Careers

Whether you are fresh out of law school or a veteran attorney looking to make a lateral move, BBDG desires to be the place where you will comfortably retire.

As a young attorney, you will be mentored by veteran trial lawyers who are invested in your development. You will learn the law, the rules of evidence, procedure, and professionalism. But more importantly, you will learn how to build a practice, balance your work and home lives, and how to live life abundantly as a lawyer and member of the Tampa community.

As a veteran lawyer seeking a new home for yourself, your family, and your clients, BBDG will surround you with dedicated staff, bright associates, and a firm that desires to be your final stop.

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What It Means to Be at BBDG

BBDG is a collection of talented, aggressive lawyers and support staff dedicated to professionalism, exceptional service, and zealous representation of the firm’s clients. We are committed to principles and longevity and are growing our team of driven people at our new campus in Tampa, Florida.

We are not a mega firm, rather we are a rapidly growing mid-sized organization with the drive to compete with the big firms in New York, Boston, and other large cities. Led by senior partners, each with more than 25 years of legal experience, our firm is a place where attorneys and support staff have the opportunity to grow and prosper in their careers. At BBDG, you will learn how to litigate at a high caliber and your level of practice will increase based on the superior support from the firm’s leadership.

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Summer Associate

BBDG welcomes 2nd – year law students to apply for our competitive summer associate program. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain real-world experience while working for a firm with a variety of interesting practice areas.
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Associates

Lawyers with 0 to 7 years of legal experience will find BBDG is an excellent place to continue developing while taking on challenging cases. Work alongside experienced partners eager to help shape a promising legal career.
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Partners

BBDG is already home to several attorneys that made the lateral move finding a new home for their own families and their clients. BBDG will wecome you, your family, and provide the type of support you and your clients deserve.

“At BBDG, we have the room for upward mobility for those who have what it takes. The rewards don’t require ‘lock-step’ advancement, but rather results-oriented advancement.”

Charles Bavol

A Note from a Named Partner

Open Positions

Lateral Partners

Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace is seeking to welcome lateral partners with portable sustainable practices. BBDG offers generous partner compensation and benefits and provides a unique platform through which lawyers can grow and sustain their practices while maintaining an essential “work-life” balance. Among other areas, the firm is seeking partners with commercial, bankruptcy, employment, construction, and real estate practices. The firm is looking forward to meeting to discuss how BBDG can be your new (and final) home.

Litigation Legal Assistant Auto & Trucking Liability Defense

We are growing!!

BLEAKLEY BAVOL DENMAN & GRACE, an expanding AV-rated, Florida law firm located on a beautiful campus in North Tampa, seeks a qualified legal assistant with 2+ years of experience working in a busy civil litigation environment. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment! THIS POSITION IS ON-SITE!

Seeking Experience in:

  • Auto Negligence
  • Defense Litigation

The position requires familiarity with docketing court rules, computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, excellent communication skills, and professional, helpful, and “can do” attitude, and experience with law firm case management software a plus!

BBD&G offers:

  • competitive salary and benefit package
  • PTO
  • succession planning
  • training and certifications
  • annual bonus
  • medical, dental, vision
  • free parking!!

The candidate selected will be an integral part of a close-knit team, collaborating with legal assistants and a small group of attorneys. If you are seeking a position with growth opportunities, succession planning, and a beautiful view (check out our website https://bbdglaw.com/) submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you want to work with us!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Tampa, FL 33613: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • legal assistant: 2 years (Required)
  • Florida law: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Litigation Defense: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Experienced Personal Injury Defense Associate

We are growing! Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace is seeking an associate attorney with 3-5 years, experienced in:

personal injury, auto/trucking, premises liability, or workers’ compensation (1-4 years) litigation (1-4 years)

 

The right candidate will be a high-energy/capacity litigator possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills and having experience handling written discovery, depositions, and motions. Depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience, the firm expects to pay a salary between $100,000 and $120,000 plus year-end bonus and benefits. Please email your resume and cover letter.

Job Type:
Full-time

Salary:
$100,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year

Benefits:
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Schedule:
Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:
Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:
Tampa, FL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
Workers’ compensation: 3 year (Required)
premises liability: 1 year (Preferred)
auto/trucking defense: 1 year (Preferred)
personal injury: 1 year (Preferred)
Litigation: 3 years (Required)

License/Certification:
Florida Bar license (Required)

Work Location:
In person

Litigation Legal Assistant – Guardianship, Trust & Probate

We are growing!! BLEAKLEY BAVOL DENMAN & GRACE, an expanding AV rated, Florida law firm located on a beautiful campus in North Tampa, seeks a qualified legal assistant with 2+ years of experience with Florida law (REQUIRED) working in a busy civil litigation environment. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment! THIS POSITION IS ON-SITE!

Seeking Experience in:

  • Guardianship
  • Trust & Probate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

The position requires familiarity with docketing court rules, computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, excellent communication skills, and professional, helpful, and “can do” attitude, and experience with law firm case management software a plus!

BBD&G offers:

  • competitive salary and benefit package
  • PTO
  • succession planning
  • training and certifications
  • annual bonus
  • medical, dental, vision
  • free parking!!

The candidate selected will be an integral part of a close-knit team, collaborating with legal assistants and a small group of attorneys. If you are seeking a position with growth opportunities, succession planning, and a beautiful view (check out our website https://bbdglaw.com/) submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you want to work with us!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Tampa, FL 33613: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • legal assistant: 2 years (Required)
  • Florida law: 2 years (Required)
  • guardianship: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Wills, trusts, & estate law: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Probate Law: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Litigation: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Please email cover letter and resume to contactus@bbdglaw.com

Auto / Trucking Defense Associate

Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace is seeking an associate attorney with 5 years of personal injury defense litigation experience for its auto/trucking liability defense team.  The right candidate will be a high-energy/capacity litigator possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills and having experience handling written discovery, depositions, and motions.   Depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience, the firm expects to pay a salary between $110,000 and $125,000 plus year-end bonus and benefits.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter with a resume to the firm’s managing partner, Robert Bleakley at rbleakley@bbdglaw.com, and firm administrator, Jayme Bluffstone, at jbluffstone@bbdglaw.com.

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Workers Compensation Associate

Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace is seeking an associate attorney with 3 years of worker’s compensation defense experience.  The right candidate will be a high-energy/capacity litigator possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills and having experience handling discovery, depositions, and motions.   Depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience, the firm expects to pay a salary between $100,000 and $120,000 plus year-end bonus and benefits.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter with a resume to the firm’s managing partner, Robert Bleakley at rbleakley@bbdglaw.com, and firm administrator, Jayme Bluffstone, at jbluffstone@bbdglaw.com.

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Paralegal Supervisor

Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace, a 20-attorney law firm in North Tampa, Florida, seeks a highly experienced, trained, and motivated paralegal with managerial and/or supervising experience to lead the firm’s legal staff with day-to-day responsibilities of hiring, training, motivating, retaining, and improving its productivity, organization,  and case management.  Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 15+ years of experience handling a broad range of different practice areas.   Experience working with Caret (formerly known as Zola Suite) case management software is preferred but not necessary. The salary range for this position is $80,000 – 85,000 plus bonus and benefits.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter with a resume to the firm’s managing partner, Robert Bleakley at rbleakley@bbdglaw.com, and firm administrator, Jayme Bluffstone, at jbluffstone@bbdglaw.com.

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Benefits and Perks

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Competitive salary & bonus structure

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Company provided health insurance benefits

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Matching retirement contributions

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Avoid traffic and parking hassles

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Company provided CLE, Florida and Hillsborough County Bar dues and marketing expenses

Welcome to Our New Campus

In 2008 our firm moved from downtown Tampa to a serene campus setting in the Carrollwood neighborhood just north of Tampa. Moving closer to where many of our local clients work and live, we provide a comfortable, convenient, and easy access for clients to meet our lawyers, in person, without having to battle heavy traffic and parking congestion. We are eager to put our decades of legal experience to work for you.

Located in a college campus type setting surrounded by 200-year-old oak trees and situated amongst several lakes and ponds, interaction with wildlife occurs on a daily basis. BBDG’s home includes a grand atrium used for continuing education, community events, social gatherings, and work meetings. The BBDG office also includes two video conference rooms and a large comfortable board room. For employees seeking a break from the daily routine may take the quarter mile walking path around the pond for some needed mid-day exercise, or enjoy the large outdoor porch on comfortable days.

28,800 Sq. Ft.
Two Video Conference Rooms
One Board Room
Grand Atrium
Large Cafeteria
Four War Rooms
Eight Executive Partner Offices
28 Attorney Offices

Life In Tampa

We’re proud to be located in Tampa, a place named the best Florida city to live in and ranked the number-15 best city to live in across the country. With multiple award-winning beaches, delicious restaurants, and beautiful surrounding nature, the area is an ideal place to live.

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