For over 60 years, AP&S has taken great pride in both the excellence of our legal work and our people. We expect the best from ourselves and others. We make every attempt to attract, develop and retain the best people.
The firm is committed to long-term, rewarding careers and to the growth and development of our employees. It is our belief that with the right employees, our firm will grow and prosper in the future. The firm has a strong belief in the importance of a diverse workforce, and therefore the firm has made diversity an integral element of each hiring decision.
The firm is managed ethically with integrity, fairness, and civility. People are treated with respect, and as a result they put forth their best efforts. We provide our employees with the best possible working conditions at equitable wages, and we seek to promote from within whenever possible. Even though everyone works hard, there is a collegial atmosphere in the office, which enhances the team approach the firm takes on behalf of its clients. AP&S cares deeply about our people, our clients and our communities, and that is demonstrated through all aspects of what we do as a firm.
AP&S Employee Benefits
- Comprehensive medical and dental plans
- 401(k) retirement and profit sharing plan
- Short and long-term disability plans
- Firm-paid life insurance
- Firm-paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal days)
- Employee assistance program
- Pre-tax deduction transportation benefits for costs associated with public transportation and parking
- 529 College Savings Plan
- Employee referral bonus plan
- Firm subsidized professional services (personal estate and residential house closings)
- Bar Association membership
- Reimbursement for bar exam and bar review course
In selecting attorneys to join the firm, AP&S seeks those who demonstrate superior client service capabilities, who have the highest character, and who exhibit the ability to succeed professionally and personally. Many of the firm’s shareholders came to the firm as lateral associates or counsel. The firm encourages practicing lawyers with strong credentials and an interest in this firm to forward their resumes and a cover letter to the Recruiting Coordinator for consideration. Resumes may also be submitted by email to the firm’s recruiting contacts.
For entry level associates, AP&S strives to hire exceptional law students, preferably in the top 10-15% of their class with law review, moot court or other similar experiences. The firm also makes selective offers to judicial clerks. There is an associate liaison in each office who ensures that each associate is assigned a mentor who will monitor the associate’s work load and help guide their integration into the firm and provide guidance for their professional development.
Professional Support Staff
Without a strong team of legal professionals to provide administrative support, AP&S could not be successful. We are always looking for good talent and encourage paralegals, legal secretaries and other administrative support professionals with previous law firm experience to join us. If you are interested in being a part of the AP&S family, please submit your resume to the firm’s recruiting contacts.