Topeka, Kansas

Posted Date

April 11, 2024

Contact Information

Jude Overton

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General’s Civil Division operates as a general-service law firm for the State of Kansas and its many constituent agencies. We provide legal advice as general counsel to agencies across State government, we represent State agencies, institutions of higher education, and employees sued in state and federal court for personal injuries, property damage, employment discrimination, and more.

We aim to hire dynamic team players who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency, and professionalism. Maturity and a willingness to help others are essential to this position.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Civil Division houses attorneys in three sections: Defensive Litigation, Affirmative Civil Enforcement, and Legal Oversight & Government Counsel (LOGiC)A position is currently available in Defensive Litigation.

Defensive Litigation: Attorneys in this section defend the State of Kansas and its agencies in all manner of defensive litigation: torts, employment suits, prisoner litigation, wrongful conviction claims, contract disputes, civil rights claims, appeals from administrative decisions, and a host of other civil claims. They handle cases all the way through motions practice, discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial as necessary.


Licensing & Certification

  • Membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or eligible for admission on waiver
  • A valid driver’s license

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years post-J.D. experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in criminal, civil, or administrative litigation

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to

  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than ten pages)
  • Law school transcript if practicing law for less than four years
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)