Herum\Crabtree\Suntag aims to create an interdisciplinary work environment that allows each attorney to maximize his or her professional talents in a group setting. We work as a team to help our clients throughout the Central Valley and beyond achieve their goals and solve their problems by performing effective, challenging and innovative legal work. We represent nationally recognized corporations, local area businesses and public agencies on cutting edge and precedent setting matters. As a result, the complexity and diversity of legal assignments parallels the quality and uniqueness of legal work performed by national firms. Herum\Crabtree\Suntag offers a small town law firm culture with a dynamic regional and national practice.

We invite you to learn more about what makes Herum\Crabtree\Suntag different from other law firms.


Herum\Crabtree\Suntag seeks an associate attorney with minimum 2+ years experience in business, real estate, and/or public agency law and a desire to live and work in San Joaquin County. Attorneys in the firm are recognized for excellence in practice by publications such as Martindale-Hubbell, Thompson-West Superlawyers, and California Lawyer, and are actively involved in local, regional, and Statewide professional philanthropic organizations. The firm represents a wide range of clients in the areas of business, real estate, public agency, water, land use, environmental, agricultural, estate planning, bankruptcy, employment, litigation, and appellate matters. Benefits include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, and paid holidays. 401(k) with match. Salary commensurate with experience. Currently interviewing so please provide cover letter, resume, and references to Dana A. Suntag c/o Laura Cummings at lcummings@herumcrabtree.com or 5757 Pacific Ave. Suite 222, Stockton, CA 95207.

Herum\Crabtree\Suntag hires qualified candidates who possess the high standards and commitment to excellence that we maintain. We hire quality, not quantity. In evaluating lateral hire applicants, Herum\ Crabtree\Suntag looks for attorneys possessing high professional and ethical standards and who are passionate about maintaining quality legal services. In light of our commitment to the local community, it is important for lateral attorney applicants to demonstrate a strong desire to work and live in the Central Valley.

For more information contact our hiring partner, Dana A. Suntag at dsuntag@herumcrabtree.com


Experience Herum\Crabtree\Suntag

Our Summer Program runs from May through August and provides law students with an opportunity to experience a realistic view of associate life at Herum\Crabtree\Suntag. We typically hire two to three second-year law students. Our goal is to recruit the brightest and best law students, to train and get to know them during the summer and eventually hire from the Summer Program. Our Summer Program also provides you a hands-on opportunity to evaluate whether Herum\Crabtree\Suntag is the right place for you. Herum\Crabtree\Suntag evaluates each Summer Associate based on his or her own performance. We intend on hiring all qualified candidates who posses the high standards and commitment to excellence that Herum\Crabtree\Suntag maintains.

Herum\Crabtree\Suntag provides challenging, varied assignments that are designed to get you involved with our clients and practice areas both in and out of the office. You will work side-by-side with associates and partners on substantive client work and will have the opportunity to learn about all of Herum\Crabtree\ Suntag’s practice areas. Assignments will come from all attorneys and are monitored by the Summer Associate Mentor so that your workload is manageable and topically diverse. The Summer Associate Mentor works hard to ensure that each Summer Associate works with as many attorneys as possible and experiences a variety of assignments from each practice area.

Herum\Crabtree\Suntag treats its Summer Associates like associate attorneys and thus you will be given a considerable amount of responsibility. Summer Associates draft motions, complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses; sections of appellate briefs; assist in trial preparation; draft corporate formation documents and conduct legal research. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the work as opposed to the quantity and accordingly there is no set billable hour requirement. We strongly encourage Summer Associates to monitor state and local administrative hearings, trials, depositions and attend client meetings to see their research and document drafting put to use in the business world and courtroom.

Because firm culture and the local community play a meaningful role in deciding on your legal career, we organize various social events to bring the entire office together and to educate you about the local community. For instance you will have an opportunity to attend a minor league baseball game at the local ballpark that Sports Illustrated glowingly described as the finest minor league ballpark in the nation. Our firm is actively involved in a variety of local political, social and charitable community organizations. As a result you will have an opportunity to interact with community, political and business leaders. We think you’ll agree that these opportunities are an important part of your summer experience setting Herum\ Crabtree\Suntag apart from other Summer Associate programs.

For more information about our Summer Associate Program, contact our hiring partner, Dana A. Suntag at dsuntag@herumcrabtree.com