognize these principles as the cornerstones of a better world. Aligned with our strategic objectives, we prioritize the amplification of diversity and take proactive steps to offer leadership roles to underrepresented groups, including minorities and women.
Valuing Individual Talents and Perspectives
We acknowledge the significance of the diverse talents and viewpoints each individual contributes to our firm. A multifaceted and inclusive team directly elevates the quality of our services and enriches the dynamics of our work environment. Learning from each other’s unique perspectives and skills accelerates both individual and collective growth. The robust composition of our workforce is fundamental to maintaining the high standard of services we provide.
Diversity Initiatives and Work Environment
Our initiatives are designed to perpetually evolve a work environment rooted in gender and diversity equity. This involves:
- Encouraging respectful communication and cooperation among all employees
- Fostering teamwork and inclusive participation, allowing representation of diverse groups and perspectives
- Prioritizing work-life balance
- Engaging both employer and employee in contributions to our communities for enhanced understanding and respect for diversity
As part of our long-term commitment to nurturing an inclusive work environment, we regularly collaborate with experts for sensitivity training sessions. Most recently, Dr. Lee Meadows led a transformative two-day seminar, imparting crucial insights that are already reshaping our workplace conversations and decision-making protocols. These sessions are an integral component of our developmental agenda, and we anticipate their continued positive influence on our culture.
Leadership in Gender and Minority Representation
Our dedication to fostering a culture of inclusion is evident in our diverse workforce. Notably, 40% of Zausmer shareholders and 60% of our Management Committee are female. This commitment is further reinforced by our annual Women’s Leadership Summit, which serves as a platform for open dialogue on navigating the complexities of the legal field. Our Women’s Leadership Initiative focuses on advancing women throughout their legal careers, increasing the number of women in leadership roles, enhancing the visibility of women attorneys, and supporting both their personal and professional development.
Equal Opportunity and Inclusivity
Zausmer functions as an equal-opportunity employer, impartial in every employment decision, irrespective of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, height, weight, or familial status.
Our internal programs maintain our enduring allegiance to diversity, equity, and inclusion by:
- Facilitating the rise of women and minorities in their careers and into leadership roles within the community
- Elevating the visibility of minority and women attorneys
- Assisting in the personal and professional development of such attorneys
Zausmer actively champions social causes, benefitting both local and broader communities. Our engagement spans from contributing to the Autism Alliance of Michigan through annual concerts to revitalizing bikes for children with Free Bikes 4 Kidz Detroit. Our employees show their commitment to the community by distributing essential items to families in need and by sponsoring educational gifts for underprivileged children. On a systemic level, we foster diversity in the legal field through the Damon J. Keith Scholarship at Wayne State University Law School. For detailed insights into each initiative, refer to our blog.
At Zausmer, our actions underline our commitments, inviting you to partake in a legal environment committed to setting industry standards in diversity and inclusion.
From your first day at Zausmer, a strategic onboarding process introduces you to the firm’s culture and operational structure. We equip you with the essential tools and resources to optimize your success at every stage of your career, reinforcing our commitment to the growth of all employees.
In-house legal education forms a cornerstone of our development approach. Our Lunch and Learns feature senior attorneys, clients, and industry leaders to deliver insights from diverse viewpoints. These sessions cater to a broad spectrum of experiences and backgrounds, and are designed to enhance your professional abilities and expand your understanding of legal practice.
The Associate Development Committee (ADC) plays a central role in our mentorship system and places emphasis on mentorship and sponsorship for a diverse employee base. Comprising both partners and associates, the ADC focuses on streamlining internal communication, formalizing in-house training, and coordinating activities that foster a positive work atmosphere. This includes providing opportunities for networking, marketing, and community engagement within the firm.
“We have a wide variety of practice areas and create both learning events and social activities that provide opportunities for the different groups to interact, understand each other’s practice areas and, cross-market.”
– Zausmer Shareholder
Targeted mentorship groups facilitate career advancement, enabling associates to establish professional connections outside their immediate areas of practice. Our focus extends beyond professional growth to personal development, and emphasizes the retention and career advancement of talent with diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspectives.
Our attorneys often extend their professional development through various community and legal associations, including but not limited to the Armenian American Bar Association, Jewish Bar Association, LGBTQA Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Shamrock Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association, Polish-American Legal Society, and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Zausmer actively supports participation in initiatives like the Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court and takes pride in the accolades earned by our attorneys, notably those named as Top Women Attorneys in Michigan and Up and Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
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