Working At Smith Haughey

Since 1941, Smith Haughey has been helping our clients overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities. Built on the foundation of litigation excellence, Smith Haughey has grown into a firm that serves businesses and individuals at every stage of their growth and planning.

At Smith Haughey, we are always looking for talented people with a relentless commitment to excellence and high achievement interested in building their careers with our firm. We believe the quality of our people defines the quality of our law firm. We recognize the sum of this law firm is much greater than its individual parts. Everyone has a role, but it takes the team to ensure we are excellent as a whole. If you are interested in joining the go-to trial and litigation firm in the State of Michigan we hope you will explore opportunities with us.

Smith Haughey offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. Medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance are included, as well as a 401(k) match and generous paid time off. Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care spending are also available.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Smith Haughey is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Smith Haughey does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Current Openings

Family Law Associate Attorney – Grand Rapids, MI

Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge seeks a senior Family Law Associate Attorney to join the team in our Grand Rapids, MI office. The ideal candidate will have five to seven years of family law experience, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and a commitment to excellence. The selected attorney will meet with clients, appear in court, draft pleadings, legal briefs, motions, and responsive pleadings, assist with discovery, and all other aspects of handling family law matters. The family law associate will work alongside a shareholder with over two decades of experience in the practice area. Candidates must be licensed (or willing and able to become licensed) and in good standing to practice law in the state of Michigan.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and representative writing samples to Jessie LaHaie at

Estate Planning Attorney – Grand Rapids and Holland, MI

Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge seeks an experienced Estate Planning Attorney to join our firm’s West Michigan-based Private Client Services practice group. Candidates must have experience providing sophisticated legal advice, plan design, and document drafting in areas including basic estate planning, tax and wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administration, and be conversant in general business and real property matters. Candidates will work primarily from our firm’s Holland and Grand Rapids offices but may also occasionally serve clients from our Muskegon and Ann Arbor offices. 

Five to seven years of experience is preferred, but we welcome conversations with attorneys or small groups with more or less experience. Portable books of business are a positive, but not required. CPA credentials, MST or LLM in tax degrees, probate court clerk experience, or trust company experience would be welcomed. Candidates should be licensed to practice in Michigan. The firm offers a collegial team environment and candidates must be able to thrive in such a setting. Competitive salary and generous benefits include a relocation package. All inquiries will be held strictly confidential.

The firm’s Private Client Services practice group works closely with the firm’s business, real property, and litigation practice groups providing estate planning and administration, wealth transfer planning for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, business succession planning, family law, and general transactional support. We are respected for a culture that expects excellence while preserving a welcoming, down-to-earth feel. 

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and representative writing samples to Jessie LaHaie at

Hiring Contacts

General Inquiries and Prospective Attorneys
Jessie LaHaie
100 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503