Topeka, Kansas

Posted Date

August 1, 2023

Contact Information

Jude Overton

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Office of the Kansas Attorney General’s Civil Division’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) section.

The Civil Division operates as a general-service law firm for the State of Kansas and its many constituent agencies. The ACE section is the plaintiff-side litigation arm of that firm. Attorneys in that section pursue debt-collection actions on behalf of the state, disciplinary matters involving professional licensure, cases involving the forfeiture of assets seized as proceeds of illegal activities and/or money-laundering activity, false-claims suits, and other affirmative cases not involving constitutional issues. Attorneys in this section also ensure Kansas’ ongoing compliance with the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.


The First Assistant Attorney General will litigate cases and lead a team with subordinate attorneys, one special agent, and administrative support professionals. The successful candidate will be devoted to mentoring junior attorneys. They will also be able to articulate a vision for the Attorney General’s civil enforcement efforts and have ideas for triaging and efficiently working through a large caseload.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Drafting/arguing pre-trial motions; pleading preparation; interviewing clients and witnesses; legal research and writing; conducting depositions; conducting negotiations; participating in administrative hearings; researching, interpreting, and applying statutes, court decisions, or other legal authority on points of law; managing subordinate personnel, and overseeing case management within the section


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 four (4) years post-J.D. experience
  • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in the Civil Division’s mission/work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience supervising attorneys or related staff (e.g., investigators, legal secretaries, paralegals)
  • Significant experience in criminal, civil, or administrative litigation

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email:

  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than ten pages)
  • Most recent job performance review, if available
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)