New York Attorney General's Office
New York, New York

Posted Date

January 10, 2022


Division of State Counsel

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of State Counsel

Claims Bureau, Torts Section – New York City

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CLA/TS_NYC_AAG_3420

Application Deadline is February 11, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Claims Bureau in New York City is seeking an experienced trial attorney for the Torts Section. The Claims Bureau is a trial bureau that represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in New York State Supreme Court in a wide variety of litigation, including unjust conviction, highway design, false arrest and imprisonment, labor law, contract, premises liability and fleet claims involving State vehicles.

We are seeking a seasoned attorney with at least ten (10) years of solid trial experience to defend the state in these tort actions, from commencement through trial, with post-trial briefs often required. Trial experience is required; trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney or criminal defense attorney is preferred. The ability to manage a large caseload is essential. The position requires excellent legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy and organizational skills.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 20 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact

Application Process

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address to Legal Recruitment.
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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