Current Openings

Litigation Associate

Curtis Thaxter is seeking an associate to join the firm.  The ideal candidate will have between one and three years of experience and an interest in litigation, be admitted to practice in Maine, and demonstrate strong academic credentials and superior research and writing skills.  Job responsibilities will include conducting legal research and discovery, drafting motions and pleadings, counseling clients, and representing them before state and federal courts, state agencies, and municipal boards.  A successful associate will be willing to work with attorneys and staff at all levels, will have a strong client service ethic, and will be able to work independently.  Curtis Thaxter also has a varied and robust corporate and transactional practice.   An ideal candidate will be willing to work, as needed, on matters outside of litigation and assist the firm’s real estate, utility, and employment practices.  Curtis Thaxter provides training and career opportunities that will help each individual to develop professionally while also providing time to enjoy a unique quality of life that only Maine can offer.  We take pride in developing attorneys who are as engaged in their communities as they are at work.

We offer competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, and an opportunity to work on complex and engaging matters in a collaborative law firm environment.  Curtis Thaxter is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome people of all backgrounds.

We invite interested applicants to learn more about our firm’s culture and practice areas by visiting our website,, and to submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Patti Smith, Hiring Coordinator at


Real Estate Paralegal

Curtis Thaxter is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to support our busy real estate practice.  Duties related to assisting multiple attorneys include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct title research online and at various Registries of Deeds
  • Prepare title insurance commitment, policies, endorsements, and affidavits
  • Prepare deeds and other ancillary documents required to transfer property
  • Prepare for and participate in real estate closings
  • Record documents electronically and in-person
  • Handle other post-closing matters

Applicant must have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and responsive to priorities.  The ideal candidate should also be attentive to detail, possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), and work effectively alone and as a member of a team.  Prior experience with respect to the duties noted above is preferred.  Curtis Thaxter is a Portland, Maine law firm offering competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.  Curtis Thaxter is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome people of all backgrounds.

Please send cover letter and resume to Patti Smith, Hiring Coordinator at