Come Join Our Team

We recognize that our most important asset is our people. They define our firm culture. At Lewis Kappes, we value each team member's contribution to our firm's success and acknowledge that each individual plays a vital role within our organization. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented team members who take pride in their job, utilize their unique skills, and thrive in an environment that embraces teamwork, open communication and results for our clients.

Lewis Kappes offers outstanding opportunities for professional growth and success in an engaging and collegial atmosphere. Our firm is comprised of talented, creative, and experienced individuals who are forward-thinking and focused on result-oriented representation. Our work environment is built on teamwork and respect and we seek individuals with qualities that will contribute to the firm's culture, growth, and success.

Lewis Kappes is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a balanced lifestyle. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Associate Program

Lewis Kappes considers outstanding second-year law students for its Summer Associate Program. The Summer Associate Program runs for nine weeks during June and July and is intended to demonstrate what it is like for a first-year Associate practicing law. Our Summer Program includes daily interaction and assignments with attorneys across all practice areas. Summer Associates research and write legal memoranda, help write articles for publication, assist in drafing motions and briefs, analyze new legislation, and observe hearings, mediations, and administrative proceedings. Our Summer Associates have the opportunity to interact with clients and perform work with a direct impact on their matters.

Some Associates focus in a particular area of law after graduation, but Lewis Kappes believes that Summer Associates benefit from exposure to all of our practice areas. This diversity of experience provides both the Summer Associate and Lewis Kappes with an idea of what practice areas may be the best fit if a Summer Associate becomes a full-time Associate with the Firm. At the conclusion of the Summer Associate Program, Summer Associates should be able to tell whether Lewis Kappes is the right fit for them. Hiring decisions are usually made shortly after the Program ends.

    Emphasis on Mentoring

    Lewis Kappes is committed to preparing its Associates for career success by focusing on mentoring and support. All Associates are paired with a Director as a mentor outside of their practice area. This relationship is confidential and intended to allow Associates to receive one-on-one, hands-on mentoring and an outlet to discuss a range of subjects beyond their substantive areas of law. The Summer Associate’s workload and assignments will be overseen by this Director, who will conduct reviews to provide further guidance and measure progress.

2024 Summer Associate Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in Lewis Kappes. We are currently accepting applications for our 2024 Summer Associate Class.

Lewis Kappes is participating in the résumé collection process at the following schools:

  • 7/14/2023 – University of Notre Dame Law School
  • 7/14/2023 – Indiana University McKinney School of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – University of Illinois College of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 7/14/2023 – Washington University School of Law

Please indicate your interest through the résumé collection process and submit your information no later than the date indicated above. If we are not collecting résumés from your school this year, please send your résumé, recent law school transcript, and a writing sample to Carol Risting.

In addition, Lewis Kappes participates in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Diversity Job Fair.

Lewis Kappes is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experienced Attorneys

We are always looking for outstanding talent. Lewis Kappes welcomes laterals from a variety of areas such as other law firms, public sector professions and in-house legal counsel to complement our current practice areas or to expand into new areas. We hire attorneys who work intelligently and efficiently while building long-term relationships with clients.

  • Our Approach

    Our firm is committed to providing an collaborative and enjoyable environment that allows our team to focus on delivering high-quality legal representation to our clients. Lewis Kappes represents a wide range of clients across the nation, but maintains a service-oriented and personal approach to each matter.

  • Our Culture

    Lewis Kappes cultivates a family-friendly work atmosphere that offers support and encouragement as our attorneys develop their skills and careers. We value work-life balance and are not interested in egos. We value collaboration, integrity, respect, responsibility, and community.

Professional Staff

Our success depends on the quality of our staff. We take pride in attracting and selecting talented, qualified professionals to join our team. Lewis Kappes offers fulfilling employment opportunities and a rewarding, friendly work environment for our professional staff.

What Our Employees Tell Us

In their own words, here is what one of our employees says about working at Lewis Kappes:

I like that after 20 years at Lewis Kappes, I continue to grow and learn new things still. I love the level of teamwork within the firm and really enjoy some of the Lewis Kappes perks, including a weeklong pampering for Administrative Appreciation day, holiday bonus, firm outing, and flexible work hours when we need it. I feel very lucky to be a part of the Lewis Kappes family as long as I have!

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits program. Our benefits package for full-time employees includes:

  • Medical and vision insurance
  • Dental reimbursement
  • Firm-provided life insurance
  • Firm-provided long-term disability insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with firm match and safe harbor contribution
  • Wellness – annual flu shots and partial reimbursement for gym membership
  • Firm events
  • Paid parking