Career Opportunities

If you are considering a career with Ice Miller our current openings are listed below:  

Litigation Attorney - DuPage Office
Ice Miller LLP, a regional law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, DuPage County, Ill., Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., seeks to add a litigation attorney with 2 to 3 years of legal experience, including experience with drafting and arguing motions; taking depositions, as well as client responsibility and communications.  The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions.  Experience in complex and class action litigation, including large document management cases and electronic discovery is preferred, but not required.  This position will be based in our DuPage office. 
 
Candidate must excel in a team environment and have the personality to develop and implement networking skills both externally and internally.  Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent business judgment and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 
Applicants should have excellent law school and undergrad credentials and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include a resume, law school and undergraduate transcript, and a writing sample.
Municipal Finance Paralegal
Ice Miller LLP believes in a work environment that is collaborative, friendly, and supportive. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an environment where intelligent and diverse people want to work, individuals grow to develop and perform at their fullest potential, and our Ice Miller community has the protections of improved options regarding health, wellness and financial security.   With offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.
 
Our Indianapolis office is seeking candidates with paralegal experience for a position in our Municipal Finance Group.  Candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal or equivalent position on matters related to transactions, finance, or municipal law.  This position requires organizational, financial, and oral and written communication skills.  Candidates must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, and an ability to pay attention to detail and work independently with specific deadlines.  Experience working with clients and attorneys is a plus.  A paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references and should include a resume, cover letter, paralegal studies and/or undergraduate transcript(s) and a writing sample with their application. All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Ice Miller offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.  Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Patent Attorney – Indianapolis Office
Candidates with a bachelor of science in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering (or similar) are preferred.   Other intellectual property or business experience is also preferred in the areas of engineering, patent prosecution and technology licensing.  Must be admitted to the Patent Bar.  
 
Candidate must excel in team environment and have the personality to develop and implement networking skills both externally and internally.  Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent business judgment and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 
The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Attorneys in this group are experienced in patent prosecution in all technological areas, licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property protection and enforcement (including litigation), and general intellectual property strategies.
Patent Attorney - Chicago Office
Our Chicago office seeks to add a patent attorney with 3 or more years of legal experience.
Candidates with a bachelor or masters of science (possibly Ph.D.) in chemical (preferred) or mechanical engineering.   Other intellectual property or business experience is also preferred in the areas of engineering, patent prosecution, litigation and/or technology licensing.  Must be admitted to the Patent Bar.  
 
The successful candidate will be involved in a wide variety of legal activities in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Attorneys in this group are experienced in all facets of domestic and foreign patent prosecution in all technological areas, as well as enforcement matters, including District Court litigation and PTAB proceedings. In addition the Group has extensive experience in licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property protection and enforcement, and all other activities related to the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property in the USA and abroad.
 
Please apply online for one of our openings or to include your information in our candidate database.  Please include a resume as well as law school and undergraduate transcripts. 
 
Please direct any questions or inquiries about attorney openings to careers@icemiller.com or to the Firm's Director of Legal Personnel and Diversity, Camille Wiggins. 
 
Legal Secretary
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Litigation Practice Group
Job Description:
Job Summary:
The Legal Secretary will be responsible for assisting legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized clerical duties relating to all aspects of the legal process. A Legal Secretary must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Duties:
  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos and legal documents according to legal staff and Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems
  • Prepare and process outgoing correspondence through mail or fax; arrange for specialized mail or messenger services as required
  • Answer, provide assistance during, and appropriately direct telephone calls for legal staff members as needed
  • Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for legal staff members
  • Proofread documents to ensure appropriate formatting, grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Manage the coordination of complex document preparation; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact
  • Create, maintain, and retrieve electronic and paper client files and indexes as needed
  • Serve as a communication intermediary between legal personnel, other Firm employees, and the courts; relay messages as needed

Minimum Requirements:
  • 2 - 4 years of experience in an administrative, secretarial or customer service related role; previous experience as a Legal Secretary preferred
  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
  • Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email
  • Detail oriented and able to work independently and proactively
  • Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize time and numerous priorities to complete them within time constraints
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment
  • Able to perform all essential duties
Billing Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:
The Billing Specialist  will be responsible for the daily processing of billing memos, edits, generating draft and final invoices, providing client cost documentation and supporting billing partners and their assistants during the monthly billing process.  The employee must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.  This position reports to the Manager of Client Accounting.
 
Essential Duties:
  • Perform all daily billing functions for attorneys including but not limited to: client, personal, insurance (COBRA & retired partner), audit letter, third party, and non-client disbursement
  • Process billing retainers and application bills
  • Process edits, write-offs, cancellations, splits of time on billing memos
  • Proactively determine solutions for handling unique billing situations which may arise
  • Process electronic invoicing of clients using client-determined external websites
  • Create draft invoices for review
  • Process and mail final copies of invoices (in all formats, paper, ledes, email)
  • Run proformas each month to be distributed to billing partners'
  • Ability to run reports, analyze data and prepare spreadsheets.
  • Reprint invoices and reports as needed
  • Follow up on pending and/or late billing memos and invoices
  • Print time/expenses and timekeeper reports
  • Process timecard modifications as needed
  • Assist Accounting Department in miscellaneous projects as needed
Minimum Requirements: 
  • High School diploma required
  • Higher education, bachelor or associate degree in Accounting field preferred
  • Strong bookkeeping background
  • General understanding of electronic billing
  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Able to adapt to fast pace work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Must be organized
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to prioritize duties and use good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of people, both on the phone and in person. Must be able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties

Employee Benefits Paralegal - Indianapolis
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Employee Benefits
Job Description:
Seeking candidates with extensive Paralegal experience for a position in our Employee Benefits Practice Group focusing in qualified plan work. This position requires strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact with clients and attorneys. The ideal candidate must have qualified plan work and health care experience, be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, possess exceptional attention to detail, be able to work independently, possess strong writing skills, be creative in working with clients and attorneys, and be able to meet deadlines. Paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
All candidates should have excellent academic records and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include a resume, transcript and references.
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to professionalcareers@icemiller.com or to the Firm's Chief Human Resources Officer, Carrie Houston. 
 
Ice Miller is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other unlawful factor. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including selection, training, assignment, promotion, compensation, transfer, performance evaluation, administration of personnel policies, discipline and discharge.