Rickner PLLC Is Hiring a Junior Associate

Rickner PLLC is a solo civil rights and commercial litigation firm led by Rob Rickner. The firm handles some of the most difficult and interesting cases in state and federal court in New York, specializing in police misconduct cases and business disputes. Recent and current cases include excessive force and false arrest cases against the NYPD, fraud cases against corrupt businesses, litigation over stolen antiques, and cyberbullying.

Being a small firm, the position offers real hands-on experience, including meeting directly with clients, going to court, and managing cases.

The ideal candidate will have one or two years of experience in litigation, solid research and writing skills, and the ability to stay organized and make deadlines in a fast-moving practice with dozens of cases. Specific experience in civil rights or commercial litigation is less important than sharp analytical skills and a genuine interest in litigation, particularly civil rights. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York, or will be admitted within the next few months.

Send a resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample to rob@ricknerpllc.com, along with an email explaining why you are interested in the position. The writing sample should be your own work. If it was edited by another attorney, please say so and be prepared to discuss which portions are your own work and how the editing process changed the brief.

Pay is competitive with other small firms in New York City.

Daily News Article About Rickner PLLC Inmate Assault Lawsuit

The Daily News published an article about a recent case filed by Rickner PLLC. The Bureau of Prisons failed to protect an inmate in federal prison from a brutal assault by another inmate, despite knowing that the assailant was a violent criminal with untreated mental health issues.

The United States of America must protect inmates in its prisons, and we are proud to have the opportunity to litigate this important civil rights issue.

Prison staff did nothing as MS-13 member pummeled inmate: suit

Rob Rickner Quoted on Internet Privacy

Rob Rickner serves as the general counsel of Gibberfish, a Vermont-based nonprofit that provides secure web-based software to other non-profits, activists, and public service organizations. Gibberfish was recently the focus of an article in Seven Days, a weekly Vermont paper.

The article is here

The article is largely positive. But there were some well reasoned criticisms from other security experts. So we wrote a blog post addressing them.