San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, or San Diego, California

Posted Date

January 24, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

Are you interested protecting Californians against unlawful trade practices, false advertising, and privacy violations? If so, you may be interested in joining our Consumer Protection section at the California Department of Justice.

We are hiring multiple Deputy Attorneys General in the Consumer Protection Section in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

As a Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section, you will enforce and vindicate the rights of California consumers by investigating and prosecuting violations of state laws that prohibit false advertising and unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business acts and practices. The section’s work is high profile and often involves complex litigation with a nationwide impact.

Areas of focus include unfair and deceptive acts and practices targeting immigrants, the elderly, servicemembers, veterans, and other vulnerable populations; predatory lending, debt collection, and other consumer financial matters; for-profit schools and student lending; tenant protection and other housing matters; and consumer privacy rights. In addition to prosecuting civil and criminal consumer protection cases, you will draft amicus briefs on significant consumer protection issues, review proposed legislation and regulations affecting consumers, and engage in consumer education and advocacy.

Monthly Salary:

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


Typical duties include litigating at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts; conducting in-depth investigations and performing legal and other research; negotiating and drafting settlement and restitution plans; working with local law enforcement throughout California, attorneys general in other states, and other state and federal agencies in joint investigations and actions; drafting amicus briefs; proposing and reviewing legislation; and drafting consumer education materials.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Experience with complex litigation
  • Possess exceptional writing and research skills
  • Experience developing case strategy and managing cases
  • Experience in consumer protection and privacy laws

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be an active member of the California State Bar

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online through the CalCareers website:

The following items are required to be submitted with your application:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample – a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief.