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At Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, you won’t just find a job—you’ll find a home.

The Firm

Since our inception in 1991, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has emphasized excellence in client service. Our attorneys have the expertise and experience to provide a full spectrum of legal services to our clients.  Over the years, we have become one of the most prestigious and well-respected law firms in New Jersey.

Many of our attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, and have been elected as Fellows of specialty practice area organizations. We have reached and maintained that level of excellence because of the quality of the individuals we hire.

We are a growing firm that hires outstanding entry-level and lateral lawyers. We always welcome the opportunity to bring on experienced attorneys with compatible practices. If you think your experience and client base would be a good fit at the firm, we encourage you to reach out to us.

The Culture

To walk the halls of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is to discover its warm and casual, yet vibrant and dynamic, personality. Doors are always open; partners and associates mingle; lawyers and staff all greet one another by first name. We do not have and do not believe in hierarchy. As you walk through the open floorplan, you will find glass offices, natural light, and collaborative work areas, as well as a stocked kitchen, lounge, coffee bar, and a reception area that accommodates client meetings as well as office happy hours and events.

Each office bears the distinctive mark of the attorney who inhabits it; the mementos on the walls speak of our successes both as lawyers and community leaders; and the pictures on our desks reflect a healthy balance of work, family, and play. What unites us is our passion for the practice of law, aspiration to excel, and desire to surround ourselves with like-minded, successful individuals.

We encourage our associates to exceed their own expectations, and to become better lawyers than they imagined they could be. Matters are staffed leanly, typically with a single partner and associate working together. Our younger lawyers are given significant responsibility and ample opportunities; they never feel like cogs in a machine.

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is a rarity and proud of it: a dynamic, successful, independent, mid-sized firm in a regional market shared by Big Law and small, single-specialty boutiques. Because we are human-scaled, we have not lost our humanity. You will not find assembly-line lawyering here, but a firm that thrives on finding creative, independent-minded solutions to the complex issues faced by our clients.

Because of our unique merit system, and our determination to remain independent and, dare we say it, idiosyncratic, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden enjoys a remarkably low attrition rate. Most lawyers who come to work here choose to stay. They find a firm where they can be themselves, build the practices they want, and achieve a well-balanced life. They find a home.

Your Career

Many of our new associates are recent law school graduates, while others join us after gaining experience in government or other law firms. While outstanding law school performance is a major factor in our hiring decisions, we also focus on a candidate’s background, experience, and unique talent that candidate can contribute to our practice. In short, because we are a firm full of superstars, we are looking for superstars.

We take great pride in the fact that other leading law firms, judges, and lawyers have repeatedly turned to us over the years when faced with their own legal problems. Clients and other lawyers routinely refer us cases because of our proven success record—they trust us to handle the most complicated matters and know that we deliver exceptional service in an efficient manner. Judges know us well – for insight, thoughtful analysis, and creativity.

As a Pashman Stein Walder Hayden attorney, you will work in a physical environment and professional setting that supports your work every step of the way. Our main office, in Hackensack, New Jersey, is directly across the street from the Bergen County Court House, within minutes of Manhattan. We offer our attorneys and staff an array of benefits and compensation.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salaries, Commensurate with Experience
  • Extensive Parental Leave Policies
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation and Time Off Benefits
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Gym Membership, Access to Personal Training, and CrossFit
  • Bar Association Fees and CLE Covered

For open positions and to submit your resume, please contact these members of our hiring committee:

Roger Plawker | rplawker@pashmanstein.com | 201.639.2003
Janie Byalik | jbyalik@pashmanstein.com | 201.270.4941